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Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton

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Picton, New Zealand
Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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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

9:00 AM

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • We are not able to pick up / drop off at the Cruise Ship Terminal - you must make your way to our booking office
  • Please note that this tour departs sharply on schedule at 9:00am
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with serious mobility issues or confinements
  • 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 Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton?
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 Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Half-Day Cruise in Marlborough Sounds from Picton.

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  • "It is essentially retracing mostly the same waterways that you see arriving and departing from Picton." See review

Reviews

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69 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-2
Not Recommend
Swatzz
, Jun 2021
There was false advertising of complimentary tea and coffee which was not there at all.The sailor was not friendly at all.I would recommend using different cruise as other cruise got covered space at the top deck to enjoy in rainy weather which this cruise has not.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Swatzz Thank you for your review, we are really sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time on the cruise with us, we wish for every guest to have a fantastic and memorable experience with us and we are sorry to hear we have let you down. I do apologize that you read that there is complimentary tea and coffee, this is a service we no longer offer and I have taken steps to make sure that this is removed from our advertising on Viator. When you checked in you should have been given our options with food and beverages on board the cruise. Our cruising catamarans have a comfortable and warm indoor deck and also an upper open deck, guests are welcome to move around as they wish. If you wanted to sit outside but be sheltered from the rain, there is also a sheltered outdoor area on the lower deck at the rear of the boat with comfortable seating. Again i do apologize that these factors hindered your enjoyment of our tour. If you would like to discuss this any further we welcome you to contact us directly office@mailboat.co.nz and our General Manager will be in touch. Many Thanks
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful experience
dave_pemberton
, May 2021
Very well organised and great commentary.Fantastic scenery.Inspired to go back to the Marlborough Sounds again.
star-5
Outstanding
Kerry_N
, Apr 2021
I have never seen such pristine waters before - beautiful. I got to share in the experience of the Hectors Dolphins - moments like those can not be forgotten. Loved it!
star-5
Amazing trip
Razmi_P
, Jan 2021
The live commentary was really helpful to make the entire experience worthy and fascinating. We enjoyed the scenery and of course the visit to the ship cave was profoundly amazing.
star-5
Excellent
Lynda
, Oct 2020
Captain friendly. Stopped to let us see the dolphins even though he had a schedule to keep. Have booked for other members of the family to enjoy this day trip.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Lynda, Thank you for your review and booking further guests. Great to hear you had a wonderful time in the Queen Charlotte Sounds. Beachcomber Cruises
star-5
Memorable Cruise
ShawnC2133
, Jan 2020
The day out on the cruise to Marlborough Sounds was great. Lovely weather and great sights. The boat met our expectations and the captain was very entertaining and informative. Had an amazing day out.
star-5
Amazing trip in the Queen Charlotte Sound
valerier361
, Dec 2019
A great morning trip to Ship’s Cove. Skipper/driver/tour guide was awesome and slowed down to allow us to take pictures of the dolphins swimming around the boat!
star-5
Highlight of our road trip
randgvincent
, Nov 2019
Picton and the cruise around the malborough sounds was the best part of our trip. We are still talking about it days later, was really enjoyable. We would highly recommend the tour. The driver was excellent and really entertaining
star-4
Lovely morning exploring the sounds
Michelle J
, Oct 2019
We had a lovely mix of beautiful weather and an informative host. Very relaxing and informative. We were fortunate enough to see seals, penguins and plenty of bird life.
star-4
Great day
Kris S
, Oct 2019
Take water or cold drinks because only tea and coffee provided. The driver knows a great deal about the area and tells you all about it. Really enjoyed our cruise.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Kris, Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed you time in the Queen Charlotte Sounds. All the best for your travels from the team at Beachcomber Cruises, Picton.

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