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Family Deals

Check out our West Coast Family Kayak Tours, Boat Tours & Fishing Charters…

Family Kayak Classic Tour: $340 (2 Ad 2 Ch)

Make unforgettable family memories with the kids. Why not join a guided kayak tour with family FREE PHOTOS?

The Original Franz Josef Kayak Adventure awaits you.  As you glide effortlessly across the glassy water of Lake Mapourika, take in the panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Glaciers.  Explore the untouched Jurassic rainforest reflected on the glassy waters through a freshwater creek.

Paddle into the heart of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary to explore “mirror creek, exclusively accessed by kayak on the far side of the Lake.   Experience the protected rainforest estuary with your engaging and knowledgeable guide who may even weave a flax flower or spot some native birds. 

Our guides will keep the kids entertained, and even snap some family photos for you on the way so you can truly relax and enjoy the moment.

If you’re a family of more than 4 you can add extra adults and/or children at check out!  *Family Deals incur a 3% credit fee at check-out

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  • Deal is based on 2 Adults & 2 Children (Children are 17 years and under)
  • Additional Children can be added for $40 ea (normally $80!)
  • Deal is based on a minimum of 2 Adults joining the tour.  Please remember to specify the ages of children when booking 🙂

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Our deals and packages are subject to a 2.5% credit card surcharge.  We hold a flexible and fair 24 hour cancellation policy for all bookings.

FAMILY 2 Ad / 2CH: $340

Kayak & Walk – Family Deal: $405

Join an engaging kayak tour with an exclusive nature walk through a kiwi sanctuary…

Lake Mapourika sits nestled amongst Westland’s oldest untouched rainforest and features amazing views of many Glaciers & Southern Alps.  Enjoy exclusive access to our private rainforest trail within the Okarito Kiwi Conservation area where you will learn about the rowi-kiwi and spot native birdlife.  Learn to make flax flowers and much more with your local knowledgeable kayak tour guide.

Free cuppa’s (kiwi for a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate!) are provided on the tour.  We also provide FREE high quality digital photos.

This way you can really relax and enjoy the moment! 

+ Additional children & adults can be added at checkout. *Family Deals incur a 3% credit fee at check-out

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  • Deal is based on 2 Adults & 2 Children (Children are 17 years and under)
  • Additional Children can be added for $47.50 each
  • Deal is based on a minimum of 2 Adults joining the tour.  Please remember to specify the ages of children when booking 🙂

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Our deals and packages are subject to a 2.5% credit card surcharge.  We hold a flexible and fair 24 hour cancellation policy for all bookings.

FAMILY 2 AD / 2 CH: $405

Cruise & Nature Walk – Family Deal

Cruise in comfort across the lake and enjoy exclusive access to our private nature walk through the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary.

Step off the boat and into another world full of Jurassic rainforest, native birds and lots of exciting natural features for the kids to experience!  Spot mushrooms, create flax treasures or enjoy engaging with nature and our skipper Dale. 

Our nature was has been carved by your skipper Dale & his team with care and effort to keep the area as untouched as possible which means you can experience the old growth rainforest in its pristine state!  This is some of Westland’s oldest Jurassic-era rainforest which is abundant with curious native birdlife.  We often spot White Herons feeding along the lake’s edge near our exclusive track which makes this a premium eco-tour on the West Coast.  Suitable for all ages.

Free cups of tea/coffee or hot chocolate are provided.

We recommend packing snacks for the kids and a lunch for the tour.  

++Additional children/adults can be added at the check out! *Family Deals incur a 3% credit fee at check-out

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  • Deal is based on 2 Adults & 2 Children (Children are 17 years and under)
  • Additional Children can be added for $37.50 ea (normally $75!)
  • Please remember to specify the ages of children when making your booking (so we can better plan for your tour) 🙂

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Our deals and packages are subject to a 2.5% credit card surcharge.  We hold a flexible and fair 24 hour cancellation policy for all bookings.

FAMILY 2 AD / 2 CH: $345

Family Fishing Charter

Only $395

Make unfortgettable family memories while learning new skills on a Fishing Charter!

Take the kids fishing on Lake Mapourika, it’s a perfect all-weather activity on that includes 3 hours of fishing with our local fishing expert (owner/operator) Dale.

The cabin area is fully covered which means it’s and warm and dry – even on a drizzly day!  The back deck is also covered which allows for a comfortable fishing adventure even in the rain.  We have all the comforts of home including a toilet facility on board!

If you catch a legal fish you can keep the catch or if we can release it.  The fishing techniques we practice are trolling, spinning and harling from the back deck.  If you’ve got your own fly equipment let us know as we can also cater the trip for fly fishing.

 

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Fancy a BBQ on the lake? 

+ Add a BBQ facility to the tour at check-out.  If you book the  BBQ we recommend that you bring along food to cook (ie: sausages, bread etc.) so that you can use the facility during the trip.

*Family Deals incur a 3% credit fee at check-out

  • Deal is based on 2 Adults & 2 Children (Children are 17 years and under)
  • Additional Children can be added for $37.50 ea (normally $75!)
  • Deal is based on a minimum of 2 Adults joining the tour.  Please remember to specify the ages of children when booking (so we can better plan for your tour) 🙂

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Our deals and packages are subject to a 3% credit card surcharge.  We hold a flexible and fair 24 hour cancellation policy for all bookings.

Fishing licenses must be held, or purchased separately.  You can do this with us, or head to the Fish & Game website.  They are availble for purchase for 24 hours or an entire season with family options also available.

FAMILY 2 AD / 2 CH: $395

Family Discovery

1.5 Hr Tour

A tour designed for the youngest explorers!

A light taste of kayaking for the youngest family groups.  The Family Discovery tour is designed to cater to infants and toddlers.  Never straying too far from the shore, this trip won’t cross the lake to explore the mirror creek but it does follow a shoreline with multiple beaches for breaks, and is never far from home for the paddle back.

Your guide will fit you and the family into the kayak which best suits the group, we can have children on parents laps, or in the front and center hatch of our stable double sea kayaks.  The guides are also able to take a double kayak with a child in the front.  And remember that we take family photos for you along the way which you’ll receive FREE after the tour!

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  • If all children are older than 4 we recommend joining a longer Kayak Classic or Kayak & Walk Tour!
  • Additional Children can be added for $65
  • We always recommend booking a morning slot for the easiest kayaking🙂

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

We hold a flexible and fair 24 hour cancellation policy for all bookings, however cancellations or changes within this time period may incur a full trip charge.

PER ADULT: $85

CHILDREN $65 each

REVIEWS

We took the morning tour and it was fantastic. The waters were calm and the morning clouds were lifting. Laura and Reiss were our guides. They were informative, personable and informed. They talked about current conservation objectives and provided a safe and fun environment. My partner and I are seniors and had no problem keeping up. There were adequate rest periods and beautiful views.

Simi, New York, USA

This was a great way to spend a few hours in an idyllic setting. Our guide Johnny was excellent – so friendly and full of knowledge about our surroundings. Highly recommended, thanks!

Gary, Liverpool UK

I cannot recommend this enough! I’ve now done it twice in 3 years and both times it was spectacular, both in terms of scenery and overall experience. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable and was taking candid snaps all throughout the trip that we had access to later on. I highly recommend the morning trip, as that’s when the water is like glass and it feels so serene gliding over it. It truly is one of the best experiences in Franz Josef.

Hourikhat, Sydney, Australia