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Address: The Waterfront, Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-573 6175
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Description: Family owned and operated, Beachcomber Fun Cruises is one of the major...
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.
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Beautiful day on the water.

We joined the Beachcomer team for their Sunday afternoon cruise around the Marlbrough Sounds. It was a beautiful day out on the water and the scenery was stunning! The team on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Sonya W
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We joined the Beachcomer team for their Sunday afternoon cruise around the Marlbrough Sounds. It was a beautiful day out on the water and the scenery was stunning! The team on board the boat was very knowledgable and friendly. This was a great experience which started with the friendly team in the office. I would recommend this company and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We booked the Track & Pack for a short (2 day) hike on the Queen Charlotte Track. Service was prompt and efficient on the way out, our bag was waiting for us at Cnoc na Lear after day 1, and was waiting for us when we got back to Picton on Day 2. The only issue was that we'd booked... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Back at the end of February we went on the Magic Mail Boat cruise from Picton. The weather was wonderful (I find it very strange that people have given a bad review due to the weather!!) and Jason who conducted the cruise was friendly and full of interesting information and facts as we sailed around. It's a relaxing way to... More 

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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

HI Natalie, Thank you for your great review, We are glad that you enjoyed your time cruising the Queen Charlotte Sounds with us, We hope to see you again some time Many thanks the team at Beachcomber Cruises. More 

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Beachcomber Fun Cruises Magic Mail Run experience had been recommended to us and we were all looking forward to a few hours out on the Marlborough Sounds to view the beautiful scenery and the wildlife that abounds in that area. Unfortunately the weather wasn't kind to us and apart from a relatively brief period when the boat docked for... More 

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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

Hi NI_Travellers_12 Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I’m sorry that the trip didn’t live up to your expectations but unfortunately the weather is one of the factors that is out of our control. We operate 364 days of the year come rain or shine, it was unfortunate that on the day you chose to travel... More 

worthing
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The boat delivers mail to far flung locations, and it was interesting to see the people receiving and handing over the post at each stop. We had a short time on shore at Ship Cove to see the Captain Cook memorial situated on a lovely beach. The weather let us down and turned damp and cold half way through, but... More 

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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Doreen M Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad you had a great time and look forward to hopefully being able to welcome you on-board next time you visit Picton. The team at Beachcomber Cruises More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Julie, Paul & the team at Beachcombers are a fantastic bunch of guys, they made it all to easy to get an early start on the Queen Charlotte track starting from Ships Cove with 8 guys & our mountain bikes, Paul was entertained by us on the way out as he skippered the boat in a choppy conditions. Before we... More 

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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

Hi TandemBuddies Thanks so much for your great review, we really appreciate you taking your time to do that for us. Big thank you to you all for being so organised and am glad you enjoyed your breakfast. Look forward to seeing you all again in Picton for your next trip. The team at Beachcomber Cruises More 

Tasmania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

we didn't have a problem with beachcomber cruises. They got our bags to wherever they needed to be every time. Their boats all left on time, the pilot was friendly and informative. Their pack and track pass is good value for money and worth every cent. Would highly recommend.

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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Fez59 Thank you for your great review. We are glad you were happy with our service and everything went well for you. Hopefully we can welcome you back to Picton in the future. The team at Beachcomber Cruises More 

Picton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We did the mailboat tour. started at 1pm and didn't finish up until 6pm, which was quite a long tour time. The commentary was good and was very interesting visiting all the small outlets. The views speaks for itself. We were lucky as it was dry. I'm not sure if I would want to do this tour if it was... More 

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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

Good afternoon Lizardman24 Thank you for your recent review, we really appreciate your time doing it for us and we are glad you enjoyed your trip. Bookings are always recommended as we only allocate a certain number of seats to BookMe so people need to be aware, availability is not always guaranteed. Hope to see you in Picton again in... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The trip started so well! Although the weather was bad, and the ride was bumpy, the guy who took us to ship cove was very friendly, informative and funny. We even liked the bumpiness of the ride because it made it all more fun! BUT... As soon as we got to ship cove a ridiculous torrential rain has started and... More 

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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us, We are very sorry for this miss understanding, as you have said on that day the weather played a major part of our problem. Our Skipper should have explained why you were picked up on another vessel, and the reason behind this was for... More 

Melton Mowbray
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We booked the 4 hour Magic Mail cruise from Picton Harbour. A comfortable boat with both shade and sun. The commentary from Jason was informative and entertaining, as we cruised the Queen Charlotte sound really delivering mail to isolated homes. It was staggering to see what an important role the mailboat plays in that part of the world. Jason was... More 

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BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review with us. So glad to hear you enjoyed the Mail Boat Cruise and the commentary of the Sounds, We hope to see you again some time Many thanks The team at Beachcomber Cruises. More 

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