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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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$54*
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Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton
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$51*
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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$65*
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise

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I got the boat for transfer to and from the queen Charlotte track and it may have been my favourite part of the trip. The staff were very friendly, the boat driver was full of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I got the boat for transfer to and from the queen Charlotte track and it may have been my favourite part of the trip. The staff were very friendly, the boat driver was full of information about the area and made the 1hr trip fly by. There was also free tea/coffee on the boat. A must do, either as transfer... More 

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

Hi weasle2014 Thanks very much for taking the time to write us a review here on TripAdvisor. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time out with us in the Queen Charlotte Sounds. were always pleased to hear such great comments about our trips so I'm glad you would want to recommend us to others! We hope to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Took a trip out on the mail run cruise with skip Julian. Had a great afternoon, very informative commentary, couldn't,be more helpful. We took a bottle of wine to celebrate our wedding anniversary, had our glasses chilled ready to drink. Great way to see the Sounds.

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

Hi Janet C Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review on Trip Advisor. Im happy to hear that you have had a great time out on the Mail Run with our awesome skipper Julian. Many Congratulations of your Anniversary what a great way to celebrate, we wish you all the best for your future... More 

Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We used Beachcomber for all of our transfers as part of our Queen Charlotte Track walk. Boats were on time every time and Dick our skippers was a quiet but friendly local happy to help out. the boast were fast and clean.

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

Hello Steve M Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us here on Tripadvisor, your comments are much appreciated. I hope that you had a great time out on the Queen Charlotte Track it certainly is a great and unique experience. We hope to see you in Picton again sometime soon Safe Travels and... More 

Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

We did a boat trip with this company and really enjoyed it. The boat was well equipped (tea and coffee available throughout the journey) and the views were amazing. The guide/skipper was knowledgeable and friendly. Really recommend it!

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

Hello spanishsarah2 Thanks very much taking the time to write us a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time out cruising with us, it sounds like you had a great experience. Thanks again for choosing to cruise with Beachcomber Safe travels The Front Office Team More 

Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The skipper Julian was absolutely great with his interpretation of the afternoon mailboat trip. The mailboat trip is well worth the money and is an excellent way to experience the Picton area from the water. Lots of interesting points in the 4.5 hours we spent. Seeing the mail delivered to many little inlets around the sound was great. Julian pointed... More 

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

Hi Jo Thanks for taking the time to write us a review on Trip Advisor, were so glad to hear that you had an exciting time out on the Mail Boat with our awesome skipper Julian. There certainly is a lot to see out on the Mail Boat Cruise so im glad you seem to have experienced almost everything the... More 

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We took the Wednesday afternoon Mail Boat Cruise up the Queen Charlotte Sound, a total of four and a half hours through the most fantastic scenery with lots of wildlife thrown in! Our captain, Julian, kept up an extensive commentary through out the journey, interspersed with many anecdotes. The many calls to drop off mail and supplies at remote coves... More 

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

Hello KentsBank, Thank you for writing us a review on tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on our Magic mail run and we hope to see you on our mail run again soon. Thanks The Crew at Beachcomber Cruises More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Facilities on boat were superb, with a nice warm cup of coffee before we started our walk from ships coves to begin the queen charlotte track. Having our bags taken to each stop along the way was a great way to enjoy the walk. Captain was friendly and helpful, will recomend this trip to friends!!!

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

Hello ruthnz234 , Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and also choosing to travel with our company. we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the QCT. We hope to see you again. Thanks The Team at Beachcomber Cruises More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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250 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We used Beachcomber for our transfer to Queen Charlotte Track and bag transfer. The emails were answered very promptly and for the price the service was fab! We loved our trip to Ship Cove and endured Julian's Aussie jokes ...ha ha....and enjoyed the informative commentary. Yes our bags arrived at each accommodation perfectly and our transfer at the end was... More 

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

Hello chris G, Thank you for taking the time to write on tripadvisor and also for choosing to travel with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the QCT. also that you enjoyed the aussie jokes that our skipper was telling :) we hope to see you on the track again. Thanks' The Crew At... More 

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69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a cruise ship stop at Picton and I saw Beachcomber cruises on tripadvisor. I didn't see any shore excursions from our ship at a price I wanted so I looked for ideas on tripadvisor. This caught my eye. The only excursion they had that fit our schedule for the day was the tour to Ship Cove. It left... More 

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

Hello marymich55, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on tripadvisor, it is always nice to read feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time aboard our Ship Cove cruise and that you were luck enough to come across some wildlife. Our team hopes that you come back and join another one of... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Having a half day to fill in I decided to take theMail Run cruise with Beachcomber Cruises. To be honest, the weather was rainy so I was a little hesitant but as it turned out it sort of made the whole trip just a little different. Booking was easy and the boat left at 1.30pm for a run of about... More 

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

Hello Mike1811027, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on tripadvisor. It is great to read your feedback. We are are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time on our Magic Mail boat even though the weather wasn't the best. We hope to have you back on board with us again in the future. Thanks... More 

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Address: Address: The Waterfront, Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-573 6175
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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