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Marlborough Sounds

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Address: Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-577 5587
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US$119.91*
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Half-Day Dolphin Swimming Eco-Tour from Picton
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Half-Day Dolphin Viewing Eco-Tour from Picton
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Marlborough Sounds Seafood Cruise from Picton

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True scenic south island

Have been holidaying here my whole life and still love the place. I always feel relaxed and on holiday when i am here

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
jordanm513
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been holidaying here my whole life and still love the place. I always feel relaxed and on holiday when i am here

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we have had the pleasure of experiencing this superb trip along the Sounds. I can only describe the voyage as one of the splendors and highlights that I have been priveliged to witness. The scenery is magnificent and the light that illuminates it is indescribable. Miss this at your peril

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Thank Bernard R
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were over in NZ and were hosted by a winery, the Chief Winemaker had a boat and suggested we had a cruise on the sounds......what a place. The scenery is just beautiful, the sun was shining, the fish were biting and the wine and beer was cold, what more could you ask for. I recommend you do a few... More 

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Thank moleandbird
Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic. If we were here longer I would go again. The captain was amazing with his stories and facts about the wildlife and the Sounds. We loved it

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Thank Grannylynne
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We did a cruise through the Queen Charlotte sound. Was a beautiful scenic experience. We were lucky to spot dolphins too. The weather was good too. I don't think it would be as scenic in rain.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My friends thought it would be fun to drive to Nelson around the Queen Charlotte drive instead of going past the vineyards in Blenheim. So we missed the wine region but the scenery was beautiful, the road winding all the time. One of our friends became ill with all the corners so we had to stop for a walk along... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The winding scenic route is good but narrow. Many look out points strategically placed offers wonderful views of the sound, We travelled from Nelson to Picton and it was well worth the choice.

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Oxley, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We drove from Picton along the scenic drive along the coast to Nelson..beautiful! The scenery is breathtaking.

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Birchs Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A fantastic place to get out on the water and enjoy life and the surrounding beauty. So many water activities to partake of!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Breathtaking scenery, lots water and land activities, good for all kinds of travellers, families and kids

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