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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise

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Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
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Live commentary on board
Restroom on board
Food
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand

Please 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.

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • Please note that this tour departs sharply on schedule at 1:30pm
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Beachcomber Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Queen Charlotte Sound Mail Boat Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you sit up top, I recommend a warm jacket even on a sunny day and that your hat is tied on." See review
  • "The cruise lasted longer than we anticipated: need to extend our parking to 5 hours." See review

Reviews

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129 Reviews

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Mail boat journey
helen_w
, Jun 2021
Ryan provided excellent commentary with local knowledge. Weather was not the best but still great to see the sound and the communities within it. We were lucky to see a pod of dolphins swimming along side the boat.
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star-5
Thoroughly recommended.
Amy_E
, May 2021
A well run, informative tour. The pilot, having lived in the area all his life, was knowledgeable and interesting.
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star-5
Great experience
Kevin
, Apr 2021
Great trip, enjoyed the commentary and local knowledge of skipper, stopping to watch seals and dolphins.
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star-5
Fabulous.
Tanya_D
, Apr 2021
Fabulous trip around the mail run. The tour guide/captain was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Great value for money and an excellent way to see the sounds from the water.
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Greynomads
, Apr 2021
The commentary and history of the area maws excellent. It was a great opportunity to see how people isolated places live.
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star-5
Highly Recommended
Lynn_P
, Apr 2021
Lovely afternoon out on the sound. Beautiful boat, great commentary from the skipper. Highly recommend this cruise.
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star-5
Brilliant
Michelle_M
, Apr 2021
Amazing scenery informative guide wonderful afternoon def do it again The old whaling station brilliant
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Mail Boat Cruise
David_M
, Apr 2021
Great scenery. Was great to be able to get off and walk part of the track to The lodge. Would do it again and recommend to others. Good to see abit of our own backyard.
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star-5
The whole trip was good ....
Steve_H
, Mar 2021
The whole trip was good . The skipper was full of knowledge. Was cool to stop at that retreat for look around
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star-5
Extremely enjoyable
Jenny_D
, Mar 2021
The skipper was very friendly and very informative. We enjoyed getting off at Furneaux Lodge having a look around and a drink.
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