New Zealand kayaking

This item appears on page 57 of the March 2020 issue.

Off the coast of New Zealand’s South Island, visitors can paddle up close to fur seals on a “Guided Seal Kayaking Half Day Experience” with Kaikoura Kayaks (19 Killarney St., Kaikoura; phone +64 21 462 889, Kayakers also may see blue penguins, dusky dolphins and, possibly, whales.

The 3- to 3½-hour tour is offered multiple times daily throughout the year. NZD110 (near $71) per adult and NZD70 per child 12 and under. Single and double kayaks are available.

Kaikoura Kayaks is the world’s only kayak-touring company certified as sustainable by the conservation group Friend of the Sea.