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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton

Highlights
  • Full-day sea kayak tour and self-guided trek in the Marlborough Sounds
  • Paddle from Picton to Queen Charlotte Sound with a guide
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins, fur seals and little blue penguins
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton
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Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton
USD 106.60
Overview

Combine sea kayaking and self-guided hiking on this full-day outdoor adventure in the Marlborough Sounds. Paddle from the Picton waterfront to the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound and search the azure waters for marine life such as eagle rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and dolphins. Encounter secluded beaches along the shoreline before an independent hike on the Queen Charlotte Track, from Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay. Lunch and return transfer by water taxi are included.

What to Expect
Upon arrival at your departure location on the Picton Waterfront you will receive a detailed safety briefing before setting off on your full day kayak and walking tour. 

Your combo begins with a guided sea kayak tour in what is truly some of the best paddling in the Marlborough Sounds in the western arm of Queen Charlotte Sound. Within a short time you are exploring the shoreline, spotting wildlife and sea birds and learning about your surroundings.

Your kayak tour concludes a few hours later at the small settlement of Anakiwa. Here you can don your tramping boots and backpack, get some instructions for the walk ahead and depart on your independent hike of the Queen Charlotte Track from Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay. This section of the track passes through some of the nicest bush of the entire 70km track. The walk is around 3-4 hours (11km) of a moderate level.

On your walk you can expect to see incredible Views, bush and beautiful beaches.

At the conclusion of the Queen Charlotte Track, you walk down to Mistletoe Bay in time for collection by a water taxi at 4pm to return to Picton. An enjoyable boat ride with fantastic views back towards where you have spent your day.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 29 April 2018
Professional guides, worth every penny

We actually did the full Queen Charlotte Track tour over 4 days where Wilderness Guides booked our stays, taxis and provided a full briefing before we set off self-guided. The water taxi out includes some entertaining commentary from the skipper on a large comfortable cruiser...More

Thank Hungry_Weka
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile
What a fab day!

Our guide Alex was everything you would expect from a good guide and clearly loves his job!. Kayaks were well equipped and we stayed dry. Instructions for the day were clear and the packed lunch was great too. We lived the whole day even though...More

1  Thank witteringmjs
Reviewed 5 March 2018
Queen Charlotte Track 4 day walk - Could not fault it

We just completed a 4 day walk with Alex and Jason (guides). Everything was incredibly well organised. Accommodation and food all excellent, the guides knew their local fauna, flora and history (despite all being POMS) and the comradery between the guides, groups and other walkers...More

Thank Black_Cat_HK
Reviewed 12 February 2018
Kayak Tour with Amazing Discoveries

My husband and I took this tour early February 2018. It was easy to find the outfitter with the directions provided. We were on a cruise and booked this outside of the shore excursions offered by the cruise line. The guide was very knowledgeable about...More

1  Thank Chad B
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile
Great day on Queen Charlotte Track

Great day on Queen Charlotte Track! We had a fun day with our family and Jason took care of everything from hot teas on the water taxi over, to fun details about our entire hike, to entertaining all of us. Jason was extremely knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank AMBasinger
WildSounds, Owner at Wilderness Guides - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for your great review and fantastic that you enjoyed your day out with Jason in the Marlborough Sounds! We appreciate the time and effort taken to review your trip and glad you have taken away some good memories - come and see us...More

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