Marlborough Sounds Cruises

Join us for a magical experience as we cruise through the southern parts of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Sit back and relax as we explore and educate. Enjoy our majestic seabirds, feed the friendly fish and be delighted by the cheeky NZ fur seals. Our journey continues as we disembark at Lochmara Lodge, venturing through the native bush and being inspired by the art and wildlife wonderland. After a true 'kiwiana' afternoon tea at 'Crumpy's camp", it's time  to cruise towards home, relaxing and reflecting.

Tour Highlights

  • Cruising through the stunning Queen Charlotte Sound

  • Amazing wildlife viewing and brilliant photo opportunities

  • a fully guided tour with informative and fascinating commentary

  • a delicious and locally made 'kiwiana' afternoon tea

  • learn about Barry Crump, an iconic 'kiwi bloke' as you relax in a bush camp setting not unlike where he used to live

  • An action packed short cruise & walk, you'll be amazed at how much we can fit in!

Tour lasts approximately 3 hours. Approx 1.5 hrs on the water and 1.5 hrs at Lochmara Wildlife Recovery & Art Centre.


Tour schedule:

Depart Picton - on demand only.

Refreshments include a locally made muffin or scone with a varity of hot drinks.

A portion of your fare goes towards helping the Lochmara wildlife Recovery trust look after injured and sick animals and birds as well as educate public on conservation.


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