Auckland Sea Kayaks

Discover the Hauraki Gulf with Auckland Sea Kayaks. Join guided kayaking tours led by local experts, escaping from the heart of the city to volcanos, wildlife and islands in under an hour.

Auckland Sea Kayaks specialises in marine-based tourism and education, operating in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park—the world’s most unique sea kayaking destination. Embark on guided kayaking adventures from the heart of Auckland city, accessing wildlife, islands, and volcanoes in under an hour. 

Our highly experienced sea kayak guides will boost your confidence on the water, offering transformative tourism experiences, regardless of your skill level. No previous kayaking experience is required.

Explore a range of exceptional kayaking adventures, from a half-day tour to Motukorea Brown’s Island to a five-day circumnavigation of Great Barrier Island. Our standout experience, the Sunset Sea Kayak tour to Rangitoto, is acclaimed as New Zealand's best-guided experience by Wilderness Magazine. Journey to the spectacular volcanic Rangitoto Island—an icon within the Auckland landscape. Enjoy a kiwi BBQ dinner before hiking to the summit to witness the sunset. Kayak back to the mainland with the light of the moon to guide you.

For those seeking self-guided adventures, Auckland Sea Kayaks also offers kayak and paddleboard rentals at Mission Bay Beach. Elevate your exploration as every paddle reveals the natural and cultural treasures along New Zealand's captivating coastline.

Book your Auckland Sea Kayaks experience now for an unforgettable journey throughout the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. This experience is perfect for convention delegates and international visitors—a seamless blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty.


  • Guided tours in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Fully catered with Kiwi BBQ dinner and all equipment provided.
  • Guided multi-day adventures in Auckland, Northland, and the Bay of Islands. Kayaking and camping equipment provided.
  • Kayak rentals and paddle board rentals at Mission Bay Beach. Group lessons and private lessons available on-site. 
  • Educational school programmes available.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award: Supporting participants in completing their adventurous journey component through sea kayaking experiences.
  • Tailor-made corporate team-building experiences.
  • Specialised tours and events: Auckland Sea Kayaks caters to special events, customised tours, and private functions.


  • Was the first local company to achieve the Pest-Free Warrant, demonstrating commitment to biosecurity standards for visiting islands in the Gulf.
  • Actively monitor carbon emissions, offsetting through local tree planting. A comprehensive Carbon Action Plan outlines carbon usage and offset strategies.
  • Collaboration with the Motuihe Trust in a tree planting initiative, providing financial support and transportation for staff to encourage participation.
  • Prioritises 'people-powered' transport during non-guest operations, utilising bikes, walking, and kayaks.
  • All staff sign the Environmental Care Code, aligning with Leave No Trace principles to protect the environment.
  • Collaborates with local businesses, such as Experience Marine Reserves, The Motuihe Trust, and Revive the Gulf.
  • Educates guests on the uniqueness of the Hauraki Gulf, emphasising the importance of preservation and creating a circle of knowledge for ongoing environmental improvement.
  • Actively monitors and improves its 'Leave No Trace' ethos, implementing rodent bait stations, inspecting weekly, and educating clients on the significance of operating pest-free.
  • Committed to being a single-use plastic-free business; implemented "kai carrier" bags to minimise waste in catering services.


Auckland Sea Kayaks is committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of physical or intellectual abilities, can partake in our guided sea kayaks experiences. With a focus on inclusivity, the business provides bespoke experiences designed specifically for physically and intellectually disabled guests. This dedicated team goes the extra mile to accommodate individual needs, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable journey for all.

384 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland 1071
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Free on-street parking is available at St Heliers Beach. Free pickup and dropoff is also available at the Auckland Museum.

Auckland Sea Kayaks