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Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
  • Get clear views of the Sound's gorgeous scenery
  • Look for wildlife like seals, dolphins, and penguins
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Food tasting
Alcoholic Beverages
Live commentary on board
Local taxes
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
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Queen Charlotte Sound
Relax and enjoy the stunning Marlborough Sounds with the exclusive Seafood Odyssea Cruise, featuring Regal salmon, Cloudy Bay clams and Greenshell mussels with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the definitive wine/food match. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound while cruising aboard our luxury launch that departs from Picton daily, all year round. Cruise near an aquaculture farm, learn about this industry in the Marlborough Sounds and take in the picturesque scenery.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Check in for your cruise is 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Marlborough Tour Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton.

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  • "I would recommend this tour to everyone, no matter what the weather" See review

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Blue Water Therapy at it's Finest!
Angela_S
, May 2021
The weather did not distract from us having a fantastic trip. It was our final day in the South after celebrating my son's wedding and this was the icing on the cake! Thanks to Penny and Sophia for a most awesome and memorable experience. The seafood was generous and cooked to perfection with the wine. Blue water therapy. We loved it! Thank you 😊
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Angela, thank you very much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your cruise and Marlborough seafood, especially after such special family celebrations. We hope you'll come back soon!
star-5
Magical Experience
Bryce_K
, May 2021
The wet, could you and foggy day did nothing to detract from our experience. We had an exceptional day and enjoyed our hosts Skipper Penny and Sophia who both contributed to a magical voyage.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Bryce, your review is great, thanks so much. It's great to hear your cruise was such a success in spite of the weather, and that you received great hospitality onboard. We look forward to welcoming you back again, perhaps with some classic Marlborough sunshine next time!
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Fantastic experience
Lesli_M
, May 2021
Lovely experience with great views, generous amounts of seafood. We were fortunate to be the only ones on the trip😊 well worthwhile trip
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Lesli_M, your review is great, thank you so much. We're chuffed you enjoyed the cruise and the seafood, and we hope you'll come back to see us again.
star-5
Must do trip
Dave_A
, May 2021
That seafood was awesome. The entire cruise was wonderful. Lovely and well informed crew. Beautiful boat. The scenery was spectacular. Would recommend this cruise.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi Dave A, thank you very much for your good review. It's great to hear you enjoyed the experience, the crew hospitality and the boat - plus of course Marlborough's stunning scenery. Thanks for the recommendation, and we hope to see you back.
star-5
Fantastic day, great...
gary_r
, Apr 2021
Fantastic day, great staff great experience , we were very fortunate to have a pod of dolphins join us for about 45 minutes
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi gary_r, thanks so much for your lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed the experience with us and it's always a highlight when the dolphins choose to make an appearance! We hope to welcome you back again soon.
star-5
Fantastic
debbie_g
, Mar 2021
Really great would go again great team and especially nice as the gave us a glass of wine to celebrate my 60th birthday
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Debbie, thank you for your lovely review - we do hope you'll come back for another glass soon!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
One of the “Must Do” here in Picton.
Felix_K
, Feb 2021
Everything is awesome. From The Cruise, Seafoods Tasting, Sights and Experience. Love the Salmon Farm and Mussel Farm Visit. The Steamed Mussels, Cockle Clams and Cooked Salmons were very yummy. Just cooked to perfection.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A Day Not to Forget
Maree_C
, Dec 2020
The staff who where friendly and knowable about Marlborough Sound and told great stories. Great food, fresh, plentiful and taste!!!!! Weather great. Recommend for everyone who enjoys a great afternoon out.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Maree, thank you for your wonderful review - we hope you'll be back to see us again.
star-5
Boat trip Marlborough Sounds
Barbara_C
, Nov 2020
A very informative trip, beautiful salmon and mussels washed down with a lovely glass of wine or beer. Three and a half hours of the best views in the South Island.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Barbara, thank you very much for your terrific review. We hope to welcome you back again for more views, seafood and wine.
star-5
Fabulous
EPM
, Mar 2020
Wonderful cruise. Very informative. Both Captain and Chef excellent. Very good portions of mussels, clams and salmon, expertly cooked.

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