Pohatu Sea kayaking


Hours: 8.00 to 9.00pm

Kayak the amazing Pohatu Marine reserve for a wildlife adventure. Apart from the stunning scenery in this remote Bay on the outer coast you may see little penguins as it is NZ largest mainland colony which lives here, Many Sea birds are often pointed out and we are often visited by the world smallest Dolphin the Hectors Dolphins, We always take time to stop and watch our very friendly seal pups in the seal nursery and on calm days can even get into some of the many sea caves , all while taking in the breath-taking scenery. To get you out there, we pick you up in our 4x4 mini bus in Akaroa and take you up and over the back roads of Banks peninsula. You will enjoy breath-taking views of Akaroa harbour and the endless Pacific oceans during the ride with photo stops before heading down to the bay.


Pohatu penguins is a 100% family owned and operated business offering unique nature tours and sea-kayaking safaris to the largest colony of Little penguins on mainland NZ with over 1250 breeding pairs. Conservation is at the heart of who we are and why we operate. We are very happy to share our family story and inspire anyone to do the same. It all started over 30 years ago and our passion to save the penguins and other native species still leads us. Don't wait and come on one of our small group tours. Sea-kayaking would allow you to encounter the unique wildlife of Pohatu marine reserve with NZ fur seals, hectors dolphins, penguins..

No refunds within 24 hours of departure unless the Operator cancels the activity due to waterway road or weather conditions (a full refund would be then given). If a kayaking trip has to be cancelled because of an unexpected wind change or tsunami warning on arrival at Pohatu after the scenic 4WD van safari has been undertaken three options would be offered. An immediate return with a 50% refund and no further wildlife guiding can be expected to see penguins or other wildlife. Our Full Scenic Nature Safari same price same length of time as the sea-kayaking safari or our 2 hour Nature tour safari at $65.00 per person can be undertaken to see penguins and other wildlife. A $20 service charge applies to all other cancellation refunds.

8 rue Balguerie Akaroa


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