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Fantastic Kayaking - MUST DO

Our family loved our time spent with Kenny and KG Kayaks. He was super accommodating with... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Morgan V
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Around Whale Island by kayak

Kenny and KG Kayaks were very accommodating from my first contact when I told him what our... read more

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Reviewed 15 May 2018
Sandy8789
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Barcelona, Spain
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Operating in the Eastern Bay of Plenty since 2002 we offer guided tours and freedom hires in a variety of locations around the Whakatane /Ohope Beach area. Our unique moonlight tours and offshore tours at spectacular Whale Island (we get there by sailing catamaran) are particularly popular. Departure times are Whale Island :8am, Coastal Explorer 8 30am, Ohiwa : dependent on tide times, Freedom hire all day. Safety on the water and catering for occasional kayakers (novices) is what we are about ! See you soon !
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“ohiwa harbour” (24 reviews)
“kayak trip” (6 reviews)
“morning tea” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Our family loved our time spent with Kenny and KG Kayaks. He was super accommodating with scheduling a time that worked for us to drive into town and we had a fantastic time as inexperienced kayakers. Kenny is an expert in all the wildlife in...More

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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

It was an absolute pleasure to spend time on the water with you all. Thanks for the detailed review. As you found, the conditions at this time of year are perfect for the Coastal Adventure Trip, especially for less experienced paddlers. Hope we see you...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Kenny and KG Kayaks were very accommodating from my first contact when I told him what our requirements were, nothing was a problem. Replies were quick and information clear. 8 of us chose to do the Whale Island adventure which was advertised as 4+ hrs...More

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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review. It’s always good to be in the water with locals such as yourself & share some of the beauty in our backyard. As mentioned on the day, every trip is different and you...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Highly recommended! We enjoyed a personalized tour of the lagoons, beaches reefs and cliffs between West End Beach in Ohope and the Whakatane Head. Kenny has extensive knowledge of the waters and the local geology, and he guided us easily through the reefs and around...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for fun and an awesome kayak tour just book with KG Kayak ! Kenny also takes care of the security and makes sure that everything is good. We did some kayak along the coast and stopped by on a beautiful and...More

Thank Elodie A
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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Beautiful morning to be out on the water with you Elodie. Thanks for your positive words and taking the time to post a review. Glad you enjoyed the muffins!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Whale Island kayak trip - what a fantastic experience! Starting with the boat trip down the Whakatane river and out through the Heads out to Whale Island this trip was full of promise and exceeded expectations. The trip to Whale Island on Barry’s yacht...More

Thank Anne B
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BillD2006, Public Relations Manager at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It's always great to have a mix of locals such as yourselves alongside our overseas guests. Whale Island is a gem in the Bay of Plenty, with great a variety of delights and...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Thanks Kenny for looking after our group of 7 ladies ranging from 48 to 78. We really appreciated your fun, safety, knowledge, and flexibility. From Whale island with Barry; kayaking by the seals, blue Maomao, and sailing: to kayaking around islands in the Ohiwa Harbour,...More

Thank Julie K
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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review your trips. It was a pleasure to share time on the water with you all & perhaps one day I ll join you fir a paddle at Tauranga. Best wishes to all

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We took the Whale Island trip recently with Kenny, Lizzy, Calum and Barry and had the most amazing time. I am very nervous with open water and only intended to remain on the boat but it looked so amazing on the water and with some...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful couple of hours on Ohiwa harbour with KG kayaks. It was a gentle paddle on a beautiful evening. Our guide had good local knowledge and shared interesting information about the harbour, sea life and history of surrounding area. Perfect way to...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Very well organised tour to the Whale Island. We were 8 kayak’er- some skilled - and me as a beginner. But we all had a great 1/2 day at the sea. Thanks!

Thank Helle S
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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Wonderful day with you all. Thanks for sharing some Viking tales and for taking the time to post a review. Enjoy the rest of your trip and maybe one day we’ll see you back here again. Very best wishes to you and your family.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had a fantastic day out at Whale Island. The Island has so much see with incredible rock caves and arches as well as plentiful sea life, seals, kahawai, and an amazing range of birds and their chicks. Kenny, Barry and Callum were great hosts...More

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KGKayaks, Owner at KG Kayaks - Guided Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

What a lovely summer’s day you had for this trip and great to share the experience with you all. Thanks for taking the time to post a review and I look forward to future adventures. Best wishes to all.

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Jan K
8 December 2015|
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Response from KGKayaks | Property representative |
Hi Jan , I ve twice posted answers up but for some reason they are not showing. Can you please txt me your number and I ll call you -thanks -Kenny 027 2724073
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Hi Melinda, I'm not sure I can answer that ! Was it meant for somewhere I the USA? kindest regards
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