Ship Cove Cruise

From NZD $89.00
  • Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Picton, Marlborough
  • Product code: SCC

Please note that minimum numbers are required for this tour to operate, our reservations team will contact you at 8:00am to confirm your reservation and sailing. 

If you have any questions or queries at all please do contact our team 03 573 6175



Cruise from Picton, up through the Queen Charlotte Sound to historic Ship Cove.  Along the way your skipper will provide a commentary on the surrounds, history and the wildlife be it bird, fish or mammal! 

As the name would suggest the highlight of this tour is a 30 minute stopover at Ship Cove. Named by Captain James Cook in 1770 when his ship The Endeavour anchored here to replenish supplies of food, water and wood. It became a favourite anchorage of Captain Cook and he returned here a further four times between 1770 and 1777. 

Take the opportunity to 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.


We do offer a 10% discount for Top Ten Card, BBH, YHA and Gold Card Holders. Please contact our office on office@mailboat.co.nz or 03 573 6175 to make a booking - do not book online as you will not receive the discount.


Tea and coffee is available to purchase prior to your
departure for $5 with a Keep Cup to take away with you.