Marlborough Sound's Yacht Charter

Located on the North east of the South Island, covering an area of 4000 square kilometers Marlborough Sound offers some fantastic sailing through craggy coves, sea-drowned valleys and sheltered bays.

Marlborough Sound's Yacht Charter

Located on the North east of the South Island, covering an area of 4000 square kilometers Marlborough Sound stretches from the Tasmin Sea in the west to Cloudy Bay in the east and offers some fantastic sailing through craggy coves, sea-drowned valleys and sheltered bays. This region has been made famous for its wine producing: most notably Sauvignon Blanc is world-renowned. It also famous for its beautiful expanses of sandy beach, idyllic coves ripe for kayaking and bush walking trails. Its main port Picton is a great place to meet your yacht before heading out on your New Zealand adventure. With 1500km of coastline to explore there is plenty to see. For those interested in hiking the Queen Charlotte track has proved a popular trail for hardened hikers. It may be a little grueling but the views from the elevated track are unrivaled. Another great stop is Motuara Island bird sanctuary on Long Island. Take a look at the penguins and learn about the other natives birds found in the region. For something a little different cruise along to the Tory channel to see a perfectly preserved whaling stations. All the while if you see somewhere you would like to stop, the captain can drop anchor so you can head off exploring, spend time on the beach, or simply get the water toys out.

Marlborough Sound’s Top Anchorages

Bay of Many Coves: Here you will find a luxury resort, which is a great spot to give chef a night off and enjoy dining alfresco on land. The food is a fantastic feast of locally caught seafood. The resort also has some hiking trails including one to a glowworm cave. Ketu Bay: Close to Ketu Bay, which is a great overnight anchorage you will sail through Pelorus Sound. This sound is one of the most picturesque in the region. Dolphins are usually seen playing in and out of the water.

Luxury Yacht Charter Picton Town
Luxury Yacht Charter Pelorus Sound

Marlborough Sound's Top Marinas

Picton Marina: This is a great place to start your yacht charter. It is possible to fly into the small airport or you can fly into Wellington, situated just across the straights and arrange for a private transfer to Picton. Picton is worth spending an afternoon in to explore the quaint market, historic elements and quality retail outlets.

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