I will pick you up from the shuttle bus at Picton Information Centre between 8-10a.m. depending on time of arrival of your ship. This will be discussed with you via emails.
I will take you through a short drive through Picton and Rarangi for a short walk with a stunning lookout to Cloudy Bay and on a clear day to the bottom tip of the North Island.
We will continue on your private tour to the magnificent Yealands Family Wines which is totally unique in that it is the world's first carbo NZero winery. This vineyard is set in the most natural panoramic surrounds with views to the Pacific Ocean and on a clear day to the North Island of New Zealand. They also boast New Zealand's largest solar panel installation. New Zealand I Drive will take you through the vineyard after you have enjoyed a wine tasting with sweeping views overlooking the Cook Strait, Cape Campbell and Mount Tapuae.
Your next stop on your cruise ship shore tour will be a drive through the Renwick area to the Village - a small selection of small local craft stores and also a chance to maybe try a scrumptious New Zealand Ice Cream made in Kapati. If you prefer we can visit another vineyard before making our way to Havelock, a small historic fishing village the Green Shell Mussel capital of the world. Here I suggest lunch at the Havelock Mussel Pot.
I will then return you back to your Cruise Ship via the stunning Charlotte Drive Sound with stunning views over it's bays and sounds.
After this private cruise ship shore tour you will have a great taste of what the countryside and the surrounds of the Marlborough are about.