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Address: Auckland Street | Ferry Terminal, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Floatplane scenic tours, Hotel transfers by floatplane.Chartered flights...

Floatplane scenic tours, Hotel transfers by floatplane.Chartered flights to Wellington, Abel Tasman national park,Nelson ahd Durville Island fishing excursions

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Amazing float plane trip! Incredible attraction or fabulous transport to the Sounds

Al Gray is a great guy and he runs a great float plane service around the Marlborough Sounds. We go from Wellington to Arapawa Island for our Christmas holidays and flying with Al... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
arenawilliams
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Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Al Gray is a great guy and he runs a great float plane service around the Marlborough Sounds. We go from Wellington to Arapawa Island for our Christmas holidays and flying with Al is a big treat we look forward to all year. We email Al to settle on a date and time for the booking, then he picks us... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We had a 20 minute scenic flight with Alistair. We were lucky to have a perfectly clear sunny day so visibility was excellent. We were joined on the flight by 2 wonderful young men visiting from Paris, they were overwhelmed by the scenery. We recommend this flight

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic experience! A truly fabulous flight! Thanks for looking after us Captain Al. We will do it again.....and again....

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Chard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Al Gray flew us to across the Marlborough Sounds to Catherine Cove where we caught blue cod for our lunch. Al is a highly experienced pilot, and gave us an unforgettable day out - one of the most memorable of our 3 week holiday in South Island. Undoubtedly the best way to see the sounds - very highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Al was so helpful in organising a beautiful day for us and everything was excellent. From the unforgettable float plane trip with amazing views, to being marooned on an beach with a delicious platter and wine and then exploring another island by boat. It was definitely something I would recommend if staying in and around the area.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Beautiful way to see the Surrounding Marlborough Sounds, I had a lovely time on a 20minute Scenic!!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Our cruise arrived in Picton on our first stop from Sydney. Weather was beautiful and after having researched via Trip Advisor this was our pick of things to do in Picton and I wasn't wrong. My husband, his brother and myself took an amazing 20 minutes scenic flight from Picton. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone visiting Picton.... More 

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Cotswolds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We took the floatplane from Picton to the Bay of Many Coves, just the best, one of life's must does, the pilot was great and informative and took us the scenic route to get the best from the experience. The view from 1500 feet is amazing and something we will always remember. Thanks. It is something I have always wanted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Al's floatplane was an unforgettable experience. He took us out to our Bach at Te Rawa Resort which actually only cost a little more than the boat taxi. Much quicker and more fun (and on time!). Incredible views whatever the weather, even in clouds. Al seemed like good fun and even helped us get our shopping from the supermarket as... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Thanks Al for a wonderful experience, especially for our two boys! Lance got to sit up front which made it even more special for him. Although the cost is at the higher end, well worth it and something to budget for. Highly recommended experience.

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