Sea Kayaking – Bay of Islands NZ

Sea kayaking tours in the stunning Bay of Islands, New Zealand’s marine paradise! Explore the islands, see marine life up close, paddle under a waterfall or enjoy a camping adventure… Enjoy great weather, magnificent scenery and white sand beaches…… This is the best sea kayaking to be had in New Zealand.     


  • Super easy to comment- 5star no doubt (if there’s 6 stars I’d do 6stars). great food, great knowledge of the area, on-time pick up / drop off, great sense of humor!  KEVIN CHAN

    Superb 5-star No Doubt
  • Thanks Sam ( Our Kiwi Super Guide ) and Janet the other paddler from Canada. I had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful Bay Of Islands.

    Fantastic trip, great food & terrific guide
  • A great day out, quite hard work kyaking against the wind (for us soft Aussies) but all the effort was worth it. A very casual and flexible day, plenty of time to do what we wanted on the island. Amazing views from the top of the hill. Sam our guide was great.

    One of the best days of our holiday!

Bay of Islands Kayaking

We are proud to say looking after our manuhiri (guests) and our whenua (land) are our number one goals while offering you an unforgettable and safe adventure in the Bay. It is our mission to show you a piece of true Aotearoa (New Zealand) with your trip with us, and it’s our goal to keep our sea kayak trips small and personal.


Kayak Guides

We are a New Zealand owned and operated sea kayaking company that prides itself on employing local guides who know the area and are among the best at what they do. All of our guides are fully trained, professional and love to have a laugh.

Kayaking Safety

On all our sea kayaking tours we carry comprehensive safety equipment, first aid kits and communications. Also Bay of Islands Kayaking has a 100% safety record and plan to keep it that way. At the end of the day its all about keeping you guys safe and everyone having the best time possible.

What to Bring

  • Swimwear, Towel, Hat, Sun Protection, Camera
  • Personal Medication
  • Jacket for Cooler Days
  • Water


We are are fully Audited and certified from Worksafe New Zealand. We are the only kayak tour operator with this in the Bay of Islands that takes day tours to the outer islands. Our safety systems and company have been fully audited by an outside auditor and comply with New Zealand standards. Check before you book!

PLEASE NOTE: When Sea Kayaking in New Zealand Mother Nature ultimately dictates our trips so Bay of Islands Kayaking reserves the right to cancel or change our departure for safety reasons. Any trip cancelled by Bay of Islands Kayaking due to adverse weather conditions will be fully refunded. Customer cancellations of bookings within 24 hours will incur a 100% cancellation fee and 72 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee. PLEASE VISIT OUR GROUPS PAGE FOR GROUP CANCELLATIONS.