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Beachcomber Cruises

Picton, New Zealand
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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 Fun Cruises is a Qualmark endorsed visitor activity.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great grip , fantastic commentary and a bonus was we saw the dolphins playing around the boat. Will definitely be going again next time we visit Picton.

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Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Quest317598
Reviewed 3 days ago

Staff was great and assisted me with changing my dates of hiking. Very knowledgeable cruise driver and steered us near some dolphins. Very enjoyable!

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Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Scott Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an excellent trip. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine, and enjoy the magnificent scenery of New Zealand!

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Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was great except for the poor sound quality of the park system. Our captain was funny, informative and helpful. The boat was a later model and clean.

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Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this company to take us to our starting point on the Queen Charlotte track. The fellow piloting the water taxi gave us an extremely informative talk regarding the Sounds, and the plants and birds in the area..... the walk was excellent, the sun...More

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Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Lesley A
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Lesley A Thank you for your review, we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the Queen Charlotte Track! We like to give our guests the best possible experience that we can so im pleased to hear that you had a great time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Punctual and informative service on the boat followed by fantastic scenery on the walk. Must do if in Picton.More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank C9457NNsamw
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello C9457NNsamw Thanks so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Queen Charlotte Track and also our teams service, it really is a great part of the world we live in. We hope to have you travel with us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to visit friends and relatives on Arapawa island so we charter boat and driver for about 4 hours. However they also do fixed itinerary tours around the sound. Very friendly and helpful people who easily made last minute adjustments to accommodate our changed...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank P9676XFjohnh
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi P9676XFjohnh Thank you for your review, we are really happy that our team was able to organize this trip for you and your family - i hope it was a very special time for you all. Hopefully we might see you in Picton again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled with friends on the special Tuia 250 cruise to see the Endeavour and waka flotilla in Meretoto/Ship Cove. Jason was a great skipper and his commentary was historically informative, bicultural and enthusiastic! We all had a wonderful experience - and next time I'm...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank FriedaL17
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi FriedaL17 Thanks for your awesome review, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time out to Meretoto Ship Cove to see the flotilla - it certainly was an excellent moment in History. We look forward to seeing you on that Mail Boat...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ferry ride and luggage transport. The ferry driver was very informative on local history and wildlife.More

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Date of experience: November 2019
Thank hannahgumbley
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi hannahgumbley Thank you for your review, we are really glad that you enjoyed your time on the Queen Charlotte Track and that our services were enjoyable for you. It certainly is nice having your luggage transported from night to night isnt it? :) We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk was easy for us 70-year olds. 11.5 k and took us 3.5 hours including a picnic lunch at one of a number of picnic tables en route. Absolutely awesome views all the way. Had plenty of time at Punga Cove to enjoy a beer...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Roderick B
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Roderick B Thanks very much for your great review on TripAdvisor - we are really happy to hear that you had an enjoyable day out on the Queen Charlotte Track. Its a great walk between Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove and does have the...More

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November 8, 2019|
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Response from BeachcomberPicton | Property representative |
Hi , We depart from the Corner of London Quay and Wellington Street.The Cruise Ships generally dock in a bay just outside Picton and run a shuttle to the Picton Information Centre. It is then just a 5- 10 minute walk to our... More
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Response from Brewbloke | Reviewed this property |
They have cruises that go for 2hrs in the morning or for 4-5hrs in the afternoon. Definitely back by 530-6pm...
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