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Picton: Full Day Guided Kayak Tour

Join Wilderness Guides, the premier kayaking tour operator, for a truly magical kayaking expedition exploring the vast network of sea-drowned valleys that make up this stunning part of New Zealand.

Explore the sheltered coves, pristine deserted bays, crystal clear waters and bush clad hills of the Queen Charlotte Sound, one of the three sounds which form the Marlborough Sounds.

Get up close and personal to a vast array of marine and wildlife such as sting rays and a wide variety of sea birds. The area is also home to penguins, seals and even dolphins!

Your friendly guides who call this area home know what makes for a memorable kayaking trip and will share their knowledge of this epic region with you.

There is truly no better way to explore this pristine region than by sea kayak - So be at one with nature and come and discover the beauty and seclusion of this outstanding natural wonderland for yourself!


Price: $130 Per person

Location: The Waterfront, Corner London Quay & Wellington Street, Picton.

Duration: 8:30am to 4pm

Included: Quality double kayaks (singles available for more experienced paddlers), life jackets, splash jackets, booties, spray decks and dry bags (including for your camera).

What to bring: Sunhat & sunscreen, Water bottle, Camera (optional - dry bags available), Soft soled shoes that you don't mind getting wet - booties are also available. Above all, a sense of fun and adventure!

Please advise us under 'special requirements' if you have any special dietary requirements

** Minimum age for sea kayaking is 12 years old. Special trips for families with younger children can be arranged on request under certain conditions.**

** Minimum of two persons applies to all tours.Singles should contact us for availability as we may be able to combine you with trips already departing.**

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Eva from Germany wrote on 15 February 2016

Nice experience with supercool people

this trip was soooo nice. we hat so much fun, I learned a lot about New Zealands history and nature and the kayaks are very safe. Libby told us so many intersting things an we had great discussions. thanks a lot!!!

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Annika from Germany wrote on 28 January 2016

Perfect day!

We had an amazing time with Libby from the Wilderness Guides. The weather was just perfect, the water clear and calm, the equipment professional and the small group was fun. We had a lot of time to just look around and discover the wildlife (and even try to do the kayak roll with two people in one boat, which is kind of hard to do). We saw lots of stingrays, shags and a seal. We really enjoyed the day, thanks!

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Darcy Rose from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2016

Super Day

We arrived and everything was ready to go, got on the water within 15 minutes. Our guide, Sean, was amazing and really tailored the day to our abilities. He was very knowledgeable and fun, and we had a blast. I highly recommend it!

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Benoit Vanden Haute from Belgium wrote on 12 January 2016

Good kayaks&gear, great guide

We had a little bad luck with the weather,but the for the rest it was very well organized

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Ruth Symons from United Kingdom wrote on 15 December 2015

Penguins in picton

This was one of the highlights of our holiday in New Zealand. Our guide was great company and knew exactly where to look for wildlife. He even recognised a pair of little blue penguins by their quacking and we were lucky enough to see them. We loved our lunchtime picnic on a tiny sandy beach, and generally felt this was a great way to see the world. Would highly recommend!

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