Rangitoto Day Sea Kayak Tour

Our Day Sea Kayak Tour Rangitoto Island explores the landmark of the Auckland region and allows you to see Auckland city from another perspective. Paddle across glassy waters of the Waitemata Harbour and keep a lookout for friendly marine wildlife on the way.

Day kayak tour to Rangitoto. Kayak tours in Auckland

After your safety briefing and paddling instruction you will kayak across the Waitemata harbour, meaning ‘sparkling waters’, where you may see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.

On arrival at Rangitoto Island, which is the largest and youngest of Auckland’s volcanoes, you will start the 1 hour trek to the summit, viewing the spectacular sites and learning all about the history of the region. Upon reaching the top you will be treated to the finest 360 degree views that the Auckland region has to offer.

At the return to the water’s edge, a healthy, hearty kiwi lunch will be awaiting you. If time permits, you might even enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea before the gear is packed back into the kayak to head home.

We then kayak back south and arrive safely at St Heliers Bay.

Our Day Sea Kayak tour to Rangitoto is an  exciting, action-packed and educative day for all!

To keep these islands pest free and see what you need to do before joining Auckland Sea Kayaks on our trip please go to www.treasureislands.co.nz

Tour departs daily.

Price $ 195 (lunch and refreshments included)
Meet at: St Heliers Bay boat ramp
Free city centre pick up if requested on booking form (see map for pickup location)

Start time: 8:30am, returning at approximately 3:30pm

Group discounts available

Age restriction: Minimum age of 14 years old for this tour

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To keep these islands pest free. See what you need to do before joining Auckland Sea Kayaks on our trip please go to www.treasureislands.co.nz

Check your gear and help keep our islands pest-free.

This tour is fully catered so please inform us if you have any dietary requirements.

What is provided?
We kit you out with all the specialist paddling gear including buoyancy aid, spray skirt, spray jacket, thermals and a dry bag for your camera. This tour is fully catered so please advise us of any dietary requirements.

What to bring?
• Camera
• Water bottle
• Shorts to kayak in
• Sun glasses
• Soft shoes or sandals for hiking
• Warm top

How fit do I need to be?

Moderate level of fitness required.
Must be fit enough to kayak 1 hour and fifteen minutes each way to Rangitoto Island.
Must be able to hike 2.5 km (1.5 miles) rising 270 meters (900 feet).

Is there a minimum age?

The minimum age for all tours to Rangitoto is 14 years old.

We do offer great kayak tours for children younger than this. Please get in contact and we can discuss the different options.

Do you offer free pick up in Auckland?

Yes, we have a FREE pick up from the Auckland Ferry Terminal 30 minutes before the tour starts.

Look for an Auckland Sea Kayaks branded mini bus.

We pick up from the taxi stand outside pier 1, Auckland Ferry Terminal.

A pick up must be requested when making your booking.

Auckland Sea Kayaks guides

How much kayaking experience do I need?

This tour is set up for someone who has no kayaking experience. Your guide runs over paddling techniques before heading out onto the sea and gives you tips while paddling.

In saying this, our Sunset Kayak tour requires you to be able to paddle for up to 75 minutes and requires you to walk 2.4 km while gaining 271 meters in elevation.

Orca by Rangitoto island

Is this tour catered?

This tour is fully catered and we cater for all dietary requirements.
Please advise us when you book if you have any dietary requirements so we can let our catering company know.

Catering Auckland Sea Kayaks

Below is a small selection of reviews specific to our Sunset kayak tour to Rangitoto. To see more click here.


“My kayaking tour to Rangitoto was the highlight of my trip to Auckland. Nic was great company and extremely well versed in the culture, history, and natural make up of the area. The equipment was top notch and Nic provided all the extras that someone on tour might not have along. On top of the great tour, the chow was outstanding, right down to the homemade muffins. I would recommend this tour to anyone of any skill level.”

Troy Aikens on TripAdvisor.com

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