Sea Kayak with Fur Seals - For 2



  • Explore the Kaikoura Peninsula by water
  • Guaranteed fur seal sightings
  • Be captivated by the seals' interactions and behaviour

Discover the secret life of New Zealand's fur seals whilst kayaking with them in their natural environment. Enjoy a peaceful 3 hour experience on Kaikoura's pristine waters where you get to enjoy an abundance of marine life in the majestic landscape of one of New Zealand's most spectacular regions!

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

What's Included? 

  • Kayak session with experience guide 
  • All equipment and safety briefing 
  • Guarnateed fur seal sightings 

On the day of your kayak experience, you will first meet with one of our experienced guides. Here we will decide which part of the pristine peninsula we should explore. This will depend on a number of factors including weather conditions, movement of the wildlife and the experience level of the paddlers on the day.

Then it’s into the Landrover Defender as we drive to our kayak launch location. Here your SKOANZ qualified sea kayak guide will give you a safety briefing before teaching you some basic paddling techniques. Now that you are comfortable in your top of the range kayak, it is time to start the adventure.

You'll be guaranteed fur seal sightings and chance encounters with other marine life. The focus, however, will be on the fur seal colony. You will be captivated by the everyday activities of the seals as they hunt octopus from the sea floor, bask on the rocks and swim playfully around your kayak.

After this, you will set off back to the launch location to end a wonderful day on the water.

On the Day

Session Length

  • This experience is available 7 days a week, all year round, weather permitting
  • The total experience runs for 3 hours with approximately 90 - 120 minutes spent on the water including about 30 minutes interacting with the fur seals

Numbers on the Day

  • The price quoted is for two people
  • We operate with a maximum of 8 people in the group


Sea kayaking may be cancelled due to wind and sea conditions. This is however, somewhat dependant on the experience level of the participant. In the case of poor weather, we will reschedule your experience for a later date.

Dress Code

  •  A hat, sunglasses, long sleeve thermal top, board shorts or quick dry long pants, water friendly sandals or trainers are recommended
  • There may be fleece hats, booties, spray jackets, gloves and a dry bag for cameras supplied

Other Info

You will need to sign a waiver prior to participating in the experience. All paddlers will be provided with a life jacket.
... and Importantly


We can accommodate almost anyone. You don’t need any paddling experience for our tour as your guide will demonstrate the various paddling techniques used - it is quickly and easily learnt and gives you a very rewarding outcome. Non-swimmers are welcome. Open to all ages.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.