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Beachcomber Cruises

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“mail boat”(50 reviews)
“ships cove”(40 reviews)
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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We used Beachcomber Cruises for all of our water transfers during our 4-day Queen Charlotte Track walk and they were efficient, friendly and happy to come a little earlier than we had originally arranged when we finished our hike at Anakiwa. Fantastic service and knowledge...More

Thank NicoleReilly
BeachcomberPicton, reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi NicoleReilly. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the track. we hope to see you back in Picton.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful day in Picton which began with the best hot chocolate at LeCafe continued when I arrived at the Beachcomber office where I had reservations for the afternoon mail run. Kate is not only efficient, but charming and made getting “sorted” (as they say...More

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked up by Phil on time and had an exciting ride back to Picton. Phil worked hard to find the quieter toughs through pretty strong southerly winds. Good trip with an experienced helmsman.

Thank SandraF5684
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very professional and friendly company to cruise with. We had a beautiful sunny day, encountered dolphins and the scenery was sublime! Would highly recommend.

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We booked a ship cove cruise with Beachcomber before arriving in Picton. Communication was easy. Our cruise boat was filled up to the second deck seats on this sunny day. We departed on time. We first saw some birds roosting on the rocks and passed...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We booked Beachcombers to do the transfers and baggage transfers for Queen Charlotte Track. I got the date wrong, 5 Jul instead of 6 Jul. Beachcombers were happy to overlook my error and provided a top class service. Front office staff at Picton Terminal was...More

Thank Mani M
Reviewed 3 June 2018 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.

Thank heathero1320
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Sales at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Hi Heather Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased you had an amazing time on the cruise and that the dolphins came to say hello.

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Wet weather stayed away until heading back to Picton. Didn't detract from a great trip on the Mail Run. Enjoyed looking around Ships Cove where a fantail followed us as we walked around. Well displayed history information. Interesting commentary from John along the way as...More

2  Thank Julie W
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Good Afternoon Julie, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you recently had a wonderful time on the Mail Run. It really is a great cruise rain or shine ! Safe travels ! Kind Regards,

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
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,

Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is a unique and fun experience if you’re thinking about taking a cruise through the Marlborough Sounds. Lucky us, we enjoyed a very sunny day out on the water. After ten minutes on the boat we encountered a huge group of happy dolphins, this...More

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

Hi Kristel , Thank you for your wonderful review. We are please to hear you recently had a great time on one of our cruises. This time of year is a great time to visit as the wild life really do come out to play...More

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Linda G
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They have cruises that go for 2hrs in the morning or for 4-5hrs in the afternoon. Definitely back by 530-6pm...