Kayak Tours & Rentals/Hire – Fishing

Kayak Tours or Rentals/Hire & Fishing

We have single and double kayaks available for hire and we offer guided kayak tours. Let us introduce you to the nooks and crannies of Raglan’s limestone rocks or take you under bridges and up streams to see Raglan from a different perspective. We have a range of different routes and cruises, suitable for all levels of kayaking ability. Just let us know your timeframe and requirements and we can customise a tour to suit (available to groups of 22 or fewer).

Based in Hamilton? We now offer guided kayak tours on the Waikato River, which are perfect for team building events, corporate functions, hen parties and birthday celebrations.

Alternatively take your kayaking adventure to a whole new level with a kayak fishing half or full-day out. It’s an easy sport to pick up, requires very little instruction and could see you heading home with a fantastic feed of fresh fish.

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Things to Note

  • No minimum numbers required, unless specified
  • We offer discounts for school and corporate groups, team building activities, family groups or stag and hen parties
  • Raglan Harbour is tidal so rentals stop on the third and fourth hour after high tide, due to adverse water conditions and movements
  • All kayaks supplied are sit on top type
  • No Jeans

Kayak Tours

Kayaks can be double or single and are sit on top type, all kayak tours includes safety briefing and a short introduction to paddle skills (if required).

The tours include information about the scenic surroundings and the sea / river life.

Raglan Kayaking Tours to Pancake Rocks

Kayak ToursPrice
2-hour tour, (minimum two people) $60 per person
2-hour down winder tour, (minimum two people) $70 per person
3-hour tour, (minimum two people) $80 per person
For all the above tours we offer a discount for children under the age of 14 * -$20 per child
2.5-hour mighty Waikato River tour, (minimum four people) $75 per person
Discounts avalible for larger groups please contact us

Prices include guide, kayak, paddle & seat and including safety equipment.
*when accompanied by a full paying adult.

What to Bring:

Sunglasses, sunscreen, water, towel, change of clothes, hat, swimwear and warm top (optional), camera and snack bar.

Kayak Hire

All kayak hire includes safety briefing and a short introduction to paddle skills (if required).

Kayak HirePrice
Single kayak 1-hour hire $25
Single kayak 2-hour hire $35
Single kayak half day 3-hour hire $50
Double kayak 1-hour hire $40
Double kayak 2-hour hire $55
Double kayak half day 3- hour hire $70
Family deal 2 x Double kayaks 1-hour hire $70
Basic Training (15 minutes / Full Hour) $12 / $30
Rash vest $2
Wetsuit shorts $5
Rash and Wetsuit shorts $6
Splash proof Jacket & Over Pants  $5
What to Bring:

Sunglasses, sunscreen, water, towel, change of clothes, hat, swimwear and warm top (optional), camera and snack bar.

Kayak Fishing

A fully-refundable deposit of $100, plus driver’s licence is required for kayak fishing hire. Bookings essential.

Kayak Fishing HirePrice
1 double kayak half day 4-hour hire $160
Full day 7-hour hire (double kayak only) $220
Rods only - 2 hour hire $10
Bait available from $5

All kayaks come equipped with:

  • Comfy seats
  • Rods (or BYO)
  • Running anchor
  • Net
  • Kayak safety flag
  • Bait can also be supplied

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The Raglan area is known for its surfing, fun cafe's funky shops and laid back vibe, but it was family friendly as well, especially with the amazing kayak trip organized by Raglan Watersports for us. We had a blast exploring the stunning pancake rocks with our guide Keith who was friendly and knowledgeable about the marine life and geography of the area. I have been trying to organize a similar trip in Abel Tasman and no outfitters are letting us book with our less than 10 year olds, and, it looks crowded! We got the guide, and shore to ourselves!! FANTASTIC!! Thanks again Justine and Keith, wishing you all the best!


“Best Kayak Place in Raglan” I've rented kayaks and SUP boards at quite a few places in Raglan and the surrounding area and these guys are by far the best. Keith was super helpful getting us set up with the right gear and his wife recommended some really cool hidden spots along the estuary. We were super impressed. There were 5 of us in our group and everyone had a brilliant time!

Kara E

“Raglan Watersports made our Raglan Trip perfect!” Absolut great and friendly service and this led to an unforgettable experience! we hired a Kayak one evening with Raglan Watersports and then the next morning we had a Stand Up Paddle Board lesson with Keith, he's a very professional and patient instructor. All we can say is, that we will be back! Thanks so much Team!

Evi -Tauranga

Brilliant. Thanks to you and Keith, we had a great time. Was lovely to do, will sure do it again sometime!

Ellen Habitat for Humanity

Kayaking in Raglan - Comments: Had such an awesome time kayaking in Raglan. The owners were so friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend them and will use them again in the future!

Delmari Auckland