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“Fantastic service!!”

Beachcomber Cruises
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US$75.27*
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise
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US$63.35*
and up
Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton
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US$61.86*
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
Ranked #1 of 25 Tours in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

We highly recommend beachcombers to transfer you from Picton to Queen Charlotte's track! They transferred all of our heavy luggage from each B&B every morning. So by the time we hiked to our B&B the luggage was on the door step when we arrived. On the last day, they even arrange for another taxi service to come pick us up to ensure that they got us on time. We really appreciated their quality service.

Thank Wendy914
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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Hi Wendy
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Queen Charlotte Sounds,
Looking forward to seeing you in Picton next time.
Thanks again
The team at Beachcomber Cruises.

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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Have Beachcomber transfer all the heavy stuff you usually have to carry so it's waiting at your campsite every night? Hell yes!
We spent three days walking the QC track, and from start to finish the Beachcomber team were professional, friendly and reliable. I also really liked the fact that when they say they'll depart at 8AM, that's exactly what they do - sleep in and you'll be waiting for the next shuttle, just the way it should be.
Excellent value for the price, and highly recommended.

Thank KentandMichelle
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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Hi Kent and Michelle
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Queen Charlotte Sounds and found our service helpful and cost effective,
Looking forward to seeing you in Picton next time.
Thanks again
The team at Beachcomber Cruises.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We had the opportunity to travel up through the sounds on this delightful cruise.The staff are very friendly and Jason kept us informed on every detail from ancient geology to present day life in the sounds as well as flora and fauna.There are many points of interest and sea life.If you have bags,boxes or bikes this service makes logistics easy.
Thanks for the ride.

Thank LivethedayNelson
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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2014

Hi there
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on one of our cruises. Its always great for us to receive such positive feedback and I will definitely show Jason your review.
Looking forward to seeing you in Picton next time.
Thanks again
The team at Beachcomber Cruises.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Half a day very well spent. Weather was delightful, commentary, accomodation, and scenery all excellent.

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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

HI Brian,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Queen Charlotte Sounds,
We hope to see again sometime.
Thanks again
The team at Beachcomber Cruises.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We booked the "Sunday afternoon Cruise" for four adults, staff and cruise have been great but!
A boat had broken down and the Sunday Cruise became quite different .
We understand the breakdown but not being told by sales staff was not good, we did not take water or food understanding we had tea/ coffee on board.
Very thirsty on return to Picton, the only saving " Grace" was Jason our driver , he saved the day.
Without committed people like him we would of complained in a big way . Go Jason

Thank Anne2578
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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Hi,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us,
We are glad to hear that your enjoyed the Queen Charlotte Sounds and our skipper Jason.
We are very sorry you were no informed about the change of boat, we do apologise for this, and glad that Jason made your day.
Sorry once again, we do appreciate your feed back and will make sure others are informed of boat changes in future
The team at Beachcomber Cruises.

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