• 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.



Skills training before next week's multiday trip with Mahurangi College. @burto1 you legend!
It's just Autumn in Auckland today #rangitoto here we come @visitauckland
Finishing the day with an epic sunset from Motuihe island. We are staying here for a multi day trip with a local high school. Amazing place to stay with kiwi, tautara to name a few 📸superguideeric
Sun's out, guns out. Stunning weather for three days of exploring the Cavalli islands in the tropical far north.
Great paddle past the Candy Cane tower (Mackenzie bay light house) while heading to Rangitoto Island. Stunning paddle with a great group of local high school students  @visitauckland
So nice to float up Williams stream in Parau on the Manukau harbor @visitauckland  thanks to @emr_nz for another amazing event
Motukorea /Browns island twilight tour. Stunning evening with a group of local friends @visitauckland @purenewzealand
Amazing adventures with a Duke of Edinburgh group last weekend. We explored loads of sea caves, learnt about sustainable journeys and the 7 steps of leave no trace @dukeofednz
Stunning morning with flat water as we got set up for another @emr_nz day. Loads of locals learning about how amazing Lake Rototoa is. For those that don't about this amazing sand dune fresh water lake which is located at the northern end of the south head of the Kaipara Harbour should go and check it out. Or even better wait until EMR runs another of their legendary experience days @visitauckland
Gift New Zealand's #1 rated guided experience this Christmas. Sunset sea kayak tour to Rangitoto Island. Escape the city to a volcanic island and see why it's a sea kayakers paradise.