Marlborough Wine Tours, Marlborough Sounds Cruises, New Zealand


MV Odyssea Cruise Charters

The MThis is the perfect charter vessel for a Marlborough Sounds cruise.   Large, stable and well appointed with all the comforts. Cruising the tranquil waterways of the Marlborough Sounds is a stunning experience.  An experience that will be enhanced with a cruise on the Marlborough Travel launch Odyssea.

The Vessel

This well appointed 20 metre catamaran is ideal for group tours and special functions. It is available for all of your chartering needs including scenic cruises, our Greenshell Mussel Cruise, wine and food cruises, BBQ's and dinner cruises, weddings, product launches, team building, conferencing and corporate hosting.

This vessel features lounge areas with full bar and galley facilities, CD stereo and PA system. Full 230 volt power is available via a generator. The extensive back deck is ideal as a viewing platform while cruising the Marlborough Sounds.  

The main cabin offers a very large open lounge area.  This can be set up for socialising, a nice dinner setting, or set with extra seating for large group transfers.


The upper deck flybridge is set with a nice lounge area and outdoor seating on the flybridge deck. This is a fabulous viewing area offering 360 degree views.

The Flybridge of the Odyssea

The Flybridge of the Odyssea

Odyssea cruising the Pelorus SoundThe Cruise

The choices are endless when it comes to cruising the Marlborough Sounds.   With over 1500km of coastline in the Marlborough Sounds you can cruise the many bays and coves for weeks without seeing the same place twice.

The vessel Odyssea is based in the Picton Marina, a small seaport town 25 minutes drive from Blenheim or 2 hours drive from Nelson. 

Your cruise can start in Picton or alternatively we can collect your group by coach from Nelson or Blenheim, or arrange travel in from anywhere in New Zealand.




Set Departure Cruises

Fresh Greenshell MusselsSeafood Odyssea Cruise - 1.30pm From PIcton. Join us for a wonderful afternoon cruising the Queen Charlotte Sound, visit a Salmon farm to feed the fish and enjoy the perfect match of fresh seafood with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Sundowner Cruise - 6.00pm from Picton.    The perfect pre-dinner excursion out into Queen Charlotte Sound to sample the best of Marlborough..  Regal Salmon, Tio Point Oysters, Greenshell Mussels, and local meats, cheeses and fresh breads.  Divine tastings designed as an entree size platter to tease the taste buds.

Private Group Cruises

Winter cocktail cruise on MV OdysseaEnjoy the best that Marlborough has to offer with a Wine and Food Dinner Cruise on Odyssea.   Depart early evening at a time suitable to you.  Enjoy a glass of Marlborough bubbles and fabulous seafood canapes as we cruise out into the Sounds.


For your main course we will continue the Marlborough theme with fresh Salmon and Venison, and a delightful range of fresh vegetable salads.   Match your meal to a glass of Marlborough Chardonnay or Pinot Noir.  The vessel carries a full range of Marlborough wines, as well as international and local beers, spirits and non alcoholic refreshments.

Finish the evening with a divine sweet treat, a little piece of decadence!!

This is ideal for groups of 20 - 70 people on board MV Odyssea.

Personalised Charter Cruise

Odyssea Lunch CruiseWhat ever the occasion we are more than happy to create a personalised cruise itinerary to suit.  The vessel Odyssea has hosted a range of special events such as weddings, birthdays, product launches, corporate events, corporate hosting and international special interest groups. 

For these charters we will supply the vessel, skipper and deck crew as well as chef, galley, bar and front of house staff as required.  Our talented team of catering staff will create a stunning menu to suit. 


For all charter cruises our sales team will create for you a no-obligation quotation and suggested itinerary based on your input and requirements for the day. So contact the team at Marlborough Travel :

Phone : +64 3 577 9997

Freephone : 0800 99 0800 (within New Zealand)

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