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Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa provided by Sea Kayak Adventures

Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa

Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This full-day sea kayaking trip provides the opportunity to explore more of the Sounds’ secluded beaches and paddle beneath pristine native bush. Your guide will find one of the many beautiful beaches to stop for a delicious homemade picnic lunch. Returning to Anakiwa your guide will do their best to take you a different way home so you never have to paddle the same coast twice.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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.
What to expect
  • The day starts with a safety briefing and getting kitted up before heading down to the beach. Listen to a quick paddling introduction and then head out onto the water for the rest of the tour. The route is always flexible so the tour goes where the weather is best. Depending on how the group decides, there may be a chance to stop and stretch your legs or take a swim before continuing on to a pretty beach for a delicious picnic lunch. Upon landing at the beach, your guide will serve up some hot drinks. After lunch, work your way back towards the starting beach, all going well with a sea breeze at your back. Once back at the beach, you will de-kit and then head off on the rest of your adventure in New Zealand. Showers are available if needed (water dependent during the drier months).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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.
What to expect
  • The day starts with a safety briefing and getting kitted up before heading down to the beach. Listen to a quick paddling introduction and then head out onto the water for the rest of the tour. The route is always flexible so the tour goes where the weather is best. Depending on how the group decides, there may be a chance to stop and stretch your legs or take a swim before continuing on to a pretty beach for a delicious picnic lunch. Upon landing at the beach, your guide will serve up some hot drinks. After lunch, work your way back towards the starting beach, all going well with a sea breeze at your back. Once back at the beach, you will de-kit and then head off on the rest of your adventure in New Zealand. Showers are available if needed (water dependent during the drier months).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 40589P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Sea Kayak Adventures, 8 Anakiwa Road, Picton 7281, New Zealand If you are travelling form Havelock, we are 15 minutes from the Queen Charlotte Drive turn off. We are a big green farm shed on the Corner of Anakiwa Road and Queen Charlotte Drive. If travelling from Picton, get onto the Queen Charlotte Drive and follow it for 30 minutes. 
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 11 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Sea Kayak Adventures, 8 Anakiwa Road, Picton 7281, New Zealand If you are travelling form Havelock, we are 15 minutes from the Queen Charlotte Drive turn off. We are a big green farm shed on the Corner of Anakiwa Road and Queen Charlotte Drive. If travelling from Picton, get onto the Queen Charlotte Drive and follow it for 30 minutes. 
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 11 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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Incrediblesfamily
Whakatane8 contributions
What a awesome experience. We live kayaking and the marlborough sounds has long been on our bucket list and we were not disappointed. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful . We saw birdlife, Rays, fish, jellyfish. Was just magic. Catered for all levels. This is a must do if you make your way down here.
Written 31 December 2020
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425nats
Stoked to have helped you tick off your bucket list trip and we agree it is a must do, but we are a bit biased. ;-p Thanks for taking the time to review and we look forward to hopefully seeing in the future with more of the family. Cheers Nat
Written 1 January 2021
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Lydia E
Bristol, England, United Kingdom10 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
What a day! We experienced the sounds from a totally new perspective and learnt loads from our awesome guide Shaun, who told us about the wildlife, indigenous flora, Maori culture and history and more. We felt totally safe the whole time and went way further than we would have independently (around 20kms in total). Plus we were given a tasty lunch and hot cup of tea to warm up half way through! Id recommend it to anyone wanting a cool day out doing something a bit different.
Written 28 October 2020
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Hey Lydia, what a cool review! Thank you. The lunch just tops the day off aye. We are glad you enjoyed Seán's company, we think he is awesome too. Cheers Nat
Written 24 November 2020
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EmmaFromEurope
Hamburg, Germany5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We did a fully guided kayak tour -via Active. 1 day full, one morning, one afternoon. It was totally amazing. We saw many species of marine life, including a small shark, and many birds. Gareth was a truely phenomenal guide, know everything about trees and animals, and even found fresh mussels to eat for lunch. Kayaks are great, very stable, we received all good gear and instructions. Rest of staff was also wonderful and went the extra mile. Kudos and many thanks to Aaron to have set up and run this special place. Hope to return soon to do more trips with them, it's on my must-do-next-time-when-I-return-to-NZ-list, and definitely recommend the kayak tour
Written 20 February 2020
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simonandjof
Almeria, Spain16 contributions
Had a fantastic day with Jamie as our guide. He showed us lots of things we wouldn’t have noticed on our own and was very knowledgeable. We got a bit cold in the rain and really appreciated the extra clothing he brought along as well as a good lunch in a sheltered spot.
Written 18 February 2020
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Beany
London, UK17 contributions
Blooming loved it!
Great boats - great guide - great weather - simple great lunch - great group....

I had a mix up with a 3rd party that i booked through and the amazing iSite team plus the amazing team here worked it all out for me! Helped me get a lift out to the start point and then down to the beach from there.

They have a simple set up that works really well - the kit is a little rough round the edges but they have thought of what you need, extra jackets for when the wind picks up simple life jackets that can work for all etc.

We headed out 4 boats 8 people ( i was the odd number of guests travelling alone ) so was lucky enough to be in a boat with the guide!

We buzzed around the Sound and stopped for breaks and lunch - we pushed it pretty hard as we were all game - but the other teams didn’t go half as far as we did as they were happy at a more relaxed pace.
Written 8 February 2020
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Cristine P
wilmington, United States5 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Great staff beautiful kayak trip loved the muscle farm
Fantastic adventure! Thank you Sophie, Johnathan Garath and owner Aaron
Written 6 November 2019
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TrampusUk
UK14 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We spent a full day with Dan our guide, and were lucky in that there were just the 2 of us. First at the base we were given comprehensive safety instructions, and kitted out with the gear.Once launched, down at Anikiwa, Dan guided us up the coast of the Marlborough Sound pointing out local features, bird life and sea life, including several stingrays, and shags. Dan also showed some techniques for trying to improve our kayaking skills. Lunch was included on the full day tour, which we stopped for in Mistletoe Bay. Sandwiches and cakes and fruit and even fresh plunger coffee! ( can’t get over having fresh coffee on a kayak tour!) .The water in The Sound is so clean and clear. We had a fantastic day, and would certainly recommend this small company.
Thankyou especially to Dan, who was a brilliant guide.
Written 27 February 2019
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What a lovely review of Dan! He is pretty good at what he does and we love having him here with us. Yes the coffee does go down well at lunchtime :-) Thanks again for taking the time to review. Cheers Nat
Written 7 April 2019
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Chris S
Arlington, VA2 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
The three of us opted for the guided full day tour, and we're glad we did. We're experienced enough that we could have navigated around ourselves, but our guide Jonathan knew where we were most likely to see stringrays and other interesting creatures, and read the weather to save us some hard paddling and allow us to see more of the sound. We were completely confident about how far to go and still get back in time, so we saw more than we would have otherwise. Jonathan told us a lot about what we were seeing, and it was all interesting. We were fortunate to have him to ourselves, but he could have handled a larger group. We had a great time.
Written 1 February 2019
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HI Chris, Jono is definitely a top notch guide and can promote a lot of confidence for beginners and experienced alike. we are stoked to have him here. Thanks for taking the time to review your tour. Cheers Nat
Written 24 February 2019
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f800gstrophy
Greater Hobart, Australia5 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Normally I dont write reviews but this time I have to.

I had an absolute fantastic Kayak trip. And also my best Kayak trip of my life so far (it was my second). We had a guide who really enjoyed what he is doing. He knew so much about stuff like U.S. fastfood chains, cereals, our exact place at the moment and also guidey stuff like birds, and trees. We shared a few pearls of wisdom and we even got to know what to do without toiletpaper in the bush. He also did some guidey stuff like doing some random thing in a tree during sitting in his Kayak, throwing stones or telling jokes only guides would do. He really cared about us. As I needed help to get my spraydeck over my shoulders he just snapped into action and pulled it down.
If you are a humorous person ask for Alex and be quick as he will leave end of April. You will recognize him by having tears of joy in your eyes because he is such a perfect piece of DNA.

No seriously: It was a really tremendous trip. Book with those guys. They really know what they are doing and they have fun doing it.
Written 2 April 2018
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WOW! What a review Thomas. Thank you. Super stoked to hear you enjoyed Alex's company and "guidey stuff". Cheers Nat
Written 9 April 2018
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Climber750680
2 contributions
I really enjoyed our trip! We had perfect weather and a small group of only four people so it was easy to adjust the pace and route to our wishes. We were never bored but never in a rush as well. With a lovely group, a good lunch and a perfect guide, that made a wonderful day for me, Thank you Nick!

Cheers, your way to famous Superhero Team
Written 14 March 2018
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Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip. Glad to hear you enjoyed the pace of the kayak trip and that it made the day so much better. Cheers Nat
Written 9 April 2018
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KatieH4564821234
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Excellent 3 day kayaking trip in the Sounds
We did a 3-day trip in Kenepuru Sound, and definitely would recommend Aaron and his team! From daily weather update
Phillip877
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Awesome kayak experience
Epic way to explore the beautiful Okiwa bay. Aaron was a wealth of knowledge and super friendly/easy to deal with.
hey1083
hey1083
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Two Thumbs Up
Super friendly and knowledgable staff and awesome way to experience the sounds on your own accord. I would highly r
RhinoG1
RhinoG1
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Awesome kayak hire, friendly as
We hire two double kayaks - the sit on top types. Came with lifejackets & map. Great gear, awesome instruction and
Sweetlinchan
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Amazing 5 day kayaking adventure
Would recommend this rental company, booked a 5 day kayaking trip with no previous overnight kayaking experience, h
Jeanie2777
Jeanie2777
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Great half day kayak rental
We had a great time, beautiful scenery. A really nice way to explore Queen Charlotte Sound by yourself.
samv216
samv216
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Brilliant totally worth it sea kayaking tour
Excellent day out. Was just the two of us and our instructor Aaron. Amazing sunny weather made it all the more enjo
DeaneB_13
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Aaron 😘
Aaron is amazing. We love his enthusiasm .... and his stories So much fun and super organised with his expertise Oh
DiscoNinja
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5 day self-guided kayak hire
My partner & I hired a double kayak for a 5 day self-guided trip through the Pelorus sounds. Aaron & Nat were great
Stay51071400175
Stay51071400175
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A perfect half day kayak!
Aaron was an amazing guide and made sure day was an unforgettable experience. The water was stunning and was superb
Nikki M
Nikki M
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Marlborough Sounds MUST DO
My family and I had an amazing time with Sea Kayak Adventures. So professional and efficient. Aaron was awesome and
FlyingKiwi091
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Great service and great price.
We hired kayaks for a small group for half a day. Excellent friendly, professional and well organised service. The
T9078NNhelenm
T9078NNhelenm
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Walk/Kayak QC
3 days of walking, accommodation, track passes, water taxis and a freedom kayak all organised by this fab team. Th
Kirsty615
Kirsty615
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Best Adventure ever!
Just home from 3 days kayaking on the beautiful Queen Charlotte sound. Amazing time with a bunch of teenagers. We p
Murpjn7
Murpjn7
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Definitely recommend
My girlfriend and I did a half day self guided kayak, we were on the water really quickly and had an easy paddle up
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