About – Sea Kayak Company

We offer intimate and special adventures that you will remember for a lifetime! Bay of Islands Kayaking is fully Kiwi-owned and operated. On our tours you will get your very own local, fully trained local guides! They are the best at what they do, know all the good spots and they love to have a laugh. Lucky for us and for you, we operate in New Zealand’s sea kayaking paradise. There is crystal clear water, marine life everywhere, white sand beaches and amazing weather all year round. All our kayaking gear is high quality and the best in available in New Zealand.


The New Zealand Sea Kayaking Experience!

We are the only local sea kayak company that offers full-day kayak tours out to the main Islands of the Bay. The water is electric-blue for snorkeling, and it’s where big marine mammals like dolphins and whales hang out.

We pride ourselves on keeping group numbers small and personal so we can do what everyone wants … keeping a smile on your dial! We are proud to say looking after you our Manuhiri (guests) and our Whenua (land) is our number one goal, while offering you an unforgettable and safe sea kayaking adventure. Because of the coastline and numerous Islands the water is usually sheltered and calm. This is perfect for first timers and people of all ages.


And have as much fun as you can handle!

Our guided NZ sea kayaking tours  are located in Paihia, Northland, New Zealand. Also if you want to do it solo we do provide Sea Kayak Hire and Gear Hire to start your own adventure. We have our New Zealand kayak rental base located at Otehei Bay. Here we offer sit on top kayaks and paddle boards. Our sea kayaking tours options start from a fun day tour to custom planned multi day tours in the upper North Island of NZ. Our mission is to offer you an unforgettable New Zealand kayaking experience and we know that its our guides that make this possible. They are the backbone of Bay of Islands Kayaking and are hand-picked for their skills on the water and their great personalities.

We 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!

A percentage of the price of our Island Escape tour and Otehei Bay rentals goes straight to the Department of Conservation. Money is spent to maintain the islands among a list of other things around the Bay and New Zealand.


We are proud to support and work alongside Making Trax to help bring inclusive tourism mainstream. Please contact us to arrange your inclusive adventure….. adventure shouldn’t have a limit!

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