Take a deep dive into the gastronomic mecca that is Marlborough Sounds on this delectable journey. Staying at the luxurious Bay of Many Coves, explore the world-renowned Marlborough wine region, and savour fresh seafood aboard a private cruise.
- Relax for 3 nights in a luxurious suite at Bay of Many Coves
- Embark on a private seafood cruise including fishing and gourmet seafood lunch
- Savour set 3-course dinners each evening, showcasing flavourful local fare
Priced From: $2,699 per person* share twin
Day 1: Arrive Blenheim – Marlborough Sounds
Welcome to Blenheim, the centre of the Marlborough region and an idyllic, unspoilt playground indented by dozens of secluded bays, pristine beaches and blue inlets. This is New Zealand's most successful grape-growing region, with international acclaim.
Meet your shuttle transfer and continue to Picton, before transferring by scheduled water taxi to the idyllic Bay of Many Coves, your luxurious base for the next few days.
After you settle in, enjoy pre-dinner drink and canapes with your resort manager, before savouring a delicious 3-course dinner.
Bay of Many Coves Resort | Meals: D
Day 2: Marlborough Sounds
This morning make your own way to the local jetty, ready to embark on your private half day cruise. A cruise designed to showcase New Zealand’s fresh seafood, cruise the bay in search of the perfect fishing spot, led by your seasoned expert skipper. Then reel your lines in and enjoy a tour of the nearby salmon and mussel farms that are close to the resort, learning the process from sea to plate and even trying your hand at harvesting these gems of the sea. If you so choose, your skipper can take you out to another fishing spot to continue your angler’s adventure, or cruise on to Resolution Bay and you can feed the Blue Cod and Mullet there. Anchor and enjoy a delicious BBQ seafood lunch before you cruise back to Bay of Many Coves.
Take some time to freshen up before enjoying another 3-course dinner at your resort.
Bay of Many Coves Resort | Meals: BLD
Day 3: Marlborough Sounds
Today is at leisure to explore the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. The region’s many winding waterways make for brilliant boating, fishing, diving and wildlife viewing including dolphin watching.
If you’re feeling active, consider a kayak, or jump in a car and drive along the picturesque Queen Charlotte Drive and explore panoramic views of vast, sea-drowned valleys. You might spot dive-bombing gannets, see sunbathing seals and even cruising orca. Keep an ear out for native birdsong from the bush-clad hills surrounding beautiful bays.
Toast your last evening with a sundowner in your private haven, and a final delicious dinner.
Bay of Many Coves Resort | Meals: BD
Day 4: Depart Marlborough Sounds – Blenheim
Farewell this idyllic region today, meeting your water taxi to transfer to Picton followed by shuttle transfer back to Blenheim Airport.