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Nuggets Wildlife Kayak Tour - Kaka Point, Catlins

Our small group tours give you the opportunity to view the remote Catlins coast. You'll observe not only diverse and dramatic scenery but unique wildlife that call this place home.

Highlights

  • Observe rare and endangered wildlife - albatross, fur seal, sea lion, cormorant and perchance the elephant seal or dolphin
  • The Catlins largest fur seal and cormorant colonies
  • Breath-taking scenery, including 'The Nuggets'
  • Knowledgeable guide with over twenty years experience in and around this coast
  • Prior kayaking experience is not necessary

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. You’ll watch the steady activity of the fur seal colony as they play between the water and rocky shore. You’ll marvel at the albatross if it comes in close and we’ll scan the sky for the vast number of sea birds flying above. The sea lion may roar below us, a dolphin porpoise past or a blue penguin dart by. From the wave eroded rocks referred to as ‘The Nuggets’, we’ll see the envious visitors high above at The Nugget Point Lighthouse before we journey back to our historical launching bay.

Trail time: 3 hour experience

Paddle time: 2.5 hours

9am–12pm or 2pm–5pm

Do I have to be fit or have kayak abilities? Whilst the ability to swim is required, our kayaks are highly stable and suitable for first time paddlers.

Please note - participants must make their own way to the departure location.

Adult $125.00
Child $85.00 (5 - 14 years)

What's included

  • All essential kayaking equipment
  • Paddle Jacket
  • Spray Skirt

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • The Nuggets Rd, Ahuriri Flat 9271, New Zealand

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 5
  • Under 14 years must share a kayak with a capable adult

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Due to the nature of operating in the open ocean, Catlins Kayak and Adventure Ltd reserves the right to cancel any trip. We will do our best to reschedule at a time that suits, otherwise a full refund will apply. In the event that you should need to cancel please make contact with us as soon as possible. Refunds will not be given within 48 hours of your tour departure time. Catlins Kayak and Adventure is responsible for all company equipment. Under all circumstances the client is solely responsible for their personal equipment. We advise all participants to consider arranging appropriate travel insurance.

Available Bookings from February 17 to February 23

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Mon 17 Feb
Tue 18 Feb
Wed 19 Feb
Thu 20 Feb
Fri 21 Feb
Sat 22 Feb
Sun 23 Feb

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$85.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$73.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$73.00
  • Child$85.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$85.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Makki Nelson from United States wrote on 11 February 2019

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Great adventure!

We had the best time! Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We saw a lot of wild life. Would highly recommend!

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Christine Liang from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2019

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Awesome experience!

It was a fantastic time! The sights were breathtaking and we saw lots of sea life, especially fur seals up close. Our guide and instructor Jared was great and so knowledgeable about the area and environment. He even takes photos during the trip and sends them to you! What an amazing personal touch, we really appreciated this. This was just an awesome experience overall, highly recommend!

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Buvanes from Malaysia wrote on 01 January 2019

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A great experience

It was my first time kayaking. The instructor was very helpful and accomodating. Overall a good experience.

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I-Yun from Taiwan wrote on 26 April 2018

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ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!

The day we went is kind of cloudy. But the couch provide plenty of information and also take care of use very much. We kayak through the nugget point which is the experience that hard to have if you didnt kayak here. Overall, its a very nice tour and all the equipments been provided well. Nothing to worry!

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Ryan Mitchell from New Zealand wrote on 05 January 2018

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Great value experience

We had heaps of fun sea kayaking. The area is lovely and the kayak was new and easy to use. We spent two hours out out on the water and saw seals and sea birds relaxing on large rock formations out at sea. Our guide was knowledgable about the local area and the trip was both structures and relaxed. He also look some pictures for ya which was very kind.

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