Water activity

Kaikoura: Sunset Kayaking Tour

4.8 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Kaikoura Kayaks
Water activity

Kaikoura: Sunset Kayaking Tour

Activity provider: Kaikoura Kayaks

From US$ 80.56 per person


Experience Kaikoura's world-famous sunset and marine life on a 3 to 3.5-hour sea kayaking tour. Have the chance to see fur seals and surreal visuals of the seaward Kaikoura Mountains as the light changes towards the end of the day.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Marvel at the beautiful sunset from your sea kayak
  • Have the chance to encounter fur seals, dusky dolphins and blue penguins
  • Be inspired by the stunning landscapes surrounding Kaikoura
  • Learn about the history of the region and Maori culture
Full description
Join your guide as you kayak during sunset to experience the stunning glow of the seaward-facing Kaikoura Mountains. Have the chance to watch seals dive and maneuver around and under your kayak as the sunsets. Paddle with them as they swim around the peninsula hunting for octopus. Along the way keep an eye out for blue penguins or albatross and have a possible encounter with dusky dolphins. Your kayak is enclosed, safe, stable, and easily steered using a rudder. It's fast on the water, but still keeps you warm and dry. Your qualified and experienced local guide will teach you how to handle the kayak and paddle you through areas used years ago by local Maori and early whalers. Enjoy watching the light change as the day draws to an end.
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Safety briefing
  • Kayaking experience
  • Commentary from an expert guide
  • Life jackets
  • Dry bag for cameras
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Jeans

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for all levels of experience and the qualified guides will teach you everything you need to know on how to use your kayak
  • You will need a water bottle, thermal top/fleece/shorts, or light pants
  • Please do not wear jeans
  • It is recommended to bring sunglasses, a cap or fleece hat, running shoes or sandals, a towel, and a camera
  • There is a chance you may get wet during this tour, necessary equipment is provided to minimize the chance of getting wet
  • All the wildlife are living in their natural habitat, therefore, it cannot be guaranteed that you will see all animals that are listed above
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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Great leader, Cam, who has cheerful, informative and helpful as he led us kayaking. Wonderful location to kayak, with a combination of sheltered coves, rocks, ocean swells and seals.

March 21, 2023

March 11, 2023

Well organised, great guides and excellent experience!

March 7, 2023

Product ID: 337861