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Beachcomber Cruises

The Waterfront | Corner of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise
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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 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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The Waterfront | Corner of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
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"mail boat"
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"ships cove"
in 40 reviews
"queen charlotte sound"
in 46 reviews
"marlborough sounds"
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"tea and coffee"
in 16 reviews
"top deck"
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"sunday afternoon"
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"captain phil"
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"informative commentary"
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"great cruise"
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"mailboat run"
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"furneaux lodge"
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"brilliant trip"
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"fantastic scenery"
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"short stop"
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"biscuits"
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"comfortable boat"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cruise. Julian was very knowledgeable and interesting. We were so lucky to encounter a very large pod of dolphins. The scenery is breathtaking.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Fantastic to deal with as we had 10 people, 8 bikes, luggage with drop-offs, pick-ups and transfers. Great staff in the office and on the boats. Everything went smoothly. Great communication. Thanks heaps.

Thank JoBaylis
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BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Hi Jo , Thank you for your review. We are very happy to hear your group had a wonderful time on the track recently. We understand loads of planning went into this trip! Hope to have you all back out one day soon. Kind Regards,

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BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

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Linda G
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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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