We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beachcomber Cruises

Picton, New Zealand
More
About Beachcomber Cruises
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 Cruises is a gold Qualmark endorsed visitor activity.
Read more
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
See all hours
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travelers talk about

Beachcomber Cruises
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor

Want other options you can book now?
784Reviews4Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 604
  • 129
  • 27
  • 9
  • 15
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
yvette wrote a review Oct 15
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
What a great marlborough sounds sightseeing trip.visited a few lodges. Trip is on a mail boat run.a big comfortable ⁴⁰ foot cat.skippered by a guy named phil. A guy that knows the sounds like the palm of his hand ,expert commentary all the way about interesting places. We even had a dolphin sighting.we had beverages at furnioux lodge. What a memorable experience. Cudos to phil the way he safely operated the boat.friendly service, The company beachcomber cruises
Read more
Date of experience: October 2021
Helpful
Share
Imogen W wrote a review Sep 2021
Wellington, New Zealand20 contributions19 helpful votes
Fantastic time this week on the mail boat tour and using the water taxi. Really helpful staff who went out of their way for me. The commentary on the mail boat was so interesting and it is worth doing more than once as the route varies each day. I am so happy to have been able to support such a wonderful local family business. Thanks for such a great time.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2021
Helpful
Share
Response from BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Imogen W Thank you for your review, we are really happy to hear that you had a great time with us this week and hope that you had the most enjoyable experience. We are very thankful for your support, your positive and kind words mean so much to our whole team. We hope to see you in Picton again some other time, Many Thanks
Read more
Barbara C wrote a review Aug 2021
22 contributions9 helpful votes
Our hiking was scuttled due to rain and track closure, so we opted for a ride on the mail boat run one afternoon. Ryan, our postman/skipper is 6-th generation from the region so he is very knowledgeable and his love for the Sound is infectious. Very enjoyable for all ages.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2021
Helpful
Share
Response from BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises
Responded Aug 10, 2021
Hi Barbara C Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Mail Boat Cruise with Ryan. We take pride in our skippers experience and genuine passion for there roles so we are really happy to hear that this was reflected in the tour. We hope to have you cruise with us again one day Kind Regards
Read more
deanculhane wrote a review Jul 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand7 contributions
Had a great time on the mail run with captain Phil his commentary was great we got to see dolphins and penguins it was a lovely day for it and a must do if your in Picton
Read more
Date of experience: July 2021
Helpful
Share
Response from BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises
Responded Jul 11, 2021
Hi deanculhane Thank you for your review, we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Mail Run with Phil. We hope to see you back in Picton again sometime soon Many Thanks
Read more
Michele E wrote a review Jun 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Great tour on the mail boat cruise. Got to see dolphins and seals. Day was perfect for June. I would love to came back and do again.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2021
Helpful
Share
Response from BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises
Responded Jun 16, 2021
Thank you for your great review. We are happy to hear you got to experience the local wildlife whilst on our Mail Boat Cruise. We hope to see you back again soon. Thanks, Beachcomber Cruises
Read more
Previous
123456
Recommended experiences in and around Picton
from $77.25
More Info
from $65.70
More Info
from $51.98
More Info
from $133.29
More Info