Marlborough Wine Experience for Groups

Year round, departing Wellington: Organise a birthday treat or fun day out with a difference and book one of our marvellous Marlborough Wine Tours for Groups of 8 or more!

Enjoy a Wellington day out with a difference and do a Marlborough Wine Experience for Groups wine tasting tour with Interislander


Bring your friends on a relaxing adventure!

Looking for a great day out in Wellington that you and your friends haven't done before? Well, how about cruising across the Cook Strait with Interislander then being driven around the wine estates and cellar doors of Marlborough on an amazing day-long adventure? There is surely no better way to relax for a whole day with your friends!

The Marlborough Wine Experience begins bright-and-early with a 9am cruise across the Cook Strait aboard one of our Interislander ferries. The three-and-a-half hour cruise offers plenty of time for enjoying an eggs benny and coffee, followed by a glass of bubbles out on deck as we cruise through the stunning Marlborough Sounds.

In Picton, your carriage and chauffeur will be waiting you outside the terminal (this will be a bus or minivan and a driver). You will then be whisked to all the wineries and cellar doors of your choice between the hours of  12:30pm and 6:00pm, when you will be returned to the Picton terminal to check-in for the 6:45pm Interislander ferry - which will hopefully coincide with a stunning sunset at sea to finish the day!


Recommended wineries include:  Allan Scott • Forrest Estate • Framinghams • Grove Mill • Huia Winery • Hunters • Johanneshof • Lawson’s Dry Hills • Nautilus • Seresin Estate • Saint Clair • Spy Valley Wines • Villa Maria • Wairau River Wines • Giesen Estate • Jackson Estate


Destinations Blenheim Saint Clair Lunch Board


We recommend choosing three tastings and eating at one of the vineyards.

You can prearrange your itinerary once you have booked to ensure you make the best use of your time+.



  • Adult: From $161 per adult
  • Child: From $87 per child
  • Infant: No charge for infants





08:15 am

Arrive at the Interislander terminal for check-in.

09:00 am

Depart Wellington on the Interislander Cook Strait ferry.

12:30 pm

Arrive in Picton where you'll be greeted by your driver for the day and his minivan or bus.

Complete your prearranged itinerary for wine-tasting and lunch - or make one up on the spot!

6:00 pm

Arrive back at Picton terminal and check in for your return sailing to Wellington.

6:45 pm

Depart from Picton on the Interislander Cook Strait ferry

9:55 pm

Arrive in Wellington.

+To discuss and prearrange your  wine tasting itinerary, call Sounds Connection on 03 573 8843 with your Interislander booking reference number.

*Minimum group size is eight people and guide pricing is based on Web Saver fare availability.

**This itinerary may change for unforeseen circumstances.



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