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Full-Day Guided Sea Kayak Trip from Picton provided by Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company - Day Tours

Full-Day Guided Sea Kayak Trip from Picton

Full-Day Guided Sea Kayak Trip from Picton
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About
For anyone who loves to sea kayak, this paddling adventure from Picton lets you spend a full day on the water. Follow a guide across the picturesque harbor into the Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound. Morning tea and lunch are served at a remote beach. Search for seals, nesting cormorants, and other native wildlife.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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
Highlights
  • Kayaking tour of Queen Charlotte Sound, departing from Picton
  • Full-day itinerary lets you maximize time on the water
  • Guided commentary and lunch stops provided
  • Great introduction to the Marlborough Sounds
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Kayaking tour of Queen Charlotte Sound, departing from Picton
  • Full-day itinerary lets you maximize time on the water
  • Guided commentary and lunch stops provided
  • Great introduction to the Marlborough Sounds
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18553P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All necessary equipment
  • Local taxes
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • There are no exclusions
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • 4 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand We are on the Picton Waterfront, alongside the water taxi operators.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers (we can cater to younger children minimum age 10 years upon inquiry)
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required (please enquire if travelling on your own, as there may be others booked on)
  • We are happy to collect you from your accommodation in Picton with prior arrangement. We are unable to pick up from Blenheim
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • All necessary equipment
  • Local taxes
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • There are no exclusions
Departure details
  • 4 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand We are on the Picton Waterfront, alongside the water taxi operators.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers (we can cater to younger children minimum age 10 years upon inquiry)
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required (please enquire if travelling on your own, as there may be others booked on)
  • We are happy to collect you from your accommodation in Picton with prior arrangement. We are unable to pick up from Blenheim
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    4 Wellington Street
    4 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    We are on the Picton Waterfront, alongside the water taxi operators.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Marlborough Sounds
    Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company - Day Tours
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Casa62
Brisbane, Australia438 contributions
Invigorating day on the water
Jan 2020
Be prepared to get a great workout and get wet!
A parka and kayak skirt is supplied but you will need jandals and sun protection for out on the water
The weather was on our side as we set off in our double person kayak with our guide and another couple.
It was fun meandering along the shoreline enjoying the scenery and wildlife and then kayaking across the sound and parking up for morning tea and later lunch. These are part of the package together with a hot cuppa cooked over a gas burner. Food is simple and filling.
There was a bit of traffic out on the water to dodge and the inevitable wake that comes with it but that was part of the fun.
An intense workout paddling back into picton harbour around the back of the bird sanctuary.
This was good value for money and we look forward to doing this trip again in January 2022. Hopefully our borders will be open by then.
Written December 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

aprilinparis1
Paris, France82 contributions
BEST DAY KAYAKING WITH GEORGE!!!!
Nov 2019
Today we had the pleasure of being part of George's kayaking adventure through Queen Charlotte Sound!

George was informative, funny, a great teacher, guide and picnic provider. He really made our day one to remember. It rained, the sun shone, we saw lots of wildlife and George always had an informative answer to the dozens of questions I threw at him.

Thank you George and Marlboroug Sounds Adventure Company for one of the best days ever!! <3
Written November 12, 2019
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Chris H
England, UK63 contributions
Great Kayaking trip
Kayaked the Queen Charlotte Sound with one of the guides - a great trip. Informative and friendly, we had a great time. Equipment was all top notch too. Worth doing.
Written October 4, 2019
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eagraham
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
Perfect day!
Apr 2019 • Couples
We had an awesome day on Grove Arm, cloudless, calm and fairly quiet boat traffic. The guide was knowledgeable about the flora and fauna in the area, and very flexible with the agenda other than the times to be at the pick up points. We dropped the half-day folks off after morning tea, and paddled around the other side of Grove Arm, had a fine lunch at a beach shared by a few Queen Charlotte Track users. The absolute highlight though was a rare sighting of a small pod of Hector's dolphins in Governor's Bay, just after morning tea, and sitting in our kayaks watching them swim around us playfully. This was only the second time this year our guide had seen them, the smallest and rarest dolphins in the world. So amazing!
Having kayaked before, we didn't need training or a lot of help, but those that hadn't kayaked found it easy to follow the straightforward info the guide provided. The equipment is good, the food super, the folks friendly and helpful, the agenda was as advertised. All good.
Written April 28, 2019
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JustDavid55
Birmingham, UK27 contributions
A great day out.
Jan 2019 • Couples
A great days kayaking, something we'd only ever done once before. Our guide, Alice, was excellent, very knowledgeable, and tailored the experience (there were only the two of us) to take in as much as possible both from sightseeing and coping with/minimising the effects of the strongish breeze on two sets of 'middle aged' shoulders! Stopping at almost inaccessible beaches for morning tea and lunch (all provided) broke the trip perfectly. At the end of the day we were picked up by minibus for a short journey back to Picton. You don't have to be young, or super fit to experience a great day (or half day) so I'd recommend it highly.
Written March 18, 2019
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An V
50 contributions
a full day of kayaking
Feb 2019 • Friends
Challenging trip against the wind. The guide was able to adjust it to maximize our safety. Access to wonderful beaches. Lovely meals. Very good organisation.
Written March 7, 2019
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oldntyred
Manchester, UK30 contributions
Outstanding day
Oct 2018 • Couples
We went for a full day guided kayak trip with George as our guide. From the moment we arrived to the drop off back in Picton this was a great day. George was knowledgeable about the area and we had some interesting chats as we paddled. We covered a reasonable distance but at our own pace and there was plently of time to enjoy the beauty and to take pictures. Kayaks and equipment were in excellent condition and we felt safe throughout even as Inexperienced kayakers. The lunch provided was great.
Written October 28, 2018
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_janedawley
Stone Harbor, NJ11 contributions
guides were a blast!
Jan 2018 • Friends
zillions of non-stinging jellyfish and seeing all kinds of fish and birds- this 1/2 day tour with Ralph and Eric was so fun and amazing! Go! Easy peasy, too, for these middle aged friends.
Written February 10, 2018
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Gay H
4 contributions
Sun, fun and a kayak (Picton)
Jan 2018 • Friends
Never having kayaked before and the prospect of a half day outing before us, well I wondered if I'd be bailing out at the first bay ... But, our guide was very confident (Ralph) and the magic of the Sounds was all that was needed to make this a fantastic day. Half way we stopped for a swim and cup of tea/coffee with the ultimate apricot/sultana slice. Recommend this for all age groups. Perfection.
Written January 20, 2018
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kiwiklan
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand125 contributions
Fantastic day on Queen Charlotte Sound
Jan 2018 • Family
These guys really looked after us. Safety was paramount. We rented the kayaks for half a day and when we arrived the weather was looking a little shaky so they sent us to a secluded bay where we were completely sheltered then picked us up after. The kayaks were perfect, good weight, steady and well looked after. They maps and guidance was excellent. We had to cross Picton Harbour after 2 Inter-Islander ferries had passed and the waves were easily handled and boy was it fun! Big shout out to this team!
Written January 9, 2018
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