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Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch provided by Marlborough Wine Tours

Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch

Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch
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from S$277.32 per adult
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  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26702P3
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Wine-tasting • Entry/Admission - Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
7h
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.
Inclusions
Wine-tasting • Entry/Admission - Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
Exclusions
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.
Duration
7h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Marlborough Sounds
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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Soni6
Waihi, New Zealand78 contributions
Amazing Day!
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
1 contribution
Fantastic Day Out
Feb 2020 • 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
20 contributions
Great day!
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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Lyn R
Trinity Beach, Australia403 contributions
A delightful day; cruising and wineries
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
Fantastic day
Feb 2019 • 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, RI60 contributions
Fantastic tour
Jan 2019 • 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, UK35 contributions
A good start in South Island
Nov 2018 • 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
Great wine and food
Jul 2018 • 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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Tye W
1 contribution
Wine and Dine
Apr 2018 • 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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Jessica C
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
Perfect Marlborough experience
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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By: Marlborough Wine Tours
traveller46_11
traveller46_11
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A great day out
We enjoyed a very relaxed day with Phil who took us to 6 different wineries in the Renwick region including Wairau
MaxineM110
MaxineM110
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Beat wine tour in NZ
We got picked up by Phil promptly at 10am. We were then informed we were lucky enough to be the only two on the tou
MargaretG2064
MargaretG2064
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Good even for those who are not wine buffs
The driver was really informed both about the wines and about the region. We had a lovely selection of wines follow
Ngataki
Ngataki
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Awesome half day wine experience
We got picked up from the top 10 picton by the lovely Phil we enjoyed 4 hrs of great wine and banter.
J9123LCdavidh
J9123LCdavidh
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Great day amongst the Vines
We had a great afternoon touring some great Marlborough Vineyards, we got a great tour and education on the area
G9201CJsarahb
G9201CJsarahb
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Wine drinking society says...
Phil was amazing. We had a fantastic day and really highly impressed with all the vineyards. We had a great day an
TheRicmeister
TheRicmeister
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A great experience with a great host.
Phil our host was amazing. His professional, yet friendly manner combined with his knowledge made the day very memo
morrisw812
morrisw812
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A trip to remember
Phil our driver and tour guide is a very hospitable and knowledgeable guy on all matters about the wines and the Ma
moniquebarton
moniquebarton
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Amazing day out
Thank you so much to our driver for changing up his plans! We were the only two on the tour and we got to go to som
Woodchester29
Woodchester29
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Wonderful Birthday Adventure
We can't fault our Wine Tour Experience. Jess was helpful and accommodating when I was booking a tour for 11, comin
lesley210
lesley210
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Wine and food
Great knowledge from the guide on the vineyards, nice to go and taste wines you wouldn’t normally get to. Really ni
acj69
acj69
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Wine tour
It was fab to be picked up and dropped back to our Air BnB. Phil was lovely and very knowledgable about the grapes
dmgubbins
dmgubbins
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Day Wine Tour
Had a fabulous day with Nic our driver/guide. She took us to 6 widely different vineyards, small ones, large ones
Sharon H
Sharon H
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1/2 day tour
The meal at Saint Claire was beautiful. Also the best wines of the day. We visited Hunters and Whitehaven as well.
r0yandi
r0yandi
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The Perfect way to sample Marlborough
Awesome afternoon out. Phil was a FANTASTIC tour guide. Lots of information about the region and the history of win
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