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

Share in the excitement of mail day!

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.

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.

***Summer departure additional stop*** (1st Oct - 19th March)

During summer departures you'll step back in time at Ship Cove and imagine where Captain Cook anchored the Endeavour!


Departures: 1:30pm every day except Sundays from Picton

Return

Winter: Trip returns between 4:30pm and 5:30pm

Summer: Trip returns between 5:30pm and 6:00pm

Adult $105.00
Child $64.00
Infant (0-4 years) $0.00

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.

  • Child prices apply to ages 5 to 14.

    Infants aged 0 to 4 are free of charge.

    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 January 19 to January 25

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$64.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$64.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$64.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$64.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$64.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$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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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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Ellen Stehr from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2021

Mail Run

WE absolutely loved it.The weather was perfect and our driver/guide/commentator was really amazing and informative.

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Sylvia Munro from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2021

Hold on to your hat!

Great afternoon visiting numerous bays in the Sounds. This was my third time on this trip and equally enjoyable as the first. Skipper Ryan provided an excellent commentary. But be warned - make sure your sunhat has ties!

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Brandy Yining from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2021

Lovely Beachcomber Mail Run Cruise

The mail cruise has been run for more than 150 years to deliver mails and groceries to inlets at the Queen Charlotte Sound. I am from Wellington. I took this trip on Boxing Day 2020 during my holiday in Picton. Our cruise skipper Phil is knowledgeable about the local history and passionate about his job. I learned a lot about local history from him and really enjoyed this trip. We also stopped briefly at Furneaux Lodge on the way and had a drink. This is a must-do experience when you travel to Picton. I highly recommend this trip to the others.

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