We welcome all passengers from all CruiseShips to Lochmara in the near future.
Depart Picton on our Lochmara Water Transport and enjoy a short cruise through the stunning Marlborough Sounds. We may encounter dolphins, a NZ fur seal plus a variety of native seabirds including Fluttering Shearwaters, Gannets and even our little blue penguin.
Upon arrival, see an array of native fauna, flora and marine life. At Lochmara choose from the numerous self-guided activities available to fill in your three hours. Options include free use of the kayaks and paddleboards, swimming, exploring bush tracks, hand-feeding our native Kakariki parakeets or just relaxing in our waterfront cafe and bar. In addition you can book on a guided tour (additional charge) to hand feed wild stingrays and experiece the Underwater Observatory.
Depart Picton 12.15pm. Back in Picton 3pm.
$65.00 per person. School age children (up to 15 years) $35.00
Reporting time is 20 minutes before trip, directly to our office next to the cruise ship market. One way trip is approx 15 minutes. Click here for a map of the Picton waterfront and where to find the Lochmara office for check in.
*There is a moderate amount of walking and some uneven surfaces.
- All cruise ship guests will arrive in Picton 15-20mins after departing Lochmara.
- For cruise ships arriving earlier or later, the Lochmara Water Taxi timings will differ according to cruise ship requirements.
Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds
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