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Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton

  • 3.5-hour Marlborough Sound sightseeing and seafood cruise, from Picton
  • Glide through Queen Charlotte Sound and listen to the captain's informative commentary on the region
  • Includes samples of fresh local seafood paired with a glass of Marlborough sauvignon blanc wine
Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton
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Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton
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Discover the natural beauty and fresh seafood of the Marlborough Sounds during a 3.5-hour cruise from Picton. Travel by luxury catamaran through the sheltered waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound, located at the top of New Zealand's South Island. Taste fresh seafood served on board and paired with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. You'll also learn about aquaculture in the Marlborough Sounds, check out a salmon and mussel farm, and get great photo ops of the region.

What to Expect
Make your own way to the Picton Marina in the early afternoon to board your 65-foot (20-meter) luxury catamaran. Picton is located at the top of the South Island, near the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound and just 25 minutes north of Blenheim.

Get comfortable on one of the outdoor decks or in the cabin, which has booth seats with tables, and lounge areas. Take in sweeping views of the the scenic waterways of the Sound as your captain takes you to salmon and mussel farms along the route. The crew serves up samples of fresh seafood from local sources (typically steamed greenshell mussels, king salmon and Cloudy Bay clams) accompanied by a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wine.

Hear informative commentary about the region from your captain during the cruise, and keep an eye out for possible sightings of wildlife such as penguins, dolphins and seals.

A range of light snacks, hot tea and coffee, Marlborough wines, beer, juice, and bottled water are available for purchase on board.

Your 3.5-hour tour ends with return to the Picton Marina in the early evening.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great food, views, cruise, fun!

On a beautiful sunny day we were treated to a great cruise with a very good lunch. I tried green lipped mussels for the first time and discovered I like them! The lunch was delicious and contained a good variety of seafood and wine. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EYC
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile
So beautiful...

A big thank you to Matty and Bindy for our lovely day out on the Sound. We got to experience some fabulous scenery; meet some great wildlife and get a true feel for both current and historical lifestyles. The seafood was a treat and a...More

2  Thank _rawoodhouse
Reviewed March 17, 2018
Fabulous day with Ryan cruising the Marlborough Sounds!

We were a group of approx 35 on an organized Tauck tour. We landed by charter plane in Blenheim, and Ryan was there to whisk us away on his motorcoach to Picton. We all admired the beautiful fresh flower arrangement in the dash as we...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank karen o
Reviewed February 12, 2018
Dolphins playing with us

Ryan and his crew are awesome. We had an amazing catamaran sail with delicious food, local wine, friendly crew, lots of local information shared, inspiring views and DOLPHINS playing with us. The dolphins were so close, I could almost reach out and touch them. Sailing...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Horncrow1
Reviewed February 7, 2018
Cruising with Mattie

What an amazing experience,the Marlborough cruise from Picton was something not to be missed, The captain of the ship was both professional and a amazing amount of fun,full of laughter . We were very impressed at the depth of knowledge Mattie exhibited about the area....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Carolynwells
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