Queen Charlotte Sound by Sea Kayak

Queen Charlotte Sound by Sea Kayak

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

Description

Strenuous activity

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

Outdoor enthusiasts will thrill to the opportunity to discover the serenity and beauty of Queen Charlotte Sound from the seat of a kayak. Your approximately four-hour adventure includes two hours of paddling. No previous kayaking experience is required, but a good level of fitness and mobility is needed. Board the motorcoach for a short drive through Whenuanui Bay Scenic Reserve, to the sheltered Ngakuta Bay and the kayak staging area. Meet your guides and receive your double-seat kayak, equipment, route orientation and safety briefing. No prior kayaking experience is required. Set out along Queen Charlotte Sound and enjoy the beauty of the rugged coastline, dotted with bays, coves and small sandy beaches. The nutrient-rich waters of the sound glisten from turquoise to emerald and attract seals, seabirds and other wildlife. Look to the skies for ubiquitous seabirds, and if you're lucky you may see blue penguins, the world's smallest species of penguin, that dive to feed on fish. After exploring the pristine shoreline and secluded coves, return to the motorcoach for the picturesque drive back to port.

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

Details

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
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
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
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No
Photo/video opportunity: No