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Beachcomber Cruises

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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...more
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The Waterfront | Corner of London Quay & Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I recently took a group of 10 costa ricans for a morning ride. Despite the weather they were most impressed with their driver, Julian, who commentated so well despite their chattering in spanish to translate what he said. And i must praise beachcomber staff for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jennifer2611
Reviewed 6 days ago

The clouds cleared and we enjoyed a sunny blue sky summer afternoon for this amazing boat trip out of Picton - the mail boat delivering New Zealand Post to folk who live in remote bays and inlets in beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound. The skipper provided...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Donald_Bailey_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cruise was a gift to my husband on the occasion of our golden wedding, as he had spent time at the Outward Bound School at Anakiwa. He thoroughly enjoyed the outing and found it a very relaxing cruise. As for me, well maybe I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Glenda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us went on the mailboat run and a couple of days later one of us took the water taxi/hike combination to do the first section of the Queen Charlotte Track. The mailboat run was great, with good commentary, comfortable and pleasant travel, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank REBCSeattle
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Seattle , Thank you for your wonderful reveiw. I am glad to hear you have had a wonderful time on the track , your photos look incredible. What an incredible picture you have. We would love to use this photo on our social...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the ‘Mail Delivery’ Cruise. Weather was perfect and we visited many residences in the strait. Captain Steve did a fine job of narration. Our only issue was hearing the narration over the sound of the motor - rather difficult to hear and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rob_likes_2_travel
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Rob , Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad to hear you had a wonderful. We are still working on our PA system and i will be sure to hand this feed back on to management. Safe Travels. Kind Regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat was new and sparkling clean. The boat capitan/tour guide was great. We will be booking Beachcomber Cruises on every trip to South Island New Zesland. Thank you!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anna R
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anna, Glad to hear you had a wonderful time ! Safe travels ,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We actually booked the great track and pack pass but due to DOC warnings of high fire risk and possible reroutes we decided to cancel our trek. The girls kindly offered us a free cruise on their mailboat tour to count back the money we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank funkadeliadee
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello , Thank you for your reveiw. We are glad we where able to take you out on the Mail Boat. Where sorry you choose not to complete the Queen Charlotte Track due to the fire risk. The track is still however open with a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We used Beachcomber Cruises to get too and from each days walk while walking the Queen Charlotte Track. Just a brilliant service, so happy to help when we swapped days around to suit us. Hayley did a great job of our daily bookings and Steve...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Airsails
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello , Thank you for this wonderful reveiw. This is my first personal shout out so i am very honoured. I am pleased as a company we where able to give you the great service we enjoy giving. We really have such a great team...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from this fabulous boat trip. Perfect weather & Julian , our driver /host/postie was exceptional. He was so knowledgeable and interesting & was happy to answer any questions. Delivering the mail was the greatest fun. Thanks Julian for making the day...More

Thank pennwhit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, family of three, absolutely enjoyed the cruise. The boat was sparkling clean and comfortable and the captain/tour guide was very friendly and just sweet. Highly recommend the Beachcomber Cruises.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anna R
BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Beachcomber Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anna , I am happy to hear you and your Family had a great time. Thanks again for taking the time to write us a review Kind Regards,

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They have cruises that go for 2hrs in the morning or for 4-5hrs in the afternoon. Definitely back by 530-6pm...
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