Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your base located ?
Our base is in Marahau at 273 Sandybay Marahau Rd.
What time do I need to check into your base?
Guided & Rental Tours
Check-in time for all morning tours is at 8:15am am at our base in Marahau, 273 Sandybay Marahau Rd, Marahau, click here for a map.
Split Apple Rental
Meeting time for this as is booked, but will be anytime after 12noon.
What time do we finish?
All guided trips return to Marahau at approximately 4:30pm in the summer and 4:00pm in the winter.
All kayak rentals are required to be back in Marahau at 3:30pm.
Do we need previous experience?
No previous experience is required for our guided tours.
For kayak rentals, previous experience is recommended but not necessary.
You will go through a kayak briefing with a qualified and highly experienced guide who will show you all of the safety equipment and safety on the water.
Can I be picked up from Motueka or Nelson?
Yes! Let us know if you require a bus pick up from your accommodation. Pick up times can be found here.
Transport from Motueka is free and $30 for Nelson return.
Is food included?
All guided day and multi day tours are catered for unless specified. We cater for all dietary requirements which you can advise at the time of booking.
Check your tour description to find out what is included.
All kayak rentals are uncatered.
Where can we leave our vehicle or luggage?
You can leave your vehicle at our base while you are enjoying a tour or rental with us. We have designated space for campervans.
You are also able to leave any additional valuables.
Will The Sea Kayak Company cancel a tour?
We will only cancel a tour if unsafe weather conditions are visible or forecast. In this situation, we will offer you an alternative tour day or we will refund you if an alternative does not suit.
Bring a rain jacket and warm layers as tours still operate if it is raining.
Please CONTACT US for further details.
How do we pay?
Bookings can be made online, over the phone or in person, and we require full payment at time of booking. We accept Visa, MasterCard or cash payments.