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Beachcomber Cruises

The Waterfront | Corner of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6175
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US$70.43*
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise
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US$59.27*
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Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton
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US$57.88*
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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Family owned and operated, Beachcomber Fun Cruises is one of the major operators on the Queen Charlotte Track and take great pleasure in offering a selection of boat trips through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds - these include their world famous Magic Mail Run and a host of Scenic Cruises, easy and quick day trips are covered with their lunch'n'cruises. They also have a host of flexible trips that let customers explore the wonderful Queen Charlotte Track. Beachcomber Fun Cruises is a Qualmark endorsed visitor activity.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“mail run” (58 reviews)
“boat cruise” (30 reviews)
“ships cove” (39 reviews)
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The Waterfront | Corner of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Going on this trip is a bit like us tagging along while they deliver the luggage to multiple resorts, really boring we had 4 hours commentary on housing market which to be honest normal tourist dont care about at all, they promise 30 minutes stopover...More

Thank Janujan1
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Hi Juanjan1 Thank you for taking the time to write us a reveiw on TripAdvisor. We are very saddened to hear that you did not enjoy the Ship Cove Cruise on Christmas Eve morning as much as the other guests who were on board. Having...More

Reviewed 14 December 2016

This was interesting and beautiful. What a great way to see the sound. It was so neat to stop in these remote spots. Our boat driver gave dog treats to the dogs that accompanied their owners at the docks. A fun sight.

Thank Nancy B
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Hi Nancy B We thank you for your excellent reveiw on TripAdvisor! How great to hear that you had an enjoyable time out on the Mail Boat Cruise with us and enjoyed seeing our little Canine friends! Many Thanks

Reviewed 10 December 2016

I have always enjoyed going on the mail boat around the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, the stuff is always excellentMore

Thank sarah g
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Hi sarah g Thank you for your reveiw on TripAdvisor! We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Mail Boat Cruise. It is such a fantastic tour so we are happy to hear that you made the most of it....More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

A wonderful way to see the Marlborough Sounds and experience the real essence of living in the Sounds. Take the mail boat trip, a new larger boat make it a very comfortable trip with inside or upper deck views. Even a cuppa to enjoy. The...More

Thank 778holidays
BeachcomberPicton, front office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

thank you 778holidays for your incredible review. we really appreciate your lovely detailed review :) we are so glad you enjoyed your time cruising with us. even better you were able to enjoy our brand new vessel. we hope to see you in the near...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016

A nice way to see Marlborough sound. We did this as an excursion from our cruise ship. The mail boat really does deliver the mail to several remote locations and each stop seems to be greeted by the resident dog. We also saw several seals...More

Thank Bruce45069
BeachcomberPicton, front office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

thank you Bruce45069 for your most wonderful review, we really appreciate your feedback. we a really glad you had an excellent time and the pictures are fantastic! thank you so much, we hope to see you again in the near future :) thank you kind...More

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Did the mail boat cruise today. Was a great way to see Queen Charlotte Sound and being from Yorkshire we loved the stop at Ship Cove! Skipper was friendly, boat was lovely, sadly no whales or dolphins to be seen but these things can't be...More

Thank Sarah_A_24
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations Team at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Hi Sarah_A_24, Thank you for your most wonderful review of our Magic Mail Run. Of Course, having that small connection with Captain Cook would have been nostalgic! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise, and we would love to see you...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

Wanted to walk QTC but were time poor so decided to do a 1/2 day walk instead. We caught the Beachcomber cruise at 0800 out to Ship Cove and walked the 15km to Furneaux Lodge (Endeavour Inlet). Boat was clean and tidy, skipper was friendly....More

Thank LG130259
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations Team at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Dear LG130259, Thank you for your most wonderful review of our 1/2 day walk. We are glad to hear that you were able to experience the beautiful dolphins that reside here in the Queen Charlotte Sound. We hope to see you again someday!! Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

They gave me a ride to Ship Cove where I started my day walk on the QCT. The skipper was friendly, but I had expected more and more detailed information on the Marlborough Sounds while cruising.More

Thank Julia B
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Hi Julia B Thank you for taking the time to reveiw on TripAdvisor, im sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the transport to and from the Queen Charlotte Track. I have passed your comments on to the owner for review. We do hope...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We did the 3,5 hr cruise. The staff were all friendly and the boat clean and in good condition. The commentary very informative. The scenery is beautiful and awe inspiring. We were lucky to spot dolphins too. Our 8 year old thoroughly enjoyed the trip....More

Thank KatiaVH v
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Hey KatiaVH v Thank you for your reveiw on TripAdvisor! We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the water with us, it is such a special place and to have the added bonus of dolphins is even better! Glad...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

We took this cruise in order to get a good look around the Sounds. It was perfect! Skipper John was fabulous and very informative and happily answered all our questions. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a decent look around. It was a bit...More

Thank Kathryn O
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Hi Kathryn O thank you for your review on TripAdvisor! Great to hear that you enjoyed the Mail Boat Cruise - it really is the best way to see the sounds. we like to think of rainy days as the most special as they are...More

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They have cruises that go for 2hrs in the morning or for 4-5hrs in the afternoon. Definitely back by 530-6pm...
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