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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 94% of travellers
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Ages 5-95, max of 10 per group
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: English
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  • Wine-tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • 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 offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting 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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • 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.

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        Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch price starts from $342.96. Discover and book Full-Day Marlborough Catamaran Cruise with Wine Tour and Lunch on Tripadvisor
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        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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        • Marlborough Wine Tours
          823
          Blenheim, New Zealand
          Joined in February 2012
        • chrisu488
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience, wonderful guide!
          Absolutely wonderful day. Our guide, Gavin, was fantastic company, gave us all sorts of insight into the region as well as providing extra information about the wines we tasted, the vineyards we visited, and just about anything else we asked about. I can't speak highly enough of our experience. It's been a highlight of the trip for sure.
          Written 15 May 2024
        • hjll2018
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour, picture book setting
          Great trip, so very convenient with door to door service, a nice selection of wines and wineries…Guide made us feel welcome and part of the local community
          Written 28 April 2024
        • dinabsteiner
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private Wine Tour was Excellent
          We did a Private Wine tour from Blenheim. Our guide, Nic, was great - gave us lots of insight into the area and suggestions for what to do on our remaining days in Marlborough. She was also happy to make a last minute change of wineries for us. The private tour was definitely worth it as it gave us extra time to ask questions and to customize our itinerary.
          Written 27 April 2024
        • 114lynh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do!!
          Had a fantastic day. Gavin our tour guide was very pleasant and was a wealth of knowledge of the region. He made the day one we will remember for a long time
          Written 20 April 2024
        • Sherpa626731
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Marlborough Wine Tours
          Wonderful day out with Gavin and three great people from NZ. My friend and I had a memorable day with great wine and a great laugh and fun day. Brilliant day. Ray&Amir
          Written 18 April 2024
        • Catherine W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Marlborough Wine Tour from Picton
          Small group and awesome tour guide who was knowledgeable, friendly, local and flexible. 1/2 day tour was enough with4 wineries we really saw a lot and did a lot of wine tasting. Special treat of a chocolate shop stop was inspired!
          Written 6 April 2024
        • akl_traveller
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome day out in the vineyards
          An excellent day out with visits to 5 wineries and a great lunch break at St Clairs winery. Our host Gavin was great and we had an interesting group of people from around the world. Every vineyard had excellent hosts for the tastings and we even had time to squeeze in some gin cheese and whisky tasting.
          Written 30 March 2024
        • Currambine
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An absolute fun day out!
          Gavin was an excellent host, very knowledgeable and accommodating. Excellent selection of wineries and lunch at Saint Clair’s was incredible. We had a fabulous group of people on our tour which all made a really fun day. Definitely worth doing.
          Written 24 March 2024
        • L2396RPlindal
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          This is an all day tour, but enjoy the wine - the driving is all done for you.
          We had a great day on this tour. Gavin was a phenomenal driver, and tour guide. He regaled us with wonderful information and stories about wine and the Marlborough area. We tasted wonderful wines and had a delicious lunch stop. It was so convenient to be picked up at our hotel!
          Written 20 March 2024
        • gwein22
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A day in beautiful Marlborough New Zealand
          Our guide, Nic, planed a perfect day in Marlborough for us! Not only did we visit terrific wineries and had a perfect lunch, Nic educated us about the Marlborough region, its history and importance in the wine world! It was a wonderful day!
          Written 19 March 2024
        • maralyng2019
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A day out resulting in Novinophobia (fear of running out of wine)
          Our driver/guide Sam was very knowledgeable friendly and he managed to get the whole group to interact. We visited five cellar doors and by far the best was the first stop at Forrest, we learned far more here than all the other stops put together,which resulted in further stops being a little underwhelming. The lunch stop at Saint Claire largely catered for a la carte menu , so it was difficult just to have a small snack. Eventually we managed to get a cheese board from the dessert menu . A quick stop at Makana chocolate factory gave us the opportunity to get some yummy chocolates. Our last stop at Jackson estate was probably was our second favourite and we also bought wine from here. Overall it was a great day out. Thank you Sam
          Written 14 March 2024
        • lucienw598
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          More than satisfactory
          Amazing tour! Gavin takes care of a lot of details, which make the tour special. This includes remembering names, entertaining at the right times and giving enough space for everyone to chat and enjoy themselves. 5 wineries might be too much for some and extra costs for lunch aren‘t insignificant, but I would absolutely book again.
          Written 12 March 2024
        • Louise T
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          If you like wine you'll love this tour!
          A great wine tasting tour, we enjoyed some excellent wines at several cellar doors and finished our morning tour with a lovely meal washed down with more wine!
          Written 8 March 2024
        • Vacation52418704073
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Superb Tour Guide: Gavin
          Gavin was our guide and he made the entire wine tasting tour an outstanding experience. He did much more than guide and educate us about the wines in the Marlborough region. He actually created very fond memories of our experience that day. He is a delightful and charming guy who exhibits a superb sense of humor that was so endearing that he elevated the experience for all of guests. He won our hearts over. He is also very well respected by all of the wineries and staff. He is a very special man, and we highly recommend him. The Marlborough Wine Tours Company was very professional and highly organized. Everything was seemless.
          Written 8 March 2024
        • O6136ERbenb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A perfect day in Marlborough
          A great way to see Marlborough and learn about its wonderful wines. Gavin was our guide and he was delightful, funny, friendly and very knowledgeable about wine in general and the region in specific. We visited 5 wineries and tasted a variety of Sauvignon Blanca and Pinot Noirs. Our group got along well and Gavin orchestrated the day beautifully.
          Written 8 March 2024
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        4.5
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        Krystal T
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Wol Verine
        24 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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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        thanks John, glad you enjoyed your day out with us.
        Written 20 January 2020
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        Carisa C
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Couples
        The catamaran tour of the Sounds was just breathtaking! Our tour guide for the winery portion, Gavin, was a true delight to spend the afternoon with. Very knowledgeable and put in the extra time to make sure we got to all three wineries as well at the Chocolate Factory (our catamaran tour ran about 20 minutes late). Great experience!
        Written 26 January 2024
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        Great to hear you enjoyed the cruise and wine tour. It was a gorgeous day! thanks Jess
        Written 28 January 2024
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        DaveSumnerSmith
        London, UK275 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        The well-informed & friendly guides (& boat captain) go some way to making up for a somewhat underwhelming experience. The catamaran tour is primarily a rather tedious delivery & collection process, serving hikers. There is only one 15-minute stop in 3 hours where one can disembark & see anything.

        The lunch & wine tasting is better, but don't expect to learn anything about the vineyards. Essentially, it's just a series of tastings of pleasant wines. No history. No process. No insight.
        Written 19 December 2022
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        Hi Dave, thanks for your review, we understand that the Ultimate Day Out isn't for everyone as it is only a touch of the many things that Marlborough has to offer rather than an in depth tour that would give time to delve into the wine alone. To get a full understanding of the wine region you might want to try one of our full day wine tours if you are in the region again. Thanks Jess
        Written 1 January 2023
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        Matthew G
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Couples
        Marlborough Sound was amazing. Our boat showed us (the tourists) the various bays and inlets, whilst providing a community service to hikers, canoeists and locals - which gave us an insight into life in the area. Very rewarding. We were then collected from the wharf and escorted to our first winery by the Great Hamish. He is an asset to Marlborough Wine Tours and should be paid double. The whole day was definitely worth it
        Written 14 March 2024
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        Thanks Matthew, its definitely great to have Hamish onboard and be able to provide a variety of activities in one day in marlborough.
        Written 20 March 2024
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        Tye W
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Explorer19086877420
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Friends
        We took the "ultimate day out" and indeed it was. The cruise was fantastic and the wineries well chosen and selections tasty. Chocolate stop was a nice surprise. Loved the comfy van!
        Written 25 February 2024
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        thanks great to hear you enjoyed our Marlborough Ultimate Day Out.
        Written 26 February 2024
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        Wander52850440139
        1 contribution
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Couples
        Cruise operator was very informative and is a very passionate person. I felt it was more a pickup and drop off Cruise.

        Wine tour was awesome and the lunch was devine.
        Written 22 April 2023
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        Many thanks, great to hear you enjoyed all the diffierent parts of this tour
        Written 4 May 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Lyn R
        Trinity Beach, Australia527 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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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        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, UK5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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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