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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!

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 $6 in the office before you depart are Beachcomber Cruises keep cups, we no longer use single use cups on board our vessels due 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.

Adult $117.00
Child $73.00 (5-14 years old)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years old)

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 30 minutes 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.

    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.

    Check-in time: 1:00pm

    Departure time: 1:30pm

    Arrive back in Picton: 5:30pm - 6:00pm

    Available to purchase for $6 in the office before you depart are Beachcomber Cruises keep cups, we no longer use single use cups on board our vessels due 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.

  • Parking: 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.

    Beachcomber Cruises Terms and Conditions:

    A refund of the total price less 10% will be given if booking is cancelled 48 hours in advance. Bookings cancelled within 48 hours, no refund due.

    Beachcomber Cruises reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, substitute plant and equipment and alter ticket prices without prior notification.

    Bookme's own terms and conditions also apply.

Available Bookings from 17 Jun to 30 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$83.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$73.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$117.00
  • Child$73.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$83.00
  • Child$73.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$83.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$73.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$117.00
  • Child$73.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

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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Grant Miller from New Zealand wrote on 23 May 2022

Mail Run in Paradise

Both my wife and I enjoyed the trip with a very knowledgeable , pleasant captain and tidy clean vessel .

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grm from New Zealand wrote on 04 April 2023

Top cruise and captain exceptional

The Captain /driver/diver/commentator was a credit to your company. His professionalism and local maori knowledge was exceptional. Would definately recommend this tour.

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Kirsty Jones from New Zealand wrote on 28 January 2024

Interesting and informative

Loved seeing how the mail is delivered to out of reach properties. The skipper was very informative. The scenery was amazing. Great afternoon.

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Tina Tietz from Germany wrote on 31 December 2023

Very beautiful and interesting

The skipper told us very interesting things about the Marlborough Sounds. The landscape is amazing. The whole team of Beachcomber cruise was very nice!

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Julie Woodward from New Zealand wrote on 01 June 2023

Well worth doing

Great trip all around. Local and historical knowledge of our skipper. Beautiful scenery. The pod of dolphins we came across was an unexpected treat

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