Beachcomber Cruises Ltd

Beachcomber Cruises are the Marlborough Sounds cruise, transport and Queen Charlotte Track transfer specialists. Proudly family owned and operated since 2006 we are open for business 364 days of the year.

$35.00 - $99.00

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Based on the Picton waterfront the Beachcomber Cruises office has the best views – it’s amazing that we actually get any work done! But as wonderful as the view is, it gets even better when you venture into the beautiful Marlborough Sounds or more specifically the Queen Charlotte Sound.

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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.

We have a number of different options including our “World Famous” Magic Mail Boat, Ship Cove and Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary Cruises. Cruise out to a lodge for lunch, walk all or part of the Queen Charlotte Track, whatever you want to do we can do it!


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Physical address

Beachcomber Cruises Ltd, 8 London Quay, The Waterfront Picton, Picton, Marlborough, 7250, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Summer 7am-6.00pm (1st October-30th April) Winter 8am-5.30pm (1st May-30th September)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
30 minute drive to Marlborough Airport in Blenheim which services Air New Zealand
Proximity to coach terminal:
A short five minute walk.
Proximity to town:
In the heart of Picton on the Waterfront, a 30 minute drive to Blenheim.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $35.00 - $99.00
Other charges:
Queen Charlotte Track Land Cooperative (QCTLC) Pass - required for all private land only between Kenepuru Saddle and Anakiwa. The fee contributes to track maintenance, enhancement and access. $10 - 1 day pass, $18 - valid for up to 5 consecutive days.
Further pricing information:
Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to all departures. We do accept most discount cards. Luggage is limited to 20kg per person - storage is available upon request.

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