Sit-on-tops Fishing Kayaks for Hire

Kayak Hire with Kaikoura Kayaks NZ

Ideal for families or fishermen looking to fish around the Peninsula

Nothing quite beats the thrill of catching the big one on a fishing kayak or hanging out at the beach taking the family on an aquatic adventure along the Kaikoura coast.

Our fishing kayaks are very stable, self draining and easy to paddle. We hire double and single sit-on-tops at hourly rates as required.

Hiring a fishing kayak is ideal for two or more people who are water confident and have previous kayaking experience.

The hire includes all equipment, communication equipment and specialist guidance on paddle strokes, safety and how to fish effectively on your kayak.

VHF Radios, flares, a cell phone, a first aid kit, spare paddle and dry bags for cameras / gear are all included in your hire.

Professionally guided kayak fishing tours are also available.

We know the best spots on the coast and will set you up in the perfect area for fishing on the day.

Meet us at the beach or we can drop your kayak at your door!

Freephone us on 0800 452 456 to find out more about hiring a Fishing Kayak.

Kayak Hire is subject to availability and client screening.

Note: We do not hire to solo paddlers. 


Review from Max, April 2016

"We were watching a pod of dusky dolphins from the beach and thought we'd like to have a paddle with them, so gave Arye at Kaikoura Kayaks a call and he sorted us out with some kayaks. We had the most amazing, memorable time, with dolphins all around us, jumping, diving around the bow of the kayak and getting really close. Arye was super helpful and obliging, and really helped to make it an awesome experience for us. Really made our weekend. Very impressed, and would highly recommend!"

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 (:

Fishing Kayaks / Sit on tops

Pricing per person:

2 hours $40.00 NZD

Half Day $55.00 NZD

Full Day $70.00 NZD

Not Available June - July - August

Freephone 0800 452 456

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Our Location

  • Address:Kaikoura Kayaks
    19 Killarney Street
    New Zealand

Get in Touch

Free phone:

(NZ) 0800 452 456

Free phone:

(AUS) 1800 063 456 938


+64 21 462 889

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