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Address: 745 Kenepuru Road | RD 2, Picton 7282, New Zealand
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Leicester and Liana have decided to retire and close Waterways boating...

Leicester and Liana have decided to retire and close Waterways boating safaris. We would like to thank everyone who has enjoyed a day out on the water with us. We especially would like to thank all of those who gave us such great reviews over the last 15 years.

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Safaris at its best

A superb experience. Leicester looks after you completely and his knowledge is endless. You get the opportunity to stop for photographs and see seals and dolphins so close. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2012
Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
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Anakiwa, New Zealand

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Anakiwa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

A superb experience. Leicester looks after you completely and his knowledge is endless. You get the opportunity to stop for photographs and see seals and dolphins so close. The adrenalin rush is fantastic. Our guests have enjoyed many safari trips with Waterways and we will continue to recommend.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

This is a great way to see the Marlborough sounds. It’s very fun to drive your own boat. The guide is excellent and takes complementary pictures for you and transfers to a CD. We enjoyed seeing the wildlife. The color of the water throughout the sounds was unbelievable. This was a far better way to enjoy the sounds than just... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

Awsome way to see the sound in a short time with great caracters along the way

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Whole trip was interesting, fun, a real experience!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

We did the full day tour and it was amazing. A lot more interactive than any other tour since you are able to drive your own boat, which gives you a lot of independence. tour guide stops you occasionally to talk to you about interesting things you pass by. It's a family owned business and you can tell he's very... More 

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Chiristchurch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Found this whilst browsing on Tripadvisor and so glad I did. It really is a superb way of exploring the Marlborough Sounds. I would go again tomorrow! At first I thought it was quite expensive but it was well worth the money and I would highly recommend it. The guide was interesting and knowledgeable and added to the enjoyment of... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

We took the half day tour. It was GREAT !!! Lester did a great job - taking us around and explaining everything - from History to present and future. It was a REAL fun !!! We will definitely do it again !!!

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Caboolture, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Our family of 2 adults and 2 teenage children did a half day safari which proved to be a wonderful way to see Kenepuru Sound. We were a small party of four boats (another couple, and a family with a couple of young children) plus the guide boat. We had great fun each skippering our own 2-man aluminium boat after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

I took my parents on this day trip around Kenepuru Sound. We just loved it-the sights, the boats and our excellent guide. A unique experience and a highlight of my year here in NZ so far!

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Lancashire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

We had a full day trip as our last hurrah on our trip to the South Island. We had an excellent experience from start to finish, with local advice re weather to help us decide which day to come, accurate directions and travel times from Nelson, and a fabulous, fabulous day out. The full day trip, in our opinion, was... More 

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