• Why Choose Us

Why choose us

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

We have developed Auckland Sea Kayaks in such a way that you can use our love for the outdoors, kayaking expertise, conservation commitment and years of paddling, to provide the most genuine, Hauraki Gulf experience possible.

Auckland Sea Kayaks has been offering exceptional sea kayak tours, instruction and expeditions since 2010. Our guides are passionate sea kayakers and would love to share their extensive knowledge of the area with you.

Reasons to paddle with us

  • Auckland’s longest running owner / operator sea kayak company
  • Qualmark Gold Award which recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand
  • Run by passionate sea kayakers
  • New Zealand and international qualified guides
  • Registered Adventure Tourism Operator
  • #1 Auckland sea kayak company on Trip Advisor
  • Committed conversationalists
  • Sustainable Tourism Award. This identifies businesses leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

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

“Auckland Sea Kayaks is offering reliable, well maintained equipment and is very professional! They know their job! 100% recommended!”

We aim to:
  • operate Auckland Sea Kayaks in a safe and responsible manner
  • operate in a manner that minimizes environmental impact
  • provide quality service and experience
  • educate and skill clients through active participation
  • engender environmental awareness and appreciation leading to advocacy


Our commitment to your safety and enjoyment

The safety of our clients and guides is fundamental to our business. we use industry leading equipment and experienced kayak guides. We are current members of the New Zealand Instructors Association and hold the Gold Qualark award. Only those businesses that are delivering a quality sustainable experience, who have undergone an independent safety check, and showcase true New Zealand hospitality, are recognised through a Qualmark award.




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.