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“Picturesque whatever the weather!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds
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$118.46*
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Half-Day Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Picton
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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Picturesque whatever the weather!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

We sailed through a bad storm one way, and on a lovely sunny day the second time. Why fly over when you can experience sailing the sounds

Visited November 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“beautiful and world class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

The Sounds are superb. Try and do the trip to or from Wellington on the interisland ferry as these large vessels have about 45 minutes cruising in the sounds enroute to Picton.
Drive the Queen Charlotte road between Picton and Havelock for superb views...a fishing trip on the sounds is also great

Visited January 2013
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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“Marlborough Sounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

And yes - the view was just like that on the day! So much to see and if you take obe of the Beachcomber trips, the Captain will fill you in on so much of the history of the Sounds, the people, the industry etc.

Visited January 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“stunning location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

what an area, lots to do on the water and various options even if you dont have your own boat, also lots of good walking tracks to explore quickly and easily beyond QCS itself. Words cant put it fairly into context of what your eyes will see...

Visited January 2013
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Taranaki, New Zealand
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interislander views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Traveling through the sounds on the ferry is such a buzz. The scenery is amazing with bird life abound. We even saw a little penguin swimming beside the ferry

Visited January 2013
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