Scenic 4WD mini-van drive
Fully experienced guides
All kayak gear provided
Just an hour and half drive from Christchurch is Akaroa where your wildlife sea-kayaking safari starts from. Jump in our 4WD mini vans for a scenic drive and marvel at Akaroa harbour from its crater rim before going down to Pōhatu marine reserve and explore the wild outer coast of Banks Peninsula by kayak. Admire its spectacular towering cliffs, rock stacks, reefs, and deep sea caves and encounter its unique wildlife.
Flea Bay Island and the impressive island arch make an added exciting attraction in settled sea conditions. Observe the diverse (native to New Zealand) wildlife and marine species such as Kororā/White-Flippered penguins, New Zealand fur seals (and their pups), various sea birds and possibly the world’s smallest and New Zealand's endemic dolphin!
Best of all, no kayaking experience necessary! Trips are only run in settled, safe conditions by experienced and knowledgeable guides. Your safety is top mind.
Option 2: 4WD Scenic Sea-kayaking safari
Option 3: Kayaking Combos
Looking for a more active day in Akaroa? Check out our Combo page.
Our most popular combos are: