Sea kayaking has been described as one of the best ways to explore places that you cannot access by land. Either rent a kayak or join one of our guided tours to explore any of the four Sounds that make up the 1500km of coastline in the Marlborough Sounds, away from the crowds with beauty and wildlife in abundance. Based just outside Anakiwa on the main road, we are only 10 minutes from the start of the QC track and the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound. We are the only company that does not need expensive water taxi’s or long drives to access the track or paddle outside of the busy harbour. We specialise in nature-based adventuring for the intrepid traveller, with an emphasis on experiencing the environment without interfering with its delicate ecosystems.
Paddlers can rent kayaks at our base on the corner of Queen Charlotte Drive and Anakiwa Road, just minutes from the picturesque and safe coastline of Anakiwa. Our strategic location also enables us to access all three Sounds – Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sound – depending on where you wish to embark or finish your independent adventure.
Book 2 Day Hire
$100 per person
Book 3 Day Hire
$125 per person
We have high quality, traditional ‘decked’ kayaks. Sea kayaking has been described as one of the best ways to travel and explore places that you cannot access by land. It is a peaceful and gentle way to immerse yourself in the environment without disturbing it! Come to our base and try it for yourself.
We run our kayak rental briefings at 8.30am, 10.30am and 12.30pm. It takes roughly 75 minutes to get through the briefing and get you launched. Multi-day briefings can take a little bit longer as there is more information to cover.
Full Day Hire
$150 per person
Half Day Hire
$150 per person
For experienced sea kayakers, who prefer to explore on their own, we are happy to provide single kayaks, equipment and trip suggestions, as long as they are rented in pairs. To rent our single kayaks we would like to see a logbook and/or qualification to see that you are reasonably skilled. Alternatively you can lodge your trip plan with us if heading off independently with your own gear.
The single kayaks are charged at a premium rate due to the extra instruction involved. Please enquire for these with your logbook and/or qualification.
5th day is free for both doubles and singles!
*Single kayaks available for odd numbered groups or on request
8.30am, 10.30am or 12.30pm start time
Minimum two people
Minimum age 15yrs
All prices in NZD
If you have limited time in the area but are keen to experience the brilliance that the Marlborough Sounds has to offer, then these are the trips for you. Let our professional and qualified guides not only tell you, but show you what makes the Sounds such a special place.
Our half-day trip is based in the Grove Arm of the Queen Charlotte Sound where you can expect to see a variety of sea and forest birdlife and possible sightings of rays, seals, little blue penguins, dolphins and if you are super lucky – Orca!
The half-day starts at 8.30am or 12.30pm and lasts 4 hours.
Book Half Day
The full day trip provides the opportunity to explore more of the Sounds’ secluded beaches and paddle beneath pristine native bush. Your guide will find one of the many beautiful beaches to stop for a delicious homemade picnic lunch. Returning to Anakiwa we will always do our best to take you a different way home so you never have to paddle the same coast twice.
These trips are also available in the Keneperu Sound from Portage Bay on request. Subject to availability.
Book Full Day
Minimum age 8yrs
Full Day Guided Trip: $135 per person (including lunch)
Minimum age 11yrs
8:30am or 12.30pm start time for half-day
8.30am start time full day
Minimum two persons
If you are a solo traveller please enquire as we can join you onto another group.
All prices are in NZD