View next 7 days
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
Dolphin Viewing - Our Dolphin tours provide a wonderful opportunity to view dolphins in calm and sheltered waters. You can expect to encounter bottlenose, dusky and rare Hector's dolphins. We also visit NZ fur seals and spot a variety of seabirds like blue penguins, Gannets and Shags on the water. Our knowledgeable skipper and guide will provide you with an informed and interesting commentary on the wildlife encountered along with local history of the Marlborough Sounds. Our success rate in finding dolphin is 95%.
Adult Dolphin View - $99
Child Dolphin View -$60 (5-15yrs)
Infants Free (0-4yrs)
Duration - 2-4 hours, depending on where the dolphins are.
A one hour scenic tour of Picton by mini bus, you will be given a brief history of Picton by your driver, from the arrival of Polynesians to the early European settlers. These are fascinating stories of improvisation and boldness under adversity, such as tales of explorer Captain Cook and the rise and fall of the whaling industry.
The mini tour culminates in a breath taking view of the harbor and Marlborough Sounds from a hill top. This is a wonderful place to see your cruise ship in dock and a great photo opportunity.
A whirlwind morning trip
-9am cruise to Lochmara
-Spot native birds on the nature trail
-Stroll through the art exhibition spaces
-Enjoy a fabulous breakfast overlooking the bay
-11am depart Lochmara (arrive Picton 11.20).
$35 adult / $20 Child (breakfast not included)
Reporting time is 10 minutes before departure, directly to the boat, Lochmara water taxi.
One way trip is approx 15 minutes.