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“Great family business with excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Endeavour Express Ltd

Endeavour Express Ltd
London Quay, Picton 7250, New Zealand
0064 3 5735456
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Ranked #15 of 22 Activities in Picton
Type: Tours, Public Transportation Systems, Adventure
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Owner description: Travel with the fast and friendly crew to the Queen Charlotte Track or Sounds Lodges, we are the only carbon neutral water transport operator in the Sounds.
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great family business with excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The service was fantastic and the bag delivery/pick up worked without a hitch.
I had organized a group of 18 to walk the QCT, unfortunately, 2 of us couldn’t do the actual walk because of injury so we travelled with the baggage from site to site. The crew were really friendly and helpful, pointed out features, shared anecdotes with us along the way and made us feel like we were on a boat cruise rather than just travelling with the bags!. The skipper rang ahead to the accommodation to ensure that I would be met with appropriate transport to get me to my room. Once back in Picton, he even arranged to have our bag taken to the Gateway Motel where we were staying.

I had made all the initial enquiries by email and then booked using their on-line system. I always got quick responses, and felt confident about the arrangements made. We got our QCT track passes and maps though them. The company was even willing to put on an extra, later trip to pick up the walkers at the end of the track because they didn’t think they could make the 4:30 deadline, and because of the size of the group there was no extra charge to do this.
The service provided contributed greatly to our enjoyment of the Queen Charlotte Sound experience.

Visited January 2013
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Streatley on Thames, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Good commentary and we particularly liked the baggage delivery service which meant we did not have to carry too much when walking the Queen Charlotte Track

Visited December 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Reliable, comfortable service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Friendly service, looked after our gear well each day, and met us with a smile each time we saw them. Bit late on the last day, picking us up from Anakiwa - because some day walkers were late getting to the boat up at Furneaux Lodge.

If you expect your boat to be on time for you - please be on time for your boat! :)

We'd use Endeavour again - no question.

Visited May 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

The Endeavour Express is nothing special a bit cheaper than everyone else, the only thing i have to say is maybe the staff could be a bit friendlier.

Visited April 2012
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Whitianga
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

On time, picked us up from our accommodation, delivered our bags safely each day, skipper took time to slow the boat so a visitor family could see a penguin and photograph it.

Visited April 2012
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