Half day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton
  • Half day Guided Sea Kayak Tour from Picton

    Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Marlborough Sounds on this 4 hour half day guided sea kayak tour. Your tour takes in the western end of the Queen Charlotte Sound with its sheltered coves, beautiful beaches, azure blue waters and lush native bush. Learn about the history of the area from your knowledgeable, relaxed and friendly guides. 

    On any given day, you have a good chance of seeing sting rays and eagle rays, a huge variety of sea birds including cormorants and sometimes little blue penguins, seals, huge starfish and if we are really lucky, even dolphins

    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.

    Informacion Adicional
    "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"



    • Lugar de comienzo: 2 Wellington St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    • Duración: 4 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Local guide
    • All necessary equipment provided

    No Incluye

    • Food and drinks
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 16 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Mary Beth J
      Publicado el Martes, 14 de enero del 2020

      Had a great time kayaking. Scenery was beautiful and we didn’t get wet at all. It’s a fair amount of padding so make sure you are up for it. Our guide was great as well.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • bstevens
      Publicado el Martes, 17 de abril del 2018

      We were on a cruise that included a day in Picton. My wife and I had never been kayaking before and decided to give it a go. What a great decision.
      First of all the cruise schedule changed due to weather and sea condition, but Wilderness Guides were brilliant at rearranging our booking around this moving both the date and the time to accommodate us - thank you Courtney.
      The office was very easy to find and the staff were friendly.
      Merlin was our guide and it was quite a magical experience. He explained clearly what we would be doing and when we got to the site he made sure we were all aware of the safety processes.
      Our group was just 7 people and Merlin so was very easy to keep together and listen to what was being said.
      We were in the kayaks for probably 3 hours I really can't be exact! but it went so quickly and was very easy to keep up with the other people despite being kayak virgins!
      The scenery was breathtaking and would love to visit the place again.
      Saw some jellyfish and stingrays along with a number of birds, Merlin was very knowledgeable despite not being a local!
      Great experience.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • cassielarke
      Publicado el Sábado, 07 de abril del 2018

      A amazing experience and our guides were excellent! This is a very age friendly Kayak as it is not too strenuous! Absolutely loved it!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Patti H
      Publicado el Domingo, 25 de febrero del 2018

      What a fantastic kayaking trip! 8km of the most incredible views right from the waters edge! The two tour guides we had were so informative, personable and enthusiastic. It was only the second time we had ever kayaked and they made us feel very comfortable and that we were doing a great job! We arrived by cruise ship and couldnt find any tours in Picton that would work with the ships arrival and departure times. This one worked and we were so glad that we did it. Definitely recommend this tour for anyone going to Picton.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • garyb
      Publicado el Martes, 23 de enero del 2018

      The kayak trip was one of our highlights. The kayak guide, Merlin, was wonderful!. I would highly recommend this excursion.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • lorimabee
      Publicado el Viernes, 12 de enero del 2018

      Amazing! We were late arriving at the tour due to our cruise ship arriving late, but our tour guide was all set up and patiently waiting for us to arrive! He shared great information about the wildlife and New Zealand! I don't think there was a question we asked that he didn't have the answer to! The entire family agreed that this was the best tour we went on during our trip to New Zealand!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Tony S
      Publicado el Lunes, 18 de diciembre del 2017

      The best!!! Martin, Courtney and Jason from wilderness guides are fantastic!!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Thomas H
      Publicado el Domingo, 06 de agosto del 2017

      Absolutely amazing morning kayaking. The bloke taking us out on the water was incredibly personable and friendly, he knew a lot of stories about the area and what animals to look out for.
      One of the best things we did in Picton and the Marleborough area. Would highly highly recommend this!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Fred R
      Publicado el Sábado, 15 de abril del 2017

      This was an amazing half day tour around Marlborough Sounds. Our guide, Merlin, was fantastic--very patient, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the area. We saw, several seals, starfish, jellyfish, several stingrays, and a beautiful bird native to the area. The weather was perfect with blue skies and no clouds. I would highly recommend this relaxing tour if you are looking to experience the beauty of the Sounds!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jill S
      Publicado el Martes, 04 de abril del 2017

      We had a beautiful, amazing half day on the water. It's a very special place. Our tour guide was friendly, informative and professional. Our group was small 7 people and the weather perfect. Thanks so much for one of the best days of our trip to New Zealand and Australia.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Matthew M
      Publicado el Sábado, 01 de abril del 2017

      This was an experience to remember. Amazing sites in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Was able to kayak past the amazing scenery and wildlife including stingrays, eagle rays, a seal as well as native birdlife. The kayaking was easy going in the calm waters. Even got to kayak past the cruise ship. The Tour guide was very informative and gave us a good understanding of the sites we passed as well as about the local area.
      Well worth doing and would happily do tour again with this tour company.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jeffrey L C
      Publicado el Lunes, 27 de febrero del 2017

      What a great Day! It's a beautiful setting and the Kayaking was perfect. We didn't see much wildlife but the water is so clear and the coast is so beautiful it was a perfect day! Highly Recommended. All the staff we're exceptional and really nice!

      Jeff C.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Allison S
      Publicado el Jueves, 26 de enero del 2017

      One of our very favorite days in New Zealand! I highly recommend this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • diplobah
      Publicado el Jueves, 05 de enero del 2017

      We had an awesome time kayaking! All equipment was provided to keep us nice and dry. Our guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He shared a lot of info about the Maori and the local plants and birds.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Marina J
      Publicado el Jueves, 03 de noviembre del 2016

      A great way to see the Sounds. Our guides were friendly and helpful, and importantly gave us the skills we needed to enjoy the paddle. I felt comfortable knowing that they were on hand in case anything went wrong not that that ever looked likely!. We spent a tranquil afternoon exploring the bays of the Spunds and searching for native flora and fauna. Definitely a must-do!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • tbraun
      Publicado el Martes, 07 de enero del 2020

      We really enjoyed this outing with Jenna and George! Both guides were extremely easy to talk to. They took time to get to know each member of our small group. They kept up a great pace; challenging, but with plenty of leisure breaks. We were under the impression that we'd see a little more marine life than we did, but we understand that the lack of sightings was likely due to the rain (something that's obviously totally out of their control.) We'd recommend this tour as a fun, active excursion!

        Calificación General: 8/10
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