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Marlborough Sounds

41°5'33" S 174°14'3" N

The Marlborough Sounds lie at the top of the South Island and make up one-fifth of New Zealand’s coastline, with some 4,000km² of sounds, islands, and peninsulas.

The Sounds are a series of sea-drowned valleys, home to a broad range of native marine and birdlife, including up to five species of dolphins.

According to legend, the Marlborough Sounds were formed when Kupe, a great Maori warrior, was chasing a giant octopus and finally caught it in Cook Strait. The battle that ensued formed the waterways and headlands of the Sounds.

The Marlborough Sounds is made up of four sounds:

  • Queen Charlotte
  • Pelorus
  • Kenepuru
  • Mahau

Contact your shipping agent for more information.

Destination Marlborough
Contact: Tracy Johnston, General Manager

Port Marlborough
Contact: Ian McNabb, CEO

Beachcomber Cruises
Contact: Tony Crapper, Director

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Upcoming visits

Ship Date Time
Caledonian Sky 23-Dec-2017 0630 - 1100
Caledonian Sky 11-Jan-2018 0600 - 1300
Caledonian Sky 02-Feb-2018 0800 - 1300
Caledonian Sky 05-Feb-2018 0830 - 1100

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