Depart Picton and cruise up through the Queen Charlotte Sound/Tōtaranui your skipper also your guide for the afternoon will provide a commentary on the surrounds.
These tranquil waterways are full of history and wonderful stories, take in the beautiful vistas and learn how these waterways are a work place for some such as New Zealand King Salmon farms and home for a lot of people.
The Queen Charlotte Sounds offers an array of wildlife and often visited by four species of New Zealand dolphins, the Common, Bottlenose, Hector and Dusky. New Zealand fur seals can be sited around the bays as well and the little blue penguin, keep an eye out for a variety of birds such as the Australasian gannet, shearwaters, terns and cormorants and checky weka that inhabit our beautiful region.
The cruise route will depend on the season, your skipper will allow time ashore at a local site of interest. Depending if there is wildlife at a bird sanctuary, maybe a site visit to a historic site, a short walk to a 1000-year-old rimu tree, or a visit to a local lodge before making your way back to Picton.
Summer/Winter time departures
1.30 pm Sunday only
• View the resident wildlife and marine mammals such as New Zealand Fur Seals and visiting dolphins • Learn the history of the Marlborough Sounds and its residents from your friendly skipper • Time ashore at a local site of interest.