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Marlborough Sound Cruises

Marlborough Sound is one place in New Zealand where there seems to be more boats than people and with good reason. Queen Charlotte Sound with its fascinating maze of bays and inlets, its sheltered anchorages and excellent fishing is a boatie's paradise. And it doesn't end there: when you decide to venture ashore, you can visit welcoming lodges with restaurants serving sumptuous meals and wines, or stroll along the walking tracks through native forest full of the sound of their abundant birdlife. There are many ways of enjoy the Queen Charlotte Sounds, and one of the easiest and most popular is a boat cruise. A 2-hour cruise to visit some of the prettiest bays in the Sound, a combination of a boat cruise and a walk on a section of the track from one of the many points accessible by launch, or a full day trip on the mail run - the choice is endless. If you need boat transport, simply to get to your destination - be it a lodge or the start of the Queen Charlotte Track- you will find there are water taxis to most points in the Sounds.