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Picton: Mail Run Cruise - Queen Charlotte Sound

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Experience the stunning Queen Charlotte Sounds aboard the Magic Mail Boat for an epic half day cruise. Get up close and personal to the people who live in this stunning region, experience their remote lifestyle and reach places that other cruises can only dream of.

Highlights of this unique cruise which departs from Picton include:

  • Deliver mail and groceries to the residents in the Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • Watch the children as they wait on the wharf to receive their school work
  • Step back in time at Ship Cove and imagine where Captain Cook anchored the 'Endeavour'
  • Watch the dogs on the wharf waiting for their treat from our skipper
  • The Queen Charlotte Sounds offer an amazing way to spend your day. This unique and famous cruise will enable you to make the most of this pristine part of New Zealand with the opportunity to meet the residents that live in these beautiful remote places.


    Departure's: 1:30pm every day except Sundays.

    Duration: Approximately 4.5hrs.

    Location: The Waterfront, Corner of London Quay and Wellington St, Picton.

    When booking hot deal specials - the operator in very rare occasions, not withstanding all endeavors, - may have to reschedule the time slightly if load requirements dictate and or refund in rare occasions.

    Price: Adults $101, Children $57 (ages 5 to 14), Infants (ages 0 to 4) are free.


    Available Bookings from August 22 to August 28

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    All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

    1:30 p.m.
    Wed 22 Aug
    Thu 23 Aug
    Fri 24 Aug
    Sat 25 Aug
    Sun 26 Aug
    Mon 27 Aug
    Tue 28 Aug

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$75.00
    • Child$57.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$101.00
    • Child$57.00

    3spaces priced from:

    • Adult$101.00
    • Child$57.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$101.00
    • Child$57.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$75.00
    • Child$57.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$75.00
    • Child$57.00

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    Ruth Kenny from New Zealand wrote on 09 April 2015

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    Fantastic trip

    Perfect way to see the Sounds. This half day cruise was informative as well as entertaining with breathtaking scenery. Our guide Julian had lots of local anecdotes. Was fun to see the dogs coming out for their treats and my 6 year old had lots of fun. It is a long cruise so be sure to pack some snacks. We were so glad to have found this on line as we could have missed a special slice of NZ.

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    Gillian Young from United Kingdom wrote on 17 March 2018

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    A fabulous afternoon cruise on Picton Mailboat

    We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of cruising the sound, calling at tucked away bays, playing with the dolphins all accompanied by Julian’s quirky commentary.

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    Daniel Labar from Belgium wrote on 24 February 2018

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    Nice discovery!

    Beautiful but a bit cold

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    Stefanie from Netherlands wrote on 02 March 2018

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    Beautiful!

    I really liked to go around the Sounds to drop off actual mail. The people were very happy to receive it. The one thing I liked less was that on the upper deck you could not hear anything from what the person was telling about history etc., because of the wind. Otherwise definitely gorgeous!

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    kenton le comte from New Zealand wrote on 09 January 2018

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    Fun, fantasticly relaxing cruise

    Extremely enjoyable afternoon cruising the coves, inlets and bays with an informative and thoroughly enjoyable commentary from the captain.

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