This ultimate one day experience begins with a scenic Sea Shuttle cruise into the centre of the Tonga Island Marine Reserve where we begin our kayaking from Onetahuti Beach.

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Paddling offshore, we’ll head out to Tonga Island, say ‘Gidday’ to the seals, then make our way back along the coastline, before stopping for a well deserved kiwi lunch on a spectacular beach. We’ll float into Falls River lagoon (winds/tides permitting) for some great photo opportunities, then slowly make our way down to Anchorage where our Sea Shuttle will arrive to collect us.
Whether you choose to meet us at Onetahuti, carry on walking after the tour, or simply come kayaking for the day, The Big Tonga fits into any itinerary.
We hold a marine mammal permit and can get as close as 20 metres to the Fur Seals at Tonga Island.


Beautiful Onetahuti beach

Tonga Island Marine Reserve

Tonga Arches unique rock formations

Exploration of Bark Bay

Pinnacle Island

Photo opportunities at Falls River lagoon

Pristine waters of Anchorage and Torrent bays


Trip: Big Tonga Magical Marine Reserve

Food: Fully catered

Paddling: Around 12kms. 4½hrs including breaks

Walking: None

Sailing: Up to 30 minutes

Water Taxi: 2 Sea Shuttles.1 hour each way

Check-in: 8:30am at Kaiteriteri Base

Briefing: About 25 mins

Duration: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Return: 4:30pm back at base

Age Limit +14


Adult: $199

All prices are in New Zealand Dollars and Include sales Tax

What you need to Bring

Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm top (wool or fleece), T-shirt, shorts, swimsuit, wind jacket, camera, change of clothes and water, additional snack food (for those of you that get hungry through the day).

What we supply

We supply: top quality kayak, life jackets, paddles, spray skirts, dry bags for cameras, detailed maps, safety briefing and guide. We also supply hot chocolate, fresh ground coffee, tea and biscuits and lunch.