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 wildlife, 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. Please note a minimum of two people required to run this tour.
We will be kayaking in open sea around a rugged coastline, we may go through caves and tunnels and around coves, there is a possibility of beaching on rocks and the guide will advise you how best to avoid this and what to do if this does occur. The rocks are volcanic so can be sharp so please be careful when touching the rocks. As the tour is in open seas, there may be some waves and swells however, we do not go out in adverse condition so any waves/swells will be within our safety framework for our tours. If you have any questions please do let us know.
8.30am check in – return by 12.30pm (approximately 3 hours on the water)
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.
$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 do occur in this region but 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.