Full day kayak and trail walk. Just us as a couple with Alex as our guide for this tour. Full briefing before we got in our kayak and off we went into Queen Charlotte Sound. Flat water and little wind made it easy paddling and we saw dolphins (going right under our kayak), blue penguins, eagle and sting rays and plenty of birds.
Alex kept us informed and safe throughout, detailing the history, wildlife and activity in the Sound.
After the kayak (just under 3 hours) we beached, changed, grabbed our (provided) lunch and set off on the Link Trail back to Picton. It’s STEEP at the start and trail shoes/walking boots are highly recommended, but after that it’s a steady stroll back to Picton. including the extra to the lookout (worth it), it’s 13km of hike. We lunched at the lookout and barely saw another person throughout the trail.
Great organisation and guide (Alex doesn’t walk with you, but took the kayaks back). You can have them take/bring your gear if you don’t want to carry.