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Coastal Kayakers Guided Tours, Bay of Islands, New Zealand Explore the outer islands with lagoons, natural rock caves and quiet sandy beaches, or relax amongst the mangrove forest and challenge the Haruru Falls.

Half Day Guided Tour (approx. 3-4hrs)
Departing daily Waitangi Beach. Paddle up the sheltered waters of the Waitangi Estuary to spend time exploring the fascinating Mangrove forests and Haruru falls. At the falls you can test your skills by paddling under the waterfall or just relax and enjoy refreshments on the beach.

Full Day Guided Tour (5-6 hrs)
As an extension of the half day tour we take you away from the Waitangi Estuary and out to the deserted Motumaire Island where we stop for lunch (price included). Here you can relax, lie in the sun, swim, snorkel, or sample fresh shellfish. All our kayaks are proper 'sit in" style sea kayaks with a rudder for easier steering.

Two Day Adventure Combo Tour
Fully Guided tour combining Kayaking, Sailing and Walking. On the first day, explore the Russell coast, visit the beautiful Roberton Island. Stay over night on the Urupukapuka Island. The second day, paddle to Mororua Island and make an easy 4km walk. Then enjoy afternoon on board the classic 42’ yacht Vigilant.

Three Day Tour
This three day tour takes in some of the most outstanding sea kayaking in New Zealand. Three days is a perfect amount of time to get a taste of the rugged coastlines, beautiful islands, lagoons, wildlife and secluded sandy beaches the area has to explore. Moderate fitness required.

Freedom Kayaking Rentals
For the more adventurous paddlers, you can choose the freedom of kayaking at your own pace. Explore the majestic outer-islands with lagoons, natural rock caves and quiet sandy beaches or just take a few hours to visit the mangrove forest and Haruru Falls. Coastal Kayakers can help with planning your overnight camping trip and if required can provide a guide for the first half day to see you on your way. Moderate fitness is required for outer-island excursions.

Note: itinerary changes may be necessary due to weather conditions.

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Half Day Guided Tour (approx. 3-4hrs)
Departs: Waitangi Every Day - All Year
Minimum: 2 people
Price: NZ $85 per person

Full Day Guided Tour (5-6 hrs)
Departs: Waitangi Every Day - All Year
Minimum: 2 people
Price: NZ $115 per person includes lunch

Two Day Adventure Combo Tour
Departs: Waitangi Mondays and Thursdays October to May
Minimum: 4 people (smaller groups by arrangement)
Price: NZ $465.00 per person

Three Day Tour
Departs: Waitangi Wednesdays and Sundays October to May
Minimum: 4 people (smaller groups by arrangement)
Price: NZ $685.00 per person

We give you complete instruction (90% of our paddlers have never kayaked before)

What to bring:

  • Island walks will be more enjoyable if you wear suitable footwear
  • Lunch (on some tours)
  • Sun protection
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Bug repellent (fall, winter, spring)
  • Camera (at your own risk)

Freedom Kayaking Rentals:
Prices: $15 per hour, $40 per half day (max. 4hours), $50 per day, $15 per day mask and snorkel

Provide: Kayaks, Life jackets, Flares, Bilge pump, Local maps, Briefing on coastline, Trip planning, Rescue training, Water skills training. Tents and cookers are available at a minimal charge.

Note: For your safety, we do not rent to solo kayakers. Coastal Kayakers do not accept responsibility for damage or loss of personal items, injury or accidents. Customers accept total responsibility for themselves and rented equipment. Coastal Kayakers reserves the right to cancel trips or alter itinerary - your safety is our priority. All prices are quoted in NZD and are subject to change.

Booking Conditions: As these tours are very popular, we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Full payment is required at time of booking by Visa and Mastercard. Your deposit is fully refundable if weather prevents trip departure.