• MV Tarquin - luxury cruising Marlborough Sounds
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  • Relaxing onboard MV Tarquin - luxury cruising Marlborough Sounds
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  • MV Tarquin - luxury cruising Marlborough Sounds

News & Media

Check out news and media releases on Tarquin and luxury cruising in the Marlborough Sounds...

Tarquin cruise "a must"  - Quest Magazine

3 February 2016

Check out Tarquin featured in Quest magazine - the luxury magazine for world travellers - citing a Tarquin cruise as "a must" for an authentic exploration of the Marlborough Sounds. Read full article...

Huang Lei, Chinese mega-star - Voyage & Cosmopolitan magazines

7 December 2015

Chinese celebrity couple Huang Lei and Sun Li recently celebrated 20 years of love with a trip to Marlborough - including cruises on Tarquin and the Seafood Odyssea Cruise

A glamous fashion spread in a Comopolitan magazine supplement featured a number of photographs taken on Tarquin:


And, the couple's Marlborough visit was also photographed by Voyage Magazine:

Chinese mega-star Huang Lei on Tarquin - Tourism NZ

3 December 2015

Tourism New Zealand's new Chinese site features a great pic of our own Ryan with Chinese mega-star Huang Lei and his wife Sun Li onboard Tarquin when they visited Marlborough to celebrate 20 years of love. Visit the Tourism New Zealand website...

Tarquin stars in Tourism New Zealand video

25 October 2015

Tarquin features in this gorgeous Tourism New Zealand video starring an Australian couple from We Are Handsome swimwear visiting Marlborough for creative inspiration. Onboard Tarquin they see dolphins and enjoy Marlborough wine and seafood, while being inspired by the beautiful scenery. Watch video...

The scarf created from a shot the couple too during their trip is quintinessential Marlborough Sounds...

Tarquin, Top 10 in NZ Bucket List - Ker & Downey

25 August 2015

Prestigious US-based luxury tour operator Ker & Downey recently visited New Zealand and enjoyed cruising the Marlborough Sounds aboard our own luxury launch Tarquin so much that they've named it in their Top 10 Bucket List of things to do in New Zealand. See full Bucket List...

Tarquin in Luxury Magazine

17 June 2015

Our launch Tarquin has made it into uber-luxe Luxury Magazine.

From Humble Beginnings - Marlborough Express 

16 April 2015

Marlborough Tour Company's Godsiff family and company luxury launch Tarquin have been featured in the Marlborough Express.

Originally mussel farmers, Chris says people thought they were barmy, giving up a stable primary industry to get into a fledging industry like tourism. He says they all laughed and said no-one would come, what was here to see?

Now, 20 year later, he gets to have the last laugh with a thriving business recently renamed Marlborough Tour Company, specialising in seafood cruises and wine tours, and with an impressive fleet of cars, vans, buses and boats providing entertainment for private and corporate guests from New Zealand and across the globe.

According to Chris, the business has just sort of grown by itself over the years; he describes the Godsiff business style as "mostly seat of the pants stuff" with a big dose of hard work and fantastic customer service.

Chris has always been inspired by self-made people and has often modelled himself on them. He says that anything new in the business is usually a result of him being bored and wanting a new project.Chris' latest project is probably the biggest gamble of all; MV Tarquin is a 20-metre luxury launch with three ensuited rooms aimed at the high-end day cruise and overnight cruise market. He says the boat supplements the cruises they already offer in the Marlborough Sounds, but this is the first time they've got into accommodation.

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