Riverhead ‘Paddle to the Pub’ kayak trip

Riverhead ‘Paddle to the Pub’ kayak trip is a self guided, very scenic, sheltered and a perfect trip for a group of friends or family. The kayak up is very sheltered, has varied scenery, and is perfect for novice kayakers.

Auckland Sea Kayaks paddle to the pub river head tavern

The acclaimed “Paddle to the Pub” kayak trip departs from Herald Island were after a safety briefing our qualified staff, you will make your way up to the Riverhead Historic Tavern. The kayak up is very sheltered, has varied scenery, and is perfect for novice kayakers. Food can be ordered at the Riverhead Historic Tavern which you can enjoy while drinking an ale or two.

The trip can be run after work, during the day or at weekends. Transport back to Herald Island on one way tours is possible. We require a minimum of 4 people to operate this tour (not only from your group).

As this is tidal the tour can only depart 3 hours before or after high tide. It is possible to kayak from Riverhead down to Herald island where we pick you up in our minivans and transport you back to Tavern.

Duration one way: 2.5 hours including safety briefing
Meet at: Historic Riverhead Tavern and we transport you down to Herald Island to start the kayaking

Start time varies due to the tide.

Price from $95 per person (min group size)

Below is a small selection of reviews specific to our Riverhead ‘Paddle to the Pub’. To see more click here.

Safety instructions clear and sufficient with equipment of a high standard. We were taken to herald island by car and then a lovely calm paddle for about an hour and a half down to theRiverhead pub. Recommended. Reviewed May 2018


Great day out on the Riverhead tavern with 20 of my work colleagues. Its a great way to build up an appetite before having a few beers and lunch at the Riverhead Tavern. The gear was good condition, easy with them transport down to Herald Island and ending at the Tavern is a good idea. Fun afternoon. Reviewed February 2016