Look no further. Na Clachan welcomes cruise ship passengers and coordinates the timings of our wine tours to fit the docking schedule of your ship. No extras, no hidden add-ons just a great value day out amongst the vines and the wines with a knowledgeable host.
We only use our regular wine guides (Chris or Helen) so you can be sure to have a great time getting to know Marlborough’s history of wine production, the stories of triumphs and challenges, the personalities and most importantly the wines.
Na Clachan were contract growers of grapes for a local winery for 12 vintages, so we know Marlborough wines from the roots to the glass.
Picton Cruise Ship Wine Tour Options
With start and finish times to fit your cruise schedule, Na Clachan’s guide will share with you some of Marlborough’s iconic wineries. Weather permitting, we’ll take the opportunity to wander through the vines to see how the crop is grown, managed and harvested. Of course you will also taste a range of world-class Marlborough wines – although sauvignon blanc is what we are famous for, you will discover a whole range of wines. Prepare your palate for a feast of flavours.
We are a small, local company with limited spaces available. Maximum group size is eleven passengers, so we have time to chat to each guest individually and answer any questions.
5 hour Wine Tour
The focus of the day is all about the wine. You will visit 4 or 5 wineries, enjoy spectacular vineyard views and learn about what makes Marlborough and its wine so special.
6 hour Wine Tour
In addition to winery visits, great views and fascinating stories this tour includes a stop at a winery restaurant for lunch (cost of lunch is not included in the tour price).
Getting you back on time
We understand the anxiety some cruise ship passengers feel about the deadline to be back on board. We make sure we leave the last winery in good time, so we know you will meet the schedule and be back safely on board with memories of a great day in the Marlborough wine region. We’ve been running tours for cruise ship passengers for nine years now and have never missed the boat!
How to find us in Picton
Cruise ship passengers travelling with Na Clachan meet at the Picton Information Centre (Picton i-site). The courtesy shuttle bus will pick you up dockside, take you into Picton and drop you off less than 100m from our departure point. At the end of your tour we will return you to the same place for the shuttle back to the ship.
- Save on the high price of a tour booked through the cruise ship
- Travel with a local, friendly guide
- Air conditioned vehicle
- Small group size
- Avoid the queue at the information centre to book your tour on the day