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Half day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

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    What to Expect
    Upon arrival at your departure location on the Picton Waterfront you will receive a detailed safety briefing before setting off on your half day sea kayak adventure.  

    You will be guided away from the harbour environs to the truly spectacular western end of the Queen Charlotte Sound where there is less boat traffic and many beautiful bays and coves to explore as well as wildlife to see.

    Wildlife you may see include sting rays, eagle rays, seabirds, including cormorants, little blue penguins, seals, starfish and sometimes even dolphins.

    If weather permits, you may also have the chance to kayak from Picton Harbour to maximise your time on the water.

    Your guide will answer questions, share pearls of wisdom and ensure your comfort and wellbeing.

    Dependent on the weather, your route may vary to take advantage of sea breezes at the back. There is no set route which means all ability levels are catered for on your tour.

    Your tour will finish back on the Picton Waterfront.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    2 Wellington St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • All necessary equipment provided
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult (minimum age of 8 years old)
    • A minimum of 2 people per departure is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We are a family of five (kids aged 14, 12 and 9) and this was a highlight of our recent cruise around NZ. Our guides Jake and George were great fun and the scenery was spectacular. We were lucky enough to also have a seal swimming in the water around our kayaks! It was a very
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    A good tour with great scenery. Good communication and smooth organisation. Worked well with our cruise ship visit. Highly recommended.
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    We arrived expecting to be in a group of kayakers, but was thrilled to find out it was just us and our guide Jake. Jake was very knowledgeable, would point out things we might have missed seeing and he was a lot of fun. So if you book a tour, ask for Jake. You won't be
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    We had a great time. Really well informed guide who shiwed us many birds, rays and other great sights. Highlight of our day in Picton. We are relative beginners to kayaking and an older couple (quite fit) but had no trouble at all with this trip.
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    Response from WildSounds, Owner at Half day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for your review and that's fantastic to hear it was a highlight of your Picton stay. Kayaking is certainly a great way to immerse yourself in the Marlborough Sounds environment. Thank you!
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    We were very impressed by the beauty and variety of what we saw. Even though we stayed in the inner sounds area, there were lots of birds and rays, with hidden coves to explore. My daughter and I were the slowest kayak in the group but the guides did a good job making us feel
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    Response from WildSounds, Owner at Half day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    We really appreciate you taking the time to review your kayaking experience - it sounds like you had a great day! It is a great time out for a family group so we're glad you and your children enjoyed it. Thank you for visiting with us in the Marlborough Sounds!
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    By: Wilderness Guides - Day Tours
    290 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    kyjowill
    Adelaide, Australia
    12512
    Fabulous day out with our family!
    We are a family of five (kids aged 14, 12 and 9) and this was a highlight of our recent cruise around NZ. Our
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    Krushgit56
    Melbourne, Australia
    20
    Queen Charlotte Track views galore!
    Walking 70+ ks in 4 days was made easy whilst staying in top accommodation in idyllic surrounds. This was the 5
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    Greenwoodtraveller
    10
    Unguided 4 day trek
    Well organised.Good briefing. Good lunches . Friendly staff. We thoroughly enjoyed the accomodation and it was a
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    nlbyrne
    Canberra, Australia
    80
    Highly recommended
    A good tour with great scenery. Good communication and smooth organisation. Worked well with our cruise ship
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    773tonyas
    Lawton, Michigan
    71
    Great day Kayaking on Port Charlotte Bay!
    This kayak trip could not have been better. Our guide Alex from Wilderness Guides was extremely knowledgeable
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    RicardoVonTrip
    10
    An amazing start to 2020 - New Year's Day kayaking
    Via an online booking in July 2019 we arranged a day of kayaking for New Years Day 2020 for four adults and were
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    WendyS501
    Ellijay, Georgia
    337
    Informative and fun.
    We arrived expecting to be in a group of kayakers, but was thrilled to find out it was just us and our guide Jake.
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    G8408SMsusanm
    Melbourne, Australia
    10
    Half day kayak
    We had a great time. Really well informed guide who shiwed us many birds, rays and other great sights. Highlight
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    MWLLJW
    81
    Beautiful environment and friendly guides
    We were very impressed by the beauty and variety of what we saw. Even though we stayed in the inner sounds area,
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    paulthebushwalker
    11
    Four Day Queen Charlotte Track Guided Walk
    This is simply one of the best walks in New Zealand, run by one of the best hiking companies we've come across.
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    Kara J
    53
    family bike ride through Queen Charlotte Track
    We rented mountain bikes and helmets for the entire family. Equiptment was great, service was fantastic. We went
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    193suee
    Auckland
    3120
    Excellent equipment
    We rented a kayak for a day and were very impressed with two things. One was the safety briefing, which was a
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    Mimmigoeshiking
    10
    Queen Charlotte Track Day Hike
    We were impressed about the huge knoledge our guide had about history, plants and animals while we did the first
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    siupos2017
    10
    SPS
    Great trip with good guides. Very efficient operation, friendly and professional. Highly recommended for families.
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    842pegg
    21
    Great customer service
    Wilderness Guides organized a 4 day Inn to Inn walk on the Queen Charlotte Track for my husband and I and our
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