• Top deck
  • Tender and Tarquin
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Tarquin at wharf
  • Reading book bow
  • Wharf Tarquin
  • Top deck
  • Tarquin wharf

Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds waterway at the top of New Zealand’s South Island offers endless bays, coves and beaches to explore. It is made up of a number of smaller sounds including Queen Charlotte Sound, Kenepuru Sound and Perlorus Sound.

With Tarquin as your luxurious transport, you can admire the Marlborough Sounds in comfort aboard or get amongst it and discover its beauty firsthand. With over 1,500km of coastline, the Sounds offer endless cruising and fantastic activity options  – both on the water or ashore.

Day cruising and overnight cruising is available in the Marlborough Sounds aboard Tarquin. 

Some great ways to enjoy the beautiful Marlborough Sounds include:

  • Freedom or guided walking 
  • Kayaking 
  • Waterside dining 
  • Fishing
  • Visiting salmon, mussel or oyster farms, and tasting super fresh seafood
  • Beach picnics

If you’re arriving by helicopter or require collection at a different location, we may be able to relocate Tarquin to meet you. Contact us to arrange this.