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Akaroa Guided Kayak Tour

Visit fragile, pristine, natural areas. Enjoy exploring this marine reserve in a low-impact and environmentally responsible way.

Akaroa Guided Kayak Tour

Visit fragile, pristine, natural areas. Enjoy exploring this marine reserve in a low-impact and environmentally responsible way.

A Kayaking Adventure Through History and Nature

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Akaroa, a charming French settlement nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Banks Peninsula. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive along the high summit route, where awe-inspiring vistas of farmlands, Akaroa Harbour, the Canterbury Plains, and the distant Southern Alps unfold before you.

Enjoy the exclusivity of a small-group adventure, limited to 8 guests, allowing for a more immersive and tailored experience as you explore the wonders of Akaroa.

Sea Kayaking Safari: Explore Akaroa's Pristine Waters

The heart of this experience lies in an exhilarating Sea Kayaking Safari. Led by your expert guide, you'll paddle through the crystal-clear waters of Akaroa's marine reserve, immersing yourself in a world of tranquility and natural beauty. Keep your eyes peeled for the playful antics of Hector's dolphins, the adorable waddle of white-flippered penguins, the sunbathing fur seals, and the graceful flight of various seabirds. As you navigate the coastline, your guide will regale you with captivating stories about the region's rich Maori history and geological wonders, adding depth and meaning to your adventure.

Charming French Village and Culinary Delights:

Upon returning to dry land, step back in time as you explore the quaint streets of the 175-year-old French village of Akaroa. Delve into the local museum to uncover its fascinating history, browse the art and craft shops for unique treasures, and perhaps even indulge in a wine tasting at one of the picturesque vineyards.

After working up an appetite on your kayaking adventure, treat yourself to a sumptuous late lunch at an award-winning cafe. Savor the flavors of local cuisine while reminiscing about the highlights of your day.

Additional Delights (Time Permitting):

As we bid farewell to Akaroa, there's still more to discover. Time permitting, we'll make stops at the Barry's Bay Cheese Factory, where you can sample delicious artisanal cheeses, and the Little River Art Gallery, showcasing the talents of local artists.

Join us for a day of exploration, relaxation, and unforgettable experiences in the picturesque paradise of Akaroa. This kayaking adventure through history and nature is sure to leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour Inclusions: 

  • Travel by luxury vehicle
  • Maximum of 8 guests per trip.
  • Crater rim scenic drive with spectacular views (weather permitting)
  • Fully guided kayak tour, all equipment provided.
  • Cafe lunch in Akaroa
  • Courtesy city hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Delicious morning or afternoon tea picnic (weather permitting)
  • Fully escorted with informative commentary

Departure time: 8.00 – 8.15 am

Return: Approx 5.00 pm.

Tour Code: AK04

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Your tour includes:
  • Experienced, knowledgeable Guide 
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • Guided Kayak tour
  • Cafe Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • An amazing, unforgettable experience!


The following is recommended:
  • Rain jacket
  • Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather.
  • Hat (type depending on weather)
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle

Breathtaking moments you will never forget.

Indulge in Complimentary Lunch and Afternoon Tea on Your Tour

Our tours all include a scrumptious lunch on the waterfront and afternoon tea from a scenic lookout.