Marlborough Sounds Cruise From Picton

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    9am
  • Departure Details :
    The Waterfront, Picton
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 12:30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Visit Ship Cove on a morning boat cruise that explores the Marlborough Sounds, a broad network of waterways that makes up 20 percent of New Zealands coastline. Enjoy time to disembark at Ship Cove where you can see a memorial to Captain Cook, Maori wood carvings and the sheltered beach. Throughout your journey, marvel at breathtaking scenery and hear informative commentary from your knowledgeable captain about the marine life, cultural history, and natural features of this beautiful region

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Head to the waterfront in Picton to meet your boat. Your captain welcomes you aboard and provides a safety briefing, before you set off on your cruise through the magnificent waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. Along the way, your captain talks about the landmarks you pass, notes the inter-island ferry routes, and points out wildlife such as birds, seals and dolphins.
After about an hour of traveling through Queen Charlotte Sound, you reach Ship Cove where your boat docks. Enjoy at least 30 minutes on your own to explore this island, where Captain James Cook anchored to resupply his ship, The Endeavor, visiting several times in the late 1700s. Interactions between Cooks crew and the local Maori people were some of the earliest contact between Maori and Europeans in New Zealand. Learn more about the natural and cultural history of the island from informative displays along the trails. You can also find a monument to Cook, a number of tall carved Maori statues, and a sheltered beach.
At the appointed time, return to your boat to cruise to Endeavor Inlet to pick up and drop off passengers that are staying in resorts around the area. From Endeavor Inlet, soak up spectacular views of the Marlborough Sounds as your boat returns to Picton, arriving after about an hour at the waterfront where your tour ends.

Inclusions

  • Live commentary on board
  • Tea and coffee

Exclusions

  • Food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks to consume on board

Closed-toe walking shoes suitable for walking are recommended

Not accessible for motorized wheelchairs