The half day guided sea kayak trip is an ideal opportunity to fit a little kayaking adventure into a busy day – or for those just wanting a taste of sea kayaking.
Our priority is to get you out on the water, allowing maximum time to enjoy the tranquil waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Your guide will enjoy sharing their knowledge of the Marlborough Sounds and it's native flora and fauna as you paddle along. The area is surrounded by bush-clad shorelines and sandy beaches. We’ll stop for a light refreshment break along the way before returning to Picton.
What You'll Get
Meet your guide at our base on the Picton waterfront 15 minutes prior to trip departure. After a quick safety briefing and form filling exercise, you launch from the Picton foreshore.
Paddling up the eastern foreshore of the harbour, you will quickly become familiar with the rhythm of sea kayaking. As you make your way into the Grove Arm of the Queen Charlotte Sound, you will pass bush clad shorelines that dominate the area.
After an hour or so of relaxed paddling, it is time for morning/afternoon tea on a secluded sandy beach.
Feeling refreshed and invigorated, it is time to continue along the pristine shorelines of the of the Grove Arm. Your guide enjoys sharing the fascinating history, wildlife and Maori legends of the area. Your trip ends at Ngakuta Bay where you board a van for a 15 minute ride back to Picton.
This itinerary may be run in reverse or altered if conditions dictate.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers (we can cater to younger children minimum age 12 years upon inquiry)
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required (please enquire if travelling on your own, as there may be others booked on)
- We are happy to collect you from your accommodation in Picton with prior arrangement.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- All necessary equipment
- Local taxes
- Morning/afternoon tea
- Professional guide
- Picton Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- There are no exclusions
3 hours 30 minutes
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Marlborough Sounds Adventure Co. in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
This offer is not eligible for promo codes.
The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.