About Us

Akaroa Guided Sea Kayak Safaris is a kiwi locally owned and operated adventure company which is owned by married couple Greville & Allie based right on the water on the shores of Akaroa.

What a great office we have, looking across Akaroa Harbour at the beautiful Childrens & French Bay area!

Your guides Greville & Allie are highly experienced in all forms of water sports. Both avid surfers, Kayakers and Qualifed Beach Life Guards. You are in safe hands in any situation with both Guides also qualified in advanced first aid, search and rescue and defibrillator training & over a decade each of experience in the outdoor industry.

We are proud recipients of the highly regarded Outdoor Mark certification for exceptional safety standards & are proud winners of Trip Adviser Excellence Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015 & our NZ sea kayaking tours are currently voted one of the best Activities in Akaroa by Trip Adviser.

We take your comfort and safety seriously. In fact your safety is our number one priority. On all of our guided Akaroa Harbour nature cruises we carry the following safety equipment as a minimum: spare paddles, water pump, towing lines, cell phone, VHF providing weather updates & emergency communications, first aid pack, spare warm clothes, gloves, hats, thermals, repair kits, phones and radio communication.

Akaroa Guided Sea Kayak Safari’s has been operating since 2009 after extensive research, training and in consultation with Maritime New Zealand on their recommended safety & procedure standards.

We have the best Kayaks on the market, we travel in double kayaks which are far better suited to our sea conditions, they offer safe, strong and very stable experiences for our guests

We are an Eco Friendly Business. The kayaking portion of our excursions use no fossil fuels.  The only fossil fuels we use are with our van transporting kayaks from base to and from the departure point.

We do not put any waste of any kind into the oceans or water ways and our guides are required to remove any rubbish they encounter from the Harbor or surrounding area.

Concerning recycling, we reuse any paper that we are able to and our office has a paper recycling facility.

We do not print any documents that are not required to be printed, choosing instead to save and send electronic copy.

We use Mission Kayaks: for more info click here Mission Kayaking


We look forward to welcoming you on an adventure with us and will ensure that you have an Akaroa Guided Kayak Safari with memories that last a lifetime.


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