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Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa
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Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa

By Sea Kayak Adventures
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Ages 11-80, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8h
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  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions


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  • 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. 
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 40589P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 11 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa price starts from $94.93. Discover and book Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa on Tripadvisor
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    • Sea Kayak Adventures
      261
      Anakiwa, New Zealand
      Joined in April 2011
    • Renato S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Multi Day Kayak
      We just had a great experience. Aaron and his team really do a great job and do everything to make sure you enjoy your trip. Their service is exceptional and at a really reasonable price. They put together a trip for us that was exactly what we wanted and was a combination of multi-day self-guided kayaking and hiking. Thank you very much
      Written April 3, 2024
    • sarahmB9102VD
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amazing way to explore Marlborough sounds!
      We loved our day kayaking on Marlborough sounds enjoying the beautiful views, nature and the sunshine! I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting New Zealand!
      Written March 5, 2024
    • victoriagrace963
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magical!
      This was hands down the best part of our holiday. Aaron was so knowledgeable, a walking encyclopedia regarding the nature, landscape, animals, culture etc The whole day was magical! Thank you so much!!
      Written March 5, 2024
    • Roam37261723702
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome guided kayak tour
      Friendly and happy staff. Careful guides keeping disparate group of people safe, yet actively directing our attention to the most interesting history and biology of the area. Not as much shallow seafloor life seen in our area of transit as our experience in North pacific waters. The geography of the area and it's forest reclamation beauty more than compensated for that. I would do it again but would go out on longer tour to see more sea creatures.
      Written February 29, 2024
    • 145garethw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kayak Fun
      Great way to spend a morning out on the Sounds. Aaron was a fun guide explaining about the local history, fauna and flora. We paddled at leisurely pace so that we could take in the sights. All equipment was supplied and in good order. Throughly recommended, we will book again.
      Written February 24, 2024
    • sachin n
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great service
      went mountain biking with a friend - hired an e-bike for the day. really good equipment and super easy process! best way to ride along the Queen Charlotte Track! would recommend
      Written February 17, 2024
    • ivanovbt
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Self-directed hire, with excellent equipment and advice
      We hired gear from Aaron for a 9-day self-directed paddle. The whole process was totally stress-free, and Aaron’s warmth and generosity shone through every step of the way. Booking was straight-forward, arrangements for transport were simple and easy, and the whole hire process went smoothly. He gave us all the gear we needed. It was all in great condition, and totally reliable throughout our trip. We called in daily via phone (when we could get reception), and were given weather and more important,y wind updates, so we could assess where best to travel. Overall, we had a wonderful trip, and the icing on the cake was Aaron’s relaxed manner and thoughtfulness in getting us from A to B even after the trip was over. I thoroughly recommend the business for anyone wanting to experience the region by water. Five stars!
      Written February 14, 2024
    • Pgo67
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kayaking experince
      We have no experience with kayaking. Sean toke us on a educating and exciting trip on the sound. We love NZ.😁😁👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
      Written February 13, 2024
    • Lisa E
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Kayaking Experience!
      Holt was our guide, offered excellent safety and directions. He pointed out sea creatures including moon jellyfish, sting rays, sea urchin, birds, and starfish. Additionally he added commentary about trees and the Sound. Excellent kayaking! Beautiful day! Wear sunscreen.
      Written February 9, 2024
    • G9888KJelainek
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun activity for young teenagers
      We rented several sit on kayaks for three hours just to kayak around the shoreline. Very well run and professional. Highly recommend.
      Written January 25, 2024
    • natalieblandford
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Experience New Zealand’s diverse marine life with an exceptional guide
      Morgan was our excellent guide on our beautiful half day trip. Morgan provided a calm, professional and relaxed experience that catered expertly to the two couples she was leading. I was glad I applied plenty of sunscreeen, as we were lucky to have the perfect weather: no wind and hot sunshine the whole day. Hugging the coast and adjacent to the intertidal zone, we saw many species of shags, basking rays, sea cucumbers, fish, kina, zillions of moon jellyfish (apparently harmless), and stunning scenery with the diverse bush growing right down to the water. Highly recommend this experience.
      Written January 10, 2024
    • Curly-Fi
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to explore Queen Charlotte Sound and track
      My husband and I did a half day guided sea kayak adventure from Anakiwa on 6th Dec 2023, with Holt as our guide and we walked back to the start by ourselves where Aaron picked us up and returned us to our campsite. It was a beautiful day in a beautiful location. Throughout the 3-hours in the kayak Holt pointed out no end of flora and fauna on land and in the water which made the trip all the more enjoyable learning about both the native and non-native species around us and some of the history of the area. Highly recommend this trip.
      Written January 8, 2024
    • joywL5398ZA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great kayaking at Anakiwa
      Half day sea kayaking in Anakiwa - such a great afternoon kayaking. The kayaks and gear were fantastic and the safety briefing was great. Stunning location 👍
      Written January 4, 2024
    • ewingjoe
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience! Flawless from start to finish
      Flawless experience. Would recommend to anybody looking for a kayaking adventure in the Marlborough Sounds. Can't fault anything from the start to the finish of my day adventure. We chose the non-guided full day trip, and made it from Anakiwa beach to Onahau Bay (as relatively inexperienced kayakers). Safety briefing was extensive but not overbearing. Felt very safe at all-times and very well informed thanks to Aaron, but were also not restricted and given the entire day of freedom to explore on our kayaks. I've literally made a Trip Advisor account to write this review because I spent so much time researching different companies to use. If you're thinking about a kayaking trip in the sounds, I don't see a better alternative.
      Written January 1, 2024
    • 88j8
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A walk on the quiet side
      This tour was a more than adequate way to spend Christmas Eve. The quiet sea, the nature in abundance and the esy to understand explanations of our guide made it an enjoyable experience.
      Written December 24, 2023
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    simonandjof
    Almeria, Spain17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 February 18, 2020
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    Donna P
    Papakura, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing day - there was two couples in two kayaks with our guide Aaron. He guided us along the coastline and into picturesque bays to ensure the journey was not too strenuous. Aaron was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. He talked about the conservation of the area, the forest regeneration, fish and the bird life. He gave us good recommendations for our next days walk on the Queen Charlotte Track. I thoroughly would recommend this excursion for all.
    Written February 17, 2024
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    Wow! You guys were lucky to get Aaron as your guide! He is super knowledgeable and loves to share it with our customers. We are stoked you had a great and time and really appreciate the review. Cheers
    Written February 22, 2024
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    Lizzie G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Friends
    The team were incredible and planned everything for us from transfers to accommodation on the Queen Charlotte. Aaron was super helpful every step of the way. He clearly knew his stuff and sorted it all perfectly. Our guide on the kayak Jake was great and we had an excellent day on the kayaks. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or use again.
    Written January 21, 2023
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    Sherie P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience. Our group not very fit and still managed 3 days kayaking. Aaron the owner was very helpful and friendly. Our guide Lea was an amazing person. She looked after us very well. Totally recommend.
    Written February 12, 2022
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    Hi Sherie, What a great review, many thanks for taking the time to leave one. Pumped to hear you felt welcomed and could enjoy the trip at your own pace. Thanks again. Nat
    Written February 15, 2022
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    Incrediblesfamily
    Whakatane8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 December 31, 2020
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    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 January 1, 2021
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    Sarah F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    Amazing day out on the water. From booking to the end the team made the process so easy. Our guide Morgan was absolutely great, she was super knowledgeable about the local area, histories and wildlife so we learned a lot at the same time. The sound is beautiful, we saw seals, plenty of birds, lots of stingrays, overall a wonderful day, highly recommend!! (Also the home baked muffins at lunch were amazing)
    Written January 21, 2024
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    golfers2016
    Hawera, New Zealand8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Couples
    What a great day. The water was like a mirror. The sun was shining. We were treated to stingray, seals, Shags and Hector dolphin. Who could ask for more. Aaron was a brilliant guide very informative. So lovely and peaceful paddling around the bays. Even had the weka come to try steal lunch. Such a cool bird. I highly recommend doing this trip.
    Written March 31, 2022
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    Kia ora, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. Sounds like you got to meet many of our local residents, in and out of the water, how cool! Cheers Nat
    Written April 5, 2022
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    Malila
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022 • Friends
    The team were super friendly and happy to altar the course as we were camping at Mistletoe Bay. My friend and I had an epic day and it’s one we definitely won’t forget!
    Written February 6, 2022
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    Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your trip. Glad that we could cater for your requirements and make it a trip to remember. Cheers Nat
    Written February 15, 2022
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    EmmaFromEurope
    Hamburg, Germany5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 February 20, 2020
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    Beany
    London, UK17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 February 8, 2020
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