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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$ 74.61*
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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise
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US$ 61.04*
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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
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US$ 62.55*
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Marlborough Sounds Cruise 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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“mail run” (52 reviews)
“boat cruise” (29 reviews)
“ship cove” (74 reviews)
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The Waterfront | Corner of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
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+64 3-573 6175
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic cruise around the Marlborough sounds with an excellent skipper who took time and stopped when sightings of dolphins. Doing the mail run was very cool especially for our teenagers who thoroughly enjoyed giving biscuits to the dogs waiting at the varying...More

Thank Maree H
BeachcomberPicton, Front office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Maree, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write us a reveiw. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Winter is a wonderful time to visit as wildlife encounters are more conman. We hope you enjoy the rest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we did this.....Decided to do the mail run cruise and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it. Phil was a great host, genuinely interested in making it fun for everyone. My boys Murphy and jackson both loved it and it was great just to...More

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

Hi Mel, It sounds to me you had a great time. We really are so lucky to have the ability to show you whats just on our door step. Our skippers are all locals who each have different speciality's and we are ever so glad...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Beautiful scenery, loads of interesting information and 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to deliver mail.More

Thank blenheimpalms
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write us a reveiw. We a glad to hear you had a great time on the mail run. We could not agree more about a once in a life time opportunity. The mail run is just that...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

We went on the mail cruise around Marlborough Sound and really enjoyed it. It was great to see the coastline and the inlets, despite the howling wind! We were the only ones to stay on the top deck for the whole cruise and paid for...More

Thank pboropixie
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Peterborough, Thank you for taking the time to write us a reveiw. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time on the Magic Mail Run. It really is a wonderful trip all year round! Thanks again and all the best! Regards, Reservations

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Booked transport to and from the Queen Charlotte track. Captain was informative about the history of the Sounds as I came in. Beautiful ride to the start of the track. Transported my bags without any issues. Picked me up promptly when I was done. Highly...More

Thank Tim L
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Tim , Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We are ever so pleased to hear you had a wonderful time on the Queen Charlotte Track. We really do have a wonderful local team who know lots of...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

All we can do is add our heartiest endorsement to the Mail Boat Tour reviews. The scenery was amazing, and the captain of the boat gave excellent, informative commentary throughout the trip. We saw not only wildlife (a pod of Hector's dolphins and a couple...More

Thank Kathleen S
BeachcomberPicton, front office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you Kathleen S for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate it. Everything is more worthwhile when the dolphins come out to play! we are glad you were able to see the lifestyle side of the tour. unfortunately we are...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

This was one of the best boat trips I have done in New Zealand. Would recommend this to everyone. Great for families. We got to see a lot of wild life, Dolphins, penguins, and birds a great professional outfit this made our trip all the...More

Thank jennifero326
BeachcomberPicton, front office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you very much 'jennifero326' for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate it. It's great to hear that you had a wonderful time on our tour. and to hear that our company has made your trip even more enjoyable is...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you really want to see Queen Charlotte Sounds than take this tour! You get to deliver mail with the captain. Say hello to the dogs as they wait on the deck for the boat to come over and they get a treat. It's also...More

Thank vickieg864
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Hi Bowie, Thank you for taking the time to write us a reveiw. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time in our beautiful back yard. It really is a wonderful place we are just so lucky to have the ability to...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant tour. Originally booked tour of the sounds with another tour boat (Eko Tours). However even though they are obliged to give 48 hours notice of cancellation of the tour they called us up 30 minutes before the tour left to cancell. We were...More

1  Thank Shoshana W
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi Shoshana W We are so happy to hear that you have had a great time out on the Mail Boat with us. Its so disappointing when tours cancel, unfortunately it is that time of year when bookings are few and far between and have...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We did the magic mail run, the boat was great with awesome views either inside or out. Any dogs or cats that came down to the dock with their owners to collect the mail got a biscuit. A stop at Ships Cove where Captain Cook...More

Thank catchfab
BeachcomberPicton, Front Office at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi catchfab Im so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Mail Run, it really is a great trip! We hope to see you in Picton again soon Many Thanks

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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...
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