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Paddle New Zealand on one of these 3 extraordinary sea kayaking trips during 2024 or 2025. New Zealand kayaking tours let you explore the shoreline and marine ecosystems and frequently include itineraries with wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, kayaking, and cruises. Prices for a New Zealand sea kayaking trip range from $3,150 to $6,495 for a 5 to 9 days trip in 2024 for a small group kayaking adventure or a private tour with a local English-speaking guide. Select any of the kayaking trips below as a starting point and customize it with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert New Zealand sea kayaking trip planners to make your own unique paddling experience.
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Stewart Island

Unseen Stewart Island: Pristine Wilderness and Wildlife Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Explorer
  • Discover Halfmoon Bay
  • Enjoy the historic views
  • Visit Norwegian whaling station
  • Explore Port Pegasus
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Invercargill / Invercargill
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
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Experience UnseenStewart Island/Rakiura and Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara on this 8-day adventure with Heritage Explorer, New Zealand's pioneering small ship expedition cruise ship. With only 25 kilometers of road, Stewart Island is best explored by sea, especially Ulva Island, where there are no …
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Undiscovered Dusky Sound: Cruising Remote Fiordland

Supper Cove Roundtrip - 5 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Explorer
  • View scenic helicopter transfers
  • See Cooper, Long, & Indian Islands
  • Explore Fiordland's Dusky Sound
  • Spot wildlife and more
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Te Anau / Te Anau
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
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Join Heritage Explorer on a 5-day cruise to discover the stunning Fiordland in New Zealand from Supper Cove and back. The adventure begins with a scenic helicopter flight between Te Anau and Supper Cove. Then cruise through Acheron Passage, Breaksea, and Dusky Sounds. One of the largest fiords in …
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The Top of the South: Explorations Beyond Marlborough Sounds

9 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Explorer
  • Explore New Zealand's South Island
  • Visit Tory Channel
  • Discover Pelorus Sound
  • Sail through d’Urville
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Nelson / Nelson
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
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Embark on Heritage Explorer for a unique 9-day expedition cruise of Queen Charlotte, Pelorus Sounds, French Pass, and d'Urville Island. Discover an unparalleled exploration of the breath-taking beauty of New Zealand's winding cobalt waterways, iconic landscapes, lush native forests, wildlife, …
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