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Address: The Waterfront, Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-573 6175
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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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$66*
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise
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$58*
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Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton
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$54*
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton

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Birdwatching Delight.

This cruise is a must for birders and site seers alike. The team are very knowledgeable and enjoy sharing infomortion. Provide ample oportunity for sightseeing and birdwatching... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Edward S
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South Australia, Australia
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South Australia, Australia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This cruise is a must for birders and site seers alike. The team are very knowledgeable and enjoy sharing infomortion. Provide ample oportunity for sightseeing and birdwatching. King Shags were up close and the stop over at Mutuara Island was great for a pleasant 1 hour walk to a glorious view site were Saddleback and South Island Robins were easily... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went on the Ship Cove cruise with a friend of mine and it was wonderful! The weather was great and on our way to the bay we had amazing views of the sounds and even saw dolphins! Ship Cove is very pretty but it would be nice to have a little more time there. It's still a great daytrip... More 

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Nambucca Heads, Australia
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Seems like a well run operation and typically casual in the usual New Zealand manner. We went on the four hour Sunday afternoon cruise and were blessed with a lovely sunny day. Even so the breeze was quite chilly up on the unprotected top deck. We had to retreat to the enclosed lower deck after an hour. The Marlborough Sounds... More 

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Quilpie, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic way to see Marlborough sounds our captain Julian was fantastic. He made Australia day memorable for us in a good way ..... Thanks cobber.

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

G'Day Mark H thanks for your great review here on TripAdvisor! We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time out on the Magic Mail Run with Julian Many Thanks and Safe Travels More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told at BnB to go on the mail run. So on Saturday we headed on thesis run with our wine and picnic. Very clean boat and most impressive captain who entertained us all with his knowledge of things on and around the lake.

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

Hi Stepjayne thanks for your great review on TripAdvisor!! Glad to hear that you took advantage of the BYO food and drink, an afternoon out on the water is always best enjoyed with a cold drink and some great food as that fresh sea air can sure make you hungry! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the... More 

Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat left exactly on time and dropped people various points along the way. Bruce, our Skipper gave a good commentary. We got to disembark at Ship Cove for 20 minutes to see the James Cook memorial and landing point and have a quick peek at the start of the Queen Charlotte Track. There is no food available on board... More 

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Thank palmy62
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

Hi palmy62 Thanks for your wonderful review here on TripAdvisor!! How wonderful to hear that you guys had a great time out on the Cruise with us and glad you appreciated a complimentary cuppa! and Bruce's wonderful commentary of course! Its great to hear that you guys enjoyed your morning and had a truly great time Many Thanks and Safe... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited for 2 hours for the beachcomber boat to come and pick us up from mistletoe bay. Called after an hour of waiting and were told they would be there within half an hour. They didn't arrive for another hour but it wasn't a beachcomber boat that picked us up. We asked what happened when we got back to Picton... More 

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

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Sweden
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used their shuttle service to get out on Queen Charlotte track and they were awesome! Super friendly and service minded. Recommended!

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

Hi Egus Thank you for your lovely review here on TripAdvisor, that's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the Queen Charlotte Track - it is really amazing! Many Thanks and Safe Travels More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the daily mail boat cruise on the afternoon of New Years eve. It was such a lovely cruise and included Ship Cove, we saw Dolphins on the way and way back. Awesome to see some of the lovely areas of the sounds. Crew were very friendly, boat very clean dn tidy and free tea and coffee provided.... More 

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Thank Sunnydaz73
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Sunnydaz73 thanks for your great review here on Trip Advisor! Awesome to hear that you got to see those special dolphins on the way back from your tour, it really adds a little extra! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the Ship Cove Cruise with us Many Thanks and Safe Travels More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Beachcomber Cruises for a fantastic day. Left Picton 9am and went down through the Sounds. The skipper of our boat (Julian) was full of great knowledge about the bay's, bird life, sea life, real estate, & history of the area. The walk around Endeavour Inlet from Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove is well worth doing. Great walk for... More 

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

Hi Teamday Awesome that you all enjoyed your time on the Queen Charlotte Track with us! Its a great section of the track favoured by families as the views are still great with not too many of those big steep hills! Thanks for your great review Many thanks and safe travels! More 

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