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Beachcomber Cruises

Marlborough Sounds Cruise & Winery Tour Package

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  • Queen Charlotte Sound cruise in the morning
  • Winery lunch
  • Marlborough wine tasting tour in the afternoon
  • Chocolate factory
  • Hotel transfers
  • Friendly and experienced guides
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For the ultimate Marlborough day out, this Cruise and Wine Package is it! Enjoy a day of discovering New Zealand's beautiful Marlborough region with this fantastic tour that incorporates two of its best selling points. With a journey along the waterways of beautiful Marlborough to begin your day, followed by an afternoon of wine tasting, this tour is sure to please not only your eyes but your taste buds too! Departing from Picton at 9am, you'll enjoy a leisurely cruise through the Queen Charlotte Sound to historical Ship Cove for a thirty minute stopover before returning to Picton via Endeavour Inlet at 12.30. During your stop at Ship Cove, made famous by Captain James Cook for the anchoring of his ship The Endeavour in 1770, witness the creek where Captain Cook made brew for his crew or simply enjoy the company of the local wildlife. With picturesque scenery surrounding you from every angle for the entirety of the journey, you'll be left mesmerised by this region's obvious beauty!

Sure to have worked up an appetite, you'll start your afternoon at one of Marlborough's boutique wineries for a delicious lunch accompanied by a glass of wine of your choice. Once satisfied, your wine tour will really begin! With the assistance of your knowledgable tour guide, you'll head to a selection of wineries for an afternoon of relaxing but informative tasting! With a vast selection of different wines to choose from, this tour will please all personalities no matter your preferred drop. Just be sure to try a Sauvignon Blanc - after all, that's the wine this region is famous for!

To conclude a wonderful day, you'll make a final stop at a boutique chocolate factory to really top off your journey! For those with an appreciation of not only fine wine but also incredible scenery, this tour is right up your alley! Simply bring your camera and a mind ready to experience new things, and you'll be in for a day you'll never want to end! Those with a tight schedule or only looking for a short stay in Marlborough will find this tour the perfect compromise.

Inclusions

  • Queen Charlotte Sound cruise in the morning
  • Winery lunch
  • Marlborough wine tasting tour in the afternoon
  • Chocolate factory
  • Hotel transfers

Highlights

  • Cruise from Picton up through the Queen Charlotte Sound enjoying complimentary tea & coffee to historical Ship Cove. Along the way your skipper will provide a commentary on the surrounds, history and the wildlife be it bird, fish or mammal
  • 30 minute stopover at Ship Cove, named by Captain James Cook when his ship The Endeavour anchored there to replenish supplies of food, water and wood in 1770. Take the opportunity to dabble in the creek where Captain Cook made home brew for his crew and share the beach with the resident wildlife
  • On re-joining your vessel cruise via Endeavour Inlet back to Picton returning around 12.30 where you will be met by your wine tour guide who will take for a single course lunch, with a glass of wine of your choice at one of Marlborough’s boutique wineries
  • After lunch your guide will take you around for a relaxing and informative afternoon of wine tasting. This is a great opportunity to try some different wines from The Famous Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc, to Aromatic wines and Pinot Noirs
  • We finish your day off with a visit to the boutique chocolate factory

Time

  • Summer 7am - 6pm daily
  • Winter 8am - 5pm daily

Hotel Pickup

If you have booked a hotel

  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

If you have not yet booked a hotel

  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
For the ultimate Marlborough day out, this Cruise and Wine Package is it! Enjoy a day of discovering New Zealand's beautiful Marlborough region with this fantastic tour that incorporates two of its best selling points.
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