Kayak rentals,  bay of islands, New Zealand

Kayak the Islands

Come on an adventure with us! Our kayak rental base is situated on an island in the middle of the Bay of Islands. This makes our location at Otehei the perfect gateway to paddle some of the best bays and coastline New Zealand has to offer.

Because we are surrounded by Islands this means most days the waters are calm with not much wind or swell. This makes it perfect for all abilities. If you have a family with small children with you Otehei Bay is the perfect location and we have all the gear for your little ones to join you.

We offer short rentals from 30 minutes for people just wanting a taste all the way up to 4 hours for those that want to explore the Bays and coastlines, stop to go snorkelling or just find a secluded beach to relax on your own.


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Kayak Tours, Bay of Islands


No Experience Necessary
Great for beginners
We have lifejackets for infants

What we Offer

Fully set up high quality sit on top Kayaks
Dry Bags for Valuables

Kayak Trip Times

Opening Times

Our rentals @ Otehei bay are usually open in summer 9am-4pm
This is dependant on weather/numbers – please email to check

What to Bring Kayaking

What to Bring

All you need to bring is swimsuit, sandals and towel, sunblock and personal items. We have dry bags for phones and cameras.

Lunches & Snacks


There is a cafe/bar right on the beach at Otehei Bay. If you want a longer rental feel free to bring your own snacks / lunch to have on a beach.