This trip can be mind blowing in the right sea conditions. The outer coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve is spectacular with towering sea cliffs sculpted through the ages by the sea into rock stacks, reefs, and deep sea caves. Flea Bay Island and the impressive island arch make an added exciting attraction in settled sea conditions.
Pohatu Marine Reserve also has divers wildlife with many marine species such as Penguins, several seal colonies and is often visited by Hectors Dolphins and a great range of sea bird species.
Kayaking is open when at least the sheltered bay can be kayaked.
Experience is not necessary, trips are only run in settled safe conditions and fully guided by experienced guides.
We give your safety top priority and take it seriously.
There are three Sea-Kayaking options.
Option one: Departing at 12.00pm
Option one includes pick-up at Akaroa at 12pm with a spectacular Scenic 4WD safari to Pohatu with photo stop opportunities and guided sea-kayaking of Pohatu Marine Reserve.
Please note: If the weather is unsuitable on the day a refund is offered or an opportunity to come on the Full Scenic Nature Safari to explore the same beautiful area.
$90 per adult.
Child under 15 years $65
Group or Family for Sea Kayaking safari package:
Group or family concession 4 persons or more $80 each
Each child under 15 years $65
Tour last for about 4 hours with an average of an hour and half on the water depending on your feeling and the weather forecast.
Option two: Early bird kayaking
This option is for the early riser with tour departing from our booking office at 8am and returning just before 12pm.
This option is a slightly faster paced tour and does not include the photo stops along the way and is open from the 1st of October to the 30th of April. Please note that it has a limit of 4 early birds to be able to join with a group of kayakers already in the bay to be in the water by 9am. This option must leave our booking office at 8am, note; cruise ship passengers will not be able to make this early departure time.
$75 per adult.
Child under 15 years $65.
Option three: Bring yourself
Please note: If the weather is unsuitable on the day a refund is offered or an opportunity to come on our Scenic Nature Tour to explore the same beautiful area.
The road to Pohatu is a steep and narrow shingle road and recommended for 4WD vehicles only. ph 03.304.8542 or 021.246.9556 in the morning you wish to come to assure weather and sea conditions are suitable.
$55 per person.