We were on a cruise ship touring New Zealand. We booked this excursion online prior to embarking on the cruise. We did have a concern that we would not get back to the pier to catch a tender to the ship but no worries. They had us back with time to spare. There was a long line to board the shuttle. The tour was excellent. Ben was our tour guide and drove us though the scenic countryside which allowed for wonderful views of the water. Our personal experience was with kayaks that you sat on top. For this adventure we used the sea kayaks that you sit down in. Ben was very knowledgeable and taught us how to maneuver in the bay. It was a small group of eight which was perfect. He took pictures on our phones for us while paddling. We are "middle aged" and had no problems. You do need to assist with carrying the kayaks. The beautiful blue penguins and seals were wonderful to see on the cliffs and among the rocks. We unfortunately did not see the dolphins. Ben stayed out with us but they did not want to come and play that day. This was a delightful day that was not rushed or you felt like cattle being herded. It was very personable and you could ask any questions. Definitely would do again.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.