Cruise Ship Shore Excursions for Picton, New Zealand.
You can easily pre-book a private tour for your cruise ship shore excursions when you visit the Port of Picton by cruise ship. You won't have to wait in queues and stand about with larger groups.
Your local guide will give you as much information about Picton and Marlborough as you want. As the tour is private you can stop off to buy cherries (in season) or do less wine tasting and more sightseeing. The choice is yours.
- Sheep farm and working dogs. Visit at small farm and see a sheep being shorn and dogs working livestock. Traditional afternoon tea will be served of warm scones, homemade jam and clotted cream.
- Manuka Honey Tour. Hear about the new gold that is flowing out of Marlborough. See smell and taste the Manuka tree and hear about its medicinal benefits. Visit a honey factory and have the opportunity to taste and purchase your own honey and honey based cosmetics to take home.
- Bird watching tour. Take a tour with an experienced bird guide and photographer to the birding hot spots of the area. Will your guide is a local member of Forest and Bird and the National Ornithological Society, let him know which birds you are targeting so he can research for you in advance.
- Aviation. Join an aviation enthusiast to visit Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and meet other war plane enthusiasts behind the scenes. Marlborough have a rich aviation history and your guide will put you in touch with the stories and the people of World War II.
We can customise personalised tours to your interest and time frame. Simply email us with an idea of what it is your would like to do.
NZ:$250 per person up to two people. NZ$100 each extra person. $100 for each extra hour after three and a half hours.
Maximum number: Eight per tour
Duration: Three and a half hours. We will have you back at the ship shuttle an hour before before sailing.
Pick up point:
The Picton Information Center or if you are on a small ship we can collect you at the Interlander Ferry terminal.
The cruise ship shuttle.
What to bring: Wind jacket, sun protection, flat shoes that protect your feet, water bottle.
Inclusions: A guide with local knowledge. Visit places away from the crowds. Morning or afternoon tea. Flexibility to do what you would like. Air conditioned van with microphone for commentary. A complimentary wine tasting on request. Children welcome. (Please advise us if you are bringing a small child so we can provide a booster seat).
Exclusions: There maybe an additional charge for the farm visit to pay for the time of the local farmers. There is a cover charge for access to the Omaka Aviation Centre. If your tour extends into lunch time, this meal is at your own expense.
“I would recommend this tour to anyone who truly enjoys the wonders of nature” The Vern Family, Chicago, USA.
Let us know the cruise ship you are coming on and the date of your arrival. Tell us your interests and we will organise your private tour for you!