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Waterways Boating Safaris

745 Kenepuru Road | Rd 2, Picton 7282, New Zealand
+64 3-574 1372
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Excellent excursion with opportunity to see all that the Marlborough Sound has to offer

We sought to see as much of the Marlborough Sound as possible, but see it on the water and in the... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2015
Gary F
Mesa, Arizona
We loved it

It was only us and Leicester on the boat. It was a beautiful morning, we were only 2 boats on the... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2015
Hong Kong, China
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Leicester and Liana have decided to retire and close Waterways boating safaris. We would like to thank everyone who has enjoyed a day out on the water with us. We especially would like to thank all of those who gave us such great reviews over the last 15 years. We thank TripAdvisor as without this website, our business could never have been so successful. The concept that reviews are not solicited and are given freely is one of the best advantages of TripAdvisor. In our travels around the world, both past and in the future, TripAdvisor is our main source of unbiased and useful information from other travellers rather than being baed on commissions or advertising fees being paid by activity and accommodation providers.
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19 Feb 2016
“A great day on the water in small boats”
4 Feb 2016
“Cancelled day before!”
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745 Kenepuru Road | Rd 2, Picton 7282, New Zealand
+64 3-574 1372

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Reviewed 18 March 2015

We sought to see as much of the Marlborough Sound as possible, but see it on the water and in the bush. This excursion surpassed all our expectations and frankly is relatively inexpensive compared to the excursions offered by the cruise ship, which did not...More

3  Thank Gary F
Reviewed 7 March 2015

It was only us and Leicester on the boat. It was a beautiful morning, we were only 2 boats on the water and it was gorgeous. Leicester took our 2 kids on his faster boat and let our son drive We rode for 3 hours...More

Thank caribu75
Reviewed 3 March 2015

We were on a cruise ship and Leicester the owner, picked us up at the port. It is about 30 minutes drive to the Marborough Sounds site. Leicester gave our group safety instructions and showed us how to operate the boats. He is a lovely...More

1  Thank Sally6
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We had a wonderful day with Leicester. Thoroughly enjoyed learning how to ride the tinnies and loved the beautiful surroundings and Leicester's droll commentary. This was money well spent and I highly recommend the trip. An added bonus was that we were transported there and...More

Thank Ihhdle
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We did a full day trip with Leicester and were lucky enough to be the only couple on the tour that day. Leicester is a boat designer and he has created these great little boats which are fast, stable and really easy to drive. We...More

Thank Longboroughlassie
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Loved loved loved this tour. Leicester was a fantastic guide who helped us navigate the Marlborough Sounds in our own boat. There was amazing scenery as we boated past and got a lesson in mussel farming in New Zealand. We booked the day tour, but...More

Thank Nikki D
Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

We went out in the half day tour, the people running it were lovely, very friendly and helpful, they teach you how to drive the boat and all the safety requirements. Then it's out into the sounds which has absolutely stunning scenery, you learn about...More

Thank Toniash1
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had an awesome time exploring the Sound, operating our own boat for the very first time. The view is breathtaking, and it's a very different experience than just sitting in a big boat cruise - you actually get to drive your...More

Thank ValerieHuang
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We opted for the half day as the weather which had been fine took a turn for the worse. It was a bit cold and cloudy but our luck was in. My wife and I were the only customers that morning but Lester was more...More

1  Thank JEFFREY M
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We had a fantastic day out on the sounds with Lester. Even though we were the only couple going his wife picked us up from Havelock and Lester was happy to take us out. It was really a treat for my husband because I am...More

1  Thank Susan M
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