1. New Zealand
  2. Marlborough, New Zealand
  3. Picton
  4. Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds: Full-Day Guided Kayak Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 312918
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Explore the tranquil waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound with a professional guide. Discover points of interest and hear about the local history. Stop at one of the many beautiful bays for a picnic lunch and a swim.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at a beautiful beach
  • Explore some of the many tributaries of the Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Get to see some of the marine wildlife in the Sounds
Full description
The day starts with a safety briefing and getting kitted up before heading down to the beach. Listen to a quick paddling introduction and then head out onto the water for the rest of the tour. The route is always flexible so the tour goes where the weather is best.

Depending on how the group decides, there may be a chance to stop and stretch your legs or take a swim before continuing on to a pretty beach for a delicious picnic lunch. Upon landing at the beach, your guide will serve up some hot drinks.

After lunch, work your way back towards the starting beach, all going well with a sea breeze at your back. Once back at the beach, you will de-kit and then head off on the rest of your adventure in New Zealand. Showers are available if needed (water dependent during the drier months).
  • Professional guide
  • All kayaking equipment
  • Showers
  • 1 small dry bag per double kayak
  • Lunch
  • Tea and coffee
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Jeans
Know before you go
• You will get wet up to mid-shin when getting into the kayak so please wear footwear that can get wet or go barefoot
• A reasonable level of fitness is recommended
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