Marlborough Sounds Adventure Co


25 Rankers Reviews

15 Face-to-Face

8 Hiking Tours

15 Cycling

5 Sea Kayaking

6 Picton / Marlborough Sounds

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Sea kayak with NZ's oldest sea kayak company & 2007 NZ Tourism Award winner for best leisure activity.

Sea kayak, walk or mountain bike the Marlborough Sounds with 2007 NZ Tourism Award winners for best leisure activity.

We are NZ's oldest sea kayaking company and know the Sounds intimately. Take a guided half, 1 or 3 day trip or hire a sea kayak with a friend and explore the Sounds independently.

4 & 5 day guided and freedom walks on the Queen Charlotte Track featuring hotel style accommodation and pack carrying service.

Mountain bike the track on Specialised Rockhoppers, specially prepared for the rugged track conditions.


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South IslandMarlboroughPicton / Marlborough Sounds


  • Hiking Tours
  • Cycling
  • Sea Kayaking


Showing 8 reviews of 24.

A D Dickens's avatar

A D Dickens

Ranking: 10/10

We did a five day freedom walk along the Queen Charlotte track in mid winter frosty conditions. It was a fantastic trip and everything went like clockwork thanks to excellent organising.

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Happy camper


Ranking: 10/10

The Marlborough Sounds Adventure Company organised our walk on the Queen Charlotte track. Everything worked seamlessly from the moment we arrived at their office to the moment we picked up our luggage four days later. Highly recommended.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Lesa's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

We did a half-day kayak trip on the sound, guided by Lars. He did an excellent job of leading the excursion, from explaining the proper kayaking techniques, to introducing us to the native wildlife, to having great answers to all of our questions. He also did an excellent job keeping the group together. The day we went, the water was slightly rough, and when one kayak was repeatedly struggling, he went so far as to tow them for the last part of the journey. We had a thoroughly fantastic time the whole trip!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Scott Bradley

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great 5 day guided hike (4 days hike, 1 day kayak) on the Queen Charlotte sound. Carry a day pack, they get your bag to each destination by boat. No mishaps. Great trail and views. Lodges and food were excellent. Our guide, Harry, is a kiwi classic!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Sebastian Reinhardy


Ranking: 6/10

Kayaking is much fun and can be a nice sport. You have to be a bit lucky with the weather, but it can also be funny with some wind. We had some bad luck, because we have had a whole in our kayak, so we had to stop some hours earlier, but still good equipment.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Dupont's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Nice to be kayaking in Queen Charlotte Sounds.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

Sally's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Hired a kayak for 1/2 day to explore Queen Charlotte Sound. Company very helpful. Unsupervised hire for us.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2012

Elisabeth's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Great staff and a great adventure.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012