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All necessary equipment included
Close encounter with wildlife
Get inside tips from a local
Led by a local guide
Meet your guide at Pilot Bay or Mt. Maunganui Beach in the morning or afternoon, depending on the tides and the time you select at booking. Standing at the entrance to beautiful Tauranga Harbour, the now-extinct volcanic cone of Mauao, or Mt. Maunganui, has greeted visitors ever since the first Polynesians arrived in New Zealand. These days it boasts one of the most popular walking tracks on the North Island.
Everyone from beginners to experts will enjoy this paddling experience as you weave around the rocks, learn some of the local history, and generally cruise along with the current while looking up at beautiful Mt. Maunganui. Search the waters for wildlife such as dolphins, orcas, penguins and seals. Be sure to bring your camera and be prepared to snap away; photos are also emailed to you, free of charge, after the trip.
You will be accompanied by an experienced guide, famous for kayaking around the whole of New Zealand as well as achieving a world record for sea kayaking. He brings a wealth of knowledge, so your 3-hour tour will definitely become a highlight.
All kayaking equipment
Photos (emailed free of charge)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A small amount of walking is involved
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
Pilot Bay or Mount Maunganui Beach Please contact tour operator to confirm start location on the day
9am or 2pm. Please contact tour operator directly to customize a start time (e.g. sunrise)
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
Tour ends at either Pilot Bay or Mount Maunganui. A short 10-minute walk will be required to return to your vehicle.