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3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise

3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise

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When you have limited time, a delivery cruise is an ideal way to get around the Marlborough Sounds. Get an up-close look at remote homes and resorts while your boat delivers supplies to hidden coves and tucked-away bays. Learn about the ever-popular Queen Charlotte Track and relax while exploring miles of wild coastline.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.75
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$71.75

Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton

Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton

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Visit several wineries in the Marlborough wine region on a half-day tour from Picton. Enjoy wine tasting at each location, and learn about New Zealand's prolific wine industry from your guide on this comprehensive wine tour.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.17
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$106.17

Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise

Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise

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The Mail has been delivered by boat for over 150 years in the Queen Charlotte Sounds, we are the only official licensed New Zealand Post Rural Delivery Service by water in the Queen Charlotte Sound making this a truly unique tour! Come along on the Mail Boat Cruise and share the excitement of Mail Day as the skipper delivers the Rural post bags, groceries and freight to the residents that call the Queen Charlotte Sound waterways home. If time allows the Mail Boat Cruise will take a short stop at one of the brilliant locations within the Queen Charlotte waterways, you route will shown upon check in. Available to purchase for $5 in the office before you depart are Beachcomber Cruises keep cups, we no longer use single use cups on board our vessels due the huge environmental impact. Upon purchase of a Beachcomber Cruises keep cup guests can enjoy tea and coffee onboard for the duration of the tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.34
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$78.34

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting

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Take in the sights of Marlborough's wine country scenery and taste some of the region's best offerings on this full-day tour from Blenheim. Make several stops at different wineries and taste Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir as well as some lesser known varieties from the area. Round-trip transportation from hotels in Picton, Blenheim, or Havelock included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.83
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$109.83

Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton

Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton

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Visit Ship Cove on a morning boat cruise that explores the Marlborough Sounds, a broad network of waterways that makes up 20 percent of New Zealand’s coastline. Enjoy time to disembark at Ship Cove where you can see a memorial to Captain Cook, Maori wood carvings and the sheltered beach. Throughout your journey, marvel at breathtaking scenery and hear informative commentary from your knowledgeable captain about the marine life, cultural history, and natural features of this beautiful region Please note that this tour departs sharply on schedule at 9:00am Tea and coffee is available to purchase prior to your departure for $5 with a complimentary Keep Cup to take away with you.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.63
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$66.63

Picton Shore Excursion Marlborough Wine Region Small-Group Tour

Picton Shore Excursion Marlborough Wine Region Small-Group Tour

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Swap the cruise port for a Marlborough wine tour on this shore excursion to a half dozen boutique wineries or more. When your ship pulls into Picton, travel by minivan through this notable wine region in the South Island, sipping award-winning New Zealand wines and sampling delectable chocolates. Opt for extra time to taste wine and purchase a seasonal gourmet lunch on this small-group tour, limited to 11 people for an intimate experience.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$105.13
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$105.13

Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour

Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Picton, take the opportunity to go wine tasting on a tour that visits some of Marlborough’s award-winning wineries. Visit up to five wineries in Blenheim for tastings and vineyard tours, discovering both internationally famous wines and lesser-known New Zealand gems. You’ll also stop for lunch (own expense) and sample locally made chocolates as you head back to Picton at the end of your tour.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.15
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$117.15

Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton

Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds 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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.15
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$117.15

Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton

Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton

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Taste the wines of the Marlborough region on a full-day tour from Picton. You'll visit six or seven wineries and a boutique chocolate factory, and have time to purchase lunch at a winery restaurant. Your tour includes pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in central Picton.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.62
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$108.62

Half day Sea Kayak Guided Tour from Picton

Half day Sea Kayak Guided Tour from Picton

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Tour the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound on a half-day paddling adventure from Picton. Settle into your sea kayak and follow an expert guide from the waterfront to sheltered coves and remote beaches. Search the waters for eagles rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and dolphins while you learn about the natural history of the Marlborough Sounds. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.34
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$71.34

Wildlife Motuara Sanctuary Tour and Dolphin Cruise from Picton

Wildlife Motuara Sanctuary Tour and Dolphin Cruise from Picton

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Search for rare seabirds and several species of marine mammals, such as Hector's, bottlenose and dusky dolphins along with New Zealand fur seals, during a half-day sightseeing cruise in the Marlborough Sounds. Cruise to Queen Charlotte Sound and take a nature walk on Motuara Island, where a predator-free landscape allows for plentiful birdlife. Listen to commentary from enthusiastic marine biologists, and treat yourself to tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.87
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$96.87

Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim

Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim

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Taste some great New Zealand wines on a half-day tour of the Marlborough wine region. Visit various vineyards, learn about the region's distinct terroirs, and go wine tasting at four wineries from Picton or Blenheim. Tastings, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour limited to 11 guests.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.36
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$86.36

Full-Day Guided Sea Kayak Trip from Picton

Full-Day Guided Sea Kayak Trip from Picton

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Spend your day sea kayaking around Queen Charlotte Sound on a guided excursion from Picton. Paddle across the harbor and stop for morning tea at a remote beach, then continue into the Grove Arm of the sound and enjoy lunch in a tranquil bay. Keep an eye out for cormorants and other wildlife as you listen to expert commentary about the Marlborough Sounds from the guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.50
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$102.50

Dolphin Swimming and Watching E-Ko-Tour from Picton

Dolphin Swimming and Watching E-Ko-Tour from Picton

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Slip into Marlborough Sounds for a swim alongside pods of wild dolphins, with certified guides to help find the dolphins and ensure the tour is dolphin-friendly. Watch for dusky, bottlenose, common, orca, and Hector’s dolphins, and if conditions allow, you’ll have the chance to view the dolphins from inside the water. This dolphin tour includes wetsuits with hoods and booties, as well as hot drinks on board the boat, and round-trip transport from the Picton waterfront.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$131.79
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$131.79

Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton

Full Day Queen Charlotte Kayak and Walking Tour from Picton

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Combine sea kayaking and self-guided hiking on this full-day outdoor adventure in the Marlborough Sounds. Paddle from the Picton waterfront to the western end of Queen Charlotte Sound and search the azure waters for marine life such as eagle rays, cormorants, little blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and dolphins. Encounter secluded beaches along the shoreline before an independent hike on the Queen Charlotte Track, from Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay. Lunch and return transfer by water taxi are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.17
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$135.17

Water and Wilderness Scenic Tour

Water and Wilderness Scenic Tour

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An air tour is an ideal way to see the vast area of the Marlborough Sounds, much of which has no road access. Many visitors only see the relatively developed Queen Charlotte Sound, but on this tour by light aircraft you’ll fly above all four sounds. Be amazed by the views of mountains rising out of sunken river valleys, and even land at a remote, pristine beach in the outer sounds for 20 minutes.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.67
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$167.67

Private Marlborough Winery Tour

Private Marlborough Winery Tour

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Let our winemaker tailor a Marlborough wine tour especially for you or your group’s needs… or let us surprise you with something special! You decide the start and finish time of the tour. Visit your favourite wineries without having to compromise with others in the group. You can get behind the scenes for a private tasting, or take a drive through the Awatere Valley and soak up Marlborough’s stunning scenery. We can focus on boutique, or organic wineries, breweries, combine fine wine and food… anything is possible with a private tour. This option is recommended for larger groups or families with children under the age of 12. We can visit wineries more suited to young families to keep everyone happy. If you are arriving on a cruise ship into Picton we can arrange a tour that works around your ship’s schedule. For larger groups, or to find out more about our Private Tour options please check out our website and contact us for a quote on 021 157 4094.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.22
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$165.22
Price varies by group size

Stray New Zealand: Fantail

Stray New Zealand: Fantail

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Explore the entire South Island in a loop. From the wild and beautiful landscapes of the Far South to the sunny golden shores of the Abel Tasman National Park, you’ve got the South Island covered! You'll see highlights like Milford Sound and Franz Josef glacier, as well as getting off the beaten track and seeing some untouched parts of NZ.
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  • 14 days
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$1,753.57
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$1,753.57

Marlborough Sounds Ultimate Cruise

Marlborough Sounds Ultimate Cruise

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Spend half a day among the thriving wildlife of the outer Marlborough Sounds on a small-boat wildlife tour from Picton. Spot rare sea birds like penguins and shags, plus a couple of species of dolphin, in Queen Charlotte Sound. Set foot on Motuara Island, a kiwi nursery and bird sanctuary, and that holds significance to colonial New Zealand history. Your guides are deeply knowledgeable about this area, so make the most of them and ask plenty of questions.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.87
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$96.87

Early Bird Eco Cruise

Early Bird Eco Cruise

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Access Motuara Island, a haven for some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable bird life. Enjoy a boat ride from Picton through the Marlborough Sounds with live commentary on board, then explore the island on your own. Look for rare birds (and well-known native favorites), see native bush flourishing, and relish the peace of the island.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.75
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$71.75

Private Tour: Winter Wine and Scenic Delights Tour from Picton

Private Tour: Winter Wine and Scenic Delights Tour from Picton

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The lush valleys and sloping vineyards of the Marlborough wine region are at their most enchanting beneath the winter sun. Discover New Zealand’s largest wine region on a private 5.5-hour tour and enjoy a custom-made itinerary including activities like wine and food tasting, a cruise around the Marlborough Sounds, or a visit to the Omaka Air Museum.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$362.43
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$362.43
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Bays and Bush Scenic Tour

Bays and Bush Scenic Tour

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This air tour is the best way to see and experience the grandeur of the inner Marlborough Sounds, with views beyond to the Outer Sounds.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.20
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$84.20

PRIVATE COACH GROUP ONSHORE EXPERIENCE TRAIL OF MARLBOROUGH Min:20 Max:49 seats

PRIVATE COACH GROUP ONSHORE EXPERIENCE TRAIL OF MARLBOROUGH Min:20 Max:49 seats

A unique chance to book a large group coach experience from the Port of Picton, 49 seats are available to book your family and friends or gather others from the cruise ship to join you in a custom wine and gourmet scenic tour. This tour is not provided per seat. You have the exclusive use of the coach for the day. A minimum group of 20 people to a maximum of 49 people are offered a private and exclusive tour of Marlborough and the wine region plus a chance to taste local gourmet treats and cuisine. You have a private local chauffeur who will share stories of the region and ensure you have an exciting experience. Come and enjoy an exciting and fun day in Marlborough. Note that the rate offered is a day rate and split between the number of people in the group. This program will only register and show maximum 15 seats - please ignore this. You have up to 49 seats for your group. - 20 $129.75NZD p seat and 49 $52.95NZD p seat. One payment is required to secure this tour.of $2595.00 NZD.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,141.62
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$2,141.62
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