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US$65.90
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2 adults
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Overview
Among the many ways to explore Queen Charlotte Sound, a mail boat cruise is as authentic as it gets. Hear tales of the region from the boat captain who also functions as the rural delivery service for the New Zealand Post. Follow a scenic route to reach isolated hamlets as you witness firsthand the remote lifestyle of the Marlborough Sounds.
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You'll start at
1 London Quay
1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New ZealandPlease meet us at the Beachcomber Cruises Office on the waterfront - the Corner of Wellington Street and London Quay, we are a black building with Blue Signage.
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You'll end at
1 London Quay
1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New ZealandPlease meet us at the Beachcomber Cruises Office on the waterfront - the Corner of Wellington Street and London Quay, we are a black building with Blue Signage.
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Highlights
  • Scenic afternoon mail boat cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Postal delivery visits Ship Cove (Oct 1–April 30)
  • Experience the rhythm of life along the waterways
  • Tea and coffee served on board to keep you warm
Important Information
Departure Point
1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tea and coffee
  • Restroom on board
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks to consume on board
  • Closed-toe walking shoes suitable for walking are recommended
  • Not accessible for motorized wheelchairs
  • Please Note: The stop at Ship Cove only occurs during Summer months of 1st Oct to 30th April
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • We are not able to pick up / drop off at the Cruise Ship Terminal - you must make your way to our booking office
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note that this tour departs sharply on schedule at 1:30pm
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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John A wrote a review Mar 2020
Aireys Inlet, Australia6 contributions5 helpful votes
Concept of the cruise is great and our skipper did everything required and expected but the cruise was let down by being grossly overpriced and poorly managed. Have had far better organised activities in NZ for half the price - for what you get $70 would be fair. Pathetic excuse
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Robin wrote a review Mar 2020
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Although the weather was choppy, our skipper did a great job. Gave us a closer view of Picton, both people and wildlife. Highly recommend the experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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alannevillenz wrote a review Mar 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand184 contributions79 helpful votes
Very relaxed, interesting and informative cruise around Queen Charlotte Sound on the famous mail cruise. Stopped at various points to deliver mail, drop both passengers and supplies. Brief stop to see where Capt. Cook landed at Ship Cove. Overall a great cruise.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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nancruising wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Beautiful scenery. Informative skipper. Bring your sunscreen, a jacket and a snack. Tea and coffee provided. Lovely way to spend an afternoon.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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geerde wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Disappointed. The girl checking our tickets said to sit up the top to get a clear view. We couldn’t hear the commentary & the wind was very strong. The sound was equally poor inside & hard to hear over the engines. When we mentioned to the driver, he said he was surprised &
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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