Clearyak invisible kayaks prepare for Goat Island relaunch

The marine reserve in Goat Island is hardly an undiscovered gem. On any given day in summer the swimming spot is filled with snorkellers, who have taken the day trip north of Auckland. Beyond swimmers the waters around Leigh are full of life. As base for the Auckland University Marine Laboratory it’s a great place to see Red Moki and Blue Maomao.

But there is a more refined way to gain a glimpse into the ‘life aquatic’.

Clearyak run kayak tours with a difference. They take kayaking tours in clear boats (hence the name “clear-kayaks”). Made from the same material as bullet-proof glass their boats are both strong and completely see-through, providing views of the sea floor beneath.

Run off nearby Leigh the boat tour company were given the go ahead by Ngāti Manuhiri and the Department of Conservation in 2017 because of their unobtrusive on marine life. They are peaceful, paddle powered and a pure delight to experience.

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