Water activity

The Catlins: 2-Hour Sunrise Kayaking Tour

The Catlins: 2-Hour Sunrise Kayaking Tour

From US$ 53.16 per person

Enjoy an unforgettable sunrise kayaking tour in Southland departing from The Catlins. See unique wildlife and stunning landscapes and feel a true sense of freedom out on the ocean.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Explore the Southland's seas at sunrise on a kayaking tour
  • Enjoy commentary from your friendly guide
  • View unique rock formations locally known as The Nuggets
  • Interact with marine wildlife throughout your tour
Full description
Embark on an unforgettable 2-hour sea kayaking tour at sunrise off the shore of New Zealand's southeastern corner of the South Island. Join an expert guide and discover the unique wildlife and beautiful seascapes off the shore of The Catlins. Begin your tour as the sun goes up in the early morning. Paddle across the sea and feel like the only person on the ocean surrounded by a tranquil water environment. Head towards the breathtaking rock formations locally known as "The Nuggets" where your knowledgeable guide will search for interesting and endangered wildlife to observe. Be on the lookout for curious but playful fur seals who could swim over to say hello. Catch a glimpse of the yellow-eyed penguin or a get visit from the albatross soaring up in the skies searching for food. Once the sun is high in the sky, return to the historical launching bay taking in the stunning landscapes of The Caitlins as you glide back to shore.
  • Guide
  • All necessary kayaking equipment
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Catlins Kayak & Adventure office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Waterproof camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • 5-14 year olds must share a kayak with a accompanying adult.

Product ID: 394679