An ideal combination - guided and independent sea kayaking. On the first day you join the guided day trip departing at 9.00am from the Picton foreshore. Your guide will take time to assist you with your paddling skills, share their knowledge of the abundant wildlife and natural flora as you paddle along. There is also a chance to learn about some of the more interesting historical stories from the area. At around 2.00-3.00pm you will leave the group and head to your accommodation at Lochmara Lodge. Your guide will discuss this with you during the day.
A minimum of 2 people is required for this trip. Clients are required to meet at our office by 8.15am on morning of departure to pack your boat prior to day trip clients arriving.
Set in the native bush-covered hills on the tranquil shores of the Queen Charlotte Sound, Lochmara Lodge has a range of accommodation, from twin and double ensuites, one and two bedroom units through to new luxury chalets. Unique and breathtakingly beautiful, Lochmara Lodge is accessible only by boat or from the world-famous Queen Charlotte Track. You can check Lochmara Lodge out on www.lochmaralodge.co.nz
The next day you make your own way along the Queen Charlotte Sound, taking time to explore the bays, coves and inlets of this wonderful maze of waterways, as you paddle back to Picton byaround 4.00pm.
We will provide:
· Guide for 1 day
· Morning tea & lunch for first day, packed lunch for second day.
· All kayaking safety equipment.
· Private en suite accommodation at Lochmara Lodge (No view or Bay View). It is possible to upgrade further – please enquire.
Please note, breakfast and dinner can be purchased from Lochmara Lodge Cafe
Booking & Cancellation Policy:
We require a credit card number and expiry date, to confirm your booking. A deposit of NZ $50 per person will be debited from your card upon confirmation of booking. Final payment is required 30 days prior to departure. Cancellations received 30 days and up to 7 days from day of trip departure - 50% of trip value refund. Cancellations received 7 days or less from date of departure - no refund. By providing your credit card details, you authorise us to debit the required amount as agreed and confirm you understand our terms and conditions.
We do understand that cancellations can occur due to illness or unexpected events. Therefore we strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive travel insurance.