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New Zealand Flat Water & Sea Kayaking Tours

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R&R KAYAKS - Abel Tasman National Park

Location: Nelson

We are a small family-owned sea kayak company. Take advantage of our many years of industry experience and extensive local knowledge. The Abel Tasman National Park is a special place to our family (whānau) and we are excited to share its history and natural beauty with you. Our base is brand new and purpose built - just for sea kayaking!..(more)


Location: Wanaka

Paddle Wanaka SUP & Sail specialises in Kayak, Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board and Catamaran rentals. Our locally based, friendly guiding team will take you through the history and development of the stunning Wanaka region while taking you through your paces on the water. The ideal day out for people of all experience levels, from beginners through to experienced kayakers...(more)

COASTAL KAYAKERS - Paihia, Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

Join Coastal Kayakers for an epic, adventure-filled sea kayaking tour. Explore the beautiful coastal waters, on our Bay of Island Tour, or experience the unique horseshoe-shaped Haruru Waterfall by choosing one of our Haruru Falls Tour options. All tours are designed for beginners and include local pick-up/drop-off service and free tour photos...(more)


Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

With a 100% chance of seeing the NZ Fur Seal you're going to love how easy it is to kayak in and around our beautiful Kaikoura peninsula with Seal Kayak Kaikoura. They allow you to either pedal or paddle using the Hobie Mirage Drive Pedal. All tours are guided...(more)

GO ORANGE - Milford & Doubtful Sounds

Location: New Zealand

Experience the longest, least crowded and best valued 2-hour cruise on Milford Sound or a full day experience on the more isolated Doubtful Sound. Take in the majestic mountains, rainforest, wildlife and sea creatures. Or jump in amongst it in one of our kayaks alongside an experienced guide on your choice of one of 4 kayaking adventures...(more)

POHATU PENGUINS - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

Pohatu - the largest little penguin colony on mainland New Zealand. Visit this remote and beautiful area, meet the local experts and learn of conservation and day-to-day life of white-flippered penguins within the large Pohatu Colony by 4WD safari. Sea kayaking safaris give wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities and allow the adventurous to explore New Zealand's stunning coastline...(more)

KAHU KAYAKS - Abel Tasman, Nelson

Location: Nelson

Enjoy a range of guided tours or freedom rental sea kayaking trips. Our guided kayak trips with will take you along a stunning stretch of coastline for a fantastic sea kayaking experience. Enjoy amazing views of Abel Tasman National Park, check out nesting cormorants, sea caves, islands and the world famous Split Apple Rock...(more)


Location: West Coast

We invite you on a kayaking tour that you'll never forget. Ranked number one thing to do while in Franz Josef! Explore a glacial lake, native rainforest and views of the unique alpine environment with Glacier Country Kayaks. Read more about our team, before we meet you out on the lake! Unique kayak adventure just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier!..(more)

ADVENTURE KAYAK & CRUISE - Manapouri, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland

Forget about the crowds and cruise boats and experience the sights and sounds of nature at a close personal level with the team at Adventure Kayak and Cruise. Be a little different and join them on an intimate small group lake cruise or rent a kayak on the lake...(more)


Location: Marlborough - Blenheim

Driftwood Eco-tours is a boutique company based near Blenheim. Their guides lead small groups into natural environments to learn about the wildlife, history and geology of the area by kayak and vehicle. They have access to the sacred and peaceful Wairau Lagoons, with the special permission of the first indigenous settlers the Rangitane...(more)

THE SEA KAYAK COMPANY - Abel Tasman National Park - Nelson

Location: Nelson - Motueka District

Experience kayaking in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Spend time exploring the untouched, timeless beauty, visiting beautiful golden sandy beaches, bush-clad islands suspended in clear blue waters, all warmed by endless hours of Nelson sunshine. Guided trips range from a ½ day to 5 Days or freedom kayak rentals also available...(more)


Location: Christchurch Central

Christchurch Sea Kayaking offer guided tours in double sea kayaks down the beautiful Avon river. See the City from a different perspective. With many highlights such as the Red Zone, migrating and native wading birds and great views of the Port Hills, this is a fantastic trip for everyone. All equipment provided, no experience necessary and shuttle provided afterwards...(more)


Location: Queenstown

Enjoy unique combinations of breathtaking 'World Heritage' scenery and exhilarating wilderness jet boating. Choose a Wilderness Jet or Funyak tour and discover the heart of NZ. Join us and travel along the beautiful lakeside drive to Glenorchy, into the pristine Dart River valley, travelling via locations used in the Lord of the Rings movies to illustrate magical Middle Earth...(more)


Location: Canterbury

The Kaikoura coastline is home to an abundance of marine life, including dolphins and seals, and sea birds. There is truly no better way to explore this fascinating environment than to paddle your own sea kayak on a safe, guided tour with us. No experience or swimming ability necessary to participate on these Kaikoura kayak tours...(more)

GULF ECO ADVENTURES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Great Barrier Island

Fully guided and catered charters on our beautiful 11m launch, Kokomo. Ready to take you on an adventure of your choice. Discover remote islands and great dive spots in the 1.2 million hectares of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park...(more)


Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

Rotorua jetboard tours are the first and only Jetboard company in Rotorua starting January 2018! We provide amazing guided tours riding our Jetboards, a really unique way to see some of Aotearoa's most beautiful scenery...(more)



Location: Taupo - Turangi

Join River Rats and experience quality rafting in Rotorua, they have been operating for over 35 years. There's something for everyone, a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5, through to full on grade 5 action. Kayak freedom hire or tours. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or hot pools...(more)