Uncharted Wilderness Tours

Guided Wilderness tours in the Marlborough Sounds NZ

Skipper and guide CraigYour tour boat Wilderness ExplorerCraig and Aaron on the Golden Sand BeachTrudy, Aaron and Bill on the track

About Us

Born and bred in the Marlborough region and based on the Cape Jackson peninsula for the last 20 years, we have lived our whole lives in and around the Marlborough Sounds.

Lucky to be able to realise our passion of nature, the outdoors and the sea, we are dedicated to making each tour unforgettable, unique and personal to you.

I am a qualified skipper and have put this to good use in the tourism industry. Within this industry I also have extensive experience in guiding and continuing education specialising in native fauna and flora. I have had experience in wildlife husbandry and rehabilitation, and are a trustee of a wildlife recovery trust.

Trudy is a qualified vet nurse and has experience in caring for and managing wild animals as well as an extensive knowledge in the identification and propogation of native flora.

Uncharted Wilderness Tours is a long held business dream for us (Craig and Trudy) and we look forward to showing you our backyard.

​Over the last twenty years that I have lived in the sounds, I have learned a lot about the history of the area and the special interactions that occur and how we all have our own sort of connection with nature. I’d like to share with you my personal connection and a few of my life’s adventures getting to where I am now and to where I think I may be going in the future. For sure there will be plenty of interesting information and experiences through out the day and on into the evenings.

I have also been lucky enough to have spent time with many of the older local families and they have shared many of their stories with me and it would be great to be able to share these same stories with you. Especially if you can take away a valuable experience and then perhaps apply the same philosophy to your situation to make your own connection to nature.

TRUDY is my ‘fill in’ when I am not able to guide you and is very knowledgable when it comes to our native flora and fauna. She has identified, propagated and planted numerous native plantsTrudy in her time as well as having considerable experience handling and treating animals of all shapes and sizes. She has shared most of my life’s adventures (as she is my wife) as well as creating a few of them and looks forward to sharing with you our very special place in New Zealand.

Trudy and I and our son Aaron look forward to meeting you and sharing our part of the world. We hope that our local knowledge and experience will give you a holiday you wouldn’t get anywhere else and one that you will not forget.