Seafood Odyssea Cruise

Relax and enjoy the stunning Marlborough Sounds with the exclusive Seafood Odyssea Cruise, featuring Regal salmon, Cloudy Bay clams and Greenshell mussels with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the definitive wine/food match.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound while cruising aboard our luxury launch that departs from Picton. Cruise near a Marlborough salmon farm, learn about aquaculture in the Marlborough Sounds and take in the picturesque scenery.

 

 

Tour Overview

Duration:
3.5 hours
Departure:
1.30pm Picton Marina – Town Wharf 5 (check in 1.15pm)
Cost:

NZ$145 per adult
NZ$59 per child (5-15 years)

Season:
Tour operates daily October-April (except Christmas Day, Easter Friday & Easter Monday)
Transport:
MV Odyssea - luxury 20 metre catamaran
Numbers:
Minimum two people

Seafood Odyssea Cruise FAQs

The Seafood Odyssea Cruise through the Marlborough Sounds features fresh Regal salmon, steamed Greenshell mussels and Cloudy Bay clams, matched with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Cruise near a salmon farm and enjoy the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound on this Marlborough Sounds cruise.

Itinerary

1.30pm
Depart Picton & cruise the Marlborough Sounds, through Queen Charlotte Sound, cruise near a salmon farm & sample fresh local seafood matched with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
5pm
Arrive back at Picton
 

FAQs

How do I find Picton?

Picton is a seaport township on State Highway 1, north of Blenheim at the top of the South Island, where ferries from Wellington arrive and depart. Picton is the gateway to the Queen Charlotte Sound, one of the main sounds that make up the Marlborough Sounds NZ. The other two main sounds are the Pelorus Sound and Kenepuru Sound, out of Havelock. Picton is a great little township to explore with lots of arts and crafts, cafe and restaurants. 

Where & when do I board the cruise?

MV Odyssea is docked at Townwharf 5 at Picton Marina. This is at the east end of the Picton waterfront, near the private vessel marina. There is a carpark nearby. 

We depart at 1.30pm, please arrive to check in by 1.15pm.

What’s available onboard?

As part of the Marlborough Sounds seafood tour we serve fresh local seafood with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. There is also a licensed bar facility on board which has a good range of Marlborough wines, along with beers, juice, bottled water. You can also purchase a range of light food items including chips and peanuts, as well as hot tea and coffee. EPTPOS, Visa and Mastercard are able to be used onboard. The launch has a range of indoor and outdoor areas for your comfort and for viewing the beautiful scenery, including booth seats with tables and lounge areas.  

What do I bring along on the cruise?

Bring your camera, a sunhat and sunscreen. It also pays to bring a light windbreaker jacket, in case there is a chilly sea breeze.

Will I get seasick and should I take seasick medication?

No, getting seasick is very unlikely. The Marlborough Sounds is a very sheltered waterway and doesn’t get ocean swells or waves. We generally have fairly flat sea conditions in the inner Marlborough Sounds area that we cruise.  A strong wind can make things choppy but it’s uncommon to encounter rough sea conditions on this cruise. Our luxury launches are very large and stable.

I am travelling by myself – will your cruise still operate?

Our Marlborough Sounds cruises have a minimum of 2 people. Send us an email with the date/s you will be in Marlborough, we can let you know the best day/s to come cruising, when we have other guests booked in.

Should we have lunch before the cruise?

Yes, the Marlborough seafood tour is designed as an afternoon scenic with a great tasting of fresh local seafood.  You will get lots of seafood to eat but we wouldn't call it a lunch, so it is best to have lunch before you come out. Picton has a range of great cafes and eateries on offer.

What kind of seafood is available?

On board you will get to enjoy a tasting of fresh Marlborough seafood, usually Regal salmon, Greenshell mussels and Cloudy Bay clams. Please note that on some occasions we do need to substitute this seafood with other Marlborough seafood.  

Do you have group cruise departures?

Yes, if you are travelling with a group and require a group cruise, please let us know. Our group cruises often depart on a morning cruise at 9.30am or we can arrange a time that suits your group itinerary. We have multiple large launches for this cruise so we can be flexible on departure cruise times for group bookings. We operate a range of group cruises and tours.

What if I don’t have transport?

If you don’t have transport to Picton, consider booking on our full-day Marlborough Icons Tour where you’re collected and taken on a Marlborough wine tour, enjoy a Marlborough Sounds waterfront lunch followed by a seafood cruise in the Marlborough Sounds. Then we drop you home at the end of the day. What could be more relaxing than that?

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Above: Cruise route - Queen Charlotte Sound (weather dependent)

Below: Picton

Cruise departs Picton Marina - Town Wharf 5

 

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  著名的马尔堡省(Marlbough province)的美味海鲜, 获过大奖的马尔堡省葡萄酒,绚丽的马尔堡海湾(Marlborough Sounds)。 有美食,美酒,美景的陪伴,在游艇上,享受一个轻松美妙的下午。

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    游艇带您访问一个海上三文鱼养殖场,在哪里你可以进入养殖场(视天气情况而定)亲手喂三文鱼,听取有关海上三文鱼养殖的生动风趣的讲解

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》天敌,如何防止天敌溜进渔场?

     看过三文鱼养殖,我们就去了解著名的马尔堡海鲜绿唇海贝和生蚝。它们的养殖采用全然不同的悬挂养殖法。特别值得一提的是品味极佳的提奥生蚝。提奥生蚝原产于新西兰最南端的布拉夫(Bluff),现在实现了在马尔堡海湾进行天然养殖。

     随后就是我们快乐的品尝时光了,在美丽的海湾上,品尝鲜甜的瑞格(Regal)三文鱼,提奥(Tio Point)生蚝,配上一杯茂马尔堡长相思白葡萄酒,把你的感官享受提升到最高境界。

最后报道时间:下午1.15 分

地点:  皮克顿镇港口(Picton Harbour),5号泊位

海上游览时间: 下午,历时3.5 小时

旅游项目季节: 从10月1日----4月30日

价格:                  成年人每人145 新西兰币(NZ$145)

                               儿童,少年(5-15)59新西兰币(NZ$59)

                               (少年儿童指购票成年人同行的少年儿童)

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Seafood Tastings

On board you will get to enjoy a tasting of fresh Marlborough seafood, usually Regal salmon, Cloudy Bay clams and Greenshell mussels. Please note that on some occasions we do need to substitute this with other local Marlborough seafood.  

 

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Our fantastic local guides live and breathe Marlborough and have a strong commitment to quality service. Whatever you desire - we can deliver.

 

No transport to Picton?

If you don’t have transport to Picton, consider booking your spot on our full-day Marlborough Icons Tour where you’re collected and taken on a wine tour, enjoy a waterfront lunch followed by a seafood cruise in the Marlborough Sounds. Then we drop you home at the end of the day. What could be more relaxing than that?

 

Add a wine tour

Why stop at a Marlborough Sounds cruise, our Taste Marlborough Wine Tour will give you an insiders view of world-renown Marlborough wineries. 

 

Charter this launch

This launch and our other luxury launches are available for cruise charters, whether for a business group, special occasion or private outing. Contact us for more information and to quote especially for you.