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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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US$64.31
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US$64.31

Coastal Pacific Train Journey from Picton to Christchurch

Coastal Pacific Train Journey from Picton to Christchurch

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The Coastal Pacific is one of the ‘Great Journeys of New Zealand’—a scenic train route that runs between Picton and Christchurch on the South Island. On this tour, enjoy a hassle-free experience with prepaid tickets and soak up the scenery on the one-way railway journey. Along the way, listen to the audio commentary, order refreshments from the on-board café (own expense), and admire views of the Pacific Coast, Kaikoura, and Canterbury Plains.
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  • 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.92
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US$109.92

Cruise Ship Day - Marlborough
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Cruise Ship Day - Marlborough

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- Hop on and off at 18 popular Marlborough locations without having to drive yourself - Knowledgeable drivers provide all information, easy to use map and timetable - Enjoy the freedom of hopping on and hop off at as many destinations as you please - stay as long as you like! - See some of the best wineries, breweries, museums and much more! - An awesome idea for groups of friends, couples or singles alike
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$52.17
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US$52.17

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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US$104.99
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US$104.99

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting
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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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US$107.62
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US$107.62

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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US$86.82
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US$86.82

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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US$64.31
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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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US$124.68
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US$124.68

Half day Sea Kayak Guided Tour from Picton
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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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US$66.63
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Cruise Ship Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton
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Cruise Ship Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton

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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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US$104.99
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US$104.99

Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton

Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton

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Enjoy the tranquil network of waterways that makes up Marlborough Sounds. This morning cruise will take you to Ship Cove, where you can disembark and see a memorial to Captain Cook, Mãori wood carvings and enjoy the sheltered beach. On your journey you will hear informative commentary about the marine life, cultural history and natural features of the region from your knowledgeable captain.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.00
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US$63.00

Cruise Excursion - Wines of Marlborough Tour
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Cruise Excursion - Wines of Marlborough Tour

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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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US$101.71
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US$101.71

Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim
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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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US$85.31
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US$85.31

Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise

Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise

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Take in a slice of rustic Marlborough living on this mail boat cruise of Tōtaranui / Queen Charlotte Sound. Life in the sounds is remote, and this tour offers the chance to share in the excitement of mail day. Enjoy a free morning in Picton before spending your afternoon cruising past isolated bays, with a unique route on offer each day. Ask your skipper about the history of the Queen Charlotte Sound, and benefit from their help spotting the wildlife that frequent these waterways.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.50
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US$73.50

Private Gourmet Winemakers Tour - Picton Cruise Ship Excursion - Max 10 People

Private Gourmet Winemakers Tour - Picton Cruise Ship Excursion - Max 10 People

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The only Marlborough wine tour lead by a local winemaker! Make the most of your short time in Marlborough. Visit 4-6 wineries in the region. Enjoy an informative vineyard stroll, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at a modern working winery where you can sample wine straight from the barrel, and capture the best behind-the-scenes winery photos. A shared gourmet platter at a vineyard restaurant is included and is always a highlight, along with a visit to a boutique chocolate factory or the Moa Brewery. This tour is tailored to the needs of Cruise Ship passengers who may have different timing requirements to our standard daily tours. The tour usually departs at 9.30am but may change to suit your ships arrival time and you can relax knowing that we will return you safely and on time for your ship. This tour is for a maximum of 10 people. For larger groups please contact us for a quote.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,312.42
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US$1,312.42
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InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington

InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington

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Take advantage of InterIslander daily ferry service from Picton to Wellington. Swap New Zealand’s South Island for the North Island, crossing Cook Strait to the capital city. The Picton-to-Wellington ferry departs one way, gliding over the serene waters of Queen Charlotte Sound on a 3-hour cruise that offers stunning views of both islands — the perfect entry to the colonial port city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.22
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US$49.22

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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US$183.08
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US$183.08

Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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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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US$75.46
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton

Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton

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Experience the beauty on Marlborough Sounds on foot and by boat through a guided walk with round-trip boat service. You can choose from three walks of varying length and challenge. These include Ship Cove, Endeavor Inlet or Torea Bay. Round-trip boat service drops you at the beginning and collects you at the end of your tour. A day hike is the perfect opportunity to experience the natural tranquility of the track, particularly if you have a shorter time-frame.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.00
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Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton

Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton

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If you're looking for an unforgettable nature experience, look no further than the Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton. This tour takes you to one of New Zealand's rodent-free offshore sanctuaries, Motuara Island, where you'll see a variety of native birds in regenerating native bush. You'll also cruise to Meretoto / Ship Cove, a beautiful sheltered cove that was once a favorite spot of Captain James Cook. Compared with a traditional mail boat cruise, this tour offers more time seeing wildlife and less time parked on shore.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.34
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Picton Shore Excursion: Wings of Omaka and Marlborough Wine Tour

Picton Shore Excursion: Wings of Omaka and Marlborough Wine Tour

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Combine a tour of Marlborough wine country with a visit to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum, with round-trip transportation in between, during this half-day shore excursion from Picton. Wine tasting, all entrance fees, and round-trip transportation are included. This small-group tour ensures personalized attention and an intimate experience.
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  • 5 hours
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US$114.42
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Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton
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Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton

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The sunken river valleys, forested cliffs, and sandy bays of the Marlborough Sounds are one of the best places in New Zealand to spot dolphins in their natural environment, but increased tourism can often put wildlife at risk. This 4-hour cruise from Picton is run by certified Department of Conservation operators, allowing you to interact with dusky, bottlenose, and orca dolphins in a safe, fun, and eco-friendly way.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$84.65
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Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton
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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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US$97.35
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Bays and Bush Scenic Tour

Bays and Bush Scenic Tour

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Be amazed by the views of the bays, beaches, and mountains of the Marlborough Sounds on this half-hour scenic flight. Many parts of the sounds are difficult to access any other way, so taking a scenic flight is the easiest way of seeing a lot in a short time. Starting in Picton, you’ll fly over Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds, and catch views of the outer sounds along the way.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$88.59
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Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton

Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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Coastal Pacific Train Journey from Picton to Christchurch
"Great views. Fun people. Tasty food and wine. Very helpful and friendly staff! We met some friendly Australians and played cards along the way. The observation car was very cool!"..."
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Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton
"This was a wonderful day out on the water . My daughter inlaw and I sat up the front in sun and felt like we could be anywhere in the world. Thank you"..."
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Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting
"Relaxed and well organised. Great wineries with lovely varied tasting. Our guide Phil was knowledgeable and friendly."..."
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Marlborough Sounds Ultimate Cruise
"We had a great experience on the cruise. Our guides were awesome, they had tons of great information as we cruised Queen Charlotte's Bay and hiked. We were fortunate to see two schools of dolphins and some seal colonies. Overall great adventure and would recommend!"..."
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3 Hour Marlborough Sounds Delivery Cruise
"The highlight of this trip was enjoying the beauty of the Sounds. It was also interesting to see how goods and people were ferried to and from various points in our trip. The crew were very courteous and helpful."..."
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Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour
"This was a great small group tour. Our guide, Mike was from the local area and was extremely knowledgeable of all the winery’s we visited. I highly recommend this tour."..."
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Half day Sea Kayak Guided Tour from Picton
"We loved kayaking the beautiful coastline in New Zealand. It couldn’t have been better. Seeing natural habitats of some amazing wildlife will be a favorite memory for a long time."..."
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Cruise Ship Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton
"Wonderful! Great wine tastings, beautiful scenery, Alice was a personable host. Highly recommend Thank you"..."
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Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton
"We had a great day cruising the Marlborough Sound with Beachcomber Cruises. Our captain and guide gave us great background information and as a bonus we saw dusky dolphins."..."
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Cruise Excursion - Wines of Marlborough Tour
"We had a lovely experience. Kevin took us to 5 family owned wineries where we had generous tastings and many laughs. Thoroughly recommended."..."
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Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim
"A good little tour a short drive from Picton to the Marlborough area, really well hosted in a comfortable Mercedes van and always wonderful to learn/experience/taste wine in the Region it’s grown. Highly recommended."..."
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise
"What a great trip! A relaxed way to see Queen Charlotte Sound. Excellent and friendly staff. Would highly reccommend this"..."
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InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington
"Booked solid for 3 weeks lucky to get a cancellation and the trip was like being on a floating hotel with friendly helpful staff"..."
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Water and Wilderness Scenic Tour
"Fabulous trip landing uphill on the family airstrip and later taking off downhill. Cliff and Chris are great Guys telling a great story of the area and their life in the area."..."
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Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton
"Fantastic afternoon visiting 4 wineries. Our host/driver Marcella was an absolute gem and we thoroughly enjoyed her commentary and she was quite a character which made the trip worth it. We would definitely recommend this one and we'll do it again soon."..."
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
"The boat ride out was great, but most of all the views from the track were breath taking. Easy 11 ks of walking."..."
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Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton
"A well managed comfortable cruise on the Queen Charlotte Sound from Picton out to Motuara Island and Ship Cove. An hour on the Island to see South Island Robins darting around, Kureru flying at the hilltop lookout and I’m sure I heard a Kiwi call near the pathway on arrival. The Australian fur seal sunning itself on the Jetty was a surprise too. Ship’s Cove is idyllic and a bonus was seeing a dolphin pod on the way back plus watching the skipper give a biscuit to a waiting dog on a pier. Highly recommended."..."
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Picton Shore Excursion: Wings of Omaka and Marlborough Wine Tour
"Good exhibition of WW2 planes and had a great wine tour with our guide Mike. Wines excellent and a lively lunch. Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the wines he took us to. Highly recommend."..."
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Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton
"Getting so close to the dolphins.was an amazing experience well worth it. Staff were friendly and helpful and loved talking to all of us on the boat."..."
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Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton
"Very good tour, pick up couldn’t have been easier. The tour guide was very informative, managed six vineyards and a Chocolate factory. A good day out."..."
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Bays and Bush Scenic Tour
"We had the most awesome scenic flight above Queen Charlotte Sounds and Picton on a beautiful sunny day piloted by Chris. Thank you Chris for a safe and unforgetable flight. Bays & Bush Scenic Flight is a “Must Do” when in Picton. We will definitely do this again when we are back in Picton."..."
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Bird Watching and Dolphin Eco-Tour from Picton
"We arrived late. But the Team was helpful that we could join. The tour is given, but the explanations and the information given by the crew was very good."..."
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