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Address: Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
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US$89.73*
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Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa
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US$64.60*
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Half-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Tour from Anakiwa

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Fantastic day kayaking Queen Charlotte Sound

Our guide Darrell was great. He gauged our kayaking abilities accurately, and was super friendly and helpful throughout the day. We were provided a lot of history of events and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Our guide Darrell was great. He gauged our kayaking abilities accurately, and was super friendly and helpful throughout the day. We were provided a lot of history of events and natural history of the area. Saw blue cod, sting rays, lots of non-stinging jelly fish, small sharks and variety of birds. Highly recommend as good alternative to 23km day 3... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Mark, thank you for your review and we have passed on the feedback to Daryl. He certainly has learnt his stuff very quickly and has a great way of sharing it. Cheers Nat More 

Bjert, Denmark
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

I have thoroughly enjoyed my two day MTB trip on the Queen Charlotte Track. The track is not highly technical for the experienced rider, but it does require a certain level of fitness to get up the steepest inclines. The climbing is definitely worth the sweat as the most stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds await on top. My trip... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

HI Vagn, stoked you enjoyed this awesome track we live next to. The views definitely make up for the hard work you put in. The kayak trip finishes off seeing the Sounds from all angles. Thanks for taking the time to review. Cheers Nat More 

Morton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Aaron and his partner were super helpful and cautious. We rented a double for three days. Aaron spent a lot of time with us helping us understand the route options and the weather and wind patterns. We chose to wait two days to start until a system passed though. Aaron would not even have let us go out, I believe,... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi April and Fred, thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad that you had a good time out there and were able to explore the Queen Charlotte Track too. Cheers Nat More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Just completed a three day / 2 night sea kayak trip with Sea Kayak Adventure and TOTALLY recommend. (6th Feb 2017) Two dads and two children under 12 on our annual trip and once again Sea Kayak Adventures, Nat and Aaron made the trip awesome, easy to arrange and fantastic customer experience. This year we left Anakiwa and paddled Queen... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Sean, thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We really do appreciate it. Im glad that you enjoyed your trip ....and the muffins. Daryl has done really well with his interp so it's nice to hear that from you. It is nice to be able to get you out and about in the Sounds. We look... More 

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We had a terrific half day paddling with Sea Kayak Adventures. The setting is stunning and SKA were well organised and equipped. Good to have an initial safety briefing where you book in and then on the water very efficiently. We had a guide with us for our tour with two kids (8&9) and this made the day. Great banter,... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

HI Andrew, thanks for taking the time to review us. We do try and keep the boring bits to a minimum so you can have more time on the water, enjoying yourselves. Glad you enjoyed having the guide around. Cheers Nat More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Fantastic afternoon trip in double kayaks in some beautiful surroundings. Jeremy explained the instructions / health & safety with ease and we all felt informed for a great paddle on the water. Thanks Jeremy for the on-going commentary throughout the trip about what we were paddling through and what was around us; very knowledgeable likeable guy. Thanks again for an... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Kieran, stoked you had a great afternoon with Jeremy. His experience really does show in his work and we are very lucky yo have him here. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Cheers Nat More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The service was great right from booking the afternoon trip, checking if it was going to go ahead since weather was iffy and then getting us on the water. Lance was a great guide with a good sense of humour. Was great chatting to him as he showed us round the coast. Water got a bit choppy on the way... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hey Roberta, Im happy that you got to do your trip and enjoy the Sounds in the differing weather patterns. Lance has really come into his own this season and it's nice to hear that clients are enjoying his company. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Cheers Nat More 

Lubbeek, Belgium
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We spent a lazy day kayaking on the sounds. Beautiful! Our guide provided details about the flora and fauna present in the sounds, while also telling us the story how Kiwi lost his wings.

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Mayra, thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it. It sounds like you had a pretty epic trip with lots of Maori legends being told. Stoked! Cheers Nat More 

Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Jeremy, our guide, was phenomenal. He led the six of us over a three day tour of the sounds and couldn't have been a more knowledgable guide about flora and fauna. He was incredibly experienced and supportive of our various skill levels. I couldn't recommend this place any higher!

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Roxanne, thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Jeremy has picked up so much in a short space of time and with his solid guiding experience, he can make everyone feel settled in kayaks. Awesome! Cheers Nat More 

Skopelos, Greece
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The communication through email was easy and we were booked up in no time. We met Aaron at their base where he gave us the low down on the area, safety info and suggestions of where to paddle. The weather was perfect and we were lucky enough to spot a sting ray swimming beneath our kayaks. Over all a great... More 

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sprat89, Owner at Sea Kayak Adventures, responded to this review

HI Neil and Yvonne, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback, we really appreciate it. We are stoked that you enjoyed your afternoon and got to see a stingray! We look forward to seeing you again in the future - hopefully in Greece! Cheers Nat More 

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