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OUTLINE There is no wonder this is our most popular New Zealand sea kayaking toursand has been rated highly by everyone that has come with us. This tour is for the adventurous souls and the ones that really want something special. Get away from the crowded boats and come and enjoy a real adventure. This tour gives you the time to soak up all the Bay has to offer. The Bay of Islands is a Sea Kayaking paradise with crystal clear water, rock gardens, caves and abundant marine life. We pride ourselves on our small group sizes (8 or less) and our flexible planning. Intimate group sizes give us the chance to keep everyone on the tour happy and cater for the whole group. Our tour is very flexible due to the changing weather but one option is paddling to Motorua Island and then stopping at Twin Lagoons beach on Roberton Island. Another option is heading out to the white sands of Waewaetorea Island and some of the caves of Urupukapuka Island. Around half of the time is kayaking and the rest of the day is spent enjoying the islands. ITINERARY Our kayak adventure start when we pick you up from your accommodation in Paihia (or Russell) and head for the car ferry to Okaito (NZ’s first Capital). From here we have a scenic drive along the Russell peninsula to where we start. After we get comfortable with the gear and cover a few safety points we can get our kayaks on the water. The Islands of the Bay are surrounded by white sand beaches and rocky coastline. There are caves to paddle your sea kayak into and explore and the water is crystal clear. There are over 100 islands in total and each one is different. We can chill out and take a swim or snorkel at one island then have some lunch, take a walk and get some photos on the next . This is a full day out on the water so there is lots of chances to come across little blue penguins and other amazing marine life. Your local guide will take you to the best spots and will spin you a few yarns about local legends and the rich Māori and European History. After an amazing day out at the islands we get back to the beach and will drop you back in town. We get back to Russell around 3.30pm and Paihia just after 4pm. Requirements No Experience Necessary For the adventurous Souls Good level of fitness What we Offer Includes pick up/Drop off from your accommodation (Russell pick up on Request) Snorkeling Gear Dry Bags Trip Times 9am pick up from Paihia and 9.30am pick up from Russell Roughly 3 hours kayaking and 3 hours on Islands to Explore What to Bring All you need to bring is swimsuit, sandals and towel, sunblock and personal items. Eats Includes a tasty picnic lunch on one of our island stops. $160 per person $1200 for a Private Tour (up to 8 people)
We offer Boutique guided Sea Kayaking Tours based in Paihia, Northland, New Zealand. Our selection of amazing tours offer something for everyone. Our Kayak tours start from a fun day tour to custom planned multi day trips in the upper North Island of NZ. If you want a real adventure we also hire kayaks for multi day rentals to the outer Islands. These self guided kayak and camping adventures are the perfect way to get away from the crowds and see the real New Zealand at your own pace. We also have a Rental base located right on the Beach at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island, situated right amongst the outer islands. The top of the range Sit on Top Kayaks and Paddle Boards are perfect for all ages and abilities and the location is mind blowing! Our mission is to offer you an unforgettable New Zealand experience and we pride ourselves on keeping group numbers small and personal. Our small group sizes mean our tours are personalised and we can do what everyone wants, keeping a smile on your dial! We are proud to say looking after you our Manuhiri (guests) and our Whenua (land) is our number one goal, while offering you a fun and safe adventure. The water around the Islands are always sheltered and calm, perfect for first timers and people of all ages. We are a fully Kiwi owned and operated company so on our tours you will get your very own local fully trained guides that are the best at what they do, know all the good spots and love to have a laugh. Lucky for us and you we operate in paradise with crystal clear water, marine life everywhere, white sand beaches and amazing weather all year. We are the only company that offers day trips out to the main Islands of the Bay where the water is electric blue and where the big marine mammals like Dolphins and Whales usually hang out. Along with this we will equip you with the latest and safest Kayaks and gear that money can buy.
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