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Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch
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Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch

By Marlborough Wine Tours
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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S$247.37
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S$247.37
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 5-95, max of 10 per group
Duration:
7h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Wine-tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you are in Blenheim we will transfer you to Picton for the Cruise. If you are located in Picton you will either be able to walk to the cruise office or we will arrange transport for you for the morning. On completion of the cruise we will pick you up in Picton for lunch and afternoon wine tour, then return you to your accommodation on completion of the tour. Blenheim pick ups from Hotels are approximately 8am and if you are in Picton you can either walk to the start point or if outside the village we arrange pick up at approximately 8.30am.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26702P3

  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch?
Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch price starts from S$265.22. Discover and book Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch on Tripadvisor
What is the Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch cancellation policy?
Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch?
Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch is hosted by Marlborough Wine Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Marlborough Wine Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26702P3

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Marlborough Sounds
    Stop: 3 hours
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  • 2
    Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

djmattyd
djmattyd
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Highly recommended wine tour
We were fortunate enough to have a unique experience with a one on one tour with Phil who was incredibly friendly a
KeriH198
KeriH198
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Wonderful
Phil was a wonderful tour guide... He explained wine in a simple form that anyone can understand, a great host whom
P N
P N
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Small group wine tour
Small group tour with experienced tour guide Phil. Loved visiting the smaller wineries. Lunch at our own expense at
Savabby
Savabby
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Awsome
Great tour with awsome guide tour phill had an amazing experience thank you will be coming back next year loved the
jimmere
jimmere
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Wines on wines on wines
This wine tour was fantastic! We had some pretty awful weather but that didn't deter us from having a wonderful tim
EmmaW3074
EmmaW3074
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A great day out!
We had a fabulous day exploring a variety of vineyards with our guide, Keith. Being winter it was very quiet, so we
sigonellarugby
sigonellarugby
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Holiday in Marlborough
Incredible overall experience. Dean and Jess set us up with a wonderful and diverse tour itinerary. We chose to s
L4303WVpeterm
L4303WVpeterm
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Excellent tour
Phil is great tour guide and his knowledge of Marlborough area is excellent. We visited some lovely wineries, tried
KaryAndPhil
KaryAndPhil
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Awesome Experience
Really enjoyed our experience with this tour. The organisers listened to our preferences and took us to the best wi
Jo2dogs
Jo2dogs
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Brilliant!
Jess was a fabulous host who tailored our tour brilliantly. Even though I live in Marlborough Jess managed to find
CloistersBucks
CloistersBucks
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Superb visit and really great guided tour we could never have done this alone. Liked the guide and the service.
This was a tour well worth it. It was much better than we had anticipated and I would absolutely recommend it to an
katlaw88
katlaw88
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Amazing Wine Tour in Marlborough!
Had a great wine tour with Phil today. I really enjoyed learning about the Marlborough region, it’s wine history an
RELawrie
RELawrie
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If you love wine!
Highly recommended! Phil was incredibly knowledgeable and clearly had a great relationship with the various winerie
Chris S
Chris S
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Great day out.
Great to experience, thanks to Phill for an informative and planned day out. Great selection of wineries. Will come
NaliniR03
NaliniR03
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Marlborough
Had a fantastic time. Visited 4 different fantastic wineries and tasted 5-6 differebt wines at each place. Phil the
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Soni6
Waihi, New Zealand79 contributions
Catamaran Cruise around the sound was great, despite the cloudy, rainy weather! Great views! Wine tour with Phil was AMAZING! Lunch at Saint Claire’s vineyard was fantastic - superb food! - and Kelly was friendly but very knowledgeable regarding the wines. Visits to Framingham, Nautalis and Whitehaven wineries all very informative and with great hosts, wines and info. Highlight of the day was Phil...what a star! Nothing too much hassle and full of excellent info and knowledge. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 14 August 2020
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Exploration788655
thanks so much for your review. Great to hear the day out lived up to your expectations
Written 17 August 2020
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Krystal T
2 contributions
Couples
Best way to see Marlborough Sounds and the wine region of you don't have much time. 4hrs cruise around the sounds in the morning, including a stop at Ships Cove. Great commentary from the boat driver. Tour of the vineyards in the afternoon was equally enjoyable, visited 4 different cellar doors showing the variety of growers. Our tour guide Jess was amazing and really knew her stuff. The lunch at St Clair Vineyard was definitely a highlight.
Written 2 February 2020
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Thanks Krystal, it was lovely to spend the afternoon with you. thanks Jess
Written 4 February 2020
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Wol Verine
21 contributions
Picked up from our cottage at St Leonard's Vineyard and taken to Picton for a 3 hour catamaran cruise. Highlight was seeing the dolphins.

Once back on shore we met up with Nic for the rest of the wine tasting tour, starting at St Clares Vineyard. The wine tasting was very informative but the food was to die for.

Visited a further two vineyards, Spy Valley being our favourite, so much so we bought 2 bottles.

Would highly recommend this tour, with or without the cruise first. Nic was a fabulous tour guide who had an answer for all our questions.

Great day which will stay in our memories for a long time.

Written 20 January 2020
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Exploration788655
thanks John, glad you enjoyed your day out with us.
Written 20 January 2020
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Tye W
1 contribution
Couples
Fantastic over all experience! Dean and Ernie were legends and did a fantastic job. Nothing was too much of an ask and they really went the extra mile to make sure EVERYONE had a good time and feel involved. The farms we did visit were awesome, great wine all round. Lunch at Saint Claire was amazing! Great food and setting, would definitely recommend eating there.

The cruise was great too. Very interesting and great to mission around the sounds and to see Captain Cooks landing. I think the only negative was that the day was quite long. We would recommend doing 1 activity a day. The cruise is fairly long as well as it is not dedicated to the people "viewing" the sounds, it stops off, collecting and dropping off people, so doubles as a bit of a water taxi.

We would recommend Marlborough Wine Tours any day!
Written 5 April 2018
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Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed the day. Jess
Written 18 April 2018
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Lyn R
Trinity Beach, Australia432 contributions
This full day tour provides an excellent way to see this beautiful region by sea and land. We were picked up by Gavin from our B&B at 8.30am and dropped at the Picton wharf to join our catamaran cruise. The journey took us right through the Sound to Ship Cove, and along the way we saw fur seals, dolphins, and albatross.
Ship Cove is a very pretty historic site where Cook landed for repairs.
We arrived back in Picton at 12.30 pm, and were taken to a good winery for lunch and tastings. This was followed by comprehensive, educational tastings at two other boutique wineries and a chocolatier in the Marlborough valley, and we were dropped back at our accommodation before 5pm.
Our wine guide, Gavin, was highly knowledgeable and very professional. We had a most enjoyable day and would recommend this tour wholeheartedly.
Written 19 December 2019
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Exploration788655
Hi Lyn, really glad the weather played ball and you had an awesome day out in our beautiful region.
Written 21 December 2019
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deb0rahharvey
Greater London, UK6 contributions
Couples
We had a great day, first out on a catamaran which was a lovely trip. Then off to 3 wineries which had been carefully chosen around the wines that we both liked. The trip was very well organised and all staff were very friendly and warm. Dean was extremely knowledgeable and made the whole experience. Would definitely recommend.
Written 13 February 2019
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thanks we are glad you enjoyed the Marlborough Ultimate Day out!
Written 26 February 2019
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Dave F
Middletown, RI61 contributions
Couples
Our tour guide Todd was extreemly knowledgable and amusing. As a previous worker in the industry in the area he had insight into all the local tales. The wineries were all grade 7-10 (10 being the highest) in our view. No slackers there. The variety of samples from the various stops made sure there was something to please everyone on the tour.
Written 17 January 2019
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Hi Dave It's a shame but Todd doesn't work for our company - but so glad you enjoyed the Marlborough Wine Region with whoever you went out with. Cheers Jess
Written 24 January 2019
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Andy B
Winchester, UK48 contributions
Couples
Some friends had recommended not doing an all day wine tour, simply too many wines to try in one day, so we elected for the option with the morning cruise.

Unfortunately, the cruise was a little spoilt by a large group of tourists who didn't care about anyone else and made the informative captain's commentary inaudible. Maybe a one-off.

However, the wine tour was absolutely brilliant and worth a maximum score.
Written 22 November 2018
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Hi Andy thanks for that feedback, unfortuantely we can't control who else goes on the cruise, but we don't often strike groups like that thank goodness! Really glad you enjoyed the wine tour. thanks Jess
Written 26 November 2018
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killwathy
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Couples
Dean was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide - the wineries were well chosen each with sublime savaugnion blancs and pinot noirs and were reasonably priced. Our lunch at Saint Clair winery was first class.
Written 27 July 2018
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Thanks for taking the time to review our Cruise and Wine Tour. Great that you had a fantastic day out with Marlborough Wine Tours
Written 4 August 2018
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Jessica C
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
The tour started the night before when we received a complimentary phone call from our guide, Dean. He just wanted to outline the plan for the next day and make sure we were enjoying Picton, even giving dinner recommendations.
In the morning, we walked down to the harbour (which we could see from our hotel balcony) and started the beginning of our day - a lovely cruise through the Marlborough sounds. The captain was very knowledgeable and friendly. We stopped at Ships Cove, took a few Insta-worthy snaps and headed back to Picton.
This is where the fun really begins. Our guide Dean met us on the jetty full of enthusiasm ready to get the wine tour started. He took us for a gorgeous lunch at our first winery Saint Clair, where we sampled our favourite wines for the day.
Dean drove us around 3 more wineries and a chocolate factory - tailoring the whole day around us. We got to choose the wineries we wanted to visit and when one closed early, Dean went above and beyond. He rang another winery to make sure they would stay open for us.
On our way home, we decided we hadn’t taken proper advantage of buying at a cellar door and asked if we could possibly stop at the first winery to stock up. Again, Dean called ahead to arrange it all.
Amazing day with amazing scenery and an amazing guide. Thanks Deano.
Written 28 March 2018
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Thanks Jessica for your fabulous review. So glad you enjoyed your day and we were able to alter the tour to best suit your group. thanks Jess
Written 4 April 2018
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Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch