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Paddlers can rent kayaks at our base on the corner of Queen Charlotte Drive and Anakiwa Road, just minutes from the picturesque and safe coastline of Anakiwa. Our strategic location also enables us to access all three Sounds – Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sound – depending on where you wish to embark or finish your independent adventure. We have high quality traditional ‘decked’ kayaks. Sea kayaking has been described as one of the best ways to travel and explore places that you cannot access by land. It is a peaceful and gentle way to immerse yourself in the environment without disturbing it! Come to our base and try it for yourself. Interested in Going out in a Double kayak? We have been asked many times if we have double kayaks. ‘Doubles’ are decked kayaks with two cockpits. These are popular with couples and with friends, one of whom maybe less strong and experienced at paddling. We have a range of double sea kayaks from composite fibre Sea Bear, for overnight trips, to the ever popluar plastic Eco Niizh and Amaruk for our day trips. For experienced sea kayakers, who prefer to explore on their own, we are happy to provide kayaks, equipment and trip suggestions. To rent our singles we would like to see a logbook and/or qualification to see that you are reasonably skilled. Or you can also lodge your trip plan with us if heading off independently with your own gear. Prices: Day Rental - $60.00 2 Day Rental - $100.00 3 Day Rental - $125.00 4 Day Rental - $150.00 5th day is free! Discounts are available for larger groups and hires longer than those quoted. We love putting custom trips together so Contact us for more information. Minimum of 2 people. Please contact us to confirm availability before booking.
This NZ owned business started from humble beginnings in the early 1990s with two Double Southern Lights and four Single Puffin sea kayaks under the ownership of Roger Reardon. Well-known in New Zealand kayaking circles, Roger started paddling in 1980 in New Zealand North Island where he focused on white water. After moving to the South Island and settling in Anakiwa while working at the Outward Bound School,he took on sea kayaking as a way to get out and explore the surrounding secluded waterways and inlets of Marlborough Sounds. At this time the sea kayaking industry was still a ‘work in progress and Roger became one of the founding members of the Sea Kayak Operators Association of New Zealand (SKOANZ). This association has since been instrumental in developing industry standard safe operating guidelines as well as a pathway for aspirant sea kayaking guides to gain experience, knowledge and qualifications. When new adventures beckoned, Roger sold the business into the ownership of Steve and Juliet Gibbons. Juliet and Steve continued the proud tradition of this Anakiwa sea kayak company and its commitment to the highest quality of kayak trip with safety paramount at all times. In 2013, former employees Aaron Price and Natalie Sutton, took over the business. They have lots of time, energy and enthusiasm to offer so that you can have the best trip in New Zealand. Aaron has many years as a freelance instructor around New Zealand under his belt whilst Nat brings an English flare to the business.
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