Marlborough Sounds Cruises

The many hidden resorts and private homes of the Marlborough Sounds rely on boats to deliver them post and supplies and you can come along for the journey! 

These ‘mail cruises’ or ‘delivery cruises’, as they are known, allow you to explore so many of the secluded coves and historic inlets of the Marlborough Sounds. Eco-Cruises to the bird sanctuary of Motuara Island are also a superb way to see the Marlborough Sounds. Lunch cruises are a very popular option and may see you landing at a secluded beach for a gourmet BBQ. 

There are so many exceptional cruises to choose from! Luckily, the Chateau Marlborough team can recommend options to you. Stay in our luxury Marlborough accommodation before and after your Marlborough Sounds cruise, and our reception team can also arrange your cruise booking. 

Another Marlborough Sounds cruise option is the greenshell mussel cruise, which departs from either Picton or Havelock. This unique food and wine cruise has proven very popular with Chateau Marlborough guests, and takes you through the tranquil waters of the Marlborough Sounds to learn about the history of the sounds and pioneering people. Enjoy a visit to a greenshell mussel farm and sample freshly steamed mussels with a glass of world famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 
Marlborough Sounds Cruises
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