And this is what the paddlers had to say...


Dear Kenny,

Thank you so much for sending through the photographs.
We really enjoyed the kayaking; it was a highlight of our visit.  It is certainly a beautiful part of the country and your knowledge and the way you managed our excursion were outstanding.

Brad (October 2010)


Kia ora Kenny

Can I just say again how fantastic our trip was with you on the kayaks... thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and your knowledge.
Have someone lined up for April as well but I'll get to that soon.



Dear Kenny

Just a Quick note to say thanks for a great day on Saturday. We all had lots of fun. Look forward to another trip some time. Thank you also to Mike and the preparer of a very good picnic. Having adventures with your children in special places is a pretty good way to spend your time.

Thank you
Regards, Denise A


Hi Kenny,

All is good with me in the beautiful land of Opo, missing the extra light in the evening though.
Well, I have tried to think of where the programme could of improved and I’m still thinking as I type this email what constructive criticism I could provide you with and I‘ve come up with nothing!  All of the participants had only positive comments apart from “I’m cold” which is something we can’t control.
If I think of something that could improve the programme I will let you know. The programme was a great success and every single person learnt new skills and their confidence on water improved to a great extent, I liked the time you spent on safety and how you seemed to remember everybody’s name (that was impressive). Once again thanks for your time and I looked forward to our next project together.

Cheers ears
Jacqueline Hayes-Kingi

Pathway 2 Health Coordinator
Opotiki District Council


Hi Kenny,

Have just come home from Yvonne and Mike's in Wanganui and they are still talking about their holiday at Ohiwa and the High Light was the day out with you, they are looking forward to seeing you next year for the Whale Island trip.  Hope you like these photos of us all, as a family we thought you were just great and the boys loved the 2 games you play with them on the water.  I myself thought you were very good with the safety for us all, also abig thanks to your wife for baking the muffins in the morning along with the loaf, it did help make the lunch more enjoyable knowing it was home baked.
Hoping to see some of your pictures you took of the trip back on the water that day. Have look at your web site but there wasn't anything coming up on it.

Regards Marilyn Guilford.


Hi Kenny,

Thanks very much for the kayak trip and your flexibility in accommodating us; it was a fantastic way to close a brilliant honeymoon and paddling back in twilight/sunset made the experience even more memorable. Thanks also for the photos they are much appreciated. Fiona and I really enjoyed our honeymoon in New Zealand and can't wait to return (bar the duration of the flight).  We found the Ohopi bay/Whakatane area really beautiful and are sure to return on a subsequent visit.

Lastly, please don't hesitate to use a quote or the photos on your re-designed website when you have it up and running.

Kind regards,
Tom & Fiona


Good morning Kenny

Thanks very much for sending through the photographs which I have now sent through to family and given them a rundown on our great kayaking adventure around Whale Island.

We both enjoyed it very much and look forward to doing the inner harbour with you when you have a group going out next.

Thank you once again and our compliments to the chef for the delicious slice - mmm yummy!!!

Kind regards


Thanks Kenny,

we had a great time, and will definitely be recommending the trip to everyone we can,

we'll look forward to the Whale Island trip too,

best regards,



Thanks so much!  We are both home unfortunately... I had to go back to work today, but I am still jet lagged since I only got in yesterday at 1am!  It is hard to adjust and go back to work after such a great and adventurous vacation!  I hope all is well there.  Thank you so much for a great day out on the harbour, we enjoyed it.
Please keep in touch, and let us know if you are ever in the states!



Hi Kenny

Thanks for a fantastic day last Saturday – it was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us – especially the kids.
You pitched it perfectly.
Can you pass on my thanks to Jason too.

We’ll have to catch up for some kayak fishing soon.