Our small group tours give you the opportunity to view the remote Catlins Coast. With over twenty years’ experience in these waters our guide will show you a coastline rich in wildlife and history. On your journey to the famous nugget shaped rocks you’ll observe not only diverse and dramatic scenery but unique wildlife that call this place home: the albatross, including the royal; the World’s rarest sea lion and smallest penguin; the Catlins largest colonies of fur seal and cormorant; and perchance the elephant seal, dolphin or yellow-eyed penguin, thought to soon be extinct from mainland NZ. Our tours depart daily with no prior kayaking experience necessary. We provide you with everything you need to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

 
  • Sea Kayakers weaving through rocks
  • Hole in the rock viewing while sea kayaking
  • Sunrise over the ocean Nugget Point Lighthouse
  • Seal swimming in front of woman
  • New Zealand sea lion swimming past kayakers
  • Tour guide showing the Catlins coast
  • Royal Albatross flies above kayakers
  • New Zealand Sea birds over the water
  • Albatross sitting in the water
  • Adventure Nature tour in the Catlins - kayaking
  • Sunrise at the Nuggets Kayak Tour
 

TOURS & EXPEDITIONS

Short kayak tours of Nugget Point Lighthouse
Nuggets Wildlife Trail
Custom kayak tours The Catlins

FIRST LIGHT TRAIL


$95/person

As the sun goes up and the early morning paddle crosses the seascape, you’ll feel like the only person on the ocean. As we head towards the breath-taking rock formations, your knowledgeable guide will search for interesting and endangered wildlife to observe.

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NUGGETS WILDLIFE TRAIL


$125/person

We set a leisurely course along the coastline, viewing the rocky islets that give you a sense of scale only achievable by kayak. Your experienced guide will seek out the rare and endangered wildlife that inhabit this area on your journey to the wave eroded rocks.

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YOUR TRAIL


From $125/person

For those looking for a more tailor-made experience, whether it be a private trip, more time on the water or an evening paddle, we can cater to your requirements. Get in touch and we can plan your trail. Advanced or first-time kayakers welcome.   




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Short kayak tours of Nugget Point Lighthouse

FIRST LIGHT TRAIL

$95/person

As the sun goes up and the early morning paddle crosses the seascape, you’ll feel like the only person on the ocean. As we head towards the breath-taking rock formations, your knowledgeable guide will search for interesting and endangered wildlife to observe.

MORE INFO

BOOK NOW
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Nuggets Wildlife Trail

NUGGETS WILDLIFE TRAIL

$125/person

We set a leisurely course along the coastline, viewing the rocky islets that give you a sense of scale only achievable by kayak. Your experienced guide will seek out the rare and endangered wildlife that inhabit this area on your journey to the wave eroded rocks.

MORE INFO

BOOK NOW
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Custom kayak tours The Catlins

YOUR TRAIL

From $125/person

For those looking for a more tailor-made experience, whether it be a private trip, more time on the water or an evening paddle, we can cater to your requirements. Get in touch and we can plan your trail. Advanced or first-time kayakers welcome.

INQUIRE NOW
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We have special rates for children under 14 years old, they can be be booked through the links above.

 

WHAT TRAVELERS SAY ABOUT US

The best way to start the day

Jared took us on the early morning sunrise session and it was absolutely stunning. As the sun came up it was the most peaceful and beautiful start to the day we could’ve hoped for. It was tailored to our own abilities, we felt safe and well taken care of the whole way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone travelling round the Catlins, it’s easily the best way to see the area. 

Trip Advisor

Spectacular adventure

We absolutely loved our kayak tour! Spectacular from start to finish. We visited the amazing Nuggets which were so beautiful! The wildlife we saw was incredible and I will never forget.

Trip Advisor

A wonderful experience

We couldn’t have hoped for a better first time experience kayaking – we saw a plethora of wildlife with a wonderful guide. We had everything we needed to have a great time on the water. Simply awesome!

Trip Advisor

Best way to see Nugget Point

Amazing experience. Jared was an excellent guide and showed us loads of cool wildlife including, little blue penguins, albatross and fur seals. It was a very relaxed trip with the best view of Nugget Point, and it was just us there. Highly recommend.

United Kingdom

Our New Zealand highlight

This trip had to be the highlight of our two weeks in NZ! We saw rare New Zealand fur seals up close, gannets, shearwaters, petrals and best of all was the albatross gliding around us just a few metres above us!! A memory i’ll keep forever.

Victoria

Highly recommended!

I have been on many kayak tours around the NZ coast, but this has to be the best! Jared was a great guide with immense knowledge. We managed to see penguins, seals, sea lions, albatross, shags and so much more. Couldn’t have asked for more!

New Zealand

Amazing Experience

Amazing experience. Jared was an excellent guide and showed us loads of cool wildlife including little blue penguins, albatross and fur seals. The boats are really good and it was a very relaxed trip with the best view of Nuggets Point, and it was just us there. Highly recommend!

United Kingdom

10 out of 10

I highly recommend this tour! We did it early morning in June and had a fantastic experience! Despite being middle of winter the weather was fine and we were warm. Jared is an excellent guide and shares his wealth of knowledge about the local wildlife and history. We saw seals, penguins, gannets and had an albatross land right in the middle of our kayaks! The scenery is stunning. I have never kayaked before and managed easily. This tour gets a 10 out of 10 from me!

Switzerland

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