Queen Charlotte Sound by Sea Kayak

4 hours | Picton | P C N - 4 1 0
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$ 179.95
Min. age: 10 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Outdoor Adventure
Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Queen Charlotte Sound by Sea Kayak
Discover the serenity and beauty of Queen Charlotte Sound from the seat of a kayak. Meet your guides and receive your double-seat kayak, equipment, route orientation and safety briefing. Set out along Queen Charlotte Sound and enjoy the beauty of the rugged coastline, dotted with bays, coves and small sandy beaches. No previous kayaking experience is required, but a good level of fitness and mobility is needed. Expect to paddle for two hours, sometimes in breezy conditions requiring sustained strenuous exertion. Prepare to get a little wet.

What you will see along the way:
Enjoy a brief but immensely scenic drive through Whenuanui Bay Scenic Reserve, a large natural environment that juts into Queen Charlotte Sound. Upon reaching sheltered Ngakuta Bay, set off on a double-seat kayak to discover pristine shoreline, scenic coves and the abundant wildlife that call these nutrient-rich waters home. Look for fur seals, dolphins and other wildlife as well as seabirds and maybe even blue penguins as you glide.

Snack:
Juice and a snack are offered during the tour.

Special Notes:

No previous kayaking experience is required, but a good level of fitness and mobility is needed, as you will be paddling for 2 hours, sometimes in breezy conditions requiring sustained strenuous exertion. Due to these physical requirements, this tour is not suitable for less physically capable guests.

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes that you are happy to get wet, comfortable sports/active clothing with swimwear under your clothes if you wish, and bring a towel, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses, bottled water and a dry change of clothes are also recommended.

Participants must be a minimum of 10 years old.

Double sea kayaks are used on this tour with a maximum cockpit width of 46 cm (18 inches).

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart ship and travel to kayaking location for safety briefing and gear check

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Kayaking on Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound with morning tea break

Transport type:
Sea Kayak
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
03:00
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Return to Picton and your ship

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No