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Full 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.

    Your lunch is sourced and made locally and you will get to enjoy this at a private secluded beach.

    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
    The Picton Waterfront
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    7h 30m
    Return Details
    Wilderness Guides office
    • Local guide
    • Lunch
    • All necessary equipment provided
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • 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 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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    Popular mentions
    Via an online booking in July 2019 we arranged a day of kayaking for New Years Day 2020 for four adults and were absolutely delighted with our experience. We had the exclusive services of Jake for the day who - as others have said - is extremely knowledgeable about the geography
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    I went on the full day kayak trip and had a wonderful time! The weather was amazing and we could see a good amount of coastline in the time that we had. I really enjoyed the drive out to the starting point, seeing the rays and birds, and hearing about the Maori culture and
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    The full day sea kayak guided tour is safe, well provisioned and enjoyable. We had kayaks and paddles which were in excellent condition. Waterproof sea bags kept our stuff dry. The spray skirts and life jackets were clean and comfortable. Alex, our guide was patient and
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    Response from WildSounds, Owner at Full day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton
    Responded Dec. 4, 2019
    Thank you very much for your review and great description of your one day guided sea kayak tour. What a highlight seeing dolphins! That's always a very special moment when kayaking in the Marlborough Sounds. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
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    As there were no one else except for my husband and I, we were fortunate to have the pleasure of a private tour by our very knowledgeable and friendly guide, Jake. Jake is well-travelled and has a vast knowledge of NZ history and the surrounding region. He could almost give you
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    Our tour was just amazing! So to get started we moved our tour to the following day because the weather condicions werant good and it was definitely worth to wait. So instead of the Kajaking we decided to rent some bikes at there place and see how good the bike trails are. To
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    About the operator
    By: Wilderness Guides - Day Tours
    282 reviews
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    Canberra, Australia
    Highly recommended
    A good tour with great scenery. Good communication and smooth organisation. Worked well with our cruise ship
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    Lawton, Michigan
    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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    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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    Ellijay, Georgia
    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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    Melbourne, Australia
    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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    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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    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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    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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    Very dependent on the weather and group size
    The 4 of us booked the half day kayak tour. We arrived by cruise ship on Dec 7. The weather was not very good,
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    F A B U L O U S
    A couple of weeks before our trip, we booked the half day kayaking & sanctuary tour. We arrived by cruise ship.
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