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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.

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

Duration: Approximately 3 -4 hours

Adult $89.00
Child $53.00
Infant (0-4 years) $0.00

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 December 15 to December 21

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 15 Dec
Mon 16 Dec
Tue 17 Dec
Wed 18 Dec
Thu 19 Dec
Fri 20 Dec
Sat 21 Dec

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$62.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$64.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$53.00
  • Infant (0-4 years)$0.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$53.00
  • 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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lizette from New Zealand wrote on 14 February 2018

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Queen charlotte cruise

We had a wonderful day out on the water the boat was fabulous the weather fabulous the commentary was informative and funny would highly recommended this tour

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Gary Murphy from Ireland wrote on 28 April 2019

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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

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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

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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

Adam from New Zealand wrote on 17 March 2019

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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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