Explore this estuaries beauty
A serene 2.5 hour trip that takes in the beauty of the estuary at Cable Bay and through to Delaware Bay and all the wildlife that live within the estuary surrounds.
This is a nice way to spend a few hours exploring all that the estuary has to offer, from the amazing variety of birds that frequent the estuary to the stingrays that can be seen so easily due to the pristine waters. This trip is great for both first time paddlers and those that have paddled before. Estuaries are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world and you will get an understanding of the rich biodiversity of life that lives within the estuary as you venture around it in your kayak. After exploring the estuary by kayak, we will return to shore for a well-deserved afternoon tea.
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.
1.00 pm check in – return by 4.00pm (approximately 2.5 hours on the water)
(tours 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
- 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.
$85 Adult, $65 Child (8-17 years inclusive), $264 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.).
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.