Day sea kayak tour Rangitoto Island

Auckland, New Zealand

From US$138.86

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Kayak across the sparkling waters of Waitemata Harbor and reach Rangitoto Island - Auckland’s youngest and largest volcano. A leisurely walk to the bush-clad island’s summit across offers panoramic views of the Auckland city skyline and its many surrounding beaches and bays. Enjoy a healthy and hearty barbecue lunch on the shore of Rangitoto before paddling back across the water to Saint Heliers Bay.
  • Guides provide a full kayak and safety briefing; no experience is necessary
  • Enjoy a classic Kiwi BBQ on the water's edge, and maybe have a refreshing swim
  • Look out for wildlife including the Little Blue Penguin and Cook’s Petrel
  • Free pick-up and drop-off service between central Auckland and St. Heliers

What's Included

  • Fully catered with BBQ lunch
  • Small friendly groups
  • Suitable for people with littler or no kayaking experience
  • Top quality sea kayak equipment
  • Experienced guides
  • Over 20 years of kayaking knowledge
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • N/A

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Auckland Sea Kayaks
    384 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand

    Meetup: St Heliers central boat ramp 384 Tamaki Drive, Auckland. We do offer a free city pick up from the Atrium Auckland Museum and this needs to be communicated to us at time of booking see

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Check your gear and help keep islands Hauraki Gulf pest-free.Protect our wildlife
  • Check - your gear for pests such as rodents and insects
  • Clean - footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds
  • Seal - ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)
  • Check your gear for pests
  • Before you leave the mainland, check and clean your gear.
  • Check that your gear is free of rats, mice, ants and skinks - especially camping gear which has ideal places for them to hide when stored.
  • Take extra care to clean gear if you have Argentine ants or plague skinks where you live.
  • Clean clothing, footwear and camping gear, removing soil and seeds before and after each trip.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

St Heliers Bay has a nice beach, and there are a lot of restaurants around.


22 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Sparkling seas and a nice walk
Laurel_K, Mar 2023
We had the perfect day for kayaking, gorgeous weather and it was great fun. Our guide knew what they were doing and it all ran very smoothly. Food was excellent too! Couldn't recommend more.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Appreciate you taking the time to review Auckland Sea Kayaks. Great to hear you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again.
A grand adventure
Ann_N, Feb 2023
Weather was fantastic and the group tour a lot of work and a lot of fun. The date-coconut cookies were a special treat. Wish there had been seconds :). We hiked first then lunched which I recommend but bring snacks too.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for taking the time to review Auckland Sea Kayaks. Nice to hear the food was up to standard. See you next time.
Do not go on this tour
jeffrey_S, Jan 2023
This tour should’ve been cancelled. It was too dangerous to complete bi TV the tour company cancelled many days previously and put money in front of safety.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Kia Ora Jeffrey, On the day that your tour was to take place (7 Jan, 22), the forecast was well within our safe operating parameters with light winds and calm paddling conditions. Our guide Rosie was at the beach ready to start the trip at 8:30am - the same time as you called Auckland Sea Kayaks to cancel your booking. As per the terms and conditions on TripAdvisor, cancellations made by the client must take place 24 hours or more before the trip start time. The tour went ahead and the other clients had a great day on the water. If you would like to discuss this matter further, feel free to call us. Kind Regards.
A great activity to start our Auckland trip
PuiChi_I, Jan 2020
The trip was planned to visit Rangitoto Island, but because of the weather forecast, it changed to visit Brown Island which is in similar distance from St Heliers Bay. Hiking to the summit of the Brown Island was easy and we could see a volcanic crater rim. At the summit, we had an expansive view of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City. We kayaked close to 11km for the whole trip. St Heliers Bay has a nice beach, and there are a lot of restaurants around.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Brown's / Motukorea Island is a hidden gem here in Auckland and we're happy to hear to got to explore it! Often overlooked by its larger and younger neighbour Rangitoto. It's one of the oldest volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field and today few people get the opportunity to visit as there is no public transport to the island. We feel very lucky to able to explore this volcanic island and share it's rich history with locals and travellers.

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