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 breath-taking 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 abilities 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 1/2 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 3.5 hours from sign up until we bid you farewell.

The first 1.5 to 2hrs is spent paddling around the coastline after a short briefing at the start of your adventure.

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

Awesome Award-Winning Entertainment

Qualmark Endorsed visitor activity "Gold" Certification 

Voted TOP CHOICE Lonely Planet

TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence for 2019 - 7th year running.

Inducted into TripAdvisors Hall of Fame.

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

TripAdvisor Review - Dave - September 2019

Awesome experience - must do in Kaikoura

We booked on the seal kayaking tour and the day dawned magical and calm. Pretty much straight away we saw seals up on the rocks, so tick tick. We ventured out into the Pacific and were blown away to have a pod of Dusky dolphins cruising with us. They were gorgeous and kept on swimming near our kayaks. Then a seal took to the water and started feasting on octopus - that was epic! And then - we heard a blowing noise behind us and a blooming humpback whale rose up to hang out with us for a while. EPIC! AWESOME! MUST DO!


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please call us direct on 0800452456 or Int +64 21 462 889

Seal Kayaking | Winter

Winter - 2 x Half Day Tours Daily: 

Departs: 8:30 am & 12:30 pm

Adults - $120.00 NZD

Children (12 years & under) - $75.00 NZD

Family's most welcome!

Summer - 3 x Half Day Tours Daily: 

Departs: 8:30 am & 12:30 pm 

Sunset Evening Tour - 4:30 pm 

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