Kayaking in Kaikoura

The most well established kayaking company in Kaikoura is Kaikoura Kayaks and they offer everything kayak: from hiring your own kayak to explore in your own time, to guided family, fishing and sunset kayaking tours. And for those new to kayaking or if you just want to brush up on your skills and confidence in the water, the company also offers a guided kayaking school.

Seal Kayaking Tours in Kaikoura

A different way of seeing the stunning seals of Kaikoura is from a kayak. There are two main companies offering guided seal kayaking tours: Kaikoura Kayaks and Seal Kayak Kaikoura.

A seal kayaking tour gives you, as you may expect, a great opportunity to view fur seals. But there’s plenty of other wildlife you have a chance of seeing as well; including blue penguins, dusky dolphins and albatross and other sea birds who hang about for the leftover meals of fur seals (usually octopus). Expect to spend from 2 to 2.5 hours on the water, plus another hour being briefed on safety and other important concepts before you head out, and a short debrief afterwards. All up, leave around 3.5 hours for your full guided seal kayaking adventure.