Enjoy New Zealand's marine life up close in your very own 100% clear kayak 

at Motu Hwere ā Maki (Goat Island) Marine Reserve, Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand

As you paddle through the stunningly clear waters of the Goat Island Marine Reserve, you're likely to see a variety of fish such as Snapper (tāmure), Red Moki (nanua), Blue Maomao, and perhaps even some Eagle Rays (whai keo) and Stringrays (whai).

This unique experience is unlike any other kayaking adventure, allowing you to marvel at the marine life that swims just below your Clearyak. 

Fun and educational for all ages, our oldest person so far has been 76, while 3 is our youngest. 

Goat Island Marine Reserve is a magnificent marine environment that attracts people from all over New Zealand.  We must acknowledge the support of Ngāti Manuhiri, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Department of Conservation, and the local Whangateau and Leigh communities who supported us in launching this special experience to New Zealand in January 2017.

This is a family-run business run by locals, so we hope we provide great local knowledge to your experience. We can't wait to share it with you.


Clearyak: New Zealand's ONLY clear kayak experience

Customer looking down through Clear Kayak


View the marine life beneath you as you gently paddle the reserve. 


With the underwater world. A safe option. 


There is no noise or sound pollution in the water compared to the engine on a powerboat, so the fish are comfortable with coming up close.


Clearyaks are environmentally safe for the water and unobtrusive to the ecosystem. There are many benefits for the environment when Clearyaking:

  • Clearyaks are completely self-powered and use no gas or oil; therefore there is no possibility of leaking these substances into the water.

  • Clearyaks do not use excessive speed and do not disrupt the shoreline.

  • Clearyaks are enjoyable to paddle and provide a great peaceful escape from day-to-day life.

  • Clearyaks allow you to explore areas that you can not access by land or by motor boat.

  • Clearyaks are double seated and there are never too many out at a time.

  • Clearyaks allow you to become at one with the elements and enjoy the aquatic and wildlife around you without disturbing them

Why is Clearyak unique? It is:

Some of our favourite Trip Advisor reviews from customers: 

"Awesome experience and great staff. Such a perfect way to see the amazing sea life at Goat Island without barely getting wet! Highly recommended!!"

- Robert T

"Such a great way to see what divers see but without changing from your standard beach wear. We had snapper coming over to check us out and swimming along underneath us as we drifted over reefs, rocks and the sandy bottom.
Also followed a great sting ray without disturbing him or having to be concerned about him not liking the attention.
Loved it. Will be taking friends back for this very special experience."

- Mike194502

"Such a simple yet effective concept! Have an enjoyable time kayaking taking in the views around you and down below. We were blown away by just how much you get to see through the kayak and grateful we kept dry as the water was a tad too chilly! The staff are so friendly, passionate & knowledgable - you just know they love what they do! Would highly recommend and will be returning."

- Charlie B

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