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Address: Anakiwa 7281, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-574 2765
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Full-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Trip from Anakiwa
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Half-Day Guided Sea Kayaking Tour from Anakiwa

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Great time in the Marlborough Sounds

We hired kayaks from Aaron and Nat who gave us some friendly advice on a route and an overnight stay, as an experienced kayaker back home I had requested a single kayak, this... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2014
Isle of Man
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Isle of Man
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We hired kayaks from Aaron and Nat who gave us some friendly advice on a route and an overnight stay, as an experienced kayaker back home I had requested a single kayak, this wasn't a problem (it was more of an issue elsewhere in NZ!). Kayaks were picked up later and we overnighted in a great setting in Mistletoe Bay... More 

Thank kayakmanx
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

we had a fantastic day out with Aaron - he was really knowledgeable about the local area, flora, fauna, birds and fish and happy to share it with us with a lovely manner.

Thank jane s
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302 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

The two of us went on a guided kayak trip with Aaron ,the owner of the company.First of all his safety talk was very detailed and delivered with a sense of humour ! He is very thorough and we felt very safe thereafter.We were in a double kayak and so we set off surrounded by the beauty of the Queen... More 

Thank Gabalotte
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We opted for the guided kayak then freedom mountain bike option for the half day. Having never done kayaking before, they ran through everything in detail with us at the start and off we went. It was just two of us in our double kayak and our guide Libbie in her own one. We spent a couple hours on the... More 

Thank Jodicruickshank
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

The Sounds is one of the most stunning sights in NZ. I was glad I got to experience it under the guidance of Aaron & Nat. Their customer service & knowledge of the area was outstanding. The water is like glass & if you are lucky like I was, you may get to see some marine life while paddling around.... More 

Thank Aileen S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

This is a fun way to spend a few hours on the water, but winds can made it hard going in certain sections. Its a good way to get a little exercise and see the sounds close up.

Thank joanna_lessard
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

We did a two day kayaking trip with Sea Kayak Adventures in Queen Charlotte Sound. It was brilliant. Our guide was unbelievably knowledgeable about all aspects of NZ (history, wildlife, marine life, trees, etc), and an excellent kayak leader. This company will go out of their way to customize the trip and help in any way possible. I could not... More 

Thank BelindaGeoff
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 December 2013

An awesome 2 day mountain bike trip along the Queen Charlotte Track and a lovely overnight stay with Noelene "the universal grandma" who greeted us with freshly baked scones!! These guys were incredibly helpful in making a trip which suited us. They went above and beyond, even helping us with our next few days of travel. Cannot reccommend them highly... More 

Thank Sheldog1
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

We had a great guided trip with Sea Kayak Adventures in Anakiwa. Their guides know SO much about the area. They stick to the coastline so it feels very safe and there's so much to see. Fun day and the kids loved it. Next time we'll do it as a couple and stop off at Davies Bay with a picnic... More 

Thank TheSoundsRetreat
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We wanted to squeeze in one last activity before heading to the North Island.. On the way to Picton we stopped off at Sea Kayak Adventures for a morning paddle.. Amazing morning, Nat was our guide, she was great.. We felt very comfortable and confident on the water, lots of fun and amazing scenery.. Good times.. Would recommend to all..

Thank Happiness76

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