Half Day Guided Sea Kayak - Queen Charlotte Sound

From NZD $105.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: HDT
Meet your guide at our base on the Picton waterfront at 8.45am or 12.15pm. After a quick safety briefing and form filling exercise, you launch from the Picton foreshore.

Departing from the
Picton foreshore, we paddle through the Picton harbour and along the southern
shoreline of the Grove Arm. This picturesque coastline is dominated by native
bush and sandy beaches.  If time allows,
we will cross the Sound to explore the deep, bush clad bays on the northern
side of the Grove Arm, before finishing at Ngakuta Bay where our van and
trailer awaits for the return road trip to Picton (15 minutes).  We will stop along the way for refreshments.

Your trip ends at Ngakuta Bay where you board a van for a 15 minute ride back to Picton, returning to our base at around 12.30pm or 4.00pm respectively.

Departs daily, from 1 October to 30 April each year, subject to a minimum of two people.

Trip must be pre-booked by 9.00pm on evening prior to day of departure, to ensure availability.  Please phone trying to book on morning of departure.

Personal Equipment

We recommend you wear or bring:

  • Sun protection
  • T-shirts and shorts for warmer weather
  • Polypropylene or wool clothing – not cotton (if paddling from May to October)
  • Warm wool or fibrepile jersey or jacket – not cotton.
  • Windproof jacket. We do have paddling jackets available which (while not waterproof) protect against the wind
  • Camera – we have dry bags for your cameras
  • Shoes or sandals suitable for getting wet (we can supply these, if required)
  • A smile

Frequently Asked Questions


I have never kayaked before, can I still do this trip?

Yes, many of our clients have never sea kayaked before but find it really easy to do.

I can’t swim, will I be okay?

Yes, you will be wearing a buoyancy aid and you will be travelling in a party with a guide, so the chances of you capsizing and falling out of your boat are minimal. Your guide will have provided you with a briefing on what to do if you do capsize.

Do I need to be fit to enjoy this trip?

We recommend that you are at least of average fitness to enjoy this trip. You may feel a little tired in your shoulders after a day’s paddling, but we do have stops along the way and the pace is gentle.

What if it gets windy when I am out there?

Our trips are flexible enough that we can change the itinerary to meet the weather conditions. Ideally we try to organise the day so that the wind is at your back as much as possible. However, as with any outdoors experience, there may be times when you are required to paddle in windy conditions. If this is the case, then we try to minimise the time that you will be paddling into the wind.