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Otehei Bay Beach Rental Base

We are back to where it all began. After a few years off the Islands we are back on Urupukapuka Island with a base at Otehei Bay. This is an amazing place to be located and opens up some of the best kayaking and paddle boarding in the world. The water is calm and crystal clear so perfect for all ages and abilities.

We have our rentals set up right on the beach offering high quality Sit on Top Kayaks, Paddle boards and more!

This is also our base for our ISLAND ESCAPE kayak adventure tour. We meet you here after your ferry ride for the start of your tour. The hardest part of your day out at Otehei Bay is choosing when to leave.

Our rentals are located on the beach at Otehei Bay just give Explore a call for a ferry ride out to see us! Our kayaks at Otehei are all for shorter rentals and are sit on top kayaks. If you are after sea kayaks for kayaking through the Islands for multi day rentals please see our SEA KAYAK HIRE NZ page.


Rentals Single Kayak Double Kayak Paddle Board
1 hour rental $30 $40 $35
2 hour rental $45 $65 $60
3 hour rental $60 $95 n/a


OUR OTEHEI RENTALS ARE LIMITED TO THE COASTLINE AND BAYS AROUND OTEHEI BAY…. THEY ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN PAST CHANNELS AND TO OTHER ISLANDS. If you want to see the rugged oceanside of Urupukapuka or the amazing beach of Waewaetorea jump on our ISLAND ESCAPE tour.



This is the perfect location for beginners
We also have life jackets for infants

What we Offer

We offer modern Sit on Top kayaks and Paddle Boards
Dry bags provided

Kayak Trip Times

Trip Times

We are open for rentals from 10.45am to 4pm depending on numbers and weather
November till April

What to Bring Kayaking

What to Bring

Just bring a spare pair of clothes/swim wear and a smile…. this island is amazing!

Lunches & Snacks


Food and drinks are available right next to us @ the cafe/bar