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Paddle New Zealand on one of these 9 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, kayaking, cruises, small ship cruises, and active. Prices for a New Zealand sea kayaking trip range from $3,150 to $186,640 for a 5 to 24 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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Lake and mountains in Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand
$7,370
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South Island & Fiords of New Zealand

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Spot Solander Island's Wildlife
  • Explore Fiordland National Park
  • Sight whales at Kaikoura
  • See Mitre Peak and Stirling Falls
Starts / Ends:
Port of Bluff / Wellington
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Sailing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
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Embark on a 13-day expedition cruise aboard Coral Adventurer to explore the stunning Fiordland of New Zealand and its surrounding islands. Set sail from Bluff and cruise past Solander Island, an Important Bird Area rich in wildlife, including penguins and albatrosses. Explore Fiordland's iconic …
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New Zealand landscape
$5,260
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New Zealand Sounds and Steward Island

Bluff Roundtrip - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Explore Fiordland National Park
  • Cruise through Dusky Sound,
  • Experience Doubtful Sound's fjords
  • Enjoy Zodiac/Xplorer excursions
Starts / Ends:
Port of Bluff / Port of Bluff
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Sailing, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail with Coral Adventurer to explore the breathtaking natural wonders of New Zealand's South Island and Fiords. Starting from Bluff, you'll spend three days exploring the famous Fiordland National Park, where you'll be amazed by the landscapes of Milford Sound, Dusky Sound, and …
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Stewart Island
$4,475
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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
Starts / Ends:
Invercargill / Invercargill
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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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$3,150
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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
Starts / Ends:
Te Anau / Te Anau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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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Great Barrier Island
$25,590
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Treasures of the Pacific: The Yasawas to New Zealand

Lautoka - Auckland - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Explore Lautoka
  • Discover Tanna Island
  • Experience Lifou
  • Marvel at Isle of Pines
Starts / Ends:
Lautoka / Auckland
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day cruise from Lautoka to Auckland aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. Enjoy island-hopping adventure across the South Pacific, visiting glamorous destinations and remote outposts in Fiji, Vanuatu, the Loyalty Islands, and New Caledonia. Relax on some of the world's best beaches or …
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Adelie penguins
$57,790
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Antarctica's Ross Sea: Majestic Ice & Wildlife

Dunedin - Dunedin - 24 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Experience Antarctica's Ross Sea
  • Discover Macquarie Island
  • Experience Balleny Islands
  • Explore Sturge Island
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Dunedin
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 24-day cruise to and from Dunedin aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. This expedition takes you to the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica, a place that will take your breath away. You can witness stunning landscapes, including glaciers, icebergs, and mountain ranges, and experience some of the …
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Whitsunday Islands, Australia
$23,590
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Along the East Coast of Australia: Beaches & the Great Barrier Reef

Auckland - Cairns - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Explore Auckland
  • Discover Bay of Islands
  • Marvel at Lady Elliot Island
  • Experience Norfolk Island
Starts / Ends:
Auckland / Cairns
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day cruise from Auckland to Cairns aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. The journey promises paradise along New Zealand's North Island and Australia's East Coast. Explore the beautiful Bay of Islands from Auckland, sail to Norfolk Island, and then reach Queensland's serene …
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$4,695
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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
Starts / Ends:
Nelson / Nelson
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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, …
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Adelie penguins
$68,190
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Antarctica's Ross Sea: Majestic Ice & Wildlife

Hobart - Dunedin - 24 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Explore Hobart
  • Discover Macquarie Island
  • Experience Balleny Islands
  • Explore Sturge Island
Starts / Ends:
Hobart / Dunedin
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 24-day cruise from Hobart to Dunedin aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. This expedition takes you to the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica, a place that will take your breath away. You can witness stunning landscapes, including glaciers, icebergs, and mountain ranges, and experience some of the …
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