Picton: Mail Run Cruise - Queen Charlotte Sound

Experience the stunning Queen Charlotte Sounds aboard the Magic Mail Boat for an epic half day cruise!

Highlights

  • 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
  • Watch the dogs on the wharf waiting for their treat from our skipper

Join Beachcomber Cruises - the only officially licensed New Zealand Post Rural Delivery Service by water in the Queen Charlotte Sound / Tōtaranui for a unique half-day cruise!

For over 150 years, residents along the Queen Charlotte Sounds waterways have been receiving their mail by boat and we are proud to uphold that service.


We invite you onboard to share the excitement as your skipper delivers the mail and experience the real Queen Charlotte Sounds, off the beaten tourist track. Each day is different as the mail route changes to cover different areas but all will be just as scenic!


Sit back and relax as the skipper provides you with interesting commentary while you take in the stunning scenery from the excellent viewing areas.


Available to purchase for $5 in the office before you depart are Beachcomber Cruises keep cups, we no longer use single-use cups onboard our vessels due to the huge environmental impact. Upon purchase of a Beachcomber Cruises keep cup guests can enjoy tea and coffee onboard for the duration of the tour.


Check-in time: 1pm

Departure Time: 1.30pm

Arrive back in Picton: 5.30pm - 6pm

Adult $105.00 (Aged 15+)
Child $61.00 (Aged 5-14 years)
Infant $0.00 (Aged 0-4 years)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Departs from Beachcomber Cruises - The Waterfront, Corner of London Quay and Wellington St, Picton.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • ***IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE*** Due to the nature of our trips we have a strict check-in policy. All participants must arrive and check-in at least 30minutes prior to the scheduled trip time. Failure to do so may result in the forfeit of your ticket and will be strictly non-refundable or transferable.

    When booking hot deal specials:

    The operator in very rare occasions, not withstanding all endeavours, may have to reschedule the time slightly if load requirements dictate and or refund on rare occasions.

  • Car parking can be found at the bottom of Wellington Street and is $5.00 per day, please pay as you park by entering your number plate in the machine.

Available Bookings from April 19 to April 25

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Mon 19 Apr
Tue 20 Apr
Wed 21 Apr
Thu 22 Apr
Fri 23 Apr
Sat 24 Apr
Sun 25 Apr

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$61.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$61.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$75.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$61.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$61.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$75.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$61.00
  • Infant$0.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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felicitaso from Germany wrote on 20 March 2020

Amazing Afternoon!

This deal is definitely worth it! It was a beautiful day and the scenery is stunning! I enjoyed it so much that I want to come back again to do a different route...

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Mary-Anne from New Zealand wrote on 31 March 2019

Stunning

We had glorious sunshine and smooth seas which is pretty standard for the Marlborough Sounds. Loved cruising into the bays you wouldn't usually get to see and the short break to get on land and explore Cooks Cove was fabulous. Great trip with stunning views the whole way.

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From Picton: Mail Run Cruise - Queen Charlotte Sound

Hi Mary-Anne, You are quite right Marlborough always has sunny and beautiful :) Thank you for choosing to travel with us we are so happy to hear that you had a great time. We hope to see you again one day

Eileen Casserly from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2021

Wonderful Day Cruisr

We had a wonderful day cruising around Queen Charlotte Sound. Loved the commentary Phil. Very interesting and entertaining. Enjoyed walking around Ship Cove and Furneuax Lodge. The day just flew by and not even the rain dampened our day.

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susank1 from New Zealand wrote on 11 March 2021

queens Charlotte sound mail run

due to bad weather we didn't see good view. if there is a short walk for customer, will be great

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jaimet from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2020

Picton mail boat cruise

Was a beautiful day just amazing going through the sounds the skipper was really good and his commentary was great with all the knowledge of the area ships cove was the best part stopping off there was great

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