Cruise Ship Days Special - 3 Hour Captain Cook Cruise
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Picton, Marlborough
- Product code: PZ0B5H
Join us on a 3 hour cruise from Picton to discover the highlights of the Beautiful Queen Charlotte Sounds.
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!
The highlight of this tour is a 30 minute stopover at Ship Cove. Named by Captain James Cook on 15 January 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.
On re-joining your vessel cruise via to view one of New Zealand King Salmon salmon farm before returning to Picton.