• Auckland Sea Kayaks

    Business Development Support

Are you looking to develop a new tourism business or seeking new ways to run your existing adventure tourism operations? Auckland Sea Kayaks can help.

Over the past decade we have built an industry leading business and can assist with:

  • Safety management plans – development through to implementation
  • Site plans and market feasibility
  • Sales and marketing plans – how to diversify and communicate your offerings
  • Managing and working within NZ legislation

For more information please contact Nic Mead at nic@aucklandseakayaks.co.nz or (+64) 9 213 4545


Guest Speakers and Lectures

The team at Auckland Sea Kayaks has a huge amount of knowledge on the following topics:

  • Working within marine protected environments
  • Business management
  • Tourism management
  • Environmental policy
  • Department of Conservation Concession – how to make these work for your business
  • Adventure-based learning
  • Health and Safety in Employment including The Adventure Activities Regulations

If you require a guest speaker at your next event or tertiary education provider then please contact Nic Mead at nic@aucklandseakayaks.co.nz or (+64) 9 213 4545


In the past Nic Mead has run lectures for organisations such at AUT University Business and Tourism School, Crowns Institute of Studies, Auckland Institute of Studies to name a few.

Nic grew up on the shores of the Hauraki Gulf and spent the first 18 years of his life exploring, paddling, sailing, diving and fishing through out the Hauraki Gulf. University brought Nic to the South Island and upon completion gained a job sea kayak guiding in Fiordland in the Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Site located in the south west corner of the South Island.

During a climbing trip to Pakistan, Nic landed a Sea Kayak Guide job in Western Norway which kept him there for 5 years before heading back home to start Auckland Sea Kayaks in 2010. He is seen most days in a kayak and after spending many years overseas he loves showing off his backyard to locals and tourists.



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
Motunau Bay, Ponui Island. Everyone enjoying an afternoon swim at high tide on the Autumn Equinox, Wed, 20 Mar 2024.
For our tinier Auckland Sea Kayaks whanau | here's an epic colouring in sheet to celebrate Te Ika o te Tau - Fish of the Year competition! Complete this comp and be in to win some amazing prizes including:
- A sunset kayak to Rangitoto for two 
- An eDNA kit or eRangers card game kindly donated by Wilderlab 
- A family pass aboard Perfect Day (NTL) kindly donated by @divetutukaka 
- A mask and snorkel kindly donated by @wettie.spearfishing 
- One of two Marine Invaders card games kindly donated by Marine Invaders 
- A Doon River Fishy Pin kindly donated by @doonriver 
- An @emr_nz  goodie bag, and more!

Tag us and EMR so we can see your masterpieces  #teikaotetau2024 😎
Chloe and Bennett have been going hard at @vectorwero practicing their white water skills. Epic to see their continual progression!