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Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari

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Adventurers get set... it's time to reach for the stars, slap on your life jacket, throw on some sunscreen and rekindle that pioneering spirit. We have a wicked summer deal to get you out on the water and up close with Nature & Wildlife - it's time...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had the best morning on the sunrise kayak tour. I was the only person and we saw so many dolphins and penguins. Greville was so informative about all the birds and animals and history of the area. I can’t recommend it enough. A particular...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were visiting Christchurch for the weekend and booked the sunrise tour on a whim; so glad we did as it was a real highlight! Our guide Jake was obviously super passionate about the unique wildlife of Akaroa and took time to point out all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KatyElgar
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for sending in a review, we are so happy you got to experience a magical sunrise safari with us. when you get to experience the true tranquility of the marine reserve before any tour boats have even boarded their passengers its unforgettable,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fabulous trip around the Akaroa coastline. Our guide Jake was great- very knowledgeable about the coastline and wildlife. The trip was three hours long and well worth it. Really great way to spend a sunny day - totally recommend this to anyone who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 255118Sarah
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your review we are really happy to hear you enjoyed your sea kayaking safari with our amazing local guides. The marine reserve is just teeming with life and its great to have someone to answer all of your questions about what...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an awesome tour with Jake. His knowledge of the sea birds, plants, volcanic geography and history were outstanding. We highland recommen touring and Jake!More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We are so happy you enjoyed learning about our amazing flooded volcano crater which is now a marine reserve! There is so much life to see and what better view than up close and personal...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic trip. A young man named Jake was our guide. His knowledge of sea life, birds and the history of the area was truly impressive. He spoke with ease and was able to answer all of our questions. Jake was very patient...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathy A
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review, yes Jake is one of the best in the business and makes sure all of our guests have an unforgettable trip though the marine reserve, it makes a massive difference to have a great guide who can point out...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked this private tour before boarding our Celebrity Cruise. We met in Akaroa ( 15 mins from the dock) , had a safety briefing and kayaking we went. There were ca.20 of us for 2 guides. ( but if you are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Virginia S
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do that for us and we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us in beautiful Akaroa, you certainly made the most of your time by joining us for an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Jake provided an amazing guided tour of the Akaroa geology and wildlife. He was able to provide information on everything we passed, from the birds, mussels, sea squirts, geology, and even seaweed. He picked a few types of edible seaweed for us to try. Although...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for joining our kayak safari, we do our best to make sure our tours are educational and of course fun and inspiring for all ages, our guides are the best sea kayak guides in NZ and make sure that everyone has an...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience despite the atrocious weather. Our guide Jake was great - super friendly and incredibly knowledgable about pretty much everything!More

Thank lydiap98
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Guys, sorry your trip had some unseasonal rain, but we actually love kayaking in the rain, the conditions are usually nice and calm and no one else on the water! We are so glad you got to make the most of your day and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the most amazing time with Jake as our guide. The guide can make or break the experience and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the area and wildlife and had heaps of interesting facts. Also very impressed with the thoroughness of the safety before...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review! Our guests safety is our number one priority so we are glad you enjoyed our pre- trip safety briefing, the weather in NZ is so changeable so being with an experienced local guide is a must! We are so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went kayaking in a small group. The scenery was beautifull. Our guide Jake knew so much about Akaroa and the landscape surrounding us. With respect for nature he told us about the plants, coastline, sealife, the birds and showed many things. we really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DoornkampLansink
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review guys, we are so happy you enjoyed learning all the secrets of this magical marine reserve with our amazing guides. Our guides know every nook and cranny of this beautiful extinct volcano crater and all the interesting facts about...More

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Merleloves2travel
13 September 2017|
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Response from Allielovesthebeach | Property representative |
Hi there, we will be Open in October, the best way to reach us is via email as we are not in NZ at present. October is Spring time so the weather getting warmer all the time, the best thing to do is make a booking and see... More
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Dennis G
21 September 2016|
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The kayaks have basic back support, ( they are not sit on tops) they are very comfortable and stable!
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