Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion: Highlights of Marlborough from Picton

Enjoy a 4-5 hour fun tour with a local chauffeur/guide departing from the Port of Picton with a scenic journey to the Marlborough Wine region. Taste award winning local wines, delicious gourmet treats and view stunning landscapes as you travel from place to place. Each cellar door offers unique styles and of course some famous Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. There is time to visit 3-4 wineries on your tour. Savour local cuisine in a winery garden café or enjoy a wine with a cheese, meat, seafood platter overlooking the stunning Wairau Valley. Returning to Picton in plenty of time for your ships scheduled departure you might like to include a short return drive to see spectacular views from a great look out of Picton Port, your ship and the sparkling Queen Charlotte Sound.
5 hours
Transfers & Ground Transport

InterIslander Ferry - Picton to Wellington

Jump aboard a the interIslander daily ferry service across Cook Strait; the stretch of water separating the South and North Islands of New Zealand. Not just the link between islands, it's a New Zealand experience not be missed. An edition of the US magazine Wine Spectator, described the interIslander trip as 'one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world' and the scenery was described as 'jaw droppingly stunning!'
3 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise

Enjoy a scenic afternoon boat cruise through Queen Charlotte Sound on a working mail boat that visits Ship Cove and several remote communities. You'll share the excitement of mail day as you travel on board the New Zealand Post Rural Delivery Service boat, which takes different routes through Marlborough Sounds to reach isolated hamlets. Hear stories about the people and history of the region from your captain as you experience the rhythm of life along the waterways of the South Island.
4 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton

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 Zealand’s 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
3.5 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Region Guided Bike Tour

Join this tour for a relaxing full-day, guided bike tour of the Marlborough Wine Region. Visit 6 wineries tasting Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and a range of aromatic wines.Peddle along flat, easy terrain that is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.Your knowledgeable and experienced guide will talk to you about the history of the area and its wines and the stories of its people. Lunch at a winery restaurant ( at your own cost ) All tasting fees included.Free hotel pickup and drop-off from Blenheim and Renwick hotels. Up to 8 people per tour.
1 day
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton

Cruise from Picton Harbour to Motuara Island and beyond to see rare native birds and other wildlife on this 4.5-hour boat excursion. Spend time exploring Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove, learn from your expert captain about wildlife and cultural history, and take in the gorgeous scenery of Queen Charlotte Sound. Look for endangered native birds including the South Island saddleback, king shag, little blue penguin and kiwi as well as seals and rare dolphins.
4.5 hours
Outdoor Activities

Picton Shore Excursion: Gondola Hill 4WD Tour

Fantastic 1-hour 4WD small group tour. From the Top of Gondola Hill you will have a sweeping panoramic view of Picton and the many waterways of the stunning Marlborough Sounds.
1 hour
Walking & Biking Tours

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Region Bike Hire

Leave your worries behind you, hire a bike, and spend the day touring around the beautiful, scenic Marlborough wine region. This bike hire will ensure you a stress-free day out with free use of the bike, a helmet, a winery map and free pickup and drop off from your Blenheim and Renwick accommodation. Don’t miss out on this relaxing yet exciting biking tour, save your spot today and book one of three options: Full day bike hire, full day including a delicious picnic lunch or full day including lunch from Picton!
6 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Shore Excursion: Blenheim Wine tour from Picton

Enjoy this small-group tour to the famous cellar doors of Marlborough in our new luxury minibus. Indulge yourself in the heady aromas of the wine maker’s art and taste the passion that goes into every bottle. Learn how Marlborough's Sauvignon Blanc has reached the pinnacle of sophistication, walk in the vineyards to understand the science and taste the end product.You will visit 4 – 5 wineries ranging from the internationally famous to boutique family-run cellars. Finish the day with a taste of regional olive oils or liqueurs and a nibble at the Chocolate Factory.
5 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Full-Day Marlborough Wine Tour Including Wine Tasting

Enjoy a relaxing day out around some of the beautiful wineries in Marlborough. Learn about the regions great wines and join in on some sampling.
6 hours