Delphinus 42' Cruising Catamaran Charter in Marlborough Sounds

Cruising Catamaran
42 ft
30 Guests

About This Boat

Delphinus (the boat)

A 13 metre catamaran that cruises at 20 knots and is surveyed for 30 passengers. An extremely comfortable enclosed cabin, open back seating to catch the sunshine and sea breezes, walk-around sides and fully railed bow make this boat ideal for viewing the scenery and wildlife in the Sounds.  Delphinus is equipped with the necessary safety equipment and has a marine toilet for passengers’ use.

The Dolphin Sightseeing Experience

Join us on a dolphin swim & viewing cruise in the sheltered calm waters of the scenic Marlborough Sounds. We'll search for Dusky, Bottlenose, Common, Orca and the rare Hector's dolphins that frequent this amazing area.  Whether it's watching a group quietly cruising along or marveling at their high leaps, back-flips, and somersaults during social bouts, dolphins are a magnificent sight!  Our Department of Conservation permit allows us to seek out and interact with all species of marine mammals that live in the Sounds. We take you where the wildlife is and provide respectful interactions with these amazing creatures. During the cruise, we're also likely to see NZ Fur Seals and a variety of seabirds (like Gannets, Shearwaters and Penguins).

Tour Highlights

5 possible dolphins species (Bottlenose, Dusky, Common, Hectors & Orca)

Dolphins that are wild and FREE! 

Scenic cruise in the calm and sheltered Queen Charlotte Sound

Expert knowledge of the wildlife that lives here 

All swim equipment provided

Dolphin Viewing success 95% & Swim sucess 80%

Dolphin Swimming Guarantee

Family Friendly

Conservation focused

Fantastic photo opportunities

Free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies


  • Type: Cruising Catamaran
  • Capacity: 30 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1
  • Length: 42 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • Chart Plotter
  • Twin Engine

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From Picton

Member Since Feb 2015

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