Our cruises depart Picton and Havelock marinas, and our wine tours offer pick up in Blenheim, Picton and the winery region.

Where to board your cruise

Picton

Guests on the Seafood Odyssea Cruise will dock at Town Wharf 6 at Picton Marina. This is at the east end of the Picton waterfront, near the private vessel marina. There is a carpark nearby.

Havelock

Our launch is docked at Pier C at Havelock Marina. From State Highway 6, turn down Cook St or Inglis St towards the water. Pier C is directly to the right of the Slip Inn Store. There is parking nearby – pay at the machine next to the boat ramp.

What to bring on your tour & cruise

Bring your camera, a sunhat and sunscreen, and an extra warm layer, even in summer, in case there is a cooler sea breeze.

Transport to Picton or Havelock

If you don’t have transport to Havelock, 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.

Health & safety

Marlborough Tour Company maintains a high standard of cleaning and hygiene practises on all premises, vessels and vehicles. We always adhere to the latest Ministry of Health advice in relation to Covid-19. For more information, see our terms and conditions.

It is very unlikely you will get seasick – the Marlborough Sounds are very sheltered and although the water may get choppy in a strong winds, there is no ocean swell. Our launches are large and stable.

All Marlborough Tour Company vehicles and cruise vessels are smoke and vape free.

Onboard purchases

The Greenshell Mussel Cruise and Seafood Odyssea Cruise have a licensed bar facility on board which has a good range of Marlborough wines, along with beers, juice and bottled water. You can also purchase a range of light food items including chips and peanuts. EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard can be used onboard.

Our location/getting here

Marlborough is centrally located in New Zealand at the top of the South Island. Marlborough Airport near Blenheim is a short flight from Auckland or Wellington – with a half-hour drive to Picton and Havelock. Picton is also a three-hour ferry ride from Wellington or you can drive from Nelson (2hrs) or Christchurch (4.5 hours).

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