Boating in the Marlborough Sounds
  • Play

    NZ's marine playground

  • Cruise

    Tours & charters

  • Stay

    Lodges, B&Bs, campsites, baches

  • Meet

    Native marine & birdlife


Water Activities

Explore 1500km of winding coastline, secluded bays, historic sites, marine reserves and island sanctuaries, fostering kiwi and other native species.

Beautiful beaches and native bush surround the sunken valleys of water, and every bay beckons. Some can be reached by road, but the only way to really discover the sounds is by water. Kayak, sail or motor your way through the Marlborough Sounds and share in our beautiful treasure.

  1. Governors Bay
  2. Flipper Bay
  3. Kumototo Bay
  4. Ship Cove
  5. Blumine Island
  6. Dillon Bell Point
  7. Picton Marina
  8. Havelock Marina
  9. Waikawa Marina
Tash Luxton

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“This is paradise. In so many parts of the world you have to be a millionaire to enjoy these things, but everyone can experience it here.”

My insider guide to Marlborough

Havelock Marina

The Pelorus Sound, Kenepuru Sound and Mahau Sound are quieter corners of the Marlborough Sounds, with brilliant fishing and stunning scenery.

Havelock – the Greenshell Mussel™ capital of the world – is at its heart. The Havelock Marina has 340 berths for vessels from 10 to 30 metres.

NOTE: The waterway entrance to Havelock Marina is a narrow channel and boats must stay within the markers.

The marina is right beside Havelock's great cafes, restaurants, shops and places to stay.


340 berths from 10m to 30m.

Floating fuel jetty

Petrol and diesel pumps, with eftpos or pin-enabled credit card payment facilities.

Trailer boat facilities

Two-lane pay-and-display launching ramp with parking, embarkation floating jetties, boat wash-down areas, rubbish and recycling, and new toilet facilities. Annual launching passes available.

Secure storage

Boatsheds and compound spaces available for secure, dry boat storage.

Getting there

30 minutes by road from Blenheim.
60 minutes by road from Nelson.

Havelock Marina map

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