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Whenuakura Island Deluxe Guided Kayak Tour - Surfsup Whangamata

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Experience the magic of Whenuakura (Donut) Island as you paddle through the entrance and into the stunning turquoise lagoon!

Highlights

  • Experience a guided kayak tour through the stunning Whenuakura Island (Donut Island)
  • Learn about the Whangamata Wild Life Sanctuary
  • Stop off at Hauturu Island for an authentic Kawakawa tea
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides
  • Suitable for beginner to confident kayakers

Join our experienced guides on a kayaking adventure that will take you into the stunning Whenuakura Island or Donut Island.

After a safety briefing, you will paddle from the beach approximately 30 minutes to a cave-like entrance that opens up into a beautiful lagoon surrounded by native fauna in the centre of the island.

Enjoy the views of unspoiled nature from your kayak as the island is a Wild Life Sanctuary that is off-limits to people landing on it.

We then head towards Hauturu Island to enjoy a cup of Kawakawa tea and visit some more locations of interest before heading back to shore.

Your guide will be on hand to share their local knowledge and ensure the safety of all participants.

Adult $80.00 (Aged 15+)
Child $0.00 (Aged 4 yrs old and under)
Kid $50.00 (Aged 4-14 years)
Family of 4 $260.00 (2 Adults + 2 Kids)
Family of 3 $210.00 (2 Adults + 1 Kid)

What's included

  • Kayak & Paddle
  • Local Guide
  • Life Jacket
  • Dry Bag
  • Wetsuit
  • Kawakawa Tea

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Please meet at our beach reserve on Island View Road, Whangamata, by beach access 14.
  • Whangamata is approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Tauranga and a 1.45-min drive from Coromandel Township.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

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.

Notes

  • All tours are weather dependent for safety. Conditions can change on a daily and even hourly basis we request all customers to call beforehand to confirm their bookings.We are not responsible for any inconvenience if tours have to be cancelled last minute due to weather conditions.

    No refunds will apply if a customer cancellation is made within 48 hours of arrival day.

  • Getting Here:

    Whangamata is approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Tauranga and a 1.45-min drive from Coromandel Township.

    Family Pass:

    Full value price based on purchasing tickets separately - discounts are shown from this rate.

Available Bookings from 01 Sep to 07 Sep 2022

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  • Adult$64.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$64.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$64.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$64.00
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$64.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$64.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$80.00
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

  • Adult$64.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Free
  • Kid$50.00
  • Family of 4$240.00
  • Family of 3$190.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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Tim from New Zealand wrote on 24 December 2021

very good

a must do in the area

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From Whenuakura Island Deluxe Guided Kayak Tour - Surfsup Whangamata

Hi there! Thank you so much for reviewing us. We appreciate your time and support. Kind regards, Surfsup team

Ilia Sidorenko from New Zealand wrote on 26 April 2022

Enjoyed it

Really great, enjoyed it. Some previous kayaking experience is recommended.

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Jun from New Zealand wrote on 20 April 2022

It's a perfect experience

Highly recommend it. The guide was nice and noticed that we were not native English speakers and he slowed down so that we could learn the basics on how to paddle on a sit on top kayak. Very thoughtful gesture, very good customer service :)

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From Whenuakura Island Deluxe Guided Kayak Tour - Surfsup Whangamata

Hi there! Thanks so much for the positive feedback! Our guides do their best to accommodate our guests the best way possible! Hope to see you again!

lindah6 from New Zealand wrote on 20 March 2022

An awesome experience

A really fun and informative activity. The guides hold safety aspects very seriously. They go above and beyond to make the trip interesting and enjoyable Thier instructions are clear and wel managed. Highly recommended

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From Whenuakura Island Deluxe Guided Kayak Tour - Surfsup Whangamata

Hi there! Thanks so much for your positive comments! We really appreciate it. Surfsup team

Sandy from New Zealand wrote on 20 March 2022

Excellent Guided trip

We appreciated being put on an early tour in case weather didn’t hold. The safety was great and the information about the surrounding area and Island was really interesting as well. The group has very mixed ability and i thought the guides did an awesome job trying to ensure everyone was safe and had a group time. Had a particularly fussy group who was incredibly demanding but I thought the guides dealt with the situation professionally and kindly and did their very best to give them what they wanted. We were lucky we got great sea conditions too so it was an extremely pleasant trip. Good length of time for an excursion. It was very cold on the beach as the sun wasn’t out though so it would have been nice to have more hot tea available.

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From Whenuakura Island Deluxe Guided Kayak Tour - Surfsup Whangamata

Hi Sandy! We are glad you could change your booking time to get the best experience possible that day! Thank you so much!! Surfsup team

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