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Half day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

Picton, New Zealand
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4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Tour the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound on a half-day paddling adventure from Picton. Settle into your sea kayak and follow an expert guide from the waterfront to sheltered coves and remote beaches. Search the waters for eagles rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and dolphins while you learn about the natural history of the Marlborough Sounds. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
  • Half-day sea kayak tour of the Marlborough Sounds
  • Paddle from the Picton waterfront to Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins, fur seals and little blue penguins
  • Learn about the area’s natural history from an expert guide
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention


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Great Tour
, Jan 2019
We really enjoyed the Tour. We had a very friendly and mindful tourguide, who showed us some wonderful places. He also explaned interesting things about the nature there and pointed us stingrays and starfishes in the very clear water.
Picton break
, Dec 2018
A last minute something to do, was very much enjoyed.Good equipment and staff thanks Chris the pom :)
We were on a cruise that included a...
, Apr 2018
We were on a cruise that included a day in Picton. My wife and I had never been kayaking before and decided to give it a go. What a great decision. First of all the cruise schedule changed due to weather and sea condition, but Wilderness Guides were brilliant at rearranging our booking around this moving both the date and the time to accommodate us - thank you Courtney. The office was very easy to find and the staff were friendly. Merlin was our guide and it was quite a magical experience. He explained clearly what we would be doing and when we got to the site he made sure we were all aware of the safety processes. Our group was just 7 people and Merlin so was very easy to keep together and listen to what was being said. We were in the kayaks for probably 3 hours I really can't be exact! but it went so quickly and was very easy to keep up with the other people despite being kayak virgins! The scenery was breathtaking and would love to visit the place again. Saw some jellyfish and stingrays along with a number of birds, Merlin was very knowledgeable despite not being a local! Great experience.
A amazing experience and our guides...
, Apr 2018
A amazing experience and our guides were excellent! This is a very age friendly Kayak as it is not too strenuous! Absolutely loved it!
What a fantastic kayaking trip! 8km...
Patti H
, Feb 2018
What a fantastic kayaking trip! 8km of the most incredible views right from the waters edge! The two tour guides we had were so informative, personable and enthusiastic. It was only the second time we had ever kayaked and they made us feel very comfortable and that we were doing a great job! We arrived by cruise ship and couldnt find any tours in Picton that would work with the ships arrival and departure times. This one worked and we were so glad that we did it. Definitely recommend this tour for anyone going to Picton.
The kayak trip was one of our...
, Jan 2018
The kayak trip was one of our highlights. The kayak guide, Merlin, was wonderful!. I would highly recommend this excursion.
Amazing! We were late arriving at...
, Jan 2018
Amazing! We were late arriving at the tour due to our cruise ship arriving late, but our tour guide was all set up and patiently waiting for us to arrive! He shared great information about the wildlife and New Zealand! I don't think there was a question we asked that he didn't have the answer to! The entire family agreed that this was the best tour we went on during our trip to New Zealand!
The best!!! Martin, Courtney and Jason...
Tony S
, Dec 2017
The best!!! Martin, Courtney and Jason from wilderness guides are fantastic!!!
Absolutely amazing morning kayaking...
Thomas H
, Aug 2017
Absolutely amazing morning kayaking. The bloke taking us out on the water was incredibly personable and friendly, he knew a lot of stories about the area and what animals to look out for. One of the best things we did in Picton and the Marleborough area. Would highly highly recommend this!
This was an amazing half day tour...
Fred R
, Apr 2017
This was an amazing half day tour around Marlborough Sounds. Our guide, Merlin, was fantastic--very patient, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the area. We saw, several seals, starfish, jellyfish, several stingrays, and a beautiful bird native to the area. The weather was perfect with blue skies and no clouds. I would highly recommend this relaxing tour if you are looking to experience the beauty of the Sounds!

Product code: 10707P1

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