Kapiti Island: Sea Kayak and Hike Kapiti Marine Reserve Tour

4.7 / 5

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Kapiti Island: Sea Kayak and Hike Kapiti Marine Reserve Tour

From $114.89 per person

Kayak around Kapiti Island in the Kapiti Marine Reserve with an experienced guide, in a small group. Experience the stunning bush walks on the island, and see the native birds. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife in this pocket of New Zealand.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Enjoy a fully-guided tour around Kapiti Island
  • Paddle close to the island to hear the native birds
  • See the marine life of the Kapiti Marine Reserve
  • Walk along the bush trails, looking out for wildlife
Full description
Meet at the Kapiti Boat Club and board the Kiwi Express, a purpose-built jet boat which will transfer you through the Kapiti Marine Reserve to Kapiti Island. Whilst enjoying this boat ride, you will receive a 20-minute presentation on the history, conservation, and the story of Ngati Toa Mana Whenua. Your guide will get you set up, after which is will be time to set off into the marine reserve to explore the bays and inlets. You can choose to paddle either north to the seal colony or south to Wharekauhau Bay and the southern islands. You will spend approximately 2 hours kayaking, which will leave you with another 2 hours on the island walking the tracks and enjoying the beach and wonderful nature of Kapiti Island.
  • All permits to the island
  • All transport to and from the island
  • Guide
  • Safety equipment
  • Lunch, snacks, or drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Kapiti Boating Club. Look for "Kiwi Express" on the boat parked in the car park.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • This experience is suitable for novices right through to experts
  • There is a maximum of 8 people permitted for this sea kayak experience
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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You have not got time to kayak and walk to the top but you can walk to the bird feeder. A suggestion would be to include a snorkelling option. Not appropriate to ask young females if they "like a shag"!! It would be appropriate to include a Ngati Toa karakia before leaving the shore. It was a great trip.

January 14, 2021

January 3, 2021

Another great way to discover Kapiti island and its marine reserve! Loved it!

January 8, 2021

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