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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 - 30th April)

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 $61.00
Infant (0-4 years) $0.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Departs from 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.

Available Bookings from October 16 to October 22

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Fri 18 Oct
Sat 19 Oct
Sun 20 Oct
Mon 21 Oct
Tue 22 Oct

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$61.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$61.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$61.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$61.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$61.00
  • 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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Angie from New Zealand wrote on 17 September 2019

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Awesome

The trip was just fantastic. Jason's commentary was very informative - and funny!!

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From Picton: Mail Run Cruise - Queen Charlotte Sound

Hi there Angie Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Mail Boat Run. We are so glad you had a fantastic time with us and enjoyed Jason's commentary! he is filled with information! We hope to see you in the near future! Thank you so much Kind regards Nadia

Roger Smith from New Zealand wrote on 11 April 2019

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Picton Mail Run - a great day out!

We had a great day. Really enjoyed the commentary from Julian the skipper and discovered we had some things in common. We were met by a pod of bottle nose dolphins both on the way out and way back, which was a thrill as it was a large and very active pod. Handing the mail bags over gave some passengers an extra thrill. Visiting the memorial at Ships Cove added an extra dimension especially for those of us with an interest in history. The weather was OK as the bad weather predicted held off. Met some great people on board as well. Great scenery, great commentary and a friendly crew both on board and on shore. Couldn’t have asked for more.

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Thank you for your taking the time to write us a review ! Kind Regards, Reservations

Glenis from New Zealand wrote on 19 March 2019

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Best day of our whole trip

Absolutely loved this cruise. Weather was perfect, which always enhances an experience like this. Steve from BeachComber Cruises was friendly and informative. Amazing scenery, confortable ride. Couldn't fault it.

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Thank you for your taking the time to write us a review ! Kind Regards, Reservations

Ron from Australia wrote on 05 February 2019

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Great afternoon in the Sound

This is a great relaxed way to see Queen Charlotte Sound. The captain’s commentary was interesting.

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G'DAY Ron! thank you for choosing to travel with us ! what a fantastic photo you took of our Matua Boat !

Janine from Australia wrote on 15 January 2019

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Great trip

The master of the vessel provided a great commentary giving lots of local knowledge. Guests were given the opportunity to deliver the mail bags along the way. Definately a must do while in Picton.

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Thank you for your taking the time to write us a review ! Kind Regards, Reservations

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