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Welcome to Moana Paddle Nelson, offering the best little paddling adventures (and more) from Tahunanui Beach in Nelson. With a variety of paddling options available only minutes from the heart of Nelson City, Paddle Nelson really are the regions premier paddle sports destination.

Stand Up paddleboards (SUPs) and Sit on top Kayaks are available to hire by the hour to explore Nelson Haven at your leisure, or join us on our amazing Guided Sea Kayak tours to the Historic Nelson Lighthouse.

Available daily, these Family-friendly half-day trips take in all the sights and sounds of our special little harbour as we paddle to the iconic Nelson Boulder Bank. There’s time to climb to the top of the light and check out the view and get a selfie, a cuppa and a cookie, then it’s only a short paddle back to the beach to enjoy what the rest of our neat little region has to offer.

Paddleboard lessons are available through the only accredited Surfing New Zealand SUP School in The South Island, so to get your paddling skills up to scratch way sooner, and let one of our awesome instructors help you on the way. Paddleboard Yoga (yes it’s a thing) is awesome, and easy even for first-time yogis. Our floating studio provides a perfect opportunity to give it a go or push your practice to the next level, Namaste!

We pride ourselves on a quality experience at an affordable price, and hope you can join us for a GREAT LITTLE PADDLE ADVENTURE in PADDLE TOWN, NZ!!

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Lighthouse Sea Kayak Tour. The Lighthouse Sea Kayak Tour is outstandingly good fun!!! And easy for everyone know matter how old or how fit (or unfit). The Moana staff and guides are awesome and really knowledgeable about the local history of Nelson and the beautiful bird life in and around Tahunanui beach and the harbour. Loved it!

– Silena | TripAdvisor

Kayaking - Lighthouse Tour - Awesome! Thanks, team for such a great day out, so cool to have this in Nelson, to be able to do a paddle out to the lighthouse, have a cuppa, see the views then head back to the beach. The team were great, clear instructions, lots of laughs and a fabulous day out. Highly recommend.

– Travelbugx1 | TripAdvisor

Awesome Moana SUP. What an awesome team Moana is. We went with a family member who has a disability and we were offered the use of their adaptive equipment so that he could sit in a chair with outriggers on the board. He was able to enjoy being on the water just like everyone else. Absolutely amazing and he loved it. Team Moana are a fantastic inclusive activity for all. Thank you Moana SUP.

– Helen | TripAdvisor

Sunny Nelson Morning Paddle. Got there slightly later than booking, was greeted with a kind welcome and a run down of the tides and weather, felt really looked after. Had a fantastic morning paddle around and explored fifeshire rock. The staff were absolutely fantastic, professional and kind. Highly recommended for beginners, families and even gift cards. Had such a fun time and thank you very much!!!!

– Roman | TripAdvisor

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