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Marlborough Sounds scenery

Marlborough Sounds Cruise

This is a wonderful historic, cultural, personalised eco-tour on the picturesque Marlborough Sounds with a local Maori family. Your skipper and first mate, husband and wife Pete and Takutai, are passionate about this area of New Zealand and their enthusiasm is infectious.

Over the course of the trip you will learn about Maori culture and history, and enjoy the amazing bio-diversity of the Sounds whilst slowly sailing round the sheltered inland waterways. The ship, Tutanekai, is a beautiful old two masted classic launch, full of warmth and character and is named after one of the most famous love stories in Maori folklore. This is a truly unique way to enjoy one of New Zealand's most beautiful areas.

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