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Address: Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-574 2765
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa
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Half-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Tour from Anakiwa

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What a great way to see the Queen Charlotte Sound. We were so lucky to have a pod of dolphins swimming right next to us and a cheeky seal put on quite the performance too. Pick a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great way to see the Queen Charlotte Sound. We were so lucky to have a pod of dolphins swimming right next to us and a cheeky seal put on quite the performance too. Pick a good day (weather) and go for an adventure. It was one of our many highlights!

Thank Tasha100910
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked a morning of kayaking with my husband and kids. To make the most of our trip we decided to use the guided option. Definitely recommend as we were not only given a potted history of NZ and the area but they also pointed out things that we would otherwise have missed such as stingrays, starfish, my son even got... More 

Thank Mem4444
Katikati, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 4 sons 18,17, 15 & 10 went on an overnight guided sea kayaking trip with Daryl a guide from Scotland what a wonderful time he showed the boys. They came back full of stories and excitement. Highly recommend Nat & Aarons business they were very accomodating and well organised, but flexible. Keep up the good work!

Thank ND_Kiwi_Tours
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aaron and Nat are great guides and very flexible. They changed our trip last minute due to a late ferry crossing and made everything super easy and stress free. We had 48 students and they all loved the experience of Kayaking, mountain biking and Tramping. Excellent guides for the Kayaking.

Thank Natalie L
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Aaron and Nat are friendly and experienced guides who helped us organise our school trip, making it safe and enjoyable. They listened to what we were after and delivered perfectly, even when we were changing our plans. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants to have a positive "sounds" experience. Thanks Team!

Thank Alan W
sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Alan, thanks so much for reviewing us! I had an epic time on the water with the lads and im glad that we could cater to the groups needs. We look forward to hopefully to seeing the next lot of yr 13's. Cheers Nat More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

My wife, our 23 yo son and I went for a guided day trip here. We were the only ones in our group and our guide Darryl was happy to tailor the trip to what we wanted. As a result we had a fairly leisurely paddle, stopping for a mid-morning break and then a late lunch. We still felt we... More 

Thank ThFerret
sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi team, Im glad that you guys could make the most of being the only ones in the group and really make it the trip you wanted it to be. Thanks for taking the time to review us and I will pass on the review to Daryl. Cheers Nat More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Our guide, Shawn, was excellent. He checked in on how we were feeling about the wind and the rigor of the trip as we were paddling to decide where to stop for lunch. We saw a blue penguin, sea ray, and other birds that he was the first to spot. And, he gave us a great history lesson on the... More 

Thank Koengeter
sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

HI there, thank you for taking the time to review your trip. We are stoked to hear that you enjoyed your day trip with Sean and saw some of the wildlife on offer here in the Sounds. Cheers Nat More 

1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had an amazing time on our overnight trip in the Marlborough Sound. Nat hooked us up with some great kayaks and gave us all the info we needed to really enjoy ourselves. On our way back in we were lucky enough to have a pod of dolphins swim by us and one even went right under out boat. I've... More 

Thank Erin K
sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hey Erin and Co, thanks for the awesome review! Glad you had a great time and got to meet some of the 'locals'. They are pretty spectacular to see. Cheers Nat More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Our guide Darrell was great. He gauged our kayaking abilities accurately, and was super friendly and helpful throughout the day. We were provided a lot of history of events and natural history of the area. Saw blue cod, sting rays, lots of non-stinging jelly fish, small sharks and variety of birds. Highly recommend as good alternative to 23km day 3... More 

Thank msbrodie
sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Mark, thank you for your review and we have passed on the feedback to Daryl. He certainly has learnt his stuff very quickly and has a great way of sharing it. Cheers Nat More 

Bjert, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I have thoroughly enjoyed my two day MTB trip on the Queen Charlotte Track. The track is not highly technical for the experienced rider, but it does require a certain level of fitness to get up the steepest inclines. The climbing is definitely worth the sweat as the most stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds await on top. My trip... More 

Thank VagnPedersen
sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

HI Vagn, stoked you enjoyed this awesome track we live next to. The views definitely make up for the hard work you put in. The kayak trip finishes off seeing the Sounds from all angles. Thanks for taking the time to review. Cheers Nat More 

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