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Address: 745 Kenepuru Road | RD 2, Picton 7282, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-574 1372
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Leicester and Liana have decided to retire and close Waterways boating...

Leicester and Liana have decided to retire and close Waterways boating safaris. We would like to thank everyone who has enjoyed a day out on the water with us. We especially would like to thank all of those who gave us such great reviews over the last 15 years.

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A great day on the water in small boats

A great day on the water driving small boats around the sounds. Even if you don't come across dolphins, Leicester will make it a memorable experience. Don't forget your togs for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 19, 2016
MarcusAgrippa62
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Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

A great day on the water driving small boats around the sounds. Even if you don't come across dolphins, Leicester will make it a memorable experience. Don't forget your togs for a swim and a don't miss the walk through the bush.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

This was a trip I'd really been looking forward to for months. When I arrived at my B&B the day before the trip was booked I was told it was cancelled as no one else was booked. I would have appreciated an email myself as a courtesy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

We were looking for a different way to see the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. We were delighted with our day out with Leicester, he was so knowledgable about the area. The little boat was easy to handle and great fun. I loved the lunch stop and swim on a deserted beach. Thanks very much

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

It was our first experience with the motor boats and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it. Specially, my daughters loved it. Leicester is very knowledgeable about Marlborough. He ensured that everyone had a safe and enjoyable trip. The best part was driving your own motorboat. We will definitely visit them again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2015

This was a fantastic way of seeing Pelorus Sound. Smaller than Queen Charlotte Sound, it was, non-the-less, spectacular. We drove our own boats (very simple and easy to use boats) and followed our guide in his. He encouraged us to drive a little round ourselves while still keeping him in our sights and away from the rocks. We saw mussel... More 

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Picton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

What a great setup. Leicester is such a great character and knows more about the marlborough sounds than anyone else. You learn more in half a day than living there! Great fun driving the boats too. Anyone could do it.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

It is the best way to explore the Marlborough sound on water. We love it. Leicester was friendly and tin boat designed by him! He gave us good safety instructions and how to operate the boat. My son rode with him, and he let the boy drive on the way back. He also took some pictures of us driving boat... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2015

this is an absolute must do .. I can't imagine a better way to experience the Sounds than on the water; driving your own boat makes it even more fun. Leicester was friendly and knowledgeable and very relaxed, we did the morning trip and it was amazing to see the Sounds transform as the fog lifted and the sun came... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2015

An invigorating two days on the Sound in Lester's self designed rocket boats. Quick to launch and unsinkable the boats skim along at a good speed and cover large areas in very good time. Not only a good time but Lester would regularly pull alongside and give history and geography lessons and answer all your questions. Lester likes to talk.... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2015

We want to say thank you to Leicester for a fantastic day out with him as he guided us around some of the sounds. He has great knowledge of the area and NZ and we learnt a lot from him. The scenery was amazing and a great way to spend a day.

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