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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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Duke of

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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  • “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

  • “Kayaking at night feels daringly intrepid – as if we’re secret agents on a covert mission. For the next hour we paddle towards the city;s twinkling lights under a sky pinpricked with stars. It’s my favorite part of the trip. The only sound is the rhythmic splash of the paddles in the water. No one speaks, not even my sister.”

    Rob McFarland in Rough Guide to New Zealand



Students sailing down-wind to Waitawa Regional Park on the Te Ara Moana Sea Kayak Trail. @dukeofednz
Join us for an empowering GIRLS ONLY (aged 13-18) adventure from January 15th to 19th. Experience five days of exploring the beautiful Hauraki Gulf on one of the world's most iconic yachts and in two-person kayaks. Encounter dolphins, orcas, and rays while making new friends. It's time to step out of your comfort zone and embark on an unforgettable journey. Let's go!


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Fun for the whole family down at @missionbaywatersports 🌞💯🤙 offering kayak and SUP rentals. @visitauckland @purenewzealand #kayaking #auckland
Heading out to the best preserved volcano in the Auckland volcanic field @visitauckland #motukorea
Fun morning on the water taking selfies with the swans @visitauckland @purenewzealand #amwaychina
Running with excitement to get on the mighty Manukau Harbor with @emr_nz