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Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton provided by Marlborough Tour Company

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Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton

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  • You'll start at
    2 Wellington Street
    2 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    MV Mantra is docked at Town Wharf 6 at Picton Marina. This is at the east end of the Picton waterfront, near the private vessel marina. There is a carpark nearby. OR, pop into our Cougar Line Office right on the waterfront - Corner of London Quay and Wellington Street in Picton.
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    Queen Charlotte Sound
  • You'll end at
    2 Wellington Street
    2 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
    MV Mantra is docked at Town Wharf 6 at Picton Marina. This is at the east end of the Picton waterfront, near the private vessel marina. There is a carpark nearby. OR, pop into our Cougar Line Office right on the waterfront - Corner of London Quay and Wellington Street in Picton.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
2 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Check in for your cruise is 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kate wrote a review Jul 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent a wonderful afternoon with the entertaining head chef Bruce, and equally entertaining educator Captain Chris. The spread consisted of generous portions of clams, mussels, bread and salmon. All prepared in ways (despite being seafood enjoying New Zealander's) we've never
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton
Responded Jul 28, 2020
Hi Katenz123, thank you very much for your amazing review and also for recommending our tour to your friends and family - we appreciate it greatly. We're thrilled that you had such a wonderful day with us, received great hospitality and that you enjoyed the food (and the dolphins - always a thrill!). We enjoyed hosting you and are very much looking forward to welcoming you back on board soon.
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Camilla R wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
In January 2020, we booked the JingCai Seafood Cruise from Picton. We sailed on the Mantra with the lovely crew: Chris, Tori and Jason. We are a family of three, and they took great care of us! We loved sailing through the Marlborough Sounds and learning about mussel farming
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton
Responded Mar 21, 2020
Hi camillar284, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're thrilled you and your family had a great time on the Mantra, and we hope you'll return one day in the future.
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Terry C wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia53 contributions43 helpful votes
Alice (I think was her name), the Chinese girl assistant was great, very helpful and polite. The old guy (Andrew?) was a bit terse at times although good at cooking the mussels. Wouldn't do this tour again, but each to their own...
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton
Responded Mar 15, 2020
Hi Terry C, thank you for taking time to share your experience. We place great importance on ensuring guests are comfortable and happy during all our tours through warm hosting, so it’s very disappointing to hear of your experience. We apologise for this. Please be assured that we’re working closely with our staff to improve customer service, and will share your experience with them as part of our ongoing training.
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Jam3579 wrote a review Jan 2020
Timaru, New Zealand11 contributions3 helpful votes
What a wonderful cruise! Our crew, Chris and Lexi, were fantastic! The information about the mussel and salmon farms was very interesting. And the food—mussels, salmon and bread with olive oil was very good and plentiful! Definitely a highlight of our trip!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Hi Jam3579, thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled the cruise was a highlight for you and that you enjoyed the hospitality and the fresh Marlborough seafood. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to welcoming you back one day soon.
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Benaroo wrote a review Nov 2019
Melbourne Australia8 contributions12 helpful votes
Had a great half day cruise with Captain Chris. Very informative and relaxing. We thought we would be getting just a “taste” of the delicious local seafood. Buckets of mussels and clams and then the salmon. We cancelled dinner that night. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from AnMTCexperience, Manager at Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton
Responded Dec 2, 2019
Hi Benaroo, a big thanks for your great review. We’re chuffed that you enjoyed your cruise with Chris, authentic Marlborough hospitality and your seafood feast! We look forward to seeing you back soon.
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About the operator

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Half day winery tour - reliance enjoyable
We did a half day winery tour. Our driver Heather was fabulous, knowledgeable, friendly, went out of her way to ma
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Great Day On The Water
We had a wonderful afternoon with Matty {skipper) and Lexie (hostess). The weather was not that great so Matty chan
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Marlborough Wines with Heather
Heather was an excellent host. She was very patient and changed the itinerary to suit us. Our day was nicely prolo
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433shirleyw
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Wine, boats and food. Fabulous!
We have done quite a few vineyard tours in different parts of the world but this one was absolutely superb. From be
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Getaway629259
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Great day out
Heather was an excellent guide, showed us around including an extra gin venue. Marlborough wines are very varied, w
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MPC28
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What a Way to Spend a Sunday
if you're thinking about this. go for it. We had the best time! We were picked up from our B&B and driven firstly
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Julie H
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Excellent experience
We did the wine tasting and greenshell mussel cruise. Can thoroughly recommend the experience. We were picked up fr
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Alan H
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Loved It From Start To Finish
Really enjoyable day out: two wineries, with lots of different wines to sample, followed by lunch in Havelock and t
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TraceyTimNZ
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Wine and Mussel Tour
We was picked up by the lovely Heather and taken to a chocolate factory then for a mutiple wine tour followed by a
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Christine M
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A true taste of Marlborough;the wine; the seafood; the people.
We were picked up from our accommodation then taken to a chocolate factory and several family run wineries. Our hos
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Susan S
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Fabulous day out
We were picked up promptly by Andrew and met up with 2 other very nice couples. We had 5 vineyard stops and at a ch
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JSN87
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Discovering the wines of Marlborough
Great day visiting a variety of vineyards in Marlborough. Our guide Stephen enhanced our day with his vast knowledg
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685gleny
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Amazing vineyard tour ... one of our best days out!!
Our tour guide/driver Bruce looked after us so well today. Stunning vineyards & really interesting commentary en r
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RandGN
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Great Tour Combination - Wine and Waves
As the finale to our tour of the South Island, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a great day on this superbly organi
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travellingduoSeattle
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Wonderful day of wine tasting and water cruising in Blenheim
Excellent day combining wine tasting and a bay cruise with mussels. Outstanding driver -guide in Bruce, who was a r
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