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Queen Charlotte Boat Charters

Waikawa Marina, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5559
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Took the regular boat that visits all the outposts delivering goods and picking up and dropping off... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Neville S
via mobile
Excellent view into NZ shores

Its a pleasant 4 hour "tour' while the boat stops at numerous locations along the sound delivering... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
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Personal customised boat trips in the Queen Charlotte Sound for bird/wildlife watching,diving, fishing and enjoying nature at its best.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cook” (2 reviews)
“mail” (3 reviews)
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Waikawa Marina, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5559

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Took the regular boat that visits all the outposts delivering goods and picking up and dropping off passengers. Lovely trip.

Thank Neville S
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Its a pleasant 4 hour "tour' while the boat stops at numerous locations along the sound delivering mail, packages etc. Nice vessel with seating on top though it gets very windy up there! Visit to Cook memorial where he landed was very interesting and unrushed....More

Thank statestreet75
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We enjoyed this independent shore excursion based in the delightful South Shore gateway town of Picton. The mail boat tour had long been on our radar, and we were pleased to be able to make our own arrangements (in advance) at a greatly discounted price...More

Thank merrybrook1
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Spent the afternoon delivering mail and parcels to locals living in the more remote areas around Picton. What a wonderful and interesting experience. The scenery was spectacular. If you choose to sit upstairs and outside be sure to have plenty of sunscreen and a cardigan/...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 7 January 2016

A wonderful experience with a guide on first name terms with the wildlife. Found a pod of dusky dolphins which circled the boat performing their natural antics and on the way home fed blue cod which could be seen attacking their food from the depths....More

Thank PeterDodd70
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Our tour included a boat tour of the Marlborough Sounds (Queen Charlotte Sound). We were so pleasantly surprised by this wonderful excursion. The boat and crew were great and the captain's knowledge of the inlets, nature, wildlife, and homes along the sound were quite impressive....More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 10 November 2014

The skipper was very knowledgeable on the local history, fauna and flora. It was great to meet the locals on their piers along with their dogs who were waiting their treats.

2  Thank Arnerich
Reviewed 13 February 2013

We wanted to experience the Marlborough Sounds up close, to see the wildlife and the beautiful views, possibly to swim and also to do some fishing. As a family with small children we wanted to do this on a safe boat with friendly hosts. Well...More

Thank DaleT73
Reviewed 11 October 2012

We chartered a private cruise in Marlborough Sounds with Queen Charlotte Boat Charters for my husband's birthday and had a really magical day. Ian and Sybil were lovely welcoming hosts with very strong local knowledge. Travelling around the sounds was a really special experience due...More

3  Thank nicolakbarnard
Reviewed 12 February 2011

Sybil and Ian were so easy to talk to on the phone and we decided to book a half day nature cruise followed by a wine tour. Ian picked us up from the marina and I was thrilled as 'Storm Dancer' accelerated out to sea....More

3  Thank Lisa-Lou B
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