Ferries & Ships


Pilotage is compulsory for vessels over 500GT in Queen Charlotte Sound and for vessels over 350 GT in Tory Channel.


Pilot boarding stations exist at the Northern Entrance to Queen Charlotte Sound 41° 04.62'S 174° 18.92'E. and Tory Channel Entrance 41° 14.800'S 174° 22.200'E. 


Pilotage services are provided by Port Marlborough Marine Services http://www.pictonpilot.co.nz/