Waikawa Marina

Waikawa Marina, the third-largest floating marina in New Zealand, is located in the south-western end of Waikawa Bay, Picton.

It is operated by Port Marlborough and provides over 600 berths, all with power and water. Toilets and adequate parking are available, with showers accessible at the Waikawa Boating Club premises.

There is a chandlery, sail maker, dive shop, boat sales and charter companies, restaurants, marine repair shops, travel lift and trailer boat launching ramp adjacent to the marina. 

The bay is open to most winds but only N and NW winds send a sea into the head of the bay. 


The marine pest Styela clava  (clubbed tunicate) is known to be established. Ensure your hull is maintained to no more than a slime layer when arriving and/or departing to reduce risk of further marine pest spread into and around the Sounds.

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Rocks/reef/sand bank warnings
The rock shown off The Snout is about 2 metres below the surface and is 10 to 15m from the shore. Be aware of the large number of moored boats. There is a red, white, green sector light for keeping clear of moorings at night. There is also a green light at the starboard entrance to mooring.
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