Marlborough Tour Company
NZ Scenic Cruise, Wine Tours and Accommodation
Marlborough Tour Company is the largest and longest-running touring company in the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Since 1993, we have offered authentic Marlborough tours and cruises that showcase the very best of our beautiful region.
From the early days of Greenshell™ Mussel tours from Havelock, we now offer premium vineyard and Marlborough Sounds tours and cruises, along with water transportation and unique Marlborough Sounds accommodation through our sister businesses. With an extensive fleet of vehicles and vessels, Marlborough Tour Company’s team of experienced guides and crew prides itself on delivering truly authentic Marlborough hospitality.
Our vessels, MV Odyssea, MV Mantra and MV Spirit are available for scenic cruises, lunch and dinner cruises, or a private Greenshell Mussel/Seafood Odyssea Cruise.
Our fleet of vehicles and coaches are available for private touring, airport, accommodation and dinner transfers. We have a range of half day and full day programmes and tours suitable for conferences, partners programs and incentives. This includes wineries, breweries, arts, crafts, gardens, golf, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and more.
Combining our extensive fleet with fantastic local staff we are able to create memorable experiences in the Marlborough wine region and the Marlborough Sounds. Whether a scheduled tour, private tour, corporate event, group activity or cruise ship outing.
We are renowned for our attention to detail, reputation for excellence, valuable local knowledge and friendly but professional approach.
In 2018, Marlborough Tour Company added to its existing tours and cruises by acquiring two well-known Marlborough Sounds lodges, Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove, which are both located on the world-famous Queen Charlotte Track.
Furneaux Lodge has a backdrop of native forest and is perfect for lunch, the first night’s stay while walking the Queen Charlotte Track or for a longer break. Punga Cove is the perfect retreat, surrounded by nature. Enjoy dining at the Punga Fern Restaurant or at the waterfront Boatshed Cafe & Bar.
The purchase of Cougar Line followed. Picton’s long-time water transportation company that has had the important job of bringing people and delivering freight to all corners of Queen Charlotte Sound/Totaranui for nearly three decades.
And, most recently, the company purchased Pelorus Mail Boat operating out of Havelock. Offering one of the most unique cruises in the country, into rarely-seen parts of the Marlborough Sounds, the Mail Boat has been operating in the Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere since 1918.
Marlborough Tour Company’s expansion has led to a unique and varied selection of wine, scenic and seafood tours, accommodation and water transport options that are designed for you to make the most of all Marlborough has to offer.