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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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A cracker of a cruise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jo N
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Hobart, Australia

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Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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
1 review
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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225 reviews 225 reviews
28 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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 

Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 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 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 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 

United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
64 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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