Sea Kayaking in Auckland, New Zealand

The weather is perfect and your spirit of adventure has returned after a long hiatus! What should you consider for your next trip? Sea kayaking of course! It is a great way to combine that desire for exploration with a great workout at the same time. Why should you pick Auckland sea kayaking? It has such a great environment for active vacations and access to some of the best places to explore globally. It is a must-do experience that is fun for all ages!


Who are you guys and what is your link to Sea Kayaking?

We’re your local experts and touring operating in Auckland, New Zealand. Social Nature Movement was formed by a group of passionate adventurers who decided to change that passion and fun into a wonderful business platform to share with both locals and overseas visitors. We have carefully curated the best possible areas to do touring with a sea kayak, and ensure that whichever package or area you choose to explore, you will leave completely satisfied. We are fully focused on experiences within nature, and that’s where we find the most pride.


Why Sea Kayaking?

Sea Kayaking is a fun and safe experience where you and your friends can explore the open waters, and discover areas that are not always accessible by foot! It also combines a great upper body workout, so you can be on vacation and still be exercising! A big question is where should you go on your sea kayak adventure in Auckland? We cover this too.

We have selected some of the best locations in the area for both locals and overseas visitors. It all depends on what flavour of touring kayak exploration you’re looking for? Are you looking for a casual pub crawl with a mix of adventure, or are you planning on going on a multi-day adventure, circumnavigating some of our beautiful islands? The options are limitless, and we cater to all types of tourism.


Who should I go Sea Kayaking with?

Sea Kayaking is fun for all ages and we offer a variety of options from leisure intensive to action intensive to fit all body and mind types. Keep in mind that this is a physical activity, so you should always consider that before joining us. We will always do our best to cater to the groups we do have. The bigger question you should have is who will you forget to bring with you on your sea kayaking ventures? We can cater to large groups that want to go together (up to 8 people on our long haul journeys). This can help provide an intimate bonding experience with your loved ones and those that are closest to you.

You can also feel free to come solo and use this opportunity to disconnect for a brief time. Just enquire with us, and we will ensure to form a group of like-minded individuals, with their intent to do a beautiful sea kayaking tour. This is best for those that are fully focused on taking a step back and being immersed in the adventure.


I’ve never been on a kayak before

That’s ok. You might be wondering “How do I become good at sea kayaking?” We have all the answers as it’s something that we excel at. We offer extensive training on sea kayak safety to ensure that while you are in the boat with us, you know what to do in case of any emergency. 

You will also learn the essential skills and answers on day one to questions such as how do I paddle effectively in a sea kayak? We also offer a specialised course in Eskimo rolling (when you flip your sea kayak) for safety reasons and provide training in calm, safe waters. This will only enhance your experiences further when you are in Auckland, sea kayaking.

For those that are interested in becoming a guide or instructor themselves, we have a comprehensive training program. We help train up our tour guides to be the best safety and local experts, to provide the best touring sea kayak experience available in Auckland. They are trained to handle questions such as “where is the best place to go sea kayaking?” While at the same time being able to answer the question…


What should I bring when sea kayaking?

You don’t need to bring any specialised equipment with you, just some swimwear and your spirit of adventure. We will provide all the necessary safety equipment and properly maintained sea kayaks are always available to rent for affordable pricing. We highly recommend that you simply come prepared to use our equipment, as this can improve your safety during your sea kayaking.

We only use highly durable sea kayaks that can handle the local area better than you can consider. We also swap them out on a regular basis, to keep our fleet and equipment as fresh as possible.


The best places to go Sea Kayaking

You’re all prepared, and ready to go explore but where should you go on your touring kayak? The most popular options we can recommend are Waiheke Island Circumnavigation, Te Ara Moana trail and our Auckland Central Circumnavigation. These are our top 3 choices as they are the most extensive packages that we offer lasting between three and four days. They are also our best selling options due to the price/time ratio that is offered.

It is the perfect choice to do a mix of sea kayaking exploration, and camping inland in the nighttime. You will be able to disconnect from the outside world and simply focus on what is in front of you. You will go down ancient watering trails or navigate around Waiheke island, which is known as New Zealand’s Island of wine. They have managed to merge ancient soils with the perfect weather to produce some of the most stunning wines available. 

One of our most popular and highest rated casual options is the  Riverhead Pub Paddle. This will offer you a great experience at the best possible price around, while including exploring a different type of theme. Instead of nature, we explore the local pub scene.


When is the best time to go sea kayaking?

The most popular time of the year is the summer of course! Our summer season has just started, so now is the perfect opportunity to enjoy that beautiful sunny weather and calmer waters. The real questions you should be asking yourself are when can you take time off of work to come visit us and get on a touring kayak? Or When can I fly to New Zealand and do sea kayaking?

Don’t be dissuaded if you cannot join us during this prime time, consider a few months before when it is Spring. If you aren’t afraid of slightly colder temperatures, but with a smaller amount of tourism around, feel free to enquire about specialised packaging for the fall and winter months.

You cannot go wrong with this mix of adventure and nature exploration. We come highly rated from both individual and corporate references since we offer must-see experiences.  Do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions that you might have. We are also available to offer customised packages if they are within reason and always best to contact and discuss with us beforehand. We also cater to our local community in New Zealand as well as those that make the journey to visit us from afar. So how do you get started with your sea kayaking adventure?..

Don’t hesitate to contact us today for more details as our most popular options tend to fill up quickly!