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CAVES AND COVES ECO TOUR

PRICE: $95 Adult, $75 Child (8-17 years inclusive), $300 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children). 15% discount for a group booking of 8.

START TIME: 8.30am and 1pm check in (afternoon sessions – select dates during summer, please check when booking).

Get off the beaten track

A stunning 3 hour guided kayak tour paddling the secluded and rugged scenic coastline of Pepin Island.

This is a great trip to do to get off the beaten track and explore the coastline and all that it has to offer. Trips vary to accommodate tides and wind and can include exploring caves, and coves, seeing seals and seabirds, swimming and relaxing on a secluded beach. This trip is great for both first time paddlers and those that are experienced kayakers. A minimal level of fitness is required for sea kayaking trips. The pace is always adjusted to suit the group and we have frequent comfort stops. Our guides will show you easy ways to paddle to rapidly develop your skills. That said, enthusiasm is more important than fitness.

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. Please note a minimum of two people required to run this tour.

More Information

8.30am check in – return by 12.30pm (approximately 3 hours on the water)
1.00 pm check in – return by 5.00pm (approximately 3 hours on the water) – (afternoon sessions will run at select dates through the summer, please check when booking)

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
  • Camera
  • 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.

$95 Adult, $75 Child (8-17 years inclusive), $300 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children),
15% discount for a group booking of 8.

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.).

What our adventurers have said...

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.

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