Kayaking and evening penguin tour
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Attractions & guided tours

Kayaking and evening penguin tour

Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 7 hours to 10 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a kayaking trip with an experienced guide
  • Watch fur seals, dolphins, penguins and many sea birds in the bay
  • Relax time after kayaking with free access to shower and kitchen facilities
  • Hike in the bay and observe the penguins socializing
  • Scenic transport with lots of information and opportunities for photo stops
What to expect

Explore wildlife in Pohatu and enjoy kayaking, hiking, and an evening tour to watch the penguins.

Your day will start with an enjoyable ride to Pohatu with many photo stops and lots of insightful information provided by the experienced guide. After arrival in the bay, set up for a kayaking trip that will give you the opportunity to spot fur seals, dolphins, penguins, and many sea birds. When kayaking is over, there will be free time until the evening tour starts. Relax and feel free to use the shower and kitchen facilities, in case you want to cook your dinner. Alternatively, you can explore some of the walking tracks of the ancient forest.

In the evening, follow your knowledgeable guide into hiking on the hills and spot from above the penguins socializing in the water. You might even get lucky and have the chance to see penguins coming ashore just before nightfall. Before it gets dark, we are departing as this is penguin hour and we do not want to disturb them. This is a unique experience that will remain unforgettable.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Contactless payment is available for tips and extras
  • What's included
    • Photos stop along the way with commentary about the area
    • All kayaking gear (life jackets, dry jackets, spray deck, dry bags for cameras)
    • Access to facilities (kitchen, toilet and shower)
    • Guided tour
    • Water
    • Roundtrip transportation
    What's not included
    • Food
    Reduced price
    • Children ( age 5-15)
    Where

    Wildside Booking Office 2/8 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand

    Meeting point:

    Please meet at Wildside Booking Office (behind the BNZ bank and next to the Anglican Church).

    What to remember
    • Please remember to bring with you: backpack, food or snacks for dinner, water bottle (which can be refilled at the communal kitchen), clothes comfortable for kayaking, please wear layers and bring a spare change just in case you get a little wet, rain jacket, comfy hiking shoes and sun protection
    • The tour is not recommended for children below 5 years old
    • Duration of the tour 7 to 10 hours depending on the time of year
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    When
    • Please check the calendar to find updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    pohatu penguins
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 90% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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