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Picton

The top of the South Island

Located in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, this small town at the top of the South Island, is the port for the Inter Island ferry, as well as a few visiting cruise ships. Take a local small boat cruise to some of the more inaccessible bays or by road to the famous wineries of Marlborough just an hours drive away.

Wildlife Cruise Tui Bird

PIC-3  |  Wildlife and Wine Cruise  |  2.00 hrs  |  

NZ $68.00

Marlborough's Perfect Cruise to see Fantastic Wildlife and Scenery, plus enjoy World renowned Wines and the Best Mussels in the World on a Marlborough Sounds 2 hour Cruise as we take you where the wildlife is!

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Jetty View

PIC-15  |  Captain Cook Cruise  |  3.00 hrs  |  

NZ $82.00

This later morning tour cruises out on the Queen Charlotte Sound taking you as far as Historic Ship Cove - cruising past salmon farms and seeing stunning scenery.

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The Matua

PIC-2  |  Ship Cove Cruise  |  3.50 hrs  |  

NZ $85.00

The Morning 9.00-12.30 Ship Cove Cruise gives you a chance to see the best of the Queen Charlotte Sounds, this beautiful cruise takes you as far as Historic Ship Cove, around to Resolution Bay to the Marine reserve, past the salmo ....

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Cafe Scene

PIC-9  |  Conservation Tour   |  2.50 hrs  |  

NZ $95.00

Nestled in the hills of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Lodge lets you learn, interact and be captivated by New Zealand’s native flora, fauna and marine environment. Plus kayaks, bush walks to hilltop hammocks and ani ....

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Meet the locals on the Picton kayak Shore Excursion

PIC-8  |  Half day Guided Kayak tour  |  3.50 hrs  |  

NZ $95.00

Our half day guided sea kayak trip is an ideal opportunity to fit a little kayaking adventure into your stop over in Picton. We enjoy the tranquil waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound, an area surrounded by bush-clad shorelines and ....

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Mail boat run passengers

PIC-1  |  Magic Mail Boat Cruise  |  4.00 hrs  |  

NZ $101.00

Afternoon cruise 1.30pm to 5.30pm, the Mail Run is the ONLY licensed mail service in the Queen Charlotte Sounds, we deliver mail and groceries to some of the remote places in the Sounds. Feed the pet animals along the way while de ....

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Picton Cruise Harbour

PIC-6  |  Dolphin View Tour Picton  |  4.00 hrs  |  

NZ $99.00

Join our cruise in the sheltered waters of the scenic Marlborough Sounds where we search for Dusky, Bottlenose, Common, Orca and the rare Hector's dolphins that frequent this amazing area and watch the Dolphins interact with those ....

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Saddleback Bird on Motuara Island Shore Excursion

PIC-7  |  Wildlife Tour Picton  |  4.00 hrs  |  

NZ $99.00

Cruise the majestic Marlborough Sounds on a scenic journey to Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary. Our comfortable vessels and expert team take you on a conservation focused, wildlife adventure.

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Brancott Valley

PIC-10  |  Wine and Scenic Delights Tour  |  6.00 hrs  |  

NZ $120.00

Your local guide will take you on a tour of discovery to the Marlborough wine region. Taste award winning wines, delicious gourmet treats and view the stunning landscapes as you travel on your small and personal group tour. Excell ....

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Omaka Aviation Museum

PIC-11  |  Wine and Wings Tour  |  5.00 hrs  |  

NZ $165.00

An excellent tour to see an impressive collection of early 'flying machines' and fighter aircraft then indulge in the aromas and flavours of Marlborough's world famous wineries

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Dolphin Swimming Cruise in Picton a Shore Excursion

PIC-5  |  Dolphin Swim Tour Picton  |  4.00 hrs  |  

NZ $165.00

Join our dolphin swim cruise in the sheltered waters of the scenic Marlborough Sounds. We search for Dusky, Bottlenose, Common, Orca and the rare Hector's dolphins that frequent this amazing area. You will marvel at their high lea ....

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BMW sedan

PIC-S1  |  Picton Luxury Sedan Private Tour  |  from 6.00 hrs - 3 persons -

from NZ $950.00

Book one of our luxury Mercedes Benz or BMW saloons and enjoy the sights of Marlborough in style. Your own chauffeur will look after you throughout the day and make sure you see just what you want.

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Mercedes Benz minibus

PIC-S3  |  Picton Minibus Private Tour  |  from 6.00 hrs - 10 persons -

from NZ $975.00

Book one of our comfortable 10 passenger minibuses driven by our experienced guides. They will discuss the options with you on the day and make sure you see and do what you want, getting you back to the ship in good time. We can a ....

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Mobility vehicle hoist for wheelchairs in Picton

PIC-S4  |  4-5 seat Mobility Vehicle Picton  |  from 5.00 hrs - 5 persons -

from NZ $612.00

Join our experienced Driver, who will take care of your every need whilst showing you the sights and experiences that appeal most to you! Or sit back, relax, and let us surprise you.

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6 seat tour vehicle

PIC-S10  |  Picton Private Touring Minivan  |  from 6.00 hrs - 6 persons -

from NZ $725.00

Book one of our 6 passenger minivans driven by our experienced guides. They will discuss the options with you on the day and make sure you see and do what you want, getting you back to the ship in good time. We can pre-book your a ....

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3 pearl necklace

PIC-G2  |  Paua to Pearls Farm Tour  |  3.50 hrs

New Zealand's blue pearls are considered as the most lustrous and some of the rarest cultured pearls in the world. We take you to a unique location to see how they are farmed and then to a craftsman jeweller where he handcrafts th ....

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Dolphins in the Marlborough Sounds

PIC-G1  |  Dolphin Watch Nature Cruise  |  3.00 hrs

Our cruise in the sheltered calm waters of the scenic Marlborough Sounds lets us search for Dusky, Bottlenose, Common, Orca and the rare Hector's dolphins that frequent this amazing area and our DOC permit allows us to interact wi ....

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Marlborough Wine Region New Zealand

PIC-G20  |  Half Day Winery Tour  |  4.00 hrs

Explore the world famous Marlborough wine region and taste a range of premium wines at selected wineries. Visit other local producers to taste schnapps, cholocates, sweets etc and see the stunning scenery around Picton.

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Forest Estate Winery Marlborough

PIC-G21  |  Family Focused Winery And Sights Tour  |  5.00 hrs

Explore the world famous Marlborough wine region and taste a range of premium wines at selected wineries. Visit other local producers to taste schnapps, cholocates, sweets etc and see the stunning scenery around Picton.

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Located in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, this small town at the top of the South Island, is the port for the Inter Island ferry, as well as a few visiting cruise ships. Take a local small boat cruise to some of the more inaccessible bays or by road to the famous wineries of Marlborough just an hours drive away. Visit the world class Aviation Museum to see rare aircraft at Omaka, perhaps even take a scenic flight in one of their historic aircraft.

Picton is a small town with a population of around 3000. The town is named after Sir Thomas Picton, the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo.

    How far is it to get into Picton town from the cruise ship berth?

Its less than 1 kilometer, so easy to walk if you want to.

    Ships docking at Shakespeare Bay, how do we get to town?

When ships dock in Shakespeare Bay the cruise line offers a free shuttle bus from the Ship to the Memorial steps in the middle of the town centre, close to most of the activities and booking offices. We understand they run approximately every 15-20minutes.

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We have just added 2 new shorter boat cruise options that are better suited to the cruise ships arrival and departure times, check out tours PIC-15 and PIC-16.

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We did the winery tour down to Blenheim, with a bonus stop at the Omaka Aviation Museum, great vintage planes.

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