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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
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour from Picton or Blenheim

Explore the world-renowned Marlborough wine region on a full-day wine tour that goes behind the scenes at several acclaimed New Zealand wineries. Talk with respected winemakers, taste award-winning reserve-grade Marlborough wine, see the vineyards, and stop for a gourmet lunch at a winery restaurant. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Blenheim and Picton.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting

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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  • 6 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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Marlborough Wine Tour and Cruise from Picton or Blenheim

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine region, famous for its Sauvignon Blanc and scenic Marlborough Sounds. Discover both on this full-day small-group tour as you visit several Marlborough wineries, indulge in expert-led wine tastings, tuck into lunch at a waterfront restaurant (own expense), then set sail on a cruise through the Marlborough Sounds, accompanied by a delicious seafood tasting platter.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Marlborough Sounds Ultimate Cruise

The best experience in Marlborough. This tour offers an amazing, fully-guided experience wildlife. A small-group tour to view some of New Zealand’s spectacular scenery and wildlife. Visit Motuara Island and cruise the calm waters of the majestic Queen Charlotte Sound. Water, wilderness and wildlife. You will have the opportunity to see multiple species of wildlife, including rare sea birds, marine mammals and endangered land birds. Led by enthusiastic and fun Guides, you will be given the possibility of viewing five different species of dolphins, little blue penguins, seals, seabirds and land birds. Enjoy the only daily service fully-guided walk on Motuara Island, seeing and hearing the amazing bird life where Captain Cook planted the first flag and claimed New Zealand.The view is spectacular from the lookout all the way to the North Island. On the return enjoy complimentarily hot drinks and chocolate biscuits and in the afternoon tour local wine and muscles. The Ultimate Cruise.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough Wine Region from Picton

When your cruise ship arrives in the port of Picton, located in Queen Charlotte Sound, take a shore excursion to Blenheim and the Marlborough wine region with a guide. Enjoy wine tasting while you learn about the area’s cultural heritage. Travel with a small group along a scenic route and relax in winery gardens and cafes overlooking the Wairau Valley. Shuttle transport is included from the port to a bus stop in town for pickup and drop-off.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Cruises

Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton

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
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Nature & Wildlife

Wildlife Island Sanctuary (Motuara ) and Dolphin Cruise from Picton

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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Swim with Dolphins

Dolphin Swimming and Watching E-Ko-Tour from Picton

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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  • 2 to 4 hours

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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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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  • 5 to 6 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
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Customizable private land transfer

Travel from port of call/ disembarkation  with a private vehicle and transfer to your port of embarkation. Examples : Akaroa to Dunedin via land transfer to Tekapo, Mt Cook with photographic stops OR vice versa.  Nelson/Picton to Wanaka or Queenstown  via Punakaiki/Hokitika, Franz Josef Glacier with photographic stops , or, choose to travel towards East Coast and head for Blenheim, Kaikoura. Transfers can be tailor made to your requirements.
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  • 3 to 5 days
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  • 3 to 5 days

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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US$78.97
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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