Beachcomber Cruises

Boat Cruises / Picton

Beachcomber Cruises are the Marlborough Sounds cruise, transport and Queen Charlotte Track transfer specialists. Proudly family owned and operated since 2006, our boats are out on the water 364 days of the year, rain or shine. Every day is different, you never know who or what you may meet, be it frolicking dolphins, playful seals or a lone blue penguin.

When you choose Beachcomber you cruise in safety and comfort, aboard vessels designed to highlight the fantastic scenery and surrounds. Size does matter when it comes to flexibility, reliability and cost effectiveness and we have a range of vessels to suit, from one person to 150.

Our team of skippers are highly experienced, with comprehensive knowledge of the Marlborough Sounds which they enjoy sharing with you. The friendly office staff ensure the smooth operation of our services and are Queen Charlotte Track itinerary specialists. If you want to know how long it will take to walk from one point to the next, where to get the best lunch on the track or organise a grand gesture for your loved one they are the experts!

Based on the Picton waterfront our offices are conveniently located adjacent to both long and short term parking. One of the many perks of a waterfront location are the great views, but as wonderful as they are, it gets even better when you venture into the beautiful Marlborough Sounds or more specifically the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Our offices are open from 7am-6pm (01Oct-30Apr) during the summer, 8am-5pm (01May-30Sep) in winter and we are contactable outside of these hours by phone, 24 hours a day.

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8 London Quay, The Waterfront, PICTON

Phone: +64 3 573 6175


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From $65.00 to $99.00

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Magic Mail Run school holidays special


It's the School Holidays and what better way to spend an afternoon with the kids than the Magic Mail Run. What's even better is that every child travelling with a full paying adult is FREE!

This is our most popular trip and a great way to explore the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. We operate the only official licensed New Zealand Post Rural delivery service by water in the Queen Charlotte Sound. The route changes daily but we always stop at Ship Cove, where you can take pictures at Captain Cook's memorial, walk along the beach with a good chance of encountering a curious Weka or two, Oyster Catchers and Paradise Ducks.

Tour Highlights:
* Delivering mail to the local residents; say hi to the kids waiting for their school work.
* 15 minutes ashore at Ship Cove, a favourite anchorage of Captain Cook's
* View the resident wildlife and marine mammals such as New Zealand Fur Seals and visiting dolphins.
* Learn the history of the Marlborough Sounds and its residents from your friendly skipper.
* Complimentary tea and coffee.

Departs Mon-Sat @ 1.30pm
Check-in @1pm


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Magic Mail Boat Run Queen Charlotte Track Lodge Transfers Day Walks Half Day Cruise Options Private Sightseeing/Tours a speciality

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