Picton Shore Excursions
Cruises Wine Tours Wildlife Day Tours Sea Kayaking Car Hire Scenic Flights
Cruise Ship Shore Excursions
Tours & Sight-Seeing Marlborough
A large selection of tours and activities around the Marlborough region. Half and Full Day Wine Tours, Bike Hire through the vines, Omaka Aviation Museum, Seafood Cruise, Dolphin Watching Tour, guaranteed to get you back to your cruise ship to depart on time.
Marlborough Wine Tour Excursions
Half - Full Day Wine Tasting
Our local wine tour operators have a range of excursions to suit your style of tour. Small group tours or private half or full day tours with you own personal guide can be arranged. Not only wine, the Marlborough region has several craft beer breweries that can be visited as part of your tour. All cellar doors can post wine purchased by you oversea's if required. All tours guaranteed to get you back to your ship on time.
Walk & Sea Kayaking Cruise Excursions
Sea Kayak & Walking Tracks
The Marlborough Sounds is perfect for sea kayaking even if it is your first time or you have kayaked before your in for a treat with calm, sheltered bays with an abundance of wildlife on offer. From half day to full day guided tours with the assurance of returning you back to your cruise ship well before departure.
Car Hire for Cruise Ship Passengers
Rental Cars in Picton
Hire a car for the day and explore the Marlborough region at your leisure before returning to your cruise ship. Being the gateway to the South Island, Picton has all the top rental car providers located here.
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Wildlife Marlborough Sounds
Eco Cruise Excursions
Experience wild dolphins, see endangered birds up close and much much more on a wild life cruise of the Marlborough Sounds. Get up close to nature, swim with the Dolphins and visiting a predator free bird sanctuary island are just a few of the activities you can do in the area before returning to your cruise ship.
Marlborough Sounds Day Cruises
Marlborough Sounds Cruises
Ideal for cruise ship visitors to experience half and full day cruises of the Marlborough Sounds. Visit green lipped mussel farms and sample the local seafood or ride along in the boat that delivers mail to the residents in this area. Return transport to your ship in Picton.
Marlborough Plane Tours
A scenic flight of the Marlborough Sounds is one of the most thrilling ways to see the area and comes highly recommended.
Tour participants see the full grandeur of the Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds in one experience that can only be done by air. And get to stop by a remote beach to soak up the wilderness.
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Sample The Best of Marlborough
Local tours from Picton and Blenheim experiencing the region with the locals.
Cruise Ship Excursions include
Eco Cruise Tours
The Marlborough region has something for every cruise ship visitor. From stunning scenery to adventure sports, gourmet food and award winning wines to boutique gift shops and art galleries. The region attracts people to live such as fishermen, hunters, farmers to artists, photographers and craftsmen, as it's diverse landscape appeals to a wide variety of the population.
The area has a full and varied history, since Maori occupation of the land the Marlborough area has appealed due to it's rich contrast of resources. Captain Cook spent over 100 days during his various visits to the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand at Ship Cove to take advantage of the settled weather and plentiful fresh water and food. Since European settlement, activities such as sealing and whaling, logging, gold mining and pastoral farming have been a part of Marlborough's history.
The landscape and wildlife show that Marlborough was ideal for all these activities however recently the main economic staple has changed from pastoral farming to viticulture and marine farming as well as tourism.