Sea kayak from the picturesque Picton foreshore, across the harbour and into the Grove Arm of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Stop on a sandy beach in this beautiful remote location for morning tea and lunch. Your guide will enjoy sharing their knowledge of the Marlborough Sounds and it’s native flora and fauna as you paddle along.
What You'll Get
Meet your guide at our base on the Picton waterfront at 8.45am. 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 tea on a secluded sandy beach.
Feeling refreshed and invigorated, it is time to paddle across the Sound to the pristine shorelines of the western foreshore of the Grove Arm. Your guide enjoys sharing the fascinating history, wildlife and Maori legends of the area. We stop for lunch at one of the local bays, enjoying the peace and tranquility of this remote location.
After lunch head down towards Anakiwa and home to the Outward Bound school, paddling past nesting cormorants and maybe a seal or two.
Your day ends at Ngakuta Bay where you board a van for a 15 minute ride back to Picton.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers (we can cater to younger children minimum age 10 years upon inquiry)
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- 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. We are unable to pick up from Blenheim
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- All necessary equipment
- Local taxes
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Professional guide
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- There are no exclusions
Trip departs from our office on the Picton Waterfront, amongst the water taxi offices. The Waterfront area is only a 5 minute walk from the centre of Picton and within easy walking distance of most CBD accommodation
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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.