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All Gourmet Sailing trips can be fully catered, with a menu designed by our chef, prepared and served to you by your stewardess — you won’t have to lift a finger! We are happy to accomodate special dietary requirements or prepare unique treats for special ocassions. Whether it’s a harbour cruise with drinks and nibbles for a large party, or a fully catered multi-day family holiday — we’ve got it covered!

Below are some examples from our menus — however please discuss options with us when you book. We make sure to use the freshest local ingredients, so availability varies between seasons.


Gourmet Sailing’s famous platters showcase the region’s finest ingredients.

Tasman Bay Seafood Platter
A selection of fresh seafood straight from the bay. Home smoked fresh salmon, marinated prawns, Marlborough green lipped mussels, bacon-wrapped scallops.

Antipasto Platter
A superb array of tasty and colourful home-blended pestos and dips, warm olives, premium salami, prosciutto or honey baked ham.

Gourmet “Trust the Chef” Platter
A selection from all of the above, focussed on what is fresh and fabulous on the day you depart. It’s a surprise!

New Zealand Boutique Cheese Platter
You will be delighted with a selection of artisan cheeses complimented by seasonal fruit, crackers and homemade breads.


Served to you by our stewardesses and always created with the freshest of seasonal Nelson ingredients, these bite sized morsels are perfect with a glass of bubbles or an
award winning Sprig & Fern beer! A selection of canapés is the perfect way to treat a larger group — whether it be for a staff function or celebration with friends and family.

Crispy Mushroom Cakes
with Tomato & Red Pepper chutney

Beetroot Tart
with French Goat cheese

Fresh Smoked Salmon Mousse on Cucumber
with lemon zest and baby herbs

Smoked Salmon on Blinis
with caper berry & Nori flakes

Sesame Crusted Tuna Loin
with Saffron & Ginger Aioli

Steamed Prawn on Thai Fish cake
with Coriander Pesto & Avocado

Grilled Sweet Chilli & Coriander Prawns
with Lime Aioli

Salmon Teriyaki Skewers
with Wasabi & Ginger Mayonnaise

Garlic Crostini
with rocket & rare beef Italian black olive tapenade

Mini Croissants
with mozzarella, tomato and smoky ham

Prosciutto & Rock Melon
on baked Olive bread crouton, with Rocket Pesto

Seared Lamb fillet on mini Corn fritter
with sun dried Tomato & Olive chutney



Cheese Platter
Boutique cheeses, fruit and homemade country bread.


Focaccia Sandwich
filled with crispy bacon, avocado, tomato, brie and roasted garlic aioli with fresh green salad.

Herb Roasted Chicken
with chutney, warm ciabatta, and a delicious hearty salad.

Seared Fresh Salmon
on crisp greens, capsicum, cucumber, carrot, sprouts tossed with glace noodles in a sweet ginger sesame dressing.

Orange Scented Crispy Duck
on mixed greens & fresh summer vegetables.


Luscious Chocolate Cake
with mascarpone cream and rosewater poached berries.

Orange Cake (GF)
drizzled with sticky ginger sauce & fresh cream.


Watch the sun set over the ocean as you enjoy a delicious three-course dinner while anchored in a calm bay — a truely unique dining experience!


Scallop and asparagus.

Light seafood saffron with fresh herbs.

Salmon Cakes
with basil mayo & crunchy slaw salad.


Crispy Skin Confit Duck Thigh
on kumara & ginger mash with bok choy, glaze and orange puree.

Wild Venison
with puttanesca sauce, green pea risotto & bok choy.

Pan-seared Salmon Fillet
with roast vegetable, feta and rocket salad, caper berries and beetroot jam.


Lemon Posset
with rosewater poached berries & vanilla almond biscotti.

Orange & Rosewater Cake
with yoghurt and berries.

Chocolate Cake
with fresh strawberries & cream.


The Nelson and Marlborough regions are renowned for their vineyards, with a climate and terrain that produces internationally acclaimed wines. These hand-selected wines exemplify true varietal character and proudly display the Nelson region’s unique style. Gourmet Sailing also stocks award-winning beers from local brewery Sprig & Fern.*


Milcrest Riesling
Milcrest Pinot Gris
Milcrest Sauvingnon Blanc
Milcrest Reserve Chardonnay
Milcrest Pinot Noir
Milcrest Syrah
Marlborough or Nelson Sparkling
Seifried’s ‘Sweet Agnes’ Riesling (dessert)

Other wines available on request


A selection of Eddyline craft beers

Premium Light (2%)

Freshly roasted coffee and a selection of teas served at no charge.

Juices and non-alcoholic beverages always available.

* All alcoholic beverages are subject to availability; please check with us when you book if you would like something in particular.

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