• Transport

Our 1/2 day tours, day tours and sunset tours start from the St Heliers bay central boat ramp located at 384 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland. See map below.

If you require a pick up from central Auckland then this must be selected on your booking form or by contacting us. Our FREE city pick up is from the taxi stand outside pier 1, Auckland Ferry Building . See map below.

The pick up will be in an Auckland Sea Kayaks branded mini bus. The drive from the Ferry Building to St Heliers is approximately 20 minutes and your guide provides interpretation along the stunning Tamaki Drive which was completed in 1932.

St. Heliers Bay was named by Major Walmsley in the late 1870s, who owned and managed Auckland’s first stud farm at Glen Orchard in 1879.[20] The bay supposedly reminded him of the fashionable holiday resort Saint Helier, in Jersey, one of Britain’s Channel Islands. The maori name is Whanganui with whanga meaning bay and nui meaning large.

If you choose to meet us at St Heliers there is loads of free car parking around our launch location.



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.