1. New Zealand
  2. Marlborough, New Zealand
  3. Picton
  4. Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds and Ship Cove Cruise from Picton

Product ID: 179885
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Take in the sights of Queen Charlotte Sound and visit Ship Cove on a morning boat tour from Picton. Enjoy some free time while anchored at Ship Cove. Discover Maori wood carvings, a Captain Cook memorial and a sheltered beach.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Set sail on a 3.5-hour cruise through the Marlborough Sounds to Ship Cove
  • Step ashore at Ship Cove for 30 minutes to explore a favourite anchorage of Captain Cook's
  • Admire wildlife and marine mammals like New Zealand Fur Seals and visiting dolphins
  • Learn the history of the region and its residents from your friendly skipper
  • Sip complimentary tea and coffee throughout the cruise
Full description
Navigate the magnficent waterways of Marlborough Sounds on a morning boat tour, departing from the Picton waterfront. Cruise up through the Queen Charlotte Sound to historical Ship Cove.

Warm up with tea and coffee and listen to live commentary on regional historical and natural landmarks. Keep a lookout for marine life such as little blue penguins and Hector’s dolphins — considered the rarest marine dolphin in the world. After about an hour’s journey, your boat drops anchor at Ship Cove. Step ashore for 30 minutes and discover the inlet named by Captain James Cook on 15 January 1770. The Endeavour was anchored here to replenish supplies and the spot became a favourite anchorage of Captain Cook.

Dabble in the creek where Captain Cook made home brew for his crew and share the beach with the resident wildlife. Have your photo taken beside the Captain Cook Monument commemorating his visits to this area. Or, just relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds. Rejoin your vessel and continue via Endeavour Inlet to view Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove Resort before returning to Picton.
Includes
  • Scenic cruise
  • Live commentary in English
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • 30-minute stopover at Ship Cove

When you get there

Meeting point

Meet at the waterfront on the corner of London Quay and Wellington Street, Picton, New Zealand.

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Know before you go
• You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks to consume on board
• Please advise at time of booking if you have a connection or are a cruise ship passenger
• Closed-toe walking shoes suitable for walking are recommended
• Not accessible for motorized wheelchairs
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 3 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.5/5

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Beachcomber Cruises

Product ID: 179885