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Auckland is one of the world’s most unique sea kayaking locations.

Escape from the heart of the city to volcanic islands, sandy beaches and an abundance of wildlife. The sheltered waters of the Waitemata Harbour make it a sea kayaker’s paradise waiting to be discovered.

Group Tours

There is nothing better than doing an experience than with an exceptional bunch of mates, family or work colleagues.

We offer group discounts for groups of 6 or more people and can also create custom tours on request. Whether it’s a birthday party, work Christmas party, women’s only trip or teambuilding exercise we’d love to work with you to make this happen.

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Auckland Sea Kayaks Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

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Duke of Edinburgh Award introduces young people to exciting, positive, challenging and enjoyable things to do in their free time.

Sea Kayaking is a great way to fulfill the requirements for the expeditions and we have worked with many schools to achieve this in a fun, safe and professional manner. Our aim of this aspect of the DOE award is to encourage young people to develop an awareness of the environment and the importance of protecting it.
Auckland Sea Kayaks is an accredited provider of the Adventurous Journey section of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award.

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Auckland Sea Kayaks are the Kayak Touring Specialists and have a wide range of boats available in our rental fleet.

Whether you’re after sit-on-top kayaks or multi-day expedition boats, we can find the best equipment for your needs and help plan your up-coming paddling trip around the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

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Gift Vouchers

Our kayak tours are the perfect gift idea for your special someone, that ‘hard-to-buy-for’ person and anyone else you like to spend quality time with.

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  • “Auckland Sea Kayaks staff possess extensive knowledge of the Hauraki Gulf, and various sea kayak routes. Their adaptable and proactive approach has prevented trip cancellations, offering alternative destinations and sparing us from the hassle of rescheduling. Moreover, their integration of Level 2 and 3 PE Achievement Standards into the trips demonstrates their proficiency in aligning educational objectives with practical experiences. I enthusiastically endorse Auckland Sea Kayaks for any kayaking program.”

    Sarah Belcher, HOD Outdoor Education
    Westlake Boys High School

  • “My boyfriend and I did the sunset kayak tour a few days ago - one of the BEST decisions we’ve made on our NZ trip!”


  • “As an Auckland local I can honestly say that this is the best adventure tourism product in the region”

    Auckland local

  • “The World's Best Tour”

    “The World’s Best Tour”

  • “This was one of the best things we did in Auckland. If you’re looking for something fun and unique, this is for you.”

    Fun and unique

  • “Overall, it was one of the highlights of our 3-week trip to New Zealand”

    One of the highlights



Ain't no office better than the Hauraki Gulf 💯☀️
Dinner al fresco. Do the guides deserve a Michelin star? @dukeofednz #dukeofedinburghaward
Team New Zealand @emiratesteamnz training on the Hauraki Gulf yesterday. They tried to keep up with our kayaks but I think they had the wrong foils on 😂
Beautiful jellyfish found on the shoreline at Motukorea. Any marine biologists out there have some intel on this cool creature? @emr_nz
There are still some kayak spots available for the Upper Waitemata Coastal Cleanup this Saturday. Join us to get on the water and help cleanup the coastline.
Motunau Bay, Ponui Island. Everyone enjoying an afternoon swim at high tide on the Autumn Equinox, Wed, 20 Mar 2024.