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Beachcomber Fun Cruises

#2 of 23 Tours in Picton
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Address: The Waterfront, Picton, New Zealand
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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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$72.54*
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise
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$60.82*
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Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton
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$59.35*
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton

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Enjoy the Marlborough Sounds while delivering mail to the locals

This is the 2nd time we have enjoyed the afternoon cruise with Beachcomber Cruises which doubles as the mail run. The route taken will vary depending on the day you go. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Perth, Australia
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is the 2nd time we have enjoyed the afternoon cruise with Beachcomber Cruises which doubles as the mail run. The route taken will vary depending on the day you go. The skipper gives a great commentary which covers history, geography and local interest snippets as well as pointing out fish, dolphins and a variety of birds as they came... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The landscape is totally worth it on its own, and you get to see pretty much all of the Sounds from the water. If you can add a fun, interesting guide called Julian - full of stories and with a calming voice - wouldn't it be perfect? That's what happens with Beachcomber! Thanks to all staff. We really enjoyed the... More 

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

Hi Ana V Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate your comments about Julian and are so glad that you enjoyed your time on the Mail Run! It certainly is a unique tour! We are all very happy to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the trip :)... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an afternoon cruise (the Mail boat run) and although the weather was slightly inclement, we thoroughly enjoyed every part of the journey. Even though I have spent much time in the Marlborough Sounds I was engrossed in the journey and the excellent commentary given by our Captain. I learnt a lot. My partner has never been into the... More 

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Thank Leki9
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Leki9 Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the Mail Boat Cruise with us, sometimes the not so great weather days work out to be the best and most interesting and great for photos! Its great that you are... More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the highlight of our two week holiday! We had a very informative skipper, Phil who went out of his way to show us a great time. There wasn't a thing I would have changed. We saw seals, birds, and for me the highlight dolphins, not just on the one trip but both.

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

Hi Elinor99 Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor, we are really happy to hear that you had a great time out on the water with Phil and that you got to see some beautiful wildlife. We hope to see you in Picton again sometime soon Many Thanks More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a delightful Sunday afternoon at Lochmara. Got there by water taxi captained by the young and competent Sam. I don't think anyone told us of the extra $10 it cost to walk around the grounds, but it was well worth it. Enjoyed seeing the pigs, the hammocks and the artwork. Especially appreciated the "Dodgy Corporate Ladder." Wonderful chocolate... More 

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BeachcomberPicton, front office at Beachcomber Fun Cruises, responded to this review

thank you Jim W for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with our youngest skipper in the Beachcomber family. you certainly made his day once he had read this review. Thank you. we hope to see you in the near future sometime soon safe travels :) thank... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a pretty long time on the water but it was a stunning trip and we learnt a lot - so thank you!!

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

Hey there Grace B Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate your comments. Some people do find the trip very long yes, the Mail Boat can run as long as 5 hour sometimes but im glad to hear that you enjoyed the commentary and the scenery - hopefully you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brilliant day yesterday, professional and knowledgeable skipper, safe and comfortable boat. Took trip out to Ships Cove at 8am and walked to Ferneaux Lodge...just perfect! Learnt lots of interesting facts about the Sounds on the way . I'd highly recommend this company, and this trip in particular. Next time I'll do the bird walk on Motuara island too!... More 

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

Hey Fleur S Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a reveiw on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate your comments and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Queen Charlotte Track with us. Absolutely you must come back and see us again and take the early morning trip to Motuara Island! We... More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the early trip to Motuara Island, a bird sanctuary. An hour on the island with just a few tourists and the birds. Wonderful. We were then picked up and taken to Ships Cove, then onto Furneaux Lodge for lunch. Best chips we have ever had. Did some hiking behind the lodge until we were picked up again at... More 

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

Hi paulruss72 Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a reveiw on TripAdvisor. We are really happy to hear that you had a great time out on Motuara Island with us, an early start but absolutely worth it! We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Queen Charlotte Track, finishing up... More 

Castletown, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early start but worth it - left marine at 8.00am and taken through the sounds out to this special island. Left there for just over an hour to look for/see/hear only native specie. Magical!!! Picked up at the jetty and taken on tour round over bays and inlets with comentary about the places of interest and local wildlife/nature etc. Couldn't... More 

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

Hi Anne B thank you very much for taking the time to write us a reveiw on TripAdvisor, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the Motuara Island Bird Watchers Cruise with us yesterday morning, you certainly couldn't have asked for better weather! Thank you so much for your lovely comments it was very... More 

Owaka, New Zealand
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a fantastic afternoon on the Matua around the sounds. The weather was perfect for a afternoon out and about

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

Hi 79robynb Thank you for taking the time to write us a reveiw on TripAdvisor! We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the Mail Run on our new boat Matua, she certainly is a beaut! Many Thanks and Safe Travels More 

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