Sea Kayak Rental - Half Day

From NZD $40.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: HDKR

A half days sea kayak rental is a great way to see some of Queen Charlotte Sound. You will have time to paddle through the Picton Harbour and into the entrance of the Grove Arm, (lower Queen Charlotte Sound). Stop for a rest on a sandy beach before paddling back along the northern shore of Picton harbour and disembarking at Picton foreshore.  Along the way you may encounter seals, paddle along picturesque bush clad shorelines and enjoy a swim from a sandy beach.

All our sea kayak rentals include:
    • Kayak
    • flares
    • paddle
    • waterproof map
    • spray deck
    • paddle jackets
    • buoyancy aid
    • dry bags for camera’s, phones etc
    • spare paddle
    • plastic bags for packing gear in hold
We are unable to hire to solo paddlers so you must have a minimum of two people for any sea kayak rental. Half day sea kayak rental trips depart at 9.00am and 1.00pm. Other times by arrangement and subject to base guide and gear availability - please enquire.

Please allow half an hour for safety briefing and gear fit-out before departing.  All trips depart and return to Picton foreshore.

Experience Level

Some sea kayaking experience is preferred although not essential for this trip.  If you have some water-based experience e.g. windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, river kayaking, then this is useful.  When you arrive at our office, we will talk through your experience, as part of the safety briefing.  If our guide believes that your experience is insufficient to hire a sea kayak independently then we may recommend a better alternative for you.  If you are unsure if your experience level is sufficient, then please contact us to discuss this.

Minimum age is 13 years old for rentals, although we can make allowances for younger age groups upon request.

How to Book

Please enquire for the date you would like to hire.  A credit card will be requested. No deposit will be debited from your card, as full payment can be made at our office upon departure.  Cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to departure or full trip value, per person, will be debited from your card.

There are no refunds after your rental period has started.  This includes Freedom Rental parties that return before their period of hire has run it’s full course for whatever reason.

Refund Policy 

Our policy is not to launch a freedom rental on safety grounds if we consider that the wind and sea conditions are unsafe for that group.  This is our decisionv.  In this situation we give a full refund.


If the forecast is for improving weather, we will ask you can accept a delayed start, or reschedule.  There are
no refunds after your trip or period of hire has started if you return before the period of hire has run its full course for whatever reason.

Our Commitment to Safety   

We are members of  Sea Kayak Operators Association of New Zealand and abide by their code of practice. 
This ensures that our clients receive the highest quality advice and equipment  available.  We do not rent to solo paddlers.