We were delighted to hear that this year Picton was named in the top three best cruise destinations in Australasia.The annual Trip Advisor “Cruise Critic’s Cruisers Choice Awards” for the 2016/2017 season reported that Picton has secured a coveted podium spot behind Akaroa and Sydney and ahead of the much larger ports of Melbourne, Tauranga and Auckland, and the rest of NZ and Australia.
Picton Marina is at the heart of the action when there is a Cruise Ship in Picton – all tour operators, retailers, volunteers and residents of Picton create a truly authentic, welcoming environment for cruise passengers. There are often various markets along the waterfront, and the town really buzzes with activity.
Cruise Critic is the world’s largest online cruise review and planning resource for cruise passengers, and we are happy to see so many international passengers and visitors enjoying the beauty of the Sounds as much as we do!
Blue cod in the Marlborough Sounds
Blue Cod Season reopens today. Every year the Marlborough Sounds is closed for blue cod fishing from 1 September until 20 December. This gives time for the blue cod population in the sounds to undergo spawning undisturbed from fishing pressure….
Marinas Parking Segregation
You will see in all three marinas that we have now installed “Berth Holders Only” and “Pay & Display” plaques in all parking areas, as well as clearly defined berth holder and visitor parking areas. Marinas staff will be on…
Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight Series 2017
Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight Series 2017 Report from Brad Goode – Waikawa Boating Club It came down to the final race to determine who would take the series win in division one of the Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight Series raced…
French Pass and Pelorus Jack
No matter where you are on a good day: Pelorus, Kenepuru, Queen Charlotte or anywhere in between – there are hills that cast a watchful eye, sun that sparkles across the water and a gentle breeze to cool you…