6 night Marlborough Sounds cruise
- Duration: 6 Days
- Location: Picton, New Zraland
- Product code: Marlborough Sounds Mar16
Your Marlborough Sounds adventure starts from Picton. Cruise Queen Charlotte Sound, Kenepuru Sound and Pelorus Sound.
* Walk sections or all of the Queen Charlotte Track * Visit Motuara Island - a bird sanctuary where you will here bird song! * Go ashore at Ship Cove - one of Captain James Cooks favourite places * Fish - blue cod, grouper and more * Visit a King Shag Colony * Walk through regenerated native bush and forest * Visit a Salmon Farm and learn these types of marine farming * Visit a New Zealand Green Shell Mussel Farm * Go swimming * Hear the story of the Russian Cruise Liner 'Mikhail Lermontov' * Visit Worlds End - a tranquil and picturesque area in the Pelorus Sound * Dine at Wilderness Resort Cafe on d'Urville Island * Visit both d'Urville Island and French Pass * The history of the explorer Captain James Cook - plus much much more...
Highlights of Cruising Queen Charlotte, Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds,
French Pass and d’Urville Island
Visit Motuara Island – a bird Sanctuary Island where Robins, Tuis, Kiwis, Bellbirds and Kakariki live. Hear
the birdsong and look out for the rare South Island Saddleback as you walk along.
Go ashore at Ship Cove where English explorer Captain James Cook made his home in the early 1770’s.
Here you will find information panels explaining early Maori occupation and a monument to honor
Walk sections of the award winning Queen Charlotte Track, which features regenerated native bush with
Giant Rimu, Nikau, Beech trees and tree ferns.
Hear the story of the Russian cruise liner ‘Mikhail Lermontov’ and see the area where she now lies at the
bottom of the sea.
Visit a salmon farm where the process of salmon farming will be explained.
Visit a King Shag colony. The King Shag can only be found in this remote part of New Zealand.
Cast your rod and try your luck at catching a Blue Cod and other species in the waters of this area.
There’s nothing like eating fresh fish caught by your own hands.
Visit French Pass and d’Urville Island and indulge in a delicious dinner at The Wilderness Resort Café.
Experience the beauty and tranquillity of the Marlborough Sounds as we leisurely cruise through the
hidden bays and coves of the Sounds.
All walks are optional, you may wish to stay on board and relax, and there may be a shorter walk options that would suit
you better. Please understand you are responsible for your own safety and actions during these unguided walks.
Cruise costs include; crew, accommodation onboard; bedding and towels, all meals and all activities mentioned in the itinerary. Sole Occupancy is available on most cruises. An additional charge of NZ $200.00 per night applies.