The Marlborough Sounds provide scenic cruising for all vessels from kayaks to large cruise liners.
Port Marlborough New Zealand Limited is based at Picton and operates diverse port and marina facilities in the Marlborough Sounds.
The port is naturally deep and Waimahara Wharf at Shakespeare Bay can accommodate cargo vessels up to 13.5m draft and cruise ships up to 320m long.
Picton is the South Island terminal port for New Zealand's inter-island passenger and freight ferries. It is located in the Queen Charlotte Sound and is accessible via two gateways: The Northern Entrance (approximately 19 nautical miles to Picton); and Tory Channel (approximately 18 nautical miles to Picton). Both of these entrances are located in the Cook Strait.
Picton coordinates: 41°17’4S 174°00’5E
For more information please visit: http://www.portmarlborough.co.nz/