Queen Charlotte Cruise

Queen Charlotte Cruise

Welcome to the Queen Charlotte Sounds / Tōtaranui the main sounds of the Marlborough sounds, a network of sea-drowned valleys. 

The Queen Charlotte Sounds were named by Captain Cook after King George III wife, Charlotte.

Departing Picton crossing the main reach of the Queen Charlotte Sounds will have you arriving at Double Cove, a sheltered haven of holiday homes, cormorants (birds) and fish. Enjoy the cruise around the bay taking in some amazing water front properties and wildlife nestled up in the cove.

Double Cove is a prohibited fishing area, home to tame fish, fed regularly, these include blue cod, herring, mullet and the witty mallard ducks never too far away. 

Departing Double Cove your vessel will take you on a cruise of discovery. The cruising area is surrounded by years of regenerating beech forest, this cruise will allow you to see some of the best of the Marlborough Sounds in a limited time frame. 

Your skipper will be happy to answer any questions along the way to ensure you take away the best Marlborough has to offer.

Times vary to suit cruise ship arrival times, please check the book now for your date departure time for this walk

Summer departures
- 1st Oct to 30 April
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