Activities

Quail Island Explorer- Lyttleton

2 hour guided sea kayaking safari to Quail Island in Lyttleton.
Welcome to Lyttleton! Kia Ora! We love to bring guests on our ever popular Quail Island explorer!
Slap on your sunscreen and unleash your pioneering spirit with an intrepid sea kayaking safari to Quail Island -launching location just minutes from the main wharf in Lyttleton Harbour. This sea kayaking safari has a little bit of everything and will be a highlight during your time in Lyttleton!

Your knowledgeable guide loves sharing the area with visitors and depending on tide and wind conditions of the day you will have the opportunity to check out fascinating sea caves, ancient shipwrecks, enchanting rock gardens, volcanic rock formations and pretty beaches from the comfort of your kayak.

Quail Island is a must do while visiting Lyttleton! ┼îtamahua / Quail Island is an inner harbour island,lying in the flooded crater of Lyttelton’s extinct volcano, this 81 hectare island can be reached via a short kayak paddle from Lyttelton. From high in the sky, Lyttelton Harbour looks like a long jagged chunk taken out of the top of a knobbly avocado!

Quail Island is also steeped in history.

So what are you waiting for! Come and join us for a sea kayaking safari and create lasting memories to carry in your heart long after your holiday has ended.

We Provide

All sea kayaking equipment, dry bags and experienced and qualified guide.

Please Bring

Please bring: Shorts, long sleeved shirt, closed toe sandals or shoes (no jandals or flip flops) hat and light raincoat, sunscreen, sunglasses and sun hat.
Other items - Personal medication, water bottle and a water proof camera (optional)
Please ensure if you are bringing a bag that it is small in size as it needs to fit in the kayak hatches.

Restrictions

Moderate fitness level required
Must be able to get in and out of kayak unassisted
Minimum age 14

Duration

2

Season

September-May

Sunrise Wildlife Safari

Your local and friendly guides recommended trip of the day is the Sunrise Wildlife Adventure Safari. Soak up the serenity of the most magical time of the day! Enjoy being out on the water away from crowds and the noise of the tour boat engines. There are special areas that we can only visit during the mornings while conditions are favourable, so if you have the opportunity to join us on this safari you are in for a treat. The weather conditions tend to be calmer and wildlife more active at this time. Some of our most memorable safaris have been at this time, so rise and shine- You will not regret it!

We Provide

All kayaking gear , on water trip photographs and light snack

Please Bring

Clothing - Shorts, long sleeved shirt, closed toe sandals or shoes (no jandals or flip flops) hat and light raincoat, sunscreen, sunglasses and sun hat.
Other items - Personal medication, water bottle and a water proof camera (optional)
Please bring your car to the meeting point if you have one as we may drive to an alternate launch area

Restrictions

You may be asked to carry your kayaks 100 metres to the waters edge. You must be able to get in and out of your kayak unassisted.

Duration

3 hours

Season

September to May

Other Information

Recommended minimum age 10 years

Crater Cruiser Safari

This trip is highly recommended by our experienced guides and a great way to see some of the most mind blowing views in the Banks Peninsula

You will gently paddle along the coastline while your guide points out places of interest and any wildlife activity that they discover. Exploring remote bays and inlets you will engage with nature and find tranquillity in sea kayaking, while getting an “up close and personal” natural Eco experience that is unique to New Zealand.

We Provide

All kayaking gear, on water trip photos, and light snack

Please Bring

Clothing - Shorts, long sleeved shirt, closed toe sandals or shoes (no jandals or flip flops) hat and light raincoat, sunscreen, sunglasses and sun hat. If you are bringing a bag please make sure it is on the smaller side!
Other items - Personal medication, water bottle, gluten free snacks if applicable

Restrictions

You must be able to get in and out of your kayak unassisted.

Duration

3 hours

Season

September to May

Other Information

Recommended minimum age 10 years