WHALE ISLAND KAYAKING

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Departing from the Whakatane boat ramp, close to the Wharf, we take the kayaks by boat, on a thirty five minute, 9km trip across the sparkling Pacific to the aptly named Whale Island.

In one of the island's sheltered bays we launch the kayaks and after a briefing on safety and paddling skills, set out on a two hour guided tour around Whale Island. 

Our guides provide you with a commentary on the history and natural environment, whilst you enjoy spectacular coastal scenery. We expect regular encounters with fur seals and penguins and when conditions are favourable, the chance to paddle inside sea caves. After two hours of exploring, we return to the boat for some refreshment, perhaps a swim and a few yarns from the boat skipper before the return trip to Whakatane. You'll love it !

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