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

Seafood cruises

Sample fresh salmon and mussels straight from the waters below.

Some of the world’s finest seafood is grown in the Marlborough Sounds. Join a seafood cruise from Picton or Havelock and taste fresh salmon and mussels, matched with a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc. 

Learn about how these delacacies are grown as you pull up near a salmon farm, and a mussel farm, and have your camera at the ready as you are likely to see cheeky seals hanging around the salmon nets.


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