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Rangitoto Island Day Sea Kayak Tour with BBQ Lunch - Auckland Sea Kayaks


An unforgettable experience kayaking from Auckland's mainland to Rangitoto Island where you will hike to the summit and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch!


  • Take in the stunning sights of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour on the way to Rangitoto Island
  • Enjoy a delicious and healthy Kiwi-Style BBQ on Auckland's largest volcano
  • Trek to the summit for spectacular 360° views
  • Our experienced guides will share their local knowledge making the tour informative and fun

After your safety briefing and paddling instruction, you will kayak across the Waitemata Harbour, meaning ‘sparkling waters’, where you may see wildlife such as Little Blue Penguins and Cooks Petrels.

On arrival at Rangitoto Island, which is the largest and youngest of Auckland’s volcanoes, you will start the 1-hour trek to the summit, viewing the spectacular sites and learning all about the history of the region. Upon reaching the top you will be treated to the finest 360° views that the Auckland region has to offer.

On the return to the water’s edge, a healthy, hearty kiwi lunch will be awaiting you. If time permits, you might even enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea before the gear is packed back into the kayak to head home.

We then kayak back south and arrive safely at St Heliers Bay.

Our Day Sea Kayak tour to Rangitoto is anexciting, action-packed and educative day for all!

Per Person $195.00 (Aged 14+ )
Group of 6 to 9 People $163.00 (Per Person. Aged 14+)

What's included

  • All kayaking and safety equipment
  • BBQ Lunch
  • Fully guided Kayak and Hike


  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience


  • Boat Ramp at 384 Tamaki Dr, St Heliers.


  • Minimum age: 14
  • A moderate level of fitness is required: Must be able to hike 2.5 km (1.5 miles) rising 270 meters (900 feet).

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • This tour is fully catered and we cater for all dietary requirements. Please advise us when you book if you have any dietary requirements so we can let our catering company know.

    Departs: 8:30am

    Returns: 3:30pm (approx)

  • Customer Cancellations:

    If you wish to cancel your tour you can do so up until 2 weeks before your tour departure, however, there will be a 25% administration fee. Date changes are available but not within 2 weeks of departure.

    You will receive no refund:

    1. If you give fewer than 2 weeks before your tour departure time.

    2. If you miss the tour departure (e.g. sleeping late, unexpected illness or injury, vehicle breakdowns, etc);

    3. If you do not turn up;

    4. If we have to cancel the booking because of client unsuitability due to age, ill-health, poor fitness, inappropriate physical size, intoxication, etc.

Available Bookings from 01 Sep to 07 Sep 2022

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  • Per Person$195.00
  • Group of 6 to 9 People$163.00

  • Per Person$195.00
  • Group of 6 to 9 People$163.00

  • Per Person$195.00
  • Group of 6 to 9 People$163.00

  • Per Person$195.00
  • Group of 6 to 9 People$163.00

  • Per Person$195.00
  • Group of 6 to 9 People$163.00

  • Per Person$195.00
  • Group of 6 to 9 People$163.00

  • Per Person$195.00
  • Group of 6 to 9 People$163.00

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Aditya Randive from New Zealand wrote on 26 May 2016

Excellent service

Everything was awesome;the kayak tour guide and food. A big thank you for the wonderful memories

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François from Singapore wrote on 07 April 2016

Awesome tour, great company

The half day tour was more than worth it! Kayaking to and from Rangitoto was an experience in itself. Also, the guide was kind enough to give me a lift back to my hostel in Auckland! 5/5 PS: be sure to check the weather forecast, and put on lots of sunscreen!

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Jokatama from New Zealand wrote on 13 March 2016

Simply the best experience ever!

Definitely something to put on the bucket list and repeat over and over again. It's amazing seeing Auckland from a slightly different vantage point. The tour was amazing. The tour guide was even better!!

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Susan Bickford from United States wrote on 22 December 2015

Rangitoto kayak trip

Our family of four adults had an excellent time. The booking was easy and accommodating. The pickup was smooth. The instruction was adequate without being time consuming. Then the trip itself was friendly, beautiful, with delicious food and convivial company. We were not used to kayaking for extended time but seemed to be no worse for the wear the next day. We would definitely recommend to active friends.

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      *This option must be made together with another price type.

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