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Picton: Ship Cove Cruise - Queen Charlotte Sound

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 $93.00
Child $57.00
Infant (0-4 years) $0.00

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

  • Ages: Child prices apply to ages 5 to 14. Infants aged 0 to 4 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.

Available Bookings from September 22 to September 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 22 Sep
Thu 23 Sep
Fri 24 Sep
Sat 25 Sep
Sun 26 Sep
Mon 27 Sep
Tue 28 Sep

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  • Adult$93.00
  • Child$57.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

  • Adult$93.00
  • Child$57.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

  • Adult$93.00
  • Child$57.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

  • Adult$93.00
  • Child$57.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

  • Adult$93.00
  • Child$57.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

  • Adult$93.00
  • Child$57.00
  • 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

4.7

32 reviews

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Jinene from New Zealand wrote on 12 February 2020

Fun and scenic

Friendly staff at check in, funny and witty captain doing commentary. Clean facilities on board. A gorgeous half day out, recommended

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Gary Murphy from Ireland wrote on 28 April 2019

Great!

Great tour!

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From Picton: Ship Cove Cruise - Queen Charlotte Sound

Hi Gary, Thank you again for your review Kind Regards, Reservations

Kacie Johnson from United States wrote on 18 March 2019

Enjoyable morning activitiy

A fun way to see the sound and cruise in the morning. Enjoyed the commentary although we had a tough time hearing while the ship was going faster. But our captain was great!

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Maggie Wen from Canada wrote on 02 April 2019

Not a true tour

Booked the cruise as other companies were cancelling their appointments due to lack of bookings and this was the only one that suited our timetable. We expected a tourism based cruise that would show us around the sounds and teach us a bit of its history. What the actual experience was we were in fact a courier boat that was making deliveries, pickup and dropoffs for other passengers doing the track. The first hour was interesting simply because it'll be the first experience seeing the landscape, but there was lack of a tourist guide and the boat was dedicated towards it's courier services. Unfortunately for us the stop at Ship Cove did not help because it was raining and the "guide" didn't say anything about it to enlighten the experience. The last 2.5 hrs, we were just waiting to get back.

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From Picton: Ship Cove Cruise - Queen Charlotte Sound

Hi Wen , I am really sorry to hear you did not enjoy your cruise. Thank you for your feed back i will be sure to pass this on to management. Kind Regards, Reservations

adamb3 from New Zealand wrote on 17 March 2019

Great morning in the Sounds

Great easy way to see the Sounds in comfort!

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From Picton: Ship Cove Cruise - Queen Charlotte Sound

Hi Adam , We are glad you enjoyed your morning on the cruise. Kind Regards, Reservations

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