Sea Kayak Rentals

Come on down to Kaiteriteri beach and have a chat; we’ll sort you out

Ideal for first timers who want to experience kayaking in the Abel Tasman area but don’t want to commit to an option lasting longer than a few hours. Kaiteriteri Bay is known as one of the most safe and sheltered beaches in New Zealand.

We provide ultra stable double kayaks so you can explore the coves, islands and lagoons all found within the shelter of the bay. New Zealand Fur Seals reside on one of the islands from April – November.

We also offer Stand Up Paddle boards for hire. All paddle boarding is restricted to Kaiteriteri bay.

We give you full instruction and provide all necessary safety equipment.


Great option for families.

Give it a try – it’s easy.

Plenty to explore – beaches, islands and wildlife.

No experience needed.


9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm 3.30pm, 4.30pm

About 20 minutes

1 – 4 hours

All rentals to be returned by 5.30pm

Age Limit
1 hour generally 6-8+ years (if able to fit a life-jacket) Restricted to in-bay hire only. 2-4 hours: 14+ years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 18


Seasonal Open Dates for Beach Hire & Freedom Rentals

NZ School holidays  - Beach open upon request (bookings essential)

1st November - 30th April: Beach rental department open 9.30am to 4.00pm (open till 5.30pm on specific dates, please give us a call for more details).

1st May - 30th October: Beach rentals department open only for pre booked spaces, please pre book all rentals at least one day in advance for the following briefing times:  Out of Bay freedom hire (sea kayaking): 9.30am, 10.30am, & 11.30am. In Bay freedom hire (SUP & open sit on top kayaks): Group bookings only for the off season - please call for more details.

Phone 0800 25 29 25 for details outside these dates.


Freedom Kaiteriteri – One hour rental: $30.00pp

Freedom Ngaio – Two hour rental: $45.00pp

Freedom Split Apple – Three hour rental: $55.00pp

Freedom Beaches – Four hour rental: $60.00pp

All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include sales tax (GST).