Create your own adventure
This gives you the option to create your own itinerary for a guided kayak tour paddling the rugged and secluded coastline of Pepin Island or through the picturesque serene waters of the estuary.
This is a great option to create the tour that suits your requirements and can be anything from a 2 hour kayak through to a 5 hour kayak right around Pepin Island, the choice is yours. Cable Bay is a great place to get off the beaten track and explore the coastline and all that it has to offer. Trips will vary to accommodate tides and wind and can include exploring caves, and coves, seeing seals and seabirds, swimming and relaxing on a secluded beach. Please get in touch with us to discuss your bespoke guided kayak tour.
What’s Included: Professional qualified Kayak Guides. Safety equipment. Windbreaker, dry bags for camera’s etc. Tea, coffee, Milo and tasty snack. Stunning scenery and great memories.
Note: Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult, minimum age is 8 years. We reserve the right to cancel trips or alter schedules if weather conditions are not suitable for group safety. Sightings of dolphins and seals, although frequent, cannot be guaranteed.
Advanced booking required so that we can book out a time in the schedule for your bespoke tour. Tours can leave in morning or afternoon but will be dependent on weather and tide conditions.
Shorts, a light top, a warm top and light footwear. Our spray skirts will keep you relatively dry. It can get a bit breezy on the water so a warm top is recommended.
- Swimming gear and towel
- Change of clothes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and sun hat
- Water bottle
We use double kayaks on all of our trips. Double kayaks are more stable and make the paddling a bit easier. If you’re booking just for yourself you’ll either be in with our guide or paired with another paddler.
We meet at the boat ramp area at Cable Bay which is the far end of the beach, close to the entrance to Pepin Island.
Please enquire as trip costs vary depending on your requirements.
We reserve the right to cancel trips or alter schedules if weather conditions are not suitable for group safety.
Sightings of dolphins and seals, although frequent, cannot be guaranteed.
Cable Bay Kayaks are members of the New Zealand Outdoors Instructor Association (NZOIA) and adhere to their code of practice, and are also members of the Kiwi Association of Sea Kayakers (K.A.S.K.).
The Breathtaking Area
of Cable Bay and Pepin Island
The area comprises Cable and Delaware Bays separated by Pepin Island with the Wakapuaka estuary in behind. Cable Bay beach is a natural boulder barrier to the sea and the rugged coastline is part of the Nelson mineral belt. These old igneous formations weathered by the sea form an intricate labyrinth of caves, corridors and islets navigable only by kayak.