Picton Fishing, Sightseeing & Overnight Charters
Explore some of the world’s best cruising areas with local owner, Skipper and Chef, Grant Orchard.
Specialising in tailor-made cruising, sightseeing, fishing and overnight charters.
Full or half day excursions
- Pricing starting from $1300.00
- Up to 8 guests
- All fishing gear supplied
- Fresh local cuisine
- Specialist local knowledge of area
- 2 double bunks
- Full domestic services
Wild Tomato Magazine
A great article highlighting the maritime history of the Orchard family in Marlborough and the beginnings of Katabatic Charters.
“Katabatic is a low-key operation with the emphasis on encouraging guests to fish for their lunch or dinner and participate as much or as little as they want. Grant often catches kahawhai or kingfish on a lure and free dives for paua and green-lipped mussels. Blue cod and gurnard are frequently caught as well…
“His main desire is to show off the Marlborough Sounds with their diverse scenery and colourful history.”
Reviews (see more on Facebook)
Ali Hatton – We have just spent a wonderful 2 days on the Katabatic. Owner/Skipper/Chef Grant Orchard was an exceptional host. Showing us the magical Marlborough Sounds and turning our freshly caught fish into a feast. 5 star experience and would truly recommend to others.
Andy Cullen – Had a fantastic weekend charter with Grant on Katabatic. Excellent fishing, great boat. Plenty of fish and local knowledge of fishing spots. Grant cooked restaurant quality meals for us while away and was great company. Five Stars well deserved!
Martin Ryall – Had a great day with Grant today. We had a fantastic afternoon where we caught our quota of Cod and mussels. It’s an absolutely beautiful boat with amazing attention to detail. Grant is a top guy with a heap of local knowledge. Highly recommended! We’ll be back!