Guided Seal Kayaking Half Day Experience

Seal Kayaking with Kaikoura Kayaks NZ

Experience the excitement of watching Fur Seals ducking, weaving and diving around your kayak.

Paddle gently along with them as they swim around the Kaikoura Peninsula hunting for their favourite feed of Octopus.

But be sure to keep your distance as they devour their delicious dinner in front of you, then watch in amazement as hundreds of Pelagic (ocean going) birds swoop in to clean up the tasty left-overs.

This adventure around the beautiful coastal waters takes in the breathtaking views of sheer cliff faces, craggy rocks and mountain ranges while searching for chance encounters with Dusky Dolphins and Blue Penguins.

This fun tour is suitable for all ages and abilitys while operating year round and doesn’t require any previous kayaking experience.

These professionally guided kayaking expeditions adhere to the highest of safety standards.

Our ½ Day Seal Kayaking tours are one of the most popular activity tours in Kaikoura.

All tours depart from our base at 19 Killarney Street Kaikoura daily and run for 3 to 3 - 1/2 hours from sign up until we bid you farewell.

The first 1½ to 2hrs is spent paddling around the coastline after the 45 minute briefing at the start of your adventure.

This covers gearing up, basic kayaking and paddling lessons along with our stringent safety protocols and also includes a 15 minute debrief at the end of your tour.

Awesome Award-Winning Entertainment

Voted “TOP CHOICE” Lonely Planet

TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence for 2018 - 5th year running.

Inducted into TripAdvisors Hall of Fame.

Rankers Category Award Winner for Sea Kayaking 2018 - 8th year running.

Enjoy watching New Zealands marine life at it very best, kayaking around Kaikoura’s aquatic wonderland, it’ll be an experience that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

TripAdvisor Review - Dave - November 2018

Dropped in to the office trying our luck for a spot as was last minute idea as we had a bit of free time.

Thankfully a tour that day only had one other couple on. Easy and friendly booking.

A thorough health and safety briefing, high quality gear including a dry bag for cameras/phones/keys which is a great touch.

George was an awesome guide, full of knowledge, enthusiastic, keen to take photos of you and a good laugh. He kept tabs on us at all times to make sure we felt safe and happy but never felt bothered or reined in. Very personable guy that will make your trip memorable.

I normally avoid toured stuff like this but I'm glad I gave these guys a go.

They aren't a generic touristy money making machine, they're really easy going and their positivity and passion for the place really shines through.


You will now be directed to the secure website of our payment provider. Payment can be made by Visa or Mastercard.

Vouchers available now! Choose one of our gift vouchers from the Booking Options.

Booking for a group? Group bookings cannot be made online - please contact us directly via phone or email if you are booking for a large group.

If you are having any issues booking online, please call us direct on 0800452456 or Int +64 21 462 889

You will need!

Long sleeved thermal top, Fleece, shorts or light pants e.g. quick drys, NO JEANS!
Sunglasses, cap, running shoes or sandals, drinking water, camera & towel.

If you have purchased a voucher then it is valid for 24 months from the date of the original purchase. To redeem the voucher, you need to book in advance by calling us on 0800 452 456 or by emailing You must also present this email with the confirmation number when prompted.

All kayaking tours depart from our base 19 Killarney Street Kaikoura off the water front "the Esplanade", 1 km from the Kaikoura Information Centre.

Look for a trailer full of kayaks and yellow street signs (:

Kaikoura Kayaks will endeavour to give you the best experience possible (:

Seal Kayaking | Winter

Winter - 2 x Half Day Tours Daily: 

Departs - 8:30am & 12:30pm

Summer - 3 x Half Day Tours Daily: 

Departs - 8:30am & 12:30pm 

Sunset Evening Tour - 4:30pm 

Adults - $110.00 NZD

Children (12 years & under) - $70.00 NZD

Family's most welcome!

Seal Kayaking

Sunset Evening Classic

Kaikoura Kayaks Sunset Tour

Kayak Fishing

Sea Kayak Hire

Kayak Store

Family Kayaking

Kayak School

Kayak School

Paddleboard SUP Hire

Sit On Top Hire

Our Location

  • Address:Kaikoura Kayaks
    19 Killarney Street
    New Zealand

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(NZ) 0800 452 456

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(AUS) 1800 063 456 938


+64 21 462 889

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