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Beachcomber Cruises

Picton, New Zealand
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About Beachcomber Cruises
Family owned and operated, Beachcomber Fun Cruises is one of the major operators on the Queen Charlotte Track and take great pleasure in offering a selection of boat trips through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds - these include their world famous Magic Mail Run and a host of Scenic Cruises, easy and quick day trips are covered with their lunch'n'cruises. They also have a host of flexible trips that let customers explore the wonderful Queen Charlotte Track. Beachcomber Cruises is a gold Qualmark endorsed visitor activity.
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Dianne F wrote a review Apr 2022
Rotorua12 contributions4 helpful votes
Two of us went on this trip and loved it. Great staff, lots of information available and great to be a part of what's going on in the Sounds with picking up people and dropping them off in different spots. The boats always arrived when they said they would and lovely to have staff ask how your day tramping etc had been when they pick you up. Nice to have the option of going to see Motuara island and the birds.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Dianne F Thank you for your review, we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time cruising in the Queen Charlotte Sounds with us - its great to hear our friendly team added to your overall experience. We hope to see you in Picton again some other time,
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sd76 wrote a review Apr 2022
Picton, New Zealand2 contributions
Top service from the comfort of a amazing boat and awesome skipper. Great local knowledge and history of the area. Take snacks and drinks relax and enjoy this amazing experience. From the greeting at check in to the farewell! Amazing
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Response from BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi scooby272 Thank you for your review, we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the cruise with us. Many Thanks
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Jeannette B wrote a review Apr 2022
36 contributions3 helpful votes
Ryan gave us outstanding commentary.. it was a rainy day and not the best for outside viewing but Ryan was interesting, informative and entertaining. We highly recommend this trip if you would like a closer view of the Marlborough sounds.
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Response from BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Jeannette B Thank you for your review, we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Mail Boat with Ryan - rain or shine we always think its always a great experience. Many Thanks Becky
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Barbara H wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland50 contributions23 helpful votes
We enjoyed our mailboat cruise with Phil at the helm. His knowledge and stories of the locals made this a really enjoyable afternoon. Loved the stop off at Punga Cove too. Thanks Phil for bringing to life the people of the sounds….so much better than just going in and out by ferry.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi BarbaraH501 Thank you for your review, we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise on the mailboat with Phil - it certainly is a very interesting afternoon out. Many Thanks
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Susan S wrote a review Mar 2022
Richmond, Virginia16 contributions35 helpful votes
An excellent way to view the Queen Charlotte Sounds with engaging commentary from a local resident Postie. The mail recipients were also friendly. The boat was safe and comfortable, with viewing options inside and outside, top and bottom levels, and one could move around throughout the tour and hear the commentary clearly everywhere. Hot instant coffee and tea were available, too. The cashier, Donna, was informative and gracious to us as walk-on's; we did not book online with a reservation, yet she honored the 10% discount "FRIENDLY 10" code. Four stars only because we did NOT stop at Ship's Cove as we had expected, and the boat was due to return at 5:30 to 6:00 PM--yet, we were docked and back on the pier at 4:45 PM; we felt a bit shortchanged. The weather was beautiful, but we had no opportunity to get off at any stop and walk around.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from BeachcomberPicton, Front Office Manager at Beachcomber Cruises
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Susan S Thank you for your review, we are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Queen Charlotte Sounds with us and glad that you could enjoy the discounted ticket. Im sorry to hear that we arrived back to Picton earlier than was expected, this can happen in some cases where we have less mail bags to deliver and less passengers to pick up and drop off along the way.
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