Easy answers to important questions to prepare you for your experience with us;
GEAR: All of our Guided Kayak journeys include Safety equipment, Briefing, Paddles, Life-Jacket, Spray -jacket, Dry-bags, and the use of our quality Sea Kayaks with assistance from our friendly & knowledgeable guides.
WHERE DO WE GO?: We have a range of favourite trails selected on the day based on the weather and your ability. We provide easy to use charts (known as maps on land) to help you navigate to the best locations.
PAYMENT: We accept NZ$ Cash, Credit & Debit cards plus Eftpos - there is an ATM cash machine 5 mins walk from us.
WHAT TO WEAR?: Please wear suitable clothing to suit the weather conditions of the day. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Denim long pants are not permitted and a change of clothes for expeditions is recommended just in case you splash each other !
CAN I TAKE MY PHONE?: Yes we supply a simple zip-lock plastic bags for phones or cameras. We also dry-bags to loan for larger items or lunch supplies. These are helpful aids used entirely at your own risk.
CHANGING ROOMS?: Yes we have a changing room & lockable lockers for temporary storage of your stuff
DO I NEED TO BOOK?: Bookings are essential and minimum or maximum numbers may apply, depending on other bookings & the forecast weather. Freedom Hire Kayaks, Stand-up paddle boards, Bumper balls & Hamster balls are usually available on a walk up basis.
DO YOU MEET US AT THE END?: On most operating days, the kayak journeys starts and ends at our Matiatia base. For longer expeditions we will meet you at a suitable island location and return you to our base. For larger groups talk to us about custom destination options.
CAN I BUY GEAR FROM YOU?: Yes. Over 22+ years we have learned & tested the best equipment and formed relationships with New Zealand & International key manufacturers. We would be pleased to discuss & supply the best Kayaking or SUP equipment for you.