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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 scenery on a wonderful boat

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Harlow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Beautiful half day cruise around the sound. We were lucky with the weather and the combination of perfect weather with the scenery made this a day to remember. If in Picton this is must do! Highly recommended - booked online do cheaper than going via the cruise line.

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

Hi Conrad N Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review for us. Glad that you had a great time out on your tour, it really is a beautiful place we live in! We do offer on-line bookings through a discount site but there is a very limited amount of seats available so we would not be... More 

Briagolong, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We joined the mail run cruise leaving from Picton with Beachcomber cruises. The trip went for 4 1/2 hours and travelled along the eastern side of the sound up to Ship Cove where we had a walk around. There is a monument there to Captain Cook. Then back down the western side to Picton. Dropping mail and supplies off along... More 

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

Hi Sue H Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review for us. We are happy to hear that you had a great time out on your tour and that you enjoyed the Mail Boat with Julian as your skipper. We would love to see you here again some other time Again thanks for your great review,... More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What a great way to explore the Marlbrough Sounds, starting with the very friendly Office staff to our very infomative captain (Bruce). Our cruise involved dropping off and relocating walkers & cyclists backpacks etc around the sound, for those doing the Queen Charlotte Track. This involved going into little coves and beaches and seeing and hearing about their experiences. The... More 

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

Hey Mickslat Thanks for your great comments, were so glad that you guys had a great time out on the Queen Charlotte Sounds! Great to hear that you guys enjoyed your trip, hope you got some great photos from your tour! Many Thanks and safe travels Bechcomber Cruises More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
64 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

Hey Sonya W Thanks for your great review, glad to hear that you guys had a great time out in the Queen Charlotte Sounds. It certainly is a beautiful place that we live in. Kind regards and safe travels Beachcomber Cruises More 

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

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

Hi Roscoe59 Thanks for your review, Glad to hear that you had a great time out on the Queen Charlotte Track. Being our busy time its hard to give an exact pick up time from the Endeavour Inlet, we did our best to get you back for the Wellington Ferry so im really happy to hear that you made it... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 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 

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