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Full-Day Guided Sea Kayak Trip from Picton

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    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
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • All necessary equipment
    • Local taxes
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • There are no exclusions
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Today we had the pleasure of being part of George's kayaking adventure through Queen Charlotte Sound! George was informative, funny, a great teacher, guide and picnic provider. He really made our day one to remember. It rained, the sun shone, we saw lots of wildlife and George
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    Kayaked the Queen Charlotte Sound with one of the guides - a great trip. Informative and friendly, we had a great time. Equipment was all top notch too. Worth doing.
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    We had an awesome day on Grove Arm, cloudless, calm and fairly quiet boat traffic. The guide was knowledgeable about the flora and fauna in the area, and very flexible with the agenda other than the times to be at the pick up points. We dropped the half-day folks off after
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    A great days kayaking, something we'd only ever done once before. Our guide, Alice, was excellent, very knowledgeable, and tailored the experience (there were only the two of us) to take in as much as possible both from sightseeing and coping with/minimising the effects of the
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    Challenging trip against the wind. The guide was able to adjust it to maximize our safety. Access to wonderful beaches. Lovely meals. Very good organisation.
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