Cable Bay Kayaks offer you the safety and assurance of local knowledge plus fascinating insights into the area's history, landscape and wildlife. We have a commitment to sustainable tourism & have featured on the Discovery Channel and in Conde Nast magazine. We operate with respect for the environment and the rich local Maori & European history.
Cable Bay is situated 20 minutes north of Nelson, about 8kms from the SH.1 turnoff. Named Rotokura by local Maori, the beach faces westward hence the translation of 'Red light over water'. The area comprises Cable and Delaware Bays separated by Pepin Island with the Wakapuaka estuary in behind. Cable Bay beach is a natural boulder barrier to the sea and the rugged coastline is part of the Nelson mineral belt. These old igneous formations weathered by the sea form an intricate labyrinth of caves, corridors and islets navigable only by kayak.