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Waterways Boating Safaris

Address: 745 Kenepuru Road | RD 2, Picton 7282, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-574 1372
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Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Picton
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Drive a boat, explore the sounds. Fun, freedom & stunning scenery on a guided boating safari...
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Drive a boat, explore the sounds. Fun, freedom & stunning scenery on a guided boating safari. Explore the sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds whilst enjoying the thrill of driving your own boat. Learning to handle the boat is quick and easy for first-timers.We want to share the magic of the Marlborough Sounds with you. Take charge or or own boat and get the freedom to explore an area of unsurpassed beauty in an ever-changing landscape of native forest, ferns and hidden bays. Day tours include sightseeing, coastal walk, Jurassic forest, native birds and wildlife, mussel farms.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful day with Leicester. Thoroughly enjoyed learning how to ride the tinnies and loved the beautiful surroundings and Leicester's droll commentary. This was money well spent and I highly recommend the trip. An added bonus was that we were transported there and back from Picton.

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Longborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We did a full day trip with Leicester and were lucky enough to be the only couple on the tour that day. Leicester is a boat designer and he has created these great little boats which are fast, stable and really easy to drive. We had a fantastic day zipping about the sounds in some very quiet and peaceful areas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Loved loved loved this tour. Leicester was a fantastic guide who helped us navigate the Marlborough Sounds in our own boat. There was amazing scenery as we boated past and got a lesson in mussel farming in New Zealand. We booked the day tour, but only did the boating portion, not the walk (make sure to pack your lunch). I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went out in the half day tour, the people running it were lovely, very friendly and helpful, they teach you how to drive the boat and all the safety requirements. Then it's out into the sounds which has absolutely stunning scenery, you learn about the mussel farms and most of all have fun driving your own boat :) my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I had an awesome time exploring the Sound, operating our own boat for the very first time. The view is breathtaking, and it's a very different experience than just sitting in a big boat cruise - you actually get to drive your own boat and be much closer to nature. The boat is stable and with much... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We opted for the half day as the weather which had been fine took a turn for the worse. It was a bit cold and cloudy but our luck was in. My wife and I were the only customers that morning but Lester was more than happy to show us the ropes and get us on the water. The little... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had a fantastic day out on the sounds with Lester. Even though we were the only couple going his wife picked us up from Havelock and Lester was happy to take us out. It was really a treat for my husband because I am not that keen on small boats but I felt very safe with Lester guiding us.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

I wasn't going to comment on this but in the end have decided to do so. Firstly it is a great day out there is no doubt about it and we enjoyed ourselves very much. I am not very good with boats and we had a few problems finding the place. It is not clear that on leaving Havelock you... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Perfect weather, the best tour guide ever and a great experience. Its the real must have in New Zealand!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was one tour that I was really looking forward to. But the weather.. oh the wicked weather had to act up on the afternoon that we were supposed to head out. It did not look bad, just a tad of wind with heavy dark clouds hanging above. But as one of the reviewer said, Leicester takes safety very seriously... More 

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