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Get the best of both worlds, fantastic views over both the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds.
Bring your lunch, your camera and wear good walking shoes. Depart our base in Picton and cruise over to Torea Bay. En-route relax and enjoy the scenery of the Marlborough Sounds. Disembark at Torea to explore 8kms of the Queen Charlotte Walkway. Along the track look out for the native wildlife.
Near the end of the walk the track drops down into the native forest of tree ferns and beech trees undisturbed except for the call of the Tui's and Bellbirds.
Duration: 7.8kms, approximately 2.5-3 hours
Departs Picton @ 9.30am (9am from 01Sep)
Pick Up Mistletoe Bay @ 3.00pm
Arrive Picton @ 4.30pm
Walking the whole track is a popular challenge however, for those with limited time, Cougar Line offers a range of options to capture the natural and historic world of the Queen Charlotte Track, for those with limited time, in one just day.
Select a walk, and cruise the rest with Cougar Line. From one hour to eight hour walks, there are walks designed to suit all fitness levels and ages.
This cruise is truly unique as it takes in the three Icons of Marlborough; the Marlborough Sounds, the Greenshell™ Mussels and the stunning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Experience a perfect match of all three in a beautiful part of Marlborough.
Check in Time - 1.15pm
Check in Location - Havelock Marina, "C" Pier. (Next to the Slip Inn Cafe).
Cruise departure - 1.30pm for 3 hours.
Child pricing applies:
5 to 15 years - child at $39.00pp
Under 5 travel free..
Enjoy the Seafood Odyssea Cruise half price each Sunday in October. Grab a great deal and enjoy a fabulous afternoon cruise from Picton through the Queen Charlotte Sound on board MV Odyssea. 1.30pm cruise departure for a 3.5 hour scenic cruise including the Salmon farm visit and a fabulous seafood tasting.
Cruise the beautiful Marlborough Sounds on the 20m classic motor yacht Faith. Individual day or half day cruises are crafted to meet your interests. Viewing wild life, visiting historic Ship Cove, simply chugging around the bays exploring or parking in a private bay midst the pristine bush sipping a good Marlborough wine - it is all your choice. One seventh of New Zealand coastline is right here in the Sounds and there is much to see.
The good ship Faith was build of teak, oak and mahogany in Scotland in 1935. For four decades she was kept in the UK and used for summers in the Mediterranean. Faith was sailed to NZ in 1980. Her original saloon, cabins, decks and hatches all reflect a gentler age of aesthetic, unhurried craftsmanship and elegance. Faith is magnificent and nearly beautiful enough to be worthy of the Sounds.