The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s top kayaking destinations. All told, there are several large inlets, over 150 islands, 800 km of coastline, and plentiful marine life. Kayaking trips range from half-day guided tours out of Paihia to multi-day trips to the Cavalli Islands Conservation Reserve. The majority of adventure guides are located in Paihia and suitable kayaking options can be found for all ages and abilities. 

 

Kayaking Tours

New Zealand Sea Kayak Adventures (Paihia)

  • Over 25 years of guiding experience in the Bay of Islands
  • Fully catered sea kayaking trips from 2 hours up to 10 days
  • Also offers advanced ocean kayaking training including technical paddling

Island Kayaks and Bay Beach Hire (Paihia)

  • Located on Paihia’s main beach in the heart of the Bay of Islands
  • Half-day kayak tours and winery kayak tours
  • Rentals include equipment briefing, trip planning, and maps
     

Kayak Rentals

Island Kayaks and Bay Beach Hire (Paihia)

  • Consistently updated fleet of single and double kayaks
  • Rentals include equipment briefing, trip planning, and maps
Bay of Islands Kayaking
A family-oriented kayaking trip on the Bay of Islands | Credit: Adventure HQ