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Beachcomber Cruises

The Waterfront | Corner of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6175
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US$70.72*
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise
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US$59.52*
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Marlborough Sounds Cruise from Picton
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US$58.12*
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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The Waterfront | Corner of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
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Thank robertfs2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booking was fine. Pity the skipper did not give use more information about the island before we landed other than “John will be here at 10.20” No leaflets offered luckily I saw it as we left the boat. Thanks to a Wilderness Guide (who was...More

Thank Julia C
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Julia C Thank you for your reveiw on TripAdvisor, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time out on the Motuara Island Bird Watchers Cruise. Im sorry to hear that the skipper did not provide you with as much information as...More

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Thank Sally J
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Thank choklite
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks team, great experience all the way from the ladies in the office to Julian on the boat. Lots of local knowledge throughout the tour. Safety briefing was entertaining and informative. Loved the bit about the emergency exit- crack up. Thanks for a great day...More

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

Hi George, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a reveiw. We are very happy to hear that the Beachcomber Team live up to your expectations and have gone above and beyond. We are very lucky to have such a great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marlborough Sounds is beautiful. Up there with the Greek Islands, if not better. This review is about the provider not the area, which is highly recommended. I gave this a 3 star rating as there are probably a few less jaded providers out there hopefully....More

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Thank Eli R
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

What a lovely day exploring the Marlborough Sounds with Skipper Julian. He was informative, friendly and gave us a terrific afternoon. He is an asset to the company. Apart from the scenery a highlight is seeing the various dogs waiting on jetties for the boat...More

Thank jrms82a
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi jrms82a Thanks for taking the time to write us a reveiw on TripAdvisor, we are really pleased to hear that you had a great time out on the Mail Boat with Julian. He certainly does do a fantastic job! Again thanks so much for...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Four of us had a delightful afternoon cruising the the Sounds with our captain Phil who was both informative on the area and very entertaining. Don't miss this wonderful experience if you are visiting Picton. We were lucky to enjoy fine weather and calm seas.More

Thank Julie R
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Julie R Thank you very much for the great reveiw on TripAdvisor! We are really thrilled to hear that you had a great time out cruising with Phil, he certainly is great entertainment for the afternoon! Its awesome to hear that you could take...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Went on the mail run cruise. Beautiful sunny day very calm water. Phil the captain ws informative and seemed knowledgeable. Lovely seeing all the different houses while delivering mail. Would highly recommend. Great for any age.More

Thank DEBB1964
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi DEBB1964 Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a reveiw on TripAdvisor! We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the Mail Boat Cruise, its certainly is a very interesting and exciting trip that we enjoy very much so...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...
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