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Picton: Ship Cove Cruise - Queen Charlotte Sound

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Experience the very best of what the stunning Queen Charlotte Sounds has to offer with this magical half day cruise exploring the historic Ship Cove.

Experience the very best of what the stunning Queen Charlotte Sounds has to offer with this magical half day cruise exploring the historic Ship Cove.

Highlights

  • Take in the natural beauty of the sounds and its vast array of wildlife aboard the luxury custom built cruise ship as you make your way to Ship Cove
  • Experience the beauty and surrounds of Ship Cove, a favourite anchorage point for Captain Cook's Endeavour!

Departing from the beautiful coastal town of Picton, take in the natural beauty of the sounds and its vast array of wildlife aboard the luxury custom built cruise ship as you make your way to Ship Cove.

The beautiful Ship Cove is steeped in history and was named by Captain James Cook when his ship anchored there and made it his favourite New Zealand base. Your friendly guides will be happy to share their knowledge of this historical area with you and can even show you where Captain Cook made home brew for his crew!

Once you have enjoyed the serenity of Ship Cove your journey will continue on to where is required. We often drop bags to day walkers or have additotnal stops in Bays including the Endeavour Inlet. Experience the very best in cruising with outstanding scenery, abundant wildlife, rich history and friendly personable hosts.

Adult $101.00
Child $65.00 (5-14 years old)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years old)

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.

    Departures: 9am daily, returning to Picton 12:30pm - 1:00pm

    Duration: Approximately 3-4 hours

    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.

  • Ages: Child prices apply to ages 5-14 years old. Infants aged 0-4 years old are free of charge.

    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 14 Jun to 27 Jun 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$67.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$69.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$97.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$97.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$78.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$67.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$101.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$69.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$97.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00
  • 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

4.6

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tilsone from Nauru wrote on 16 December 2021

Awesome cruise

Considering the grey weather on the day. It was an awesome experience see the Marlborough Sounds. At one point, I was the only one on the cruise as we dropped off the first passengers at their destination which was an added bonus! Awesome wildlife sightings of birds and even dolphins! Excellent local skipper sharing some interesting stories about the area especially in a covid-world! Go check it out!

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melindan from New Zealand wrote on 12 September 2023

Enjoyable cruise

Jason was a passionate skipper and was a local with a wealth of knowledge dating back to his ancestors. He reminded us the importance of conservation explaining decades of history to us. Was well worth going despite the unpredictable NZ weather .

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Paul Bargh from New Zealand wrote on 19 May 2023

A few hours well spent

Warm friendly welcome on arrival at the office. JC, our skipper, was very informative and has a good sense of humour. He clearly loves his job. We highly recommend doing this when you are in Picton.

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Cheryl Cordier from New Zealand wrote on 01 May 2023

Poor experience- not worth even discounted rate!

We chose this cruise after researching all the available cruises offered from Havelock and Picton. It was a real disappointment. All the advertising refers to the commentary and knowledge of the area. We were really looking forward to learning the local information, learning about the birds and hopefully seeing some sea life. Our tour operator was totally disinterested. He made 4 short comments on a 4 hour cruise. My children, husband and I watched the beautiful scenery go by with not a single bit of information. When I asked he was rude saying surely I did not expect him to speak for 4 hours! We brought keep cups for the “free tea and coffee” - not even offered once. 15 minute stop at Ships Cove - is not enough time to even read all the information at the site. This trip should actually be refunded to us as what we paid for and what we received what not at all acceptable!

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marissad from New Zealand wrote on 04 June 2024

Scenic wildlife boat adventure - great for kids

We couldn’t rate the experience any higher, if we could we would. We weren’t sure if it was suitable for young kids (5&7) being a 4hr trip but it turned out to be an Amazing wildlife and boating experience for them. We saw dolphins, we went around the NZ King Salmon farm which had seals, we stopped and got off the boat at Ship Cove and saw weka. We are absolutely going to do this again! 10/10 A+

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