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3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise

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Picton, New Zealand
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.
  • Experience the communities and marine life of Marlborough Sounds from the water
  • Venture into hidden coves and bays not seen from the Interislander ferry
  • Benefit from insider knowledge about Queen Charlotte Sound from the skipper
  • Meet hikers and locals alike while witnessing daily life from the vessel
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Live commentary on board
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1 London Quay , 1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand

Departure Point: Cougar Line office, Picton Town Wharf Address: 1 London Quay, Picton 7250 Directions: Look for the 3 purple flags Dates: See Availability Return point: Cougar Line office, Picton Town Wharf

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in a majority of weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • In the very rare event of the cruise being canceled due to extreme weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of cruise are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and weather condition
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cougar Line
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during 3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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  • "We were on a Princess Cruise but booked this excursion via Viator as it was better value for money than the cruise organised excursions." See review

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Sounds good
, Apr 2021
The three hour trip gave a good impression of the sounds. It was nice to stop at different bays and see the shore from up close. The ride was comfortable and the commentary informative. The staff supplied us with tea and coffee and a friendly chat. We were lucky to see a pod of dolphins up close which made the trip extra special.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi Aukje, your review is wonderful, thank you so much. We're thrilled you enjoyed the Sounds Delivery Cruise, the beautiful scenery and the onboard hospitality. It's always a treat when the dolphins make an appearance! We hope you'll come back to see us again soon.
A beaut day of many bays.
, Apr 2021
Lovely day. A good big boat. Got to see the bays up close. Comfortable seating inside and out. Good value. Didn’t get much commentary on the history of the area/bays which I was expecting.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi Emma_H, thank you very much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the scenery and our comfortable boat, and also that you considered it value for money. Thank you for your feedback about the commentary - we have taken this on board to improve going forward. We hope to welcome you back again one day soon.
Marlborough Sound Excursion
, Mar 2020
Fabulous way to depend 3 hours in Marlborough Sound. Catching dolphins swim alongside the boat for several minutes was an absolute highlight. I would certainly recommend this excursion.
A great way to see Marlborough Sounds
, Jan 2020
We were on a Princess Cruise but booked this excursion via Viator as it was better value for money than the cruise organised excursions. Easy to find and very informative.
returning to old holiday area
, Aug 2019
this trip was one of the best boat trips that we have done made better by the boat operater he was great at showing us the places that we used to visit in the 1960s and 70s he was brilliant and would recomend this trip with this operator to any of our friends or neighbours thanks once again gordon and robyn combe
Lovely day out
, Apr 2019
We hit the jackpot this morning - a sunny and calm day on the water which was like a mill pond. We enjoyed watching and talking to the people being dropped off and picked up at different ports, off to walk the Queen Charlotte Track or home from a break away in one of NZ's best scenic spots. The young man steering us around. Levon, was informative and fun to talk to (my husband and him both keen on rugby). Thanks for such a great morning.

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