BOOK YOUR KAYAK HERE:
BOOK ON-LINE Discover Goat Island at your leisure. See you on the beach!
DISCOVER NEW ZEALAND’S MARINE LIFE
GOAT ISLAND NZ KAYAK HIRE
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE MARINE RESERVE ON YOUR OWN?
Hire one of Goat Island NZ’s single or double kayaks, and paddle above the reefs and marine life at your leisure!
Aboard your kayak, enjoy the reserve’s breath-taking scenery as you navigate near Goat Island’s rocky edges, and view the dense kelp & seaweed forests, fish and other marine life just below the water’s surface.
One and two hour hires are available, and tutorials are offered for beginners. Safety equipment is required and is provided at no charge.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ANY KAYAKING EXPERIENCE?
Our team will ask questions to assess your competence on the water and to see if there are any
physical limitations that would prevent safe operation of the kayaks.
We will then lead you through basic kayak instruction and safety precautions to ensure you feel confident in the water.
In addition, our team will provide you with the kayaking boundaries at Goat Island Marine Reserve –
For Your safety, it’s required to stay within these boundaries.
HOW CAN I HIRE A KAYAK?
HIRE GEAR IN ADVANCE ON-LINE OR DIRECTLY FROM OUR BEACH TEAM.
Our kayak hire operates seasonally and pending sea & weather conditions.
As we have a limited number of kayaks, we recommend booking online in advance to avoid disappointment.
Check our Bookings page to see our availability.
Single and double kayaks can be hired for one or two hours, and can be booked separately from the other activities,
or packaged with a Snorkel Hire or Glass Bottom Boat Tour.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
On the day of your tour, check our website after 9 a.m. for our daily weather report.
We occasionally have to cancel trips due to poor weather or sea conditions.
If taking a tour during the colder months, it’s advisable to bring a jacket or jumper to stay warm throughout the trip.
If you are susceptible to motion sickness, take or bring medication with you.
If you plan on enjoying more than one activity, or spending time on the beach, bring food & beverages for an onshore picnic.
REMEMBER, THIS IS A PROTECTED MARINE RESERVE.
That means there’s no fishing, and nothing (including shells, sticks or seaweed) may be removed from the beach.
Dogs are not allowed at Goat Island Marine Reserve
We operate in the open sea, so please understand that our tours can be cancelled due to poor weather or sea conditions.
To avoid disappointment, Check our Daily Sailing & Weather Report at 9:00am or before leaving your base.
GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOURS | SNORKEL & KAYAK HIRE | GROUP & TEAM ACTIVITIES
GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
Online Booking & Pricing
Booking is essential – and simple.
Guests can book in advance online or by phone.
Same-day bookings are accepted on the beach until departure…
However we recommend booking in advance online to avoid disappointment as our tours fill quickly.
Kayaks and snorkel gear can also be booked online or hired on the beach directly from the Goat Island NZ team.
Online bookings cut-off one hour prior to departure, and we accept Cash, EFTPOS, Mastercard and Visa.