Sea Kayaking on Waiheke Island is the very best way to explore the stunning coastline and appreciate the island's beauty. (As featured in National Geographic Traveller magazine).
Waiheke Island is the jewel in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. Home to historic sites, wildlife and diverse habitats, Waiheke is the ultimate island retreat and is only 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland.
We start our sea kayak adventure in the calm waters of Matiatia Bay and head north-west to explore the stunning, diverse coastline abundant with wildlife. Upon arriving in Owhanake Bay we stop for refreshments and take in this stunning island paradise.
The second paddle section explores the more exposed and remote northern point before rounding the headland into spectacular Oneroa Bay.
After your kayaking, we transport you back to Matiatia or one of the wineries / restaurants close to Oneroa township.
Meet us: Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Island at 10.00 am
Finish: approx 1.30 pm
Price: $135 per person
We transport you back to Matiatia Wharf after the tour. We can happily drop you off elsewhere within the Oneroa area free of charge. The tour may be modified to suit the weather conditions in an effort to make the tour more enjoyable and safe.
Informaiton on our full circumnavigation of New Zealand’s third most populated island click HERE.
Kayak and Zip-line package deal
Auckland Sea Kayaks as teamed up with Ecozip flying fox attraction on Waiheke Island to provide you with the Ultimate Waiheke Experience.
Spend the morning exploring sea caves and un-touched coastlines from your sea kayak then go on an EcoZip Adventures state-of-the-art flying fox ziplines and an eco-immersive forest walk .
We arrange transfers from the kayaking to EcoZip and back to the ferry or Oneroa town after your adventures.
Meet us: Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Island at 10.00 am. We arrange transport from the kayaking to EcoZip.
Finish: approx 4 pm
Price: $249 per person
"A fabulous day out with Nic exploring the Waiheke coastline - we even saw a seal! Lots of fun paddling in and out of bays, a great way to see a different part of the island - the scenery was great and Nic was a fantastic guide providing some of the local history and a great morning tea. Highly recommend..." TripAdvisor October 2016
"The kayaking is excellent .... blissful Waiheke Island has long been a favorite escape for city dwellers and visitors alike. All in all, it’s a magical place." Lonely Planet New Zealand Travel Guide 2016
" ... very friendly and highly professional - good gear, clear instructions, and all safety precautions ensure that you will have a great experience, no matter what your level of experience." TripAdvisor May 2016
Waiheke Island is special in many ways. For one, there are no possums here – so trees are not under attack, and provide more food for native birds. You’ll see a high number of kererū (New Zealand pigeon) while on the island. Locals are doing what they can to help the forest recover and to encourage more birds. Every home on Waiheke is responsible for collecting (and disposing) its own water. So it’s good manners to conserve water anywhere on Waiheke.
Review from Galina. Overall Rating:
"The Waiheke half-day tour with Auckland Sea Kayaks has been an awesome, challenging and refreshing sea experience for our family (adults/young adults/ teenagers). Everything has been well organized, incl. equipment, briefing, safety measures, tea/coffee break on a beach, transportation. Our lovely guide Nic has offered a friendly and professional service. A highly recommended tour even for beginners, you will fall in love with kayaking after this tour 🙂 " Date of booking: 29 Dec 2016
"While we had all done a little paddling, we were barely out of the beginner stage, but that was not a problem. Nic's craft are the luxury liners of kayaking - comfortable and with heaps of storage for bags, food, cameras, phones, etc, and you really have to work to get wet" 29 March, 2017. Bay of Plenty Times Author: Mark Dawson