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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

We had a very professional experience on the water with Graville and Allie. They ensured our safety and comfort and showed us the beautiful nature and wildlife in this very special part of the world. I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful morning on the water with our small group! Jake was an amazing guide and he was really knowledgeable and made the tour super fun! We saw starfish, sea slugs, shags, Canadian geese, and hector dolphins! We were meant to head back when...More

Thank jupoo25
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the review, we really appreciate it, how special the hector dolphins decided to pay you a little visit. It makes it all the more special as they are so endangered, and just living in the wild in our special flooded volcano...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Special thanks to our knowledgeable guide - Jake, from Wiscousin! We came from Hong Kong and were lucky to have a great sunny day for kayaking. Jake has good patience to help everyone of us for a wonderful tour of the harbor.....only complaint was that...More

Thank Dennis L
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the review Dennis! We love hosting guests from all over the world, we are thankful you got to see our amazing little corner of the of the planet all the way from Hong Kong! We only employ the absolute best guides...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 4 nice hours on the water with perfect calm weather. Our guide Jake was very friendly and had a lot of knowledge about kayaking, wildlife, flora and the vulcanic area. We had nice conversations about a lot of different subjects. Jake inspirered us...More

Thank Lene Fogel H
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the review Lene, we are so happy you enjoyed paddling around the protected marine reserve with Jake, it is just so special being in an extinct volcano crater! We wish you safe travels! Allie & Greville

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the Crater Cruise Safari the night before, and I was so glad I did. The weather was perfect for it on the day. Greville met us on time and gave us the safety briefing. There were only 2 of us on the trip,...More

Thank LeighK82
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review Leigh, you were SUCH a pleasure to have on the water with us and we are so happy we could help you to enjoy your last day in NZ, Safe travels! Greville & Allie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent communication and easy directions to find the meeting point. Greville, our guide, arrived on time and was very friendly. The pre-kayak safety brief and equipment was great and made me feel confident that our trip to was going to be a relaxing one. The...More

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

Thanks so much for the review Karen, we really appreciate it and we loved having you out on the water with us, thanks so much for joining us and safe travels home! Allie & Greville

Reviewed 15 August 2018

We went on this tour and had a great time! It was the perfect size group, not too small or large. The two guides we had were awesome and made sure we were safe and entertained the entire time. Plus, the natural beauty is just...More

Thank Monika G
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks so much for your review Monika and we are so glad you enjoyed your trip with us, we like to keep our group numbers limited so that everyone can maximise their time with our knowledgeable guides as we tour through the features! Great to...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Jake was our guide, he was very knowledge and professional. The experience was very enjoyable and I learnt so much interesting information from Jake. Would highly recommend this to others. I was very grateful this opportunity came up on Grabone as it was a great...More

Thank Sandra H
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for the review Sandra, we are so happy you enjoyed our service, we go out of our way to provide a great experience for people from all over the world and kiwis too! Thanks for coming! Allie & greville

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Early start but well worth it for the calm water and great views. Tour guide Jake was excellent, reassuring, very informative and knowledgeable about the area. Felt safe, saw lots of wildlife, was a fantastic experience.

Thank Damon P
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for the review! So happy you enjoyed your tour, we put everything into delivering an unforgettable experience for our guests, thanks for coming and safe travels! Allie & greville

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Headed out on a lovely autumn morning with our teenage kids who even had volunteered to get up early for this trip. Allie and Grevill were welcoming and professional and the kayaks high quality and very comfortable. We got a lot of interesting information about...More

Thank trudiz2016
Allielovesthebeach, Owner at Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks so much for the review Trudi, it was great to have your family along, nothing like a little birthday visit from our hector dolphin friends to make the day even more special! All the best! Allie & Greville

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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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