On a Banks Peninsula 4x4 scenic sea kayaking safari in New Zealand you explore the towering volcanic cliffs, reefs, sea caves and wildlife of Pohatu marine reserve
You will be taken on a wildlife adventure to find various seabirds, see curious New Zealand fur seals with pups playing in rock pools, Little penguins and possibly even spot the world’s smallest dolphin gliding under your kayak. There is much to see and explore under the guidance of our experienced knowledgeable guides during a Banks Peninsula 4×4 scenic sea kayaking safari in New Zealand.
Explore the outer coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve and marvel at its spectacular towering cliffs, rock stacks, reefs, and deep sea caves. Flea Bay Island and the impressive island arch make an added exciting attraction in settled sea conditions. Observe the diverse wildlife and marine species such as penguins, seals, various sea birds and possibly the world’s smallest dolphin!
Best of all, no experience necessary! Trips are only run in settled, safe conditions. Your safety is our top priority.
Transportation from our office in Akaroa (situated just behind the BNZ bank at Unit 2, 8 Rue Balguerie). This including photo stops and commentary along the way will take 45 minutes to an hour.
Once in the bay you will be a welcome by family friendly pet sheep that you can feed by hand if you wish for a real kiwi experience.
We will then gear up with spray decks, lifejackets... and get the kayaks ready and after a safety and wildlife code, we will be heading for a paddle along the coastline of Pohatu marine reserve and Banks peninsula outer-coast to encounter its wildlife such as New Zealand fur seals, many species of sea-birds including penguins in season and sometimes the smallest dolphin in the world: the Hector's dolphins.
During this Banks Peninsula 4x4 scenic sea kayaking safari in New Zealand the kayaking lasts for an hour to an hour and half. We then drive you back to Akaroa to be back at 4pm.