Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Seal Kayak Kaikoura
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Nature & Wildlife ToursKayaking & Canoeing
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Seal Kayak Kaikoura is the first kayak tour of its sort in New Zealand, which allows you to either pedal or paddle. Its easy! 100% success rate of viewing NZ Fur Seals. Come and enjoy a huge diversity of marine life from blue penguins, albatross, seals and a variety of other seabirds. Enjoy the fun and friendly fur seals playing around and under your hands-free Pedal Kayak. Take photos/selfies with ease. Families welcome, small group tours.
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Bei Jun
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We did the Seal Kayak Tour in May and it was fantastic!
Our guide Conrad was friendly and knowledgable - we learnt so much during our tour! Also, he took really good care of us out in the sea - I had no worries at all. And of course, we saw so many NZ fur seals in their natural habitat - it was amazing!
Highly recommend this tour and it was definitely one of our trip's highlights.
Written May 28, 2024
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Explorer19392132972
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Wonderful afternoon on water with Connor. Did both a morning and sunset tour whilst in Kiakoura.
Both fabulous trips with different aspects of scenery and animal encounters. Lucky enough on sunset tour to hit the trifecta of seals, dolphins and a fleeting sight of blue penguins. Morning tour had seal and dolphin encounters. Highly recommend, easy to peddle and stable on water.
Written May 1, 2024
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Thanks for the epic Review. Stoked you had an awesome time out there with Connor, and to get the big 3 always makes for a special trip. Glad you think the kayaks are great too. Thanks from the team at Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Written May 18, 2024
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FransiscaJakarta
Jakarta, Indonesia165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Although the weather not too good , it was cloudy, we still have a fun experience with Logan. He was so attentive, and informatif. We definitly recommend this tour company
Written April 30, 2024
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Thanks Fransica You guys were awesome, and we are pleased you still had such a wonderful trip :) Thanks from the team at Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Written May 18, 2024
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Jack Harrison
Liverpool, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Fantastic trip out to see the wildlife - really great morning out- the kayaks were easy to use and Logan our guide was so knowledgable about the local area and all the wildlife and Seals that we encountered- a great way to spend a morning in Kaikoura.
Written April 23, 2024
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Thanks so much for taking time for a review. Sounds like you had an awesome trip and you enjoyed your morning on tour with Logan. Thanks from the team at Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Written April 29, 2024
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Fam. van Vugt
's-Gravenzande, The Netherlands10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A very relaxed way of sea kayaking. Being able to see a blue penguin during the tour. Being able to see fur seals up close than would have been possible on land. Fur seals tolerate you more in their element than on land.
Written April 22, 2024
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Cheers Kaikoura wildlife is amazing right ! we love to bye able to show seals from a different perspective and give our customers a true kaikoura experience. Thanks from the team at Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Written April 29, 2024
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Karlynne E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was a highlight of your South Island adventure. The team at seal kayaking are all fabulous. Logan as our guide was tops, knew his stuff and made us feel very well taken care of, this made learning about the history of the area, seals and dolphins extraordinary, a very skilled guide.
Levi the business owner sets the tone for everyone's experience, relaxed, professional and Hannah's a gem loved the coffee and ice cream.
Thanks team- we have recommended this experience to all we met on our travels and will continue to do so. We wish you all a prosperous and fun filled future.

Thankyou
Written April 21, 2024
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Amazing Karylnee What a pleasure it was to have you guys come kayaking with us and enjoy the awesome pedal system. We are so stoked you had such a magical trip and got to enjoy the magic of Kaikoura! Glad you like the operations, we would love to have you back anytime !
Written April 29, 2024
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Marg Ingram
Christchurch, New Zealand27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an amazing experience, we got up close to the seals, which was the aim of the trip, but better than that, lots of dolphins on several occasions, got right up close to us - very very special.
The guides, Logan and Conna were outstanding: knowledgeable, helpful and they catered to all age groups.
The pedal yaks are easy to use, so your hands are free to take lots of pictures. I've been with this company before; they're outstanding.
Written April 20, 2024
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Thanks again Marg for the awesome review and coming out for a 3rd time ! sounds like it was a special tour and you really enjoyed the company of our guides and the exceptional wildlife on display in NZ. Come back anytime time ! Thanks from the team at Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Written April 29, 2024
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Carrie I
Creston, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Our guides were super friendly and helpful. The tour felt relaxed, and we especially loved the peddle kayaks for inexperienced kayakers, as they were so much easier than paddling with an oar. You stay dry, seats were comfy, and hands free to take photos. Everything was great!
Written April 15, 2024
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Cheers Carrie Glad you enjoyed how easy and efficient the kayaks are to use even for beginners ! Thanks for coming out on the water with us . Thanks from the team at Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Written April 29, 2024
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Meghan R
Parker, CO10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was our second trip with Seal Kayak and it was just as amazing as the first time! Pedaling instead of paddling is wonderful. The guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and you can't ask for a nicer area to explore.
Written April 15, 2024
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Cheers Meghan Appreciate you choosing to come and pedal/paddle with us for a second time and it was just a special trip the second time round. We agree the Kaikoura peninsula is epic. Thanks from the team at Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Written April 29, 2024
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cathryn
Home Hill, Australia50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WOW!!! So much more than what was expected. Easy to book / easy to get into kayak’s. Such an informative tour/ learnt a lot/ seen a lot / how lucky we were to see seals in the wild / so close. Guides were very informative/ helpful & fun! Thank you!
Written April 15, 2024
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Wow thanks for the great review. Sounds like you had a great time out there and enjoyed the passion and information our guides could convey. Come back again anytime. Thanks from the team at Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Written April 29, 2024
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