Seal Kayak Kaikoura
Seal Kayak Kaikoura
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Nature & Wildlife Tours • Kayaking & Canoeing
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8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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. There is also a lot of other marine life to view - the Blue penguin, Albatross and plenty more. 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
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Kellie J
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great knowledgeable guide and we got to kayak very close to a seal despite the average weather. Excellent choice of Kiwi music in the bus ;-)
Written 29 January 2023
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Kia Ora Kellie, Thank you so much for sharing your kind review! We're stoked that despite the average weather, you still got some seal company :) We're glad you like our tunes too! Thanks for choosing Seal Kayak! All the best, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team
Written 1 February 2023
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Thecozis2014
New Plymouth, New Zealand10 contributions
Jan 2023
Thanks Noah & Levi for your very friendly & knowledgeable input into our kayaking experience. The paddle kayaks added so much to the activity - so smooth and easy to operate, as we glided over the super calm waters. We can highly recommend you and your company for a special connecting time with all of the Kaikoura marine taonga. Thanks again!
Written 24 January 2023
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Kia Ora, Thank-you so much for sharing your awesome experience. We definitely agree on the pedal kayaks, they're the best! It was a pleasure to take you out in our beautiful backyard, we hope to see you back sometime! All the best, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team :)
Written 26 January 2023
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w0isin
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Solo
Perfect conditions, engaging, personable and knowledgeable guides, awesome gear, fantastic wildlife and scenery, and a truly magical sunset that had the whole group in awe. Thanks Levi and Richard for the great trip, and Mr Christchurch (sorry, your name escapes me) for capturing the evening on camera 😍
Written 21 January 2023
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Kia Ora, Thanks so much for sharing your experience! This tour was definitely magical, we got so lucky with that sunset! Was such an awesome group, thanks for joining us. All the best, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team :)
Written 23 January 2023
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Katya
Gloucester, MA2 contributions
Jan 2023
Had an amazing kayaking tour with Max! I loved the pedal kayaks, much more relaxing than your typical paddle kayaks and keeps your hands free. We saw lots of seals, a few of which even came right up to us (< 1 m). Plus a couple penguins! Overall great experience, I highly recommend!
Written 21 January 2023
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Kia Ora, We're stoked to hear you had an awesome time out on the water with Max! It sounds like an amazing tour with a special bonus with the penguins making an appearance :) Thanks for sharing your experience! All the best, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team :)
Written 21 January 2023
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karoliinah435
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Had a awesome day kayaking at sea watching seals with great views around Kaikoura. Highly recommended tour with best tour guides!
Written 18 January 2023
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Kia Ora, Thanks so much for leaving us an awesome review, we appreciate the feedback! Great to hear that you enjoyed your experience, we definitely have amazing guides! Thanks again for choosing Seal Kayak! All the best, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team :)
Written 21 January 2023
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Chris M
London, UK3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We went on the 1.30pm tour on 8th Jan and had a fantastic time! Our guide Richie was super knowledgeable and friendly and more than happy to answer questions, take photos etc. The kayaks were really easy to use and it was a massive benefit being pretty much hands free using the pedal system.
On our trip we were lucky enough to see plenty of dolphins and little blue penguins as well as the seals, which made it truly special!
Written 9 January 2023
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Kia Ora Chris, Thank you so much for sharing your great experience on our afternoon pedal kayak tour with Richie! I will pass on your lovely feedback :) It sounds like a really special tour with the dolphins and little blue penguins making an appearance for you, we're so glad we could be a part of it! Thanks again for choosing Seal Kayak Kaikoura. All the best, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team :)
Written 14 January 2023
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harrietcider
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Jan 2023
This was an amazing experience! Richie and Logan were excellent guides and went above and beyond in looking after everyone on the tour. They were friendly, knowledgeable and made it such a great experience. We saw seals, penguins and were especially excited when pods of dolphins came close and a few swam under our kayak. The pedal kayaks were so much better and less tiring than normal kayaks.
Written 9 January 2023
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Kia Ora Jillian, We're so happy to hear that you had an awesome adventure with Richie and Logan - we definitely have some incredible guides. Sounds like a spectacular tour with such a range of wildlife making an appearance for you guys! We're glad you loved using the pedal kayaks, they definitely make getting around on the water such a breeze. Thanks again for choosing Seal Kayak Kaikoura! Cheers, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team :)
Written 14 January 2023
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Nina L
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
It was a great trip, a fun experience, and with very humurous and capable guys from the staff guiding us through the tour.
We got to se both the seals and a couple of blue penguins.
Definately worth the visit!
Written 9 January 2023
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Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review! We're super glad you had a great experience and even more glad someone else thinks we're funny (phew!). It sounds like an extra special tour with the blue penguins making an appearance for you too. Thank-you so much for choosing Seal Kayak Kaikoura. Cheers, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team :)
Written 14 January 2023
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Caragh L
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Great guides and a great experience overall. Saw some seals, a tiny penguin and lots of birds. Beautiful evening and very peaceful out on the water. Highly recommend it!
Written 9 January 2023
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Kia Ora, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us an awesome review! We're so glad you had a great experience on our seal pedal kayak tour, we really appreciate you recommending us! Thanks for choosing Seal Kayak Kaikoura :) All the best, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team
Written 14 January 2023
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Amber H
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Had an amazing day out on the water today with Seal Kayaks Kaikoura! My Mum and I had booked in for the morning session however our two friends who were supposed to be diving had their booking cancelled on them so Levi and Logan were able to squeeze them in to come along with us.

We were lucky enough to run into a pod of Dusky Dolphins, spot a blue penguin, and see some seals playing around in the water. An absolutely unreal experience!

The pedal kayaks were so easy to use(definitely better than regular kayaks) and Logan was a great friendly guide with a wealth of knowledge about Kaikoura and all of the wildlife.

An amazing day!10/10 would recommend😊
Written 8 January 2023
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Kia Ora, We're so stoked to hear that you had such a memorable experience out on the water with Logan, I have passed your lovely feedback on to him! It definitely sounds like a magic tour encountering plenty of our beautiful locals, and we're glad you had a great experience with the Hobie Mirage Pedal Kayaks - we agree they're way better than regular kayaks ;) Thanks for choosing Seal Kayak Kaikoura! All the best, The Seal Kayak Kaikoura Team :)
Written 14 January 2023
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