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Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

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Picton, New Zealand
Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

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icon7 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


See the exquisite Marlborough Sounds from the water during a full-day adventure by sea kayak. Depart from the Picton waterfront and prepare to be wowed as you paddle past secluded coves along the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound. Your knowledgeable guide points out marine life such as eagles rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and more. Stop at a sheltered beach for a delicious lunch with locally sourced ingredients. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
  • Full-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
  • Dig into a beachside lunch of seasonal ingredients
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
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Local guide
All necessary equipment provided
Food and drinks, unless specified
1 London Quay , 1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand

Wilderness Guides Office at the Picton Waterfront Corner of London Quay and Wellington Street, Picton

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age of children to participate is 8 years old)
  • A minimum of 2 people per departure time is required. If you are a solo traveler, please contact our office for availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wilderness Guides LTD
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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, Feb 2022
We traveled from the north island for this experience. Our trip was cancelled at 9.30pm night before leaving us no time to find another operator. Poor service as far as we are concerned.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Hi Rosina, Thank you for your message and we are very sorry about the cancelled kayak trip. Unfortunately with our guide being sick, we could not offer the trip you had booked and Steve did offer a rental kayak as an alternative. Prior to Covid, we had 15 staff - these days we operate with a staff of four including one main guide, who called in sick on Saturday evening. We were concerned initially that there was a risk of Covid in which case we would have been close contacts and the business would have had to shut while we self-isolated. These are difficult times. We are very sorry you were disappointed but please be assured Steve did try very hard to get a replacement guide and to offer a suitable alternative. He was reluctant to ring you at 9.30pm at night hence the text message. We will definitely take that feedback on board for the future though. If there is any way we can make up for this experience, please let me know. If your travels bring you this way another time, we would be more than happy to offer you a free day kayak rental. These Covid times are very difficult for tourism businesses such as ours due to our limited capacity but we are trying our very best. With our best wishes, Juliet & Steve Gibbons Owners
We had a stunning day with a really knowledgeable guide who was flexible and reassuring. Delicious lunch too!
, Jan 2022
The scenery and wildlife were amazing and the day was so much fun. Our guide really knew his stuff and was extremely knowledgeable of the area. The day was paced to suit needs with safety and enjoyment being paramount. This was a lovely experience all round and highly recommend.
Amazing. We saw so many birds, jelly...
Ei S
, Feb 2018
Amazing. We saw so many birds, jelly fish, also blue penguins as well.

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