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

Tash Luxton Conservation Kids Picton

“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

Picton Marina

At the heart of Picton township and the edge of the Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton Marina is just a few minute’s walk from great cafes, restaurants, shops, a supermarket, and places to stay.

The marina has been fully remodelled and is a beautiful space to have your boat, or to wander and look at super-yachts, heritage vessels and family boats.

The marina has permanent and visitor berths for vessels from 8m to 35m+.


254 berths from 10m to 35m, fully serviced with power and water.

Floating fuel jetty

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

Trailer boat facilities

Four-lane pay-and-display launching ramp with parking, floating jetties for loading and unloading, multiple boat hose down areas, rubbish and recycling areas, and new toilet facilities. Annual launching passes available.

Secure storage

Boatsheds available for secure, dry boat storage.

Getting there

2 minutes by road from Picton.
20 minutes by road from Blenheim.

Picton Marina map

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