The Marine Riley fine food and wine cruise in company

The Marine Riley fine food and wine cruise in company

Regional wines, beautiful beef, freshly caught seafood, local cheese, whilst taking in stunning, unspoilt scenery. Taking in nature at its best from your own boat…

Imagine leaving Sydney Harbour behind and spending from the 4th to 17th January 2021, cruising in company, visiting the stunning harbours and bays of the South Coast of NSW and Wilson’s Promontory, captaining your own boat. If travel restrictions are still in place the cruise will go as far as Eden and spend longer in some locations with land-based tours of the local area. The plan is to sample the best of each areas local produce, fresh fish and prawns from the trawlers, oysters hand picked from the leases, cheese from the makers, beef straight from the paddock and of course wine from the region, all paired to provide an unforgettable experience.

Currently, Marine Riley are organising wine makers and local producers to join the group in each location to explain their produce, wine and cheese. They are also getting visited by some the Gin distillers and Craft brewers as well!

To support the south coast region, they will be arranging to buy fuel in the smaller harbours and food will be purchased locally to help the south coast get back on its feet after a tough year of fires and Covid restrictions.

It sounds great doesn’t it, but there is a catch. Due to many of the coastal harbours and anchorages they will be visiting being very small, the cruise will be limited to 10 boats only.

The tour will be guided by Marine Riley’s experienced team, they do all the navigation and weather planning, registrations, safety certification, fuel and provisions planning and tour bookings. You don’t need to be experienced off shore, they teach you as they go along, though there will be a half day get together before hand to walk through the itinerary, meet fellow cruisers and learn some boating tips and tricks. Remembering you are only 50 metres from another boat at all times when off shore, is very reassuring for all onboard. All you need to do is bring your boat, your sense of adventure, your taste buds and friends and family.

The group will be anchoring in some locations, which are rarely visited by boats so plan for some once in a life time experiences…

There are currently two more places for vessels at this stage so if you’re interested call Mark to discuss the tour further on 0418 250 727 or email

“Drinking good wine with good friends in good company is one of life’s most civilised pleasures…”