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Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton

Picton, New Zealand

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Discover the natural beauty and fresh seafood of the Marlborough Sounds during a 3.5-hour cruise from Picton. Travel by luxury catamaran through the sheltered waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound, located at the top of New Zealand's South Island. Taste fresh seafood served on board and paired with a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. You'll also learn about aquaculture in the Marlborough Sounds, check out a salmon and mussel farm, and get great photo ops of the region.
  • 3.5-hour Marlborough Sound sightseeing and seafood cruise, from Picton
  • Glide through Queen Charlotte Sound and listen to the captain's informative commentary on the region
  • Includes samples of fresh local seafood paired with a glass of Marlborough sauvignon blanc wine
  • Get clear views of the Sound's gorgeous scenery
  • Look for wildlife like seals, dolphins, and penguins
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Food tasting
Alcoholic Beverages
Live commentary on board
Local taxes
Food and drinks, unless specified
2 Wellington Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand

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Make your own way to the Picton Marina in the early afternoon to board your 65-foot (20-meter) luxury catamaran. Picton is located at the top of the South Island, near the head of the Queen Charlotte Sound and just 25 minutes north of Blenheim.

Get comfortable on one of the outdoor decks or in the cabin, which has booth seats with tables, and lounge areas. Take in sweeping views of the the scenic waterways of the Sound as your captain takes you to salmon and mussel farms along the route. The crew serves up samples of fresh seafood from local sources (typically steamed greenshell mussels, king salmon and Cloudy Bay clams) accompanied by a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wine.

Hear informative commentary about the region from your captain during the cruise, and keep an eye out for possible sightings of wildlife such as penguins, dolphins and seals.

A range of light snacks, hot tea and coffee, Marlborough wines, beer, juice, and bottled water are available for purchase on board.

Your 3.5-hour tour ends with return to the Picton Marina in the early evening.
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Queen Charlotte Sound
Relax and enjoy the stunning Marlborough Sounds with the exclusive Seafood Odyssea Cruise, featuring Regal salmon, Cloudy Bay clams and Greenshell mussels with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for the definitive wine/food match. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound while cruising aboard our luxury launch that departs from Picton daily, all year round. Cruise near an aquaculture farm, learn about this industry in the Marlborough Sounds and take in the picturesque scenery.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Check in for your cruise is 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Marlborough Tour Company

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton?
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton.
What is the maximum group size during Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton?
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Seafood Odyssea Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton.

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35 Reviews
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Fantastic day, great...
, Apr 2021
Fantastic day, great staff great experience , we were very fortunate to have a pod of dolphins join us for about 45 minutes
, Mar 2021
Really great would go again great team and especially nice as the gave us a glass of wine to celebrate my 60th birthday
One of the “Must Do” here in Picton.
, Feb 2021
Everything is awesome. From The Cruise, Seafoods Tasting, Sights and Experience. Love the Salmon Farm and Mussel Farm Visit. The Steamed Mussels, Cockle Clams and Cooked Salmons were very yummy. Just cooked to perfection.
A Day Not to Forget
, Dec 2020
The staff who where friendly and knowable about Marlborough Sound and told great stories. Great food, fresh, plentiful and taste!!!!! Weather great. Recommend for everyone who enjoys a great afternoon out.
Boat trip Marlborough Sounds
, Nov 2020
A very informative trip, beautiful salmon and mussels washed down with a lovely glass of wine or beer. Three and a half hours of the best views in the South Island.
, Mar 2020
Wonderful cruise. Very informative. Both Captain and Chef excellent. Very good portions of mussels, clams and salmon, expertly cooked.
, Mar 2020
Absolutely had a great afternoon on the Mantra boat enjoying fresh mussels, clams and salmon. Highly recommend this tour
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Highly recommended
, Feb 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed the weather they provided 😉 along with the excellent commentary seafood and wine. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Fabulous afternoon out!
Seafood cruise.
, Feb 2020
Excellent trip, very informative, the food that was cooked for us was delicious and plentiful very friendly crew onboard.
Buyer Beware!
, Apr 2019
The tour operator did not show, refused my request for refund, lied to Viator that We did not show. I had taken a digital photo of the boat at the dock, unattended, with a date and time stamp, proving we we present at the right location & time. Viator did honor my request for a refund, and none of this was thier fault.

Product code: 39241P1

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