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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Private Wine tour - Picton Cruise Ship Excursion

This is the only Wine tour lead by a local winemaker.Capture the best behind the scene winery photosLet Hop ‘n Grape give you the VIP treatment and make the most of your time in Marlborough.Whether you are thirsty for knowledge… or thirsty for wine, let the experts in the industry open doors to places you can’t go without a winemakerTaste the best wines available in Marlborough. Tailor the tour to suit your preferences.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Cruise Ship Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton

When your cruise ship arrives in Picton, take advantage of a half-day excursion that introduces you to four Marlborough wineries handpicked by a guide. On this small-group tour you’ll taste the region’s sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, stroll through Blenheim vineyards, and sample boutique chocolates. Round-trip minivan transport is provided from the nearby i-SITE.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Catamaran Cruises

Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch

Combine some of Marlborough's classic activities on this full-day tour: cruising on Queen Charlotte Sound and tasting some of the area's world-renowned wines. Spend the morning out cruising aboard a catamaran, then go ashore to a winery for lunch and wine tasting. Continue the afternoon with more winery visits and tastings.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Cruise Ship Excursion Full Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton

New Zealand’s Marlborough region is a hotbed for winemaking and easily accessible from the Port of Picton. On this day trip into the heart of Marlborough, visit a range of wineries without worrying about somebody missing out—your sober driver is provided. Sample a range of different wines, from sauvignon blanc to pinot noir, in a series of intimate wine tastings on this small group tour.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Marlborough Sounds Day Visit to Lochmara

Lochmara Lodge is a luxury getaway nestled in the Queen Charlotte Sound, only accessible by water or by a few hours of hiking. Skip the sweating and the heavy backpacks with this short cruise from Picton across the Sound to Lochmara. Once there, you’re free to explore the Lodge and its surroundings at your own pace – there’s no itinerary or time limit. Walk through the forest, go kayaking in Lochmara Bay, enjoy lunch in the waterfront cafe or see the fish in the Lodge’s Underwater Observatory.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Cruise Excursion - Wines of Marlborough Tour

The Marlborough region is packed with boutique wineries producing world-class sauvignon blancs and other wine varietals. On this small-group tour from the port in Picton, spend a day off your cruise ship sampling just some of the wines produced in the region, all without the hassle of organizing a rental car… or a chauffeur. On the way to each cellar door, drive through the open countryside and past the rolling hills of the Koromiko Valley.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim

Taste some great New Zealand wines on a half-day small-group tour of the Marlborough wine region. Visit the vineyards and go wine tasting at four wineries from Picton or Blenheim. Includes tastings, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton

Benefit from the wildlife-spotting skills of marine biologists on this small-group ecotour from the Picton waterfront. You’ll cruise to Motuara Island, a bird sanctuary in the Marlborough Sounds, and search the sheltered waters for wild dolphins along the way. See rare seabirds, marine mammals, and endangered land birds protected in their natural environment.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Day Trips

Breakfast in the Sounds

Before you drive south or board a ferry to the North Island, take some time to experience the tranquility of Queen Charlotte Sound on this morning excursion from Picton. Once there, enjoy a relaxing breakfast at Lochmara, a resort and cafe with astonishing views of Lochmara Bay. Choose from any meal on the menu - no restrictions - and complement your meal with a coffee, tea or other hot drink of your choice.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

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'Experience the best' Cruise ship Tour

Travel around with award winning tour guides with Hosts as Effervescent as Champagne!!We work around what our guests like and aim to give you the most wonderful day you can imagine.If the ship doesn't dock you won't be charged a cent, a full refund is given.When booking pick the date that you are in port, and the time it fits around if there are two options. We will messages you after booking to confirm all details with your and your ship.We are up to date with all Cruise ship times so we will have you back in time to get back on the ship.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Private Onshore:Marlborough's Wine and Gourmet from Picton: Vehicle 2 of 6 seats

The Port of Picton in the Queen Charlotte Sound welcomes cruise ships through-out the season. Just 25 minutes south of Picton. Your Local Chauffeur takes you on a scenic journey to enjoy the famous Marlborough wines. Your personal tour offers great flexibility to combine your favourite requests with Your Local Chauffeur's recommendations of the area. Enjoy a full wine tour experience or mix with other Marlborough gourmet and local attractions. You can opt for a non-wine tour if you wish. Exciting options you could consider: a visit to an award-winning garden, renowned local artists’ galleries, and the opportunity to see pet sheep, alpaca, goats and kune kune. Omaka Aviation Centre too. Some activities must be booked in advance so please message us on options you would like to visit. Some entry fees will apply.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Kayaking & Canoeing

Full-Day Guided Sea Kayak Trip from Picton

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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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