Marlborough Sounds Day Kayaking

The Marlborough Sounds is situated on the top of the South Island and is an extensive network of sea-drowned valleys and spectacular maze of coves, islands and peninsulas making it a wonderland for sea kayakers. Here, you'll be able to find a corner all to yourself to enjoy the dazzling display of colours that surrounds you - the turquoise water that changes into the deepest green whilst the banks display a variety of different shades of green on the draping trees. The wildife is also a great sight where you can come across seals, dolphins and penguins.

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The day starts at 9.00am with kayaking instruction on the Picton foreshore. Paddling out of the Picton harbour and down into the Grove Arm, this day trip is about absorbing and enjoying the beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound.

After an hour or so of relaxed paddling, its time for morning tea, featuring fresh home baked muffins on a secluded sandy beach. Another pleasant paddle across the Sound takes in some of the prettiest native bush in the Sounds. The guide will providing accounts of the fascinating history, wildlife and Maori legends of the area.

After lunch paddle along the shoreline, maybe past the nesting shags, as the group heads across the Sound again to where a van awaits for your return trip to Picton.

Starts: 9.00am
Finishes: 4.00pm