At Akaroa Guided Kayak Safaris we promote conservation of all the planet’s beautiful waterways and oceans.

Our Akaroa Harbour nature cruises and safaris require respect in many ways. Respect for its natural environment; respect for its ability to give you blue skies and blue water, along with wind and rain; respect in the oceans ability to be calm and serene or stormy and turbulent. We ask you to join us and take only photos and leave only footprints. There are recycling bins in the township, please use them and keep our beautiful area clean. Also we would love it if you could bring a reusable water bottle that is not plastic! With an open mind and adventurous spirit you will have a fantastic experience in our amazing location. Have a read through the following information, pack your bags and get ready for a wonderful safari with us.

Safety Training

At the start of every Akaroa guided sea kayaking trip we give you an introduction to kayaking and how to make the best of your trip with us. Its called a safety briefing and it takes about 20 minutes. It includes setting up your kayaks so that you have maximum comfort when paddling, teaching you the correct techniques for paddling, route and weather information.This safety session is really important to ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the trip

What should you bring?

When packing for your Akaroa cruise ship shore excursion, Sunrise Safari or Crater Cruiser remember that you are going into the outdoors. We travel lightly in the kayaks, please only bring with you what you need. We can provide safe storage for you while you are on the water for any excess luggage.

Clothes and Personal Items

Clothing:   Shorts, Long Sleeved Shirt, Close toed Sandals/Shoes (no Jandals or Flip Flops), Hat, and Light Raincoat.
Sun Protection:   Sunscreen is essential as we have a very high UV rating in New Zealand -the highest in the world, please bring Sunglasses and Sun Hat.
Other: Personal medication, Drink Water bottle, water proof camera –  Trip photographs will be taking throughout the day with our specialised equipment and sent to you free of charge after the trip.


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