Affordable fun and do it yourself unguided.
Affordable fun and do it yourself unguided. Yes it is possible! The team at Bay Beach Hire has over 20 years of experience and has many helpful tips. The beach is protected so you can safely experience kayaking.
We offer single double and triple kayaks – with a fleet of over 45 we have the perfect kayak for you. With a large range of sit on top Ocean kayaks as well as high performance sea kayaks. All equipment is well maintained and in good condition.
Hire a kayak from 1 hour – 8 hours and explore the beautiful Bay of Islands.
Planning your route is easy and safe with our expert staff we are able to direct you to all the top spots.
Picnic sun bathing
Adventure to the outer islands
No age limit
Beginner’s welcome as instruction available
Another option for the more adventurous and experienced kayaker is to paddle out to Urupukapuka Island. There are 3 campsites available the smallest is Sunset nestled right next door to Otehei Bay. Paddle around the corner and you have Cable Bay lastly you have the Urupukapuka campsite.
Composting toilets and water available. Book your campsite here www.doc.govt.nz
The island has significant historical and cultural importance. It has fabulous walks, crystal clear water for swimming as well as great fishing and snorkeling. This is approximately a paddle of 4-5 hours depending on weather conditions- a distance of 18 kms.
We provide cross wind double kayaks or single. Necky kayaks. All safety equipment - PDF, spray skirt, split paddle, pump, flares and dry bags. Full safety briefing is given and it’s advisable to depart Paihia no later than 9am. Free vehicle and backpack storage available.
There are also other overnight options available with transport options available on request.
Te Araroa is a walking trail starting from Cape Reinga running down the country all the way to Bluff at the bottom of the South Island.
Take a break from hiking and let us transport your backpacks while you kayak from Paihia to Waikare in 3-4 hours.
The price includes:
• Kayak hire (double or single)
• Backpack transport and drop off to beginning of next section of the trail
• Kayak pickup from Waikare
• Dry bags, maps
• Full safety equipment
Kayaking is tide and weather dependent. Please make enough time for planning and safety briefing with us.
Click here for more info about Te Araroa Walkway.
Time for a sundowner! A fun, sunset paddle across the bay, towards Te Whapu where we beach ourselves and take a short walk to the top of Toretore. Here we will overlook the bay for a gorgeous sunset, with refreshments..
• Bush Walk
• Island Stops
• Stunning Views
• Great photo opportunities & wildlife sightings