Please click on the map icon for an enlarged map to show the route.
from Waikawa Bay, we turn out of the main Sound into a narrow waterway
called Tory Channel, (the old people called it the Womb of the Sounds)
so called because of the amazing bio diversity that exists in these waters.
Visit the whalers' lookout over Cook Strait and Whekenui, the place where
Kupe killed the giant octopus. Learn the legend that has been passed down
for generations. Visit the old whaling station, and learn the history of the industry
in which the Tutanekai played a role. Have a picnic lunch at Te Awai iti,
the first European settlement in the South Island, walk the beach, see
whale bones, whale oil in the banks, the tripods and headstones of old
whalers and an old Maori pit dweller site, over looking the bay.
Other than Ship Cove, this is the most important heritage site in the Marlborough Sounds you can sense the history & atmosphere of this place Pete will show you historic photos of whales and giant white pointers.
There isn't much native bush in the channel, but the seascape with rugged cliffs, headlands with hundreds of birds and huge undersea caves in the cliffs is really dramatic scenery.
For booking, please click here