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    Riverhead ‘Paddle to the Pub’ kayak trip

Riverhead ‘Paddle to the Pub’ kayak trip

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.

What to Bring: Camera, Water bottle, Sun protection, T-shirt (No Cotton), Shorts or leggings to kayak in (No Cotton), Sun glasses and hat, Warm top, Medication

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Tour Cost

Cost

Price from $95 per person (min group size)

Duration

Duration

Duration one way: 2 hours including safety briefing

Start time

Start Time

Start time varies due to the tide

Start location

Start Location

Historic Riverhead Tavern and we transport you down to Herald Island to start the kayaking

  • “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

Faqs

  • Are there any biosecurity restrictions?

    Yes there is. Please help us keep Hauraki Gulf islands pest free. The Hauraki Gulf provides a haven for some of our most endangered animals and plants, including sea birds, tuatara and takahē.

    Restrictions

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

    When visiting pest free islands, or islands that are becoming pest-free, make sure you check your gear before you leave the mainland.

    Protect our wildlife

    Check – your gear for pests such as rodents and insects

    Clean – footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds

    Close – ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)

    When you arrive on a pest-free island, you may be met by rangers to recheck your gear.

  • Is this tour catered?

    No, but food can be ordered at the Riverhead Historic Tavern which you can enjoy while drinking an ale or two.

  • When do we depart?

    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.

  • How many people can go on the tour?

    6 people minimum are required for this tour to operate (not only from your particular group) and we can cater to up to 40 people.

What you need to bring

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. Kayaking is a water sport and you will get a little wet while kayaking.

What to bring?

  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Sun protection
  • T-shirt (No Cotton)
  • Shorts or leggings to kayak in (No Cotton).
  • Sun glasses and hat
  • Warm top
  • Medication

Meeting point
Historic Riverhead Tavern and we transport you down to Herald Island to start the kayaking
– Get Directions

Tour Start Location

This tour starts from the Historic Riverhead Tavern located at 33 York Terrace, Riverhead. There is lots of free car parking.

Meeting point
Historic Riverhead Tavern and we transport you down to Herald Island to start the kayaking
– Get Directions

OUR PARTNERS

#aucklandseakayaks

The first Hine Moana young women's programme set off this morning in beautiful calm paddling conditions. They will spend 2.5 days exploring the waterways if the Mahurangi region, with an exciting talk from @redznzjourney tomorrow afternoon. Then @nz_sailingtrust will sail up and collect the rangatahi and they learn to sail the famous yacht safely back to Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland. They were excited and we can't wait to hear the stories at the end of the week @dukeofednz @visitauckland
Wētāpunga - Out paddling in the Hauraki Gulf we spotted a  beautiful Wētāpunga on one of the off shore pest free islands . Adult wētāpunga are the heaviest insects on the  planet, heavier than an average house sparrow. #stilllearning
#wetapunga #outdooreducation #eotc
Another great event organized by @emr_nz at Taumanu Reserve, Onehunga. Participants learned about local wildlife and conservation projects. We explored mangroves and what makes this harbour so special. Thanks EMR for including us 📷by EMR with @backcountryweb doing his thing
Kayak instruction with a different view today. Westhaven beach is right in the heart of Auckland and has a unique view looking back over the city and sky tower. The water is nearly always flat and you can paddle right under the harbour bridge for a bit of excitement @visitauckland
Just arrived at Motuora island which is our home for the night. We are out with a local high school exploring their local area.  It was a fun down wind paddle from the mainland with loads of waves to surf #outdooreducation  #doc @visitauckland
Teaching people about how wonderful the Tamaki estuary is. Thanks @emr_nz for having us along
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.
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