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Kayak Hire


Keen to explore the marine reserve on your own?


Hire one of Goat Island NZ’s single or double kayaks, and paddle above the reefs and marine life at your leisure! Aboard your kayak, enjoy the reserve’s breath-taking scenery as you navigate near Goat Island’s rocky edges, and view the dense kelp & seaweed forests, fish and other marine life just below the water’s surface.


Kayaks can be hired separately from the other activities, though many guests agree that they are a natural complement to the Glass Bottom Boat Tour and/or Snorkel Hire. Hourly hires are available, and tutorials are offered for beginners. Safety equipment is provided at no charge.


What if I don’t have any kayaking experience?


Our team will ask questions to assess your competence on the water and to see if there are any physical limitations that would prevent safe operation of the kayaks. Once approved, the team will lead you through basic kayak instruction and safety precautions to ensure you feel confident in the water. When large groups are kayaking in the reserve, a member of our beach team will paddle with the group as an added safety measure.


How can I hire a kayak?


Kayaks can be booked in advance online or hired directly from the beach, (online bookings cut-off one hour prior to the scheduled hire or departure time). Our kayak hire operates seasonally and pending sea & weather conditions. Check our Book Now page to see our availability.


We occasionally cancel Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Kayak and Snorkel Hires due to poor weather or sea conditions. Remember to check our website the day of your booking for our 9 a.m. daily sailing report.


Look, Learn, Play & Explore!


Look, Learn, Play & Explore!


Look, Learn, Play & Explore!

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(09) 4226334/ (027) 4979764





           No Glass Bottom Boat Tours until AUGUST 2017


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