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Beachcomber Cruises

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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...more
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The Waterfront | Corner of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6175
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One of the highlights of our Australia – New Zealand cruise was a 4 h Queen Charlotte Sound cruise from Picton with the mailboat in the awesome Marlborough sounds. We had booked the excursion online with a New Zealand touroperator Beachcomber cruises. I heard some...More

Thank ebbandflood
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed this cruise, and Julian was an excellent captain and host (his docking skills are beyond impressive). Fortunately we had a beautiful day (though a bit chilly in early November), and the Sound showed its stuff beautifully (including a pod of...More

Thank MaryfromMiami
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We recently did a shore excursion with Royal Caribbean in Picton - it was a cruise of Queen Charlotte Sound with Beachcomber Cruises and it was wonderful. Queen Charlotte Sound is beautiful and well worth seeing, and the crew on board Beachcombers Cruises were excellent....More

Thank cankles2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove walk. Excellent commentary both ways, bonus seeing a pod of dolphins frolicking in the sea, birdlife and a couple of penguins. Unexpected time at Ship Cove allowing us to explore for 30 minutes before heading to Furneaux Lodge....More

Thank jessiev25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice cruse out to ships cove and bags transported to our next stop dry on time and to the right place. A slight muck up on last drop was sorted quickly efficiently and with a smile. Thanks

Thank lizhicks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great water taxi service with scenic and informative guidance. Plenty of maps and helpful information up at the front as well. Phil made my day.

Thank Kansas T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip was a great day out. The Mail Boat was clean & spacey. You can sit indoors or upstairs which is open, but can be breezy. Julian the Skipper was awesome & makes the trip fantastic, he allows you to be as interactive as...More

Thank Dee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are 4 hikers from Oz who decided to hike the QCT. WE took a chance on Beachcomber Cruises straight from the internet and we were completely happy. We al came away feeling like we had been welcomed by people who really cared about their...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a half day tour which we thoroughly enjoyed, particularly Kate, who was so friendly and helpful with everything, thoroughly recommend the trip, beautiful day, many thanks David and ElizabethMore

Thank Pioneer827509
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi David and Elizabeth , Firstly thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful review. We really are very lucky to have an amazing time who are willing to go the extra mile for us customers. Meaning customers like you have a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used Beachcomber Cruises to travel from Picton out to Ship Cove and again from Anakiwa to Picton. Excellent commentary that was very interesting and had my wife in stitches of laughter! Would highly recommend them.More

Thank PhilD74
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Phil, Thank you for for taking the time to write us a review and might i add a lovely review it is ! It sounds like your wife and you had a wonderful time. The skippers are each very good at what they do...More

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Linda G
26 September 2016|
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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...