Marlborough Icons Tour

Enjoy the very best of Marlborough with the Marlborough Icons Tour. Indulge in Marlborough sauvignon blanc, the Marlborough Sounds and fresh local seafood with this full-day tour.

A Marlborough wine tour visiting two wineries in the morning is followed by a delicious Marlborough Sounds waterfront lunch, then a relaxing seafood cruise for the afternoon, accompanied by fresh local seafood and Marlborough sauvignon blanc as you cruise the stunning Marlborough Sounds.

As part of our Host Responsibility, we cannot serve intoxicated guests on our tours. See the full terms and conditions.


Tour Overview

7-8 hours
9.15am Picton | 9.35am Blenheim – we will confirm your collection time prior
  • NZ$220 per adult
  • NZ$110 per child (5-15 years)
  • Children 0-4 years FREE

> lunch is charged separately

Oct-Apr: daily departures | May-Sept: Tues-Sun (excludes Easter Fri, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day & Boxing Day)
Premium touring van & launch
Minimum two people

Marlborough Icons Tour FAQs

The Marlborough Icons Tour covers the very best of Marlborough in one day. A Marlborough wine tour in the morning followed by a delicious Marlborough Sounds waterfront lunch, then a relaxing seafood cruise for the afternoon, accompanied by fresh local seafood and Marlborough sauvignon blanc as you cruise the stunning Marlborough Sounds NZ.



Collection Picton
Collection Blenheim
Collection wine region
Wine tour of two wineries, including Cloudy Bay
Waterfront lunch (own cost)
1.30pm Oct-Apr | 1pm May-Sept
Depart marina for Marlborough Sounds – enjoy the scenery of the Marlborough Sounds, cruise near a salmon or mussel farm & sample fresh local seafood matched with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
4.30-5pm Oct-Apr | 4pm May-Sept
Arrive back at the marina
5-5.30pm Oct-Apr | 4.30-5.30pm May-Sept
Return Blenheim & Picton


We collect you and drop you back to where ever you are staying in Blenheim or Picton, or the Marlborough wine region.


We are smoke free
At Marlborough Tour Company, we’re dedicated to ensuring the comfort and safety of our guests, as well as their enjoyment of the stunning natural environment that surrounds us. We are also committed to environmentally sustainable practises. For these reasons, all Marlborough Tour Company vehicles and cruise vessels are smoke free.
Thank you for your cooperation.



Where and when do I join the tour?

We collect you from where ever you are staying in Blenheim or Picton townships, the Picton waterfront or the Marlborough wine region. We will advise exact collection time when you book. The tour takes you around the Marlborough wine region, on the outskirts of Blenheim, then to the Marlborough Sounds waterfront for lunch and a seafood cruise of the Marlborough Sounds. At the end of the tour we drop you back to your collection point in Blenheim or Picton townships, or the Picton waterfront.

What’s available during the tour?

As part of the wine tour you enjoy wine tastings at two wineries, we then stop for a waterfront lunch (charged separately) and as part of the seafood cruise we serve fresh local seafood with a glass of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

What should I bring along on the tour?

Bring a water bottle, your camera, a sunhat and sunscreen. It also pays to bring a light windbreaker jacket for during the Marlborough Sounds cruise. In the middle of summer you may wish to bring your swimsuit and a towel, as there may be an opportunity to have a swim during the cruise, while we are anchored. There may be occasional opportunities during the tour to stop for essential items, but we encourage you to bring everything you think you may require for the day.

Will I get carsick or seasick and should I take medication?

No, getting carsick or seasick is very unlikely. Our luxury touring vans have excellent visibility and are large and spacious with air-conditioning, and the Marlborough roads are generally smooth and straight. During the cruise, 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 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 tour still operate?

This tour has 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 touring, when we have other guests booked in.

Do you have group tours?

Yes, if you are travelling with a group and are interested in a group tour, please let us know. We have a range of vans and coaches, and can arrange this tour on a date that suits you. We operate a variety of Marlborough group cruises and tours, and South Island tours.

Terms & conditions

Head to our Terms & conditions page for more info.


Great relationships

We have strong relationships with a number of boutique and iconic Marlborough wineries so you can hear the history, taste a stunning range of reserve-grade wines and meet people who know wine and love sharing their passion with you.

It’s all about you

Our fantastic local guides live and breathe Marlborough and have a strong commitment to quality service. Whatever you desire - we can deliver.
From pick up to drop-off, we organise everything on the tours. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.

Marlborough Icons Tour