Lyttelton Kayaks.


All hires from the Cass Bay site are temporarily suspended.

The reason why the kayaks are not available is that The City has deemed that where I store the kayaks at Cass Bay breaches a rule in their District Plan.
I disagree with the city's interpretation of its own rules.
I do not have the inclination ( or the resources ) to challenge the city in the Courts.
A few months ago I was fined heavily for these breaches.

Annoying, for I have been operating for eleven years without this issue.

Without my Cass Bay site I have logistics problems and safety problems.
I am working hard to resolve these - progress is slow.

The kayaks will be going again. When, I do not know.

Apologies for the inconvenience.
Thank you for your continuing interest.

  • Hirers and manufacturers of superior open ocean sea kayaks
  • Promoting the waters of Lyttelton Harbour to the people of Christchurch.

Welcome to Lyttelton Kayaks.


Lyttelton Kayaks hires sea kayaks at favourable prices to the people of Christchurch.

Lyttelton Harbour, with its large expanse of water and places of interest, is a huge recreation resource for the people of Christchurch.

The harbour is a fascinating place.

Visit the ships graveyard. The disappearing guns of Ripapa Island. Paddle and play in the sea caves and rock gardens. Experience the excitement of the inner harbour. Hectors Dolphins. Penguins.  Land on Quail Island, with its history as a Quarantine Station and its association with the early Antarctic explorers. See quaint boatsheds. The beaches. Moored craft and marinas. Purau, and Diamond Harbour.

And if that is not enough, then there is the quiet enjoyment of the outdoors and the challenge of the seas.

We hire sea kayaks and promote Lyttelton.

When not hiring kayaks I spend my time building open ocean sea kayaks, paddles, and safety aids. We market these under our ‘’ brand.

Enjoy this site, and enjoy your time on Lyttelton Harbour.

Lyttelton Kayaks