Day in the Sounds at Ship Cove

From NZD $91.00
  • Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Picton, Marlborough
  • Product code: DSSC

As of December 3rd, all
guests and visitors of Beachcomber Cruises and Picton Water Taxis are required
to present their vaccine pass to authenticate proof of double vaccination status.
You will also be asked to confirm your vaccination status upon booking and prior
to boarding any of our vessels.


We are operating under the Government
regulations to prioritize guests’ health and safety, along with the safety of
our staff and wider community. We appreciate your patience and assistance.

Enjoy the day at historic Ship

Take a picnic and relax for the day in the tranquill
surroundings of Ship Cove. Swim in the crystal clear shallow waters, dabble in
the creek where Captain Cook made home brew for his crew, share the beach with
the resident wildlife and why not take a short 1 km walk to a beautiful
waterfall. Immerse yourself in the lush native forrest, explore the Queen
Charlotte Track and make it your home for the day.


This is a great option for families as you can take your own
picnic and spend the day enjoying all the fun things that the surrounding have
to offer. You will have around 5 hours on shore.

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. 


Note: there are toilet
facilities at Ship Cove but no where to purchase food or drink. Ensure that you
have packed a good lunch, water, sunscree and insect repellent.


Upon your return board the
Mail Boat and head back to Picton.


*Please note that during our Winter Months the boat may return to Picton
as early as 4pm. The

reservations staff will confirm the tour content and arrival time upon check in. 


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