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3-day Pelorus Sound Loop Trip
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Marlborough Cruise, Hike & Fish

A small group ‘bubble trip’ adventure for you!

Travel with people you know. Gather your small group together and enjoy a relaxing few days away – with everything taken care of. Cruising, fishing, tramping and socialising is about as ‘Kiwi’ as you can get. So don’t miss this perfect opportunity to share and enjoy your very own ‘bubble group’ adventure.
 


NZ $890 per person (5-10 guest rate)

NZ $1,025 per person (4 guest rate)

NZ $795 per child (12 years & under)


Marlborough’s pretty jewel – peaceful Pelorus Sound…

The Marlborough Sounds is known for pretty waterways and a pleasant, sunny climate. Peaceful Pelorus Sound is the largest of the Marlborough waterways and is easily reached from Picton and Blenheim – with good road connections to Havelock Village at the head of the Sound.

A comfortable year round climate makes a visit worthwhile anytime. Even winter is impressive with frequent settled weather and mild temperatures. Marine farming, native bush and secluded beaches are all here. The local hiking tracks are basic but well defined and offer a great alternative to the often busy Queen Charlotte Track. Some tracks are best suited to walkers with previous hiking experience and a reasonable level of fitness.  


A perfect break away 
Explore scenic Pelorus Sound with our relaxing 3-day small group experience and enjoy the best of land and water! Combine a restful, hosted boat cruise with scenic non-guided hiking tracks – and a spot of fishing too if you like. Dinner, breakfast and lunch are all included (and a packed lunch for track walks). The perfect balance of relaxation, social time, serenity and healthy exercise – and you choose the pace!

Spend two nights aboard the licensed cruise boat ‘MV Foxy Lady’. Relax on board in a safe, secluded bay each evening, hosted by your skipper and onboard crew. Maybe catch a fish for dinner; all fishing tackle is provided. You’ll have a comfortable cabin with bedding, towels provided and a hot shower to freshen up. So all you need is a light day pack – for clothing and personal items you may need for any hikes you choose to do.

Prefer to relax on board – or fish instead of hiking?
Feel free to choose what you want to do – all walks and activities are optional. Relax on board, try some shorter walks or maybe fish to your heart’s content – your host knows all the great fishing locations. You could find cod, gurnard, kingfish or other fishing action on the end of your line! Honestly, what could be better?


Please note: The Marlborough Cruise and Hike activity is ‘semi-hosted’ only. Your hosts will meet you at the end of every hike, however all track hikes, walks and tramps are on a self-guided basis only. The Foxy Lady cruise sectors & accommodation are the only hosted portions of this activity. 


The walks (Non-guided)

Marlborough’s Pelorus Sound area is rightly renowned for bird watching, marine life, sheltered waters and superb scenery – all year round! Your 3-day trip includes three enjoyable hikes:
 
1.    The Jacobs Bay Track is a 2 hour coastline hike through beautiful bush and woodlands.

2.    The Putanui Point Track is a 1.5 hour return hike over a forest-covered point to a lookout. 

3.    The Nydia Track is a 2-day, 27-kilometre long hike with an overnight stop in the middle (walking 4 to 5 hours each day). Walk half, or all – your choice. The track follows a sheltered shore, crosses two saddles and meanders through regenerating bush and beautiful rimu, nikau, and beech forest. The trail can be uneven in some places and tramping/ hiking boots are strongly recommended. The track is a great place to see kereru in flight and hear bellbird and tui in the trees. Weka wander near the forest edge and fantails, robins, and tomtits dart among the manuka trees. Herons track across the shore while shags and gannets hunt for fish close by. 

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View information document for Nydia Track

 

Cruise Boat ‘Foxy Lady’

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Foxy Lady has three cosy, comfortable sleeping cabins – each cabin designed for four people. 

Cabin 1 (forward) – 4 single berth bunks (sleeping 4 people)

Cabin 2 (main) – 1 double and 2 single berth bunks (sleeping 4 people)

Cabin 3 (Aft/rear) – 1 double and 2 single berth bunks (sleeping 4 people)

*All onboard accommodation is on a shared basis. Single occupancy cabins are not available. 
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Highlights & Inclusions:

•    Relaxing, hosted Pelorus Sound small group cruising aboard ‘Foxy Lady’ (2 nights, 3 days)
•    Authentic, personalised ‘local expert’ commentary from your cruise boat hosts
•    Three superb, semi-developed hiking tracks to enjoy and explore
•    Fishing rods, tackle, bait plus local fishing knowledge and expertise
•    Nature sightseeing – marine life and bird life
•    All meals included – Breakfast (2), Dinner (2), Lunch (3)
 

Not Included:

•    Personal expenses and any items, services or activities not specified above

Before & after connecting transfers and/or accommodation (additional cost)
If you need airport or ferry terminal transfers (or local motel bookings) before / after your cruise, please just ask! We’ll be happy to make arrangements for you.


Booking your cruise:

Book as a group! Cruise departures are ‘on-demand’ and confirmed with a minimum of five participants (or four with a small per person surcharge). Maximum group size is 10 guests. 
 
 
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Highlights and Inclusions
•    Relaxing, hosted Pelorus Sound small group cruising aboard ‘Foxy Lady’ (2 nights, 3 days)
•    Authentic, personalised ‘local expert’ commentary from your cruise boat hosts
•    Three superb, semi-developed hiking tracks to enjoy and explore
•    Fishing rods, tackle, bait plus local fishing knowledge and expertise
•    Nature sightseeing – marine life and bird life
•    All meals included – Breakfast (2), Dinner (2), Lunch (3)
Inclusions

Meals

7 Meals:
All meals – 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
 
 

Accommodation

2 Nights
Aboard Foxy Lady Cruise Boat 
(at anchorage in a secluded bay)

Transport

Foxy Lady Cruise Boat
 

Ground Activities Included

Jacobs Bay Track (self-guided)
Putanui Point Track (self-guided)
Nydia Track (self-guided)
Itinerary
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Day 2
Day 3
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Steve Reeve (Director/CEO)
steve@pacifictrailways.co.nz