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Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton provided by Wilderness Guides - Day Tours

Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h 30m
Group size:
30
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h 30m
  • Group size:
    30
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 10707P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • All necessary equipment provided
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
7h 30m
Departure details
  • 1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand Wilderness Guides Office at the Picton Waterfront Corner of London Quay and Wellington Street, Picton
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age of children to participate is 8 years old)
  • A minimum of 2 people per departure time is required. If you are a solo traveler, please contact our office for availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • All necessary equipment provided
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • 1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand Wilderness Guides Office at the Picton Waterfront Corner of London Quay and Wellington Street, Picton
Duration
7h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age of children to participate is 8 years old)
  • A minimum of 2 people per departure time is required. If you are a solo traveler, please contact our office for availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Lizzie Stone
3 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
Had a fantastic day kayaking around the Sounds - Sean (Shaun?) was a brilliant guide with extensive knowledge of the local history and wildlife. Best way to explore the area, worth every cent
Written 29 November 2020
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Alisha
3 contributions
Aug 2020
Kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds was the absolute highlight of our weekend trip to Picton. Martyn was our amazing guide who knew alot about the history of the sounds, plant life and wildlife. He tailored the 1-day guided tour to suit how adventurous we wanted to make it and we couldn't have asked for anything or anyone better. We would recommend this experience to anyone who visits Picton, it definitely opened our eyes to how beautiful the area is and how lucky we are to see it from this perspective.
Written 2 September 2020
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That's fantastic to hear and thank you for your review! Kayaking is a great way to experience the Marlborough Sounds and thanks for choosing to do that with us - we will pass on your kind words to Martyn. Hope we see you another time . . .
Written 5 October 2020
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curley001
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Can't recommend these guys enough.
Booking was done online quick & easy.
On the day of our booking the weather was not the best, no dramas we could go, reschedule or a full refund was offered.
We went the next morning and had a wonderful time.
Our guide Jenna was so passionate and knowledgeable about Picton and the Sounds. She explained everything about the wildlife and fauna and took us to some lovely bays. Where we saw a school of stingrays, a seal sunbaking and the infamous tree penguins.
If in Picton this is a must for everyone even for beginners
Written 9 March 2020
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Wow great review - thank you! Our team are passionate about sharing the Marlborough Sounds with visitors and great to hear you saw so much fantastic wildlife on your trip.
Written 17 April 2020
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Elly A
9 contributions
Jan 2020
Kayaking in the Queen Charlotte Sound for a day guided by George was the highlight of our time in Marlborough Sound. George was a fantastic guide and the area was just stunning. Highly recommended
Written 17 February 2020
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TravelAMH2
6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Had a beautiful day kayaking in the sounds. We came to Picton on a cruise ship. The staff were flexible with our time crunch and made sure we got the most out of our time on the water. Loved kayaking in the beautiful sounds and had a great guide.
Written 6 February 2020
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TomT403
Las Vegas, NV10 contributions
Feb 2020
We did the full day kayak tour. Group was my wife, me, and our guide, Alex. We had a great day. Alex explained a broad variety of things about the area including rays, fish, birds, history, and legends. It was a bit windy so he found sheltered spots to paddle and talk. Not overly taxing. We had a good time and were glad we took the tour.
Written 2 February 2020
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Ricardo
3 contributions
Jan 2020
Via an online booking in July 2019 we arranged a day of kayaking for New Years Day 2020 for four adults and were absolutely delighted with our experience. We had the exclusive services of Jake for the day who - as others have said - is extremely knowledgeable about the geography and fauna of the area, we could not have asked for a better guide for our day.

I'm assuming that weather conditions and group experience dictate the plan for the day, but in our case we were driven out along Queen Charlotte Drive to Ngakuta Bay where we launched after a recap of equipment and safety. Spray decks, dry bags and spray tops (if required) were provided.

We spent the morning exploring bays off the Grove Arm - essentially exploring the coastline that the Queen Charlotte Track goes through - which is unspoiled by vehicular access. Lunch (and toilet stop) was taken ashore at the Mistletoe Eco Camp Site, the far end of the QCT. A great lunch of sandwiches, cakes and real fresh coffee made over a stove was provided. The return journey took in more of the coastline before a crossing of the open waters of the Grove. The wind had picked up a bit but the tandem kayaks have a broad beam and are extremely stable so had no difficulty in navigating the waves. It was clear that our guide had a contingency plan if we'd been uncomfortable with the conditions or ran out of steam and that support from base was on hand if required.

We had a great and memorable adventure and I wouldn't hesitate to use the services of Wilderness Guides again, this is a very well run operation. Book with confidence and create your own adventure! Thanks again Jake
Written 7 January 2020
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Shimone
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
I went on the full day kayak trip and had a wonderful time! The weather was amazing and we could see a good amount of coastline in the time that we had. I really enjoyed the drive out to the starting point, seeing the rays and birds, and hearing about the Maori culture and history of the area! The tour was tailored to the pace of the group and seemed very well organised, with a delicious lunch and some time for a swim! Would recommend to anyone keen to see the area!
Written 17 December 2019
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FootlooseSingapore
Singapore223 contributions
The full day sea kayak guided tour is safe, well provisioned and enjoyable. We had kayaks and paddles which were in excellent condition. Waterproof sea bags kept our stuff dry. The spray skirts and life jackets were clean and comfortable. Alex, our guide was patient and competent. His local knowledge enabled us to spy numerous short and long tailed stingrays in sheltered coves. We also chanced upon seals sunbathing on a rocky outcrop. The highlight, however, was encountering a pod of playful dolphins who swam amongst our kayaks and breached the water numerous times in a display of grace and power. It was quite an experience indeed! Lunch on a quiet beach with toilet facilities comprised fresh fruit, delicious sandwiches, chocolate chip slices and coffee. What a wonderful day on the water! A great introduction to Queen Charlotte Sound!
Written 2 December 2019
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Thank you very much for your review and great description of your one day guided sea kayak tour. What a highlight seeing dolphins! That's always a very special moment when kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
Written 6 December 2019
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SP Wong
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions
As there were no one else except for my husband and I, we were fortunate to have the pleasure of a private tour by our very knowledgeable and friendly guide, Jake.

Jake is well-travelled and has a vast knowledge of NZ history and the surrounding region. He could almost give you a background story of anything that we spot along our kayak trip - from the trees to the birds and the seal that we spotted having a sun bath and a back rub up on someone's holiday home deck.

The water was still and crystal clear that we've even managed to spot a few baby jellyfishes (tiny non-poisonous ones) along the way.

As we opted for a full day tour, lunch was included as part of the package. We had a delicious chicken sandwich from the local bakery, Whittakers choc, orange juice and were given the choice of tea or coffee. We had a nice lovely picnic on one of the nearby beaches.

Overall a lovely way to check out the beauty of the region especially if it's your first time.
Written 18 October 2019
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