Marlborough Sounds Attractions

A boat or Kayak trip is the best way to explore the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds. There are also many short and long walks around the shores of Queen Charlotte and other sounds. If you have a few days spare, we recommend walking the Queen Charlotte Track. There is no better way to experience the peace and tranquility of Queen Charlotte Sound. Another option is Steadfast Sail, who offer relaxing sailing cruises throughout the Sounds and beyond.

Queen Charlotte Track Guide

Queen Charlotte Track Guide

The official guide to the Queen Charlotte track including information about it's history, flora and fauna, accessing the track plus accommodation.

Steadfast Traditional Sail

Steadfast Traditional Sail

Offers memorable cruises onboard a beautiful gaff cutter traditional sailing vessel throughout the tranquil waters of the Marlborough Sounds.

Wilderness Guides

Wilderness Guides

Offers guided or independent sea kayaking tours on Queen Charlotte Sound plus mountain biking and Queen Charlotte Track hiking.

Waterways Boating Safaris

Waterways Boating Safaris

Offers half or full day guided boating / eco walking tours including visits to a mussel farm and an ancient forest with a 1000 year old Rimu tree.

Dolphin Watch Ecotours

Dolphin Watch Ecotours

Offers wildlife boat cruises and guided walks at Historic Ship Cove or Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary. Also offers swimming with Dolphins.

Marlborough Sounds Adventure Co

Marlborough Sounds Adventure Co

Offers guided or independent walking and mountain biking trips on the Queen Charlotte Track. Also offers sea kayak hire and tours.

Cougar Line Cruises

Cougar Line Cruises

Offers scenic boat cruises plus a range of "cruise & walk" or "cruise & lunch" options plus romantic, twilight catamaran cruises.