Marlborough Sounds Adventure Co

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Happy camper

Australia

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 over 2 years ago

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Lesa

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 almost 3 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 4 years ago

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Sebastian Reinhardy

Germany

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 over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Dupont

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice to be kayaking in Queen Charlotte Sounds.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Sally

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Elisabeth

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great staff and a great adventure.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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D Collier

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly, personal service, very well organised - really easy.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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megs

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

What a fantastic experience!!! From the equipment, to the guides, to the breathtaking scenery this trip couldn't be faulted. I cannot recommend this company highly enough - they were helpful, friendly and knowledgable... what more could you ask for :).

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in August 2010

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Peter Brown

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Kayaking from Picton to Queen Charlotte Sounds. Equipment was a little frayed & used but this was end of a long season. Guide was excellent & how can you knock the scenery? Would have liked to kayak further out on track.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Joshua Weightman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Imagine the adrenaline of mountain biking and the feeling of being a top a ridge, viewing one of the most spectacular landscapes you could imagine. That's what i had the pleasure of experiencing when i cycled the Queen Charlotte track a week ago, courtesy of MSAC. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it, although the uphills are difficult there is no doubt you are rewarded when you get to the top and have a stretch of downhill ahead of you through many different terrains. The whole trip went without a hitch, due to much prior planning and organisation from the MSAC staff. Would do it again any day many thanks.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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sue pentelow

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

What a wonderful walk and thanks to the MSAC we had the best time. Accomm and luggage transfers worked well and our daily packaged lunches were great. MSAC offered a package to spend an extra day at the Portage which we spent kyaking around the beautiful coves having a fabulous time. Thanks MSAC great memories.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Heather

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What a marvellous experience to walk the Queen Charlotte track. We were well prepared by the excellent staff at MSAC who informed us of what to expect. I had organised the trip for 8 Australians and felt so proud to be able to showcase this spectacular part of my country. From the outset the MSAC staff could not have been more helpful by keeping in touch throughout the year prior to our walk. Even as our numbers increased they worked hard to accommodate us and our individual needs (even to the extent of a gluten/lactose free walker!). We loved the lunch on that first day. Sincere thanks MSAC

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Martien van Brakel

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The track we mountain biked was not moderate but difficult. We were not properly informed about the level of the track.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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neeltjec

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

We hired bikes to cycle part of the Queens Charlotte Track. The bikes were good but the track was very difficult to cycle. We weren't properly informed about the level of the track.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Tiemen

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Just lovely.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Eliott Family

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Portage Adventure Centre within the Marlborough Sounds. Hired a dingy and outboard motor and went exploring. Terrific, simple, great value and helpful staff.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Frauke

South Africa

Ranking: 8/10

Provided a decent mountain bike for the Queen Charlotte Sound. Gears could have been better though.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Lubos Hlinovsky

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Very well chosen, planned and organised biking trip from Punga to Torea. The equipment provided was of high quality. I really enjoyed it.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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jahirst

Ranking: 8/10

Well organised sea kayak trip. Great lunch.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Renske Tehurne

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome! Great that we (the tourists) could decide what we wanted to do, and a really nice guide.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Tamzin

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Kayaking: Really well organised, good knowledge of area, freedom to go wherever. Good feed too. And the seals came to hang out.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Christie H

England

Ranking: 7/10

Really friendly and hlpful with advice for the mountain bike on the Queen Charlotte Track

Reviewed about 13 years ago