Welcome to Port Marlborough

Welcome to Port Marlborough New Zealand

The Marlborough Sounds provide scenic cruising for all vessels from kayaks through to large cruise liners.

Port Marlborough New Zealand Limited is based at Picton and operates diverse port and marina facilities in the Marlborough Sounds.

Picton is the South Island terminal port for New Zealand's inter-island passenger and freight ferries.

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.

The port of Picton is located in the Queen Charlotte Sound and is accessible via two gateways: The Northern Entrance (approx. 19 nautical miles to Picton) and Tory Channel (approx. 18 nautical miles to Picton). Both of these entrances are located in the Cook Strait.

Picton Coordinates: 41°17’4S 174°00’5E

Learn more about us via the buttons below or view our shipping and cruise ship schedules.
Harbourmaster

Information for Masters and Agents of Commercial Ships:


Inter-island ferries

For inter-island ferry information and schedules, click logos to visit the operator websites:


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