Waterways Boating Safaris

Waterways Boating Safaris


14 Rankers Reviews

9 Face-to-Face

12 Boat Cruises

8 Picton / Marlborough Sounds

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A day to remember in the Marlborough Sounds
Fun, freedom, stunning scenery on a boating safari


Drive a boat, explore the sounds. Fun, freedom & stunning scenery on a guided safari adventure.

Marlborough Sounds sightseeing
Experience an area of unsurpassed beauty, where high mountains covered in forest tower over flooded river valleys creating 1200 kilometres of stunning coastline sheltered from the open sea.
Explore waterways accessible only by boat and enjoy the smooth blue waters of numerous bays and hidden coves. Around every headland is another photo opportunity. An ever-changing landscape where mountains and waterways form a backdrop to every scene.


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Waterways Boating Safaris

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South IslandMarlboroughPicton / Marlborough Sounds


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Dave Docherty


Ranking: 9/10

Day out around Marlborough Sounds with motor boats - great fun.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2015

kiwifrenchy's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The only tourist activity in the country where you can pilot your own boat ! You wanna see something more remote parts of the Marlborough Sounds ? This trip is for you ! Magnificent scenery and piloting your own little boat is just so much fun as well ! You go on a nice short walk to have a close look at some of the oldest forest of the area, still totally untouched. Beautiful ! The guide is really nice as well and he takes photos of the all group during the all day and gives you the photo CD for free ! Would definitely recommend it to anyone willing to see more remote parts of this beautiful regions !

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Dominik Langenegger


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice boat safari. You drive your own craft and a guide leads the group with his own craft. Very friendly!! The guide even took photos during the trip and after the trip he put the photos on CD and gave the CD for free.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Great experience in one of the worlds most beautiful places! How nice to drive your own boat and get information of a very nice guy! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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F Horrex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great day out driving your own boat. Owner and guide funny and informative. Not cheap but worth it!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

I can highly recommend this adventure!! we had so much fun cruising the sounds with the boat, taking pictures, enjoying the beautiful landscape AND Leicester was the perfect guide!! Thanx for so many great memories!

Reviewed almost 12 years ago and experienced in June 2010

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Don & Alice


Ranking: 9/10

The best way to combine stunning nature with the excitement of driving your own boat!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Mieke Knoops


Ranking: 9/10

great worth every penny!highly recommended and if youre lucky you get to see dolphins!

Reviewed over 12 years ago