Marlborough Wine Tours, Marlborough Sounds Cruises, New Zealand


Marlborough Travel Tours and Cruises throughout Marlborough

Awesome Autumn Cruises
Coming up through April, May and June we have a fabulous selection of Marlborough Sounds Cruises.    A nice selection of great experiences and some fantastic Autumn pricing.
Have a read through these awesome Autumn cruises

Tour the famous Marlborough wine region or Cruise the Marlborough Sounds or enjoy both in one day.


Marlborough Travel operates a well-established land based and water based tour fleet with cars, vans, buses and coaches based in Blenheim and large cruise launches based in Havelock and Picton.    With a great fleet and  fantastic local guides we can offer a large range of tours including Marlborough Wine Tours, Wine and Food Experiences, Taste Marlborough Tour, Private Wine Tours,  Group Tours,  Marlborough Sounds Cruises, Greenshell Mussel Cruise, Lunch and Dinner Cruises, and private charter cruises for Weddings, Events, Birthdays, Product Launches, Corporate Hosting, Christmas Functions and pretty much any special event..!!  


Join a day tour of Marlborough from Picton or Blenheim 

Marlborough Icons Tour - a full day tour including the Marlborough wine tour in the morning and then cruise the Marlborough Sounds in the afternoon.  Our most popular tour and a great way to take in the best of Marlborough in one day.   Tour from PIcton, Tour from Blenheim - all tours include collection from accommodation, Blenheim Airport, Blenheim Railway Station, Picton Ferry Terminal or Picton waterfront.   Departures from October to April.

Taste Marlborough Tour- a full day tour behind the scenes of the Marlborough wine region.  Enjoy hosted tours through the vineyard and the winery, special wine tastings, meet a winemaker, and take in the very best wine experiences the Marlborough wine region has to offer.   Departures year round  (some exclusion days apply).

Join the Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Havelock or Picton

Greenshell Mussel Cruise - an afternoon cruise at 1.30pm from the Havelock Marina through the inner Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds. Two of the main Sounds that make up the Marlborough Sounds.   Depart daily from October through to April. Fabulous scenery, fabulous wine and fresh seafood.  

Seafood Odyssea Cruise - an afternoon cruise at 1.30pm from the Picton Marina into the Queen Charlotte Sound taking in Salmon and Oyster tastings and the fabulous scenery.  Departures from October through to April.

Private Tour of Marlborough

Private touring van and private guide for the day.  Marlborough Travel offers a range of private tours for individuals, couples, small and large group sizes.  Private tours by touring van, mini-coach, bus tour or charter coach.   Enjoy the wines of Marlborough, the boutique brewery, the schnapps, the chocolates, arts, crafts, gardens and more.  Your private tour will be created to suit your requirements, your interests and your budget.   Or choose from one of our many wine tour itineraries     Private tours available year round  (some exclusion dates apply).

Private Marlborough Sounds Cruise

Marlborough Sounds boat charter or charter launch cruise.  Enjoy a half day, full day or multi-day private charter cruise around the stunning Marlborough Sounds.   Choose from a scenic cruise, wine and food cruise, lunch or dinner cruise.  Or create your own itinerary with our team for your special day.   We will ensure that your group cruise of the Marlborough Sounds is extra special..!!  Private charters available year round  (some exclusion dates apply).

Luxury Tour of Marlborough 

BMW 7 Series or Mercedes Sedan and private driver.  Day tours and multi-day tours available through Marlborough,  or take a private tour to Nelson, Kaikoura, Canterbury and the West Coast.   Our luxury touring options also include Helicopter flights over Marlborough and the Marlborough Sounds along with luxury Heli-Cruise combo charters for cruising the Marlborough Sounds.

Coach Charters / Bus Transport in Marlborough 

Vehicle charter, bus and coach transport.  Group transfers, group tours, cruise ship shore excursions, events or just a coach charter from point A to point B.  Our fleet of vehicles includes mini-coaches and full touring coaches for all group sizes.

Group tours 

For fantastic group itineraries, group wine tours, garden tours, arts and crafts tours, group cruises, incentive ideas, picnics, special functions and events. 

Conferences in Marlborough 

Conference options.We can assist with your conference in Marlborough with a range of information on Marlborough Conference venues, accommodation, transport, meals, activities and more..   From a small management retreat or sales meeting through to a large company conference we can assist with all requirements.

Corporate Hosting and Incentives

Corporate touring packages and Incentives.  Utilising the very best of Marlborough's hospitality.  Combine great hotels, stunning lodges, amazing wine and food experiences, and activities that are not available to the travelling public.  Amazing experiences personalised to the requirements of your group.  

Marlborough Accommodation & the Marlborough Sounds

Online accommodation bookings for Marlborough and the Marlborough Sounds.   Instant confirmation on a huge range of properties throughout the region.     Look for the accommodation booking section on the right side of this page,  or to browse Marlborough accommodation options please click here

Weddings in Marlborough and the Marlborough Sounds


Weddings in the Marlborough Sounds    on board on board our luxury launch Odyssea.  Enjoy your special occasion in style and comfort.  If you have something special in mind... we can help, just ask.


Contact us now on the following:

Postal Address:  P O Box 1000,  Blenheim,  New Zealand  


Phone: +64 3 577 9997

Fax: +64 3 577 9979

Free Phone: 0800 99 0800 (within New Zealand)


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Latest News


Marlborough Icons Tour

Our most popular full day tour incorporating the fabulous Marlborough wine tour and the stunning Marlborough Sounds cruise in one day. Starts again on 1 Sept for the Summer Season.  Enjoy fabulous Marlborough wineries and wine tastings, followed by fresh Mussels and Sauvignon Blanc in the stunning Marlborough Sounds.  Click here for details 


Kids Go Free

Not only totally unique to Marlborough, but now for the Spring and Summer School Holidays the Greenshell Mussel Cruise is family friendly with a "kids go free" promotion.   Conditions do apply so click here for details


  New Group Tours

Put a group together and enjoy the best of the Marlborough region with our latest range of tours departing from Christchurch.   These group tours are ideal for a group of friends, social club, corporate group, wine club or special interest group that would like a short break in the Marlborough region.

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 Purely Marlborough

Enjoy a stunning break in Marlborough with a "Purely Marlborough" package.  Experience the stunning Marlborough Sounds and the Marlborough wine region, stay in luxury accommodation and tour the region in style.  This package is a combination of 4 local Qualmark endorsed tourism operators and offers a fantastic experience that is ready to go.  

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