Day in the Sounds at Ship Cove

From NZD $87.00
  • Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Picton, Marlborough
  • Product code: DSSC

Please note that Ship Cove is closed on the 21st November 2019 for the Tuia 250 commemoration.

 Please contact the office if you need assistance re routing or planning your day. 

We apologize for any inconvenience caused 





Enjoy the day at historic 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 favorite 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.

Be sure to not miss out on the walk to the waterfall approx. 1km from Ship Cove through dense lush native bush.

On re-joining your vessel in the afternoon cruise via Endeavour Inlet to view Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove Resort before returning to Picton.


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.