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Beachcomber Fun Cruises

The Waterfront, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6175
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Ranked #2 of 18 Activities in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We did the mail run based on the reviews and it was a great way to spend the afternoon. The kids loved the mail drop offs with the many dog visits to get their treats. We also spotted a seal and some dolphins within the first few minutes of departure. However after about the 2 hour mark the kids and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Their base is on the waterfront. It’s easy to find. You can book there, by phone or online. It was easy. We did the Mail Run, on a very wet and cold day. It’s a 4 or 5 hours trip. There is a run in the morning, and one in the afternoon. What a great way to see the Sounds.... More

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

Hi yippopotamus Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that you had such an awesome trip with us and sounds like the dolphins really made your trip. We always like to hear such positive comments about our trips and we thank you for taking the time to write this for us. Hope to see you in Picton... More

woodford
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

we did the mail run on a cold and wet day. Wow how good was it. I would recommend to anyone. The boat driver was so informative and friendly.Makes you want to live out there in the sounds.

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

Hi rustylime Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review for us and we are glad you had an enjoyable afternoon on our Mailboat. We look forward to welcoming you back to Picton another time. The team at Beachcomber Cruises. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We took a boat out to Ships Cove as we were biking the Queen Charlotte track. Jason the skipper looked after our bikes, and was very informative and friendly throughout the trip. Great service, friendly staff, and our bikes didn't get damaged. You can't ask for much more than that!

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

Hi jarmillar Thank you for taking time to write a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your trip with us and that you were pleased with our service. We look forward to seeing you in Picton again in the near future. The Team at Beachcomber Cruises More

Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were thru-hiking the Te Araroa and decided to take a ride with Beachcomber Fun Cruises to the start of the Queen Charlotte Track. Everything was perfect and everyone was super nice. However, special thanks goes to Jessica who really was out of her way friendly and supportive of TA hikers. Thank you so much for your incredible help, Jessica.... More

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

Hi there 1_noname_1 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased your experience with us was a good one and that you found our staff so friendly and helpful. Its great for our staff to read such positive comments and know that they are appreciated. We hope to see you back in Picton in the... More

Picton, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Living locally we use the Beachcomber when ever travelling down the Sounds and love to 'show off' our beautiful location to our visitors and relations. Staff ashore and on board are very, knowledgeable , exceptionally friendly and helpful. The 'Fun-Cruises' are just that, FUN, their fleet of boats are warm and comfortable with free hot drinks, they'll take you to... More

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

Hi pingyloo Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your time in the Queen Charlotte Sounds with us and its always great for us to read such positive reviews. I will also pass this onto Jason. We look forward to welcoming you again if you are ever in Picton. The... More

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I cannot recommend this company enough! From the first point of contact by phone to the end of our cruise the service was exceptional. Jason and his team are extremely knowledgable of the area and passionate about what they do. We had an elderly lady on board with us that found it hard to get on and off the boat... More

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

Hi Roni Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you had a great time with us. Its always great for us to read such positive feedback. We look forward to you joining us again if you return to Picton. Thanks again The team at Beachcomber Cruises. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

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... More

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

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. More

Hastings, New Zealand
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 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... More

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

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. More

Nelson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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.... More

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

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... More

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