• 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.

 

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Rangitoto has been named as one of 'The Worlds Bes Rangitoto has been named as one of 'The Worlds Best Islands' by 7 Travel. Stunning views from the summit over Tamaki Makaurau and the rest of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park 📷AucklandNZ
Stukking afternoon for our #Kaibykayak paddle to D Stukking afternoon for our #Kaibykayak paddle to Devonport for dinner. Thanks to @visitauckland and @elementalakl for making this possible
Have you been Paddling in the Hauraki Gulf / Tikap Have you been Paddling in the Hauraki Gulf / Tikapa Moana? 

Join our online photo exhibition as part of @aklphotofestival 

Final week to submit an image/s - by midnight Mon 31 May, up to 4 images can be entered per photographer. 

Image by @backcountryweb - taken on a multi day kayak trip utilising a split paddle as a handy camping accessory. 

#seakayaking #photography #paddling #haurakigulf
We are presenting an online community photography We are presenting an online community photography exhibition - Paddling the Hauraki Gulf / Tikapa Moana. 
Anyone that has a cool or interesting image of paddling in the Hauraki Gulf can enter! 

Up to 4 images can be entered per photographer - we are looking forward to including your photograph/s in the online exhibition on show from 3 – 20 June as part of Auckland Festival of Photography. 

SOO SEND US SOME PICS! 📷 

PRIZE up for grabs: 1 Photographer will win a $390 Gift Voucher (12 month expiry) for Auckland Sea Kayaks Guided Tours.

To select the WINNER we have invited Ocean, creative manager responsible for Auckland Sea Kayaks's website/digital imaging, Ocean has a tourism background and is committed to ensuring visitors to New Zealand get as excited about the country as she does. When she’s not paddling with us, you’ll find her sailing competitively or catching a few waves on her longboard.

Please submit your photo/s here by midnight Mon 31 May: https://www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz/festival-of-photography/ 

Image by @ocean_patrice
@aklphotofestival

#seakayaking #photography #paddling #haurakigulf
We invite you to submit 1-4 photos for our communi We invite you to submit 1-4 photos for our community photography project as part of @aklphotofestival

You have 2 weeks to submit photo/s (by midnight Mon 31 May) head to: www.aucklandseakayaks.co.nz/festival-of-photography/ 

Paddling the Hauraki Gulf will be a community photography exhibition presented online, read more: www.photographyfestival.org.nz

PRIZE up for grabs: $390 Gift Voucher (12 month expiry) for Auckland Sea Kayaks Guided Tours.

Image by Eric Webster taken in the sheltered waters of Whakanewha Regional Park. 

#seakayaking #photography #paddling #haurakigulf
Exploring the stunning coastline of the Hauraki Gu Exploring the stunning coastline of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. The perfect way to start a three day Silver Duke of Edinburgh journey @dukeofednz
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