Marine Reserve Kayak Tour

Adults $95, Child $55 (under 14)
Kayak tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.

Our kayak tour is a fun adventurous trip, perfect for the whole family, a group of friends or work-mates.


The kayak tour starts just 20 minutes north of downtown Auckland in the Long Bay – Okura Marine Reserve. It is bordered by protected native bush, council reserves, historic buildings, pa sites and is filled with natural wonders.

You will explore the Okura Estuary and Karepiro Bay and see some of NZ’s rarest seabirds. You are likely to see fish flying through the air and stingrays as they cruise under your kayak. We will visit and have a snack at one of the earliest settlers cottages,  Dacre Cottage and have an opportunity to learn about the history of the area.

Come & enjoy a rare glimpse of what New Zealand was like in the old days.

Canoe & Kayak are vocal supporters of this amazing region and your attendance on these trips helps support community projects as Canoe & Kayak donates for every trip we do.


 Kayak Tour Details

Allow three hours for this kayak tour.

No previous experience is necessary, but a reasonable level of mobility and fitness is required.
Kayak tours are run in fair-weather conditions.
This kayak tour is suitable for children 11 years and over, although younger children over 5 are welcome if the conditions are suitable (each child must be accompanied by an adult).

What’s Included?

  • All kayaking and safety equipment
  • Stable sea kayaks or sit-on-tops are used
  • All tuition from our experienced qualified kayak guides
  • Snacks
  • FREE digital photos and a guaranteed great time!

Departure Times

For departure times and dates see calendar for availability.

This tour operates throughout the summer in fair weather conditions.
Pickup and drop off at the Albany Bus station or meet us at the launch site.

What to Bring?

For kayaking bring swimming clothes and warm extra layers– avoid wearing cotton, wear well-fitting wet shoes and a lightweight windbreaker/raincoat are recommended.
Also bring a towel, sunscreen, sunhat, personal medication, waterproof camera and polaroid sunglasses.

Once the tour has finished have a change of warm clothes, thermals, fleeces etc.

What an experience! I had an amazing time with Canoe & Kayak. Who knew we had an abundance of wildlife on our doorstep?

Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.
I wasn’t that confident when I first got in the kayak, but the guide helped me through and I am continuing to paddle now.

School or Business Groups – Please contact us for a quote.

Tours are run on demand, minimum numbers apply.

Please contact Canoe & Kayak if you are in any doubt as to whether it will be running.
Bookings essential.


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