New way to see Marlborough
Explore Marlborough by boat
Explore the beautiful Marlborough Sounds aboard a 53ft luxury yacht.
Designed by renowned New Zealand architect Alan Warwick she is stunning to look
at and fitted out with the best of everything. With three private double cabins ( two
with ensuites), a main saloon with sumptuous leather settees and a galley to rival
any kitchen, she is a floating boutique hotel. She takes up to 12 people on a day
tour. Overnight tours can be arranged.
Skippered by the highly experienced Jo Ivory. Jo is one of the only women crews to
have completed the around NZ sailing race.
Enjoy a relaxing day cruising out to the end of Queen Charlotte Sound to Motuara
Island and Ship Cove. On Motuara we do a short walk to the top of the island for
stunning views of the Queen Charlotte Sound. The island is home to a number of
NZ’s endangered birds which we will often see while walking.
From there we head to Ship Cove, one of Captain Cooks regular South Island
moorings. Moored at Ship Cove we have a gourmet lunch of local produce with a
focus on local seafood.
Ship Cove is a beautiful quiet spot surrounded by virgin native forest so after lunch
guests can do a short walk to a waterfall or stop and read information panels on the
history of the area.
The rest of the day is spent cruising back towards Picton with canapés, a glass of
Marlborough wine and the setting sun.
Throughout the day our highly experienced skipper and your Explore Marlborough
guide will entertain you with stories of the areas history, wildlife and landscape and
Your party are the sole occupants of the boat for the day so all guest really are
treated to a personal Marlborough experience totally focused on them.