Sponsor a Penguin

Blue Penguin viewed on a Kaikoura Kayaks Tour

Kaikoura Kayaks is proud to support K.O.R.I (The Kaikoura Ocean Research Institute) & The Huttons Shearwater Charitable Trust.

The Kaikoura Ocean Research Institute (KORI) would like to acknowledge the support shown by Kaikoura Kayaks in the form of sponsorship of two little blue penguin chicks, Rainbow and Kahurangi.

The sponsorship went towards environmental and conservation education programmes.

Kaikoura Kayak staff also participated in a Penguin Education and Awareness Programme which gave the staff up to date information regarding the local penguin population, biology and conservation.

This allowed them to pass on our environmental message to their customers.

Kaikoura Kayaks have also offered support to improve the habitat of the penguin colony by providing manpower to assist in landscaping, planting native vegetation and to build nest boxes.

This offer is greatly appreciated and one we will gratefully accept.

We appreciate the support for the little blue penguin population in Kaikoura, and hope that we can ensure you continue seeing them out on your kayak tours for many years to come.

Alastair Judkins Operations Manager Kaikoura Ocean Research Institute (KORI)

Would you like to be involved? Please visit www.kori.org.nz/#!projects

Also - http://www.huttonsshearwater.org.nz/how-you-can-help/

Kaikoura's Little Blue Penguins Kaikoura’s Penguin Education and Awareness Program (PEAP) aims to give locals and visitors a ‘peap’ into the lives of the little penguins living in Kaikoura.

The PEAPs are offered during the day for local school groups and in evenings for visitor groups.

They include a slideshow presentation about penguins generally, and little penguins specifically, in the Coastguard building in South Bay.

The group is then invited into the special penguin viewing area below the Coastguard building.

Depending on the timing of your visit, you may see penguins coming in for the night, penguins that are moulting or penguin nesting boxes with eggs or chicks.

The PEAP is a team effort between Kaikoura Coastguard and KORI and is possible thanks to the long-term monitoring of the population started by Lindsay Rowe.

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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 paddle@kaikourakayaks.nz. 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.

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