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About | Beachcomber Cruises

Family owned Beachcomber Cruises and Picton Water Taxis are the Marlborough Sounds cruise, transport and Queen Charlotte Track transfer specialists.

Operating 364 days a year offering a range of options that include walks and cruises such as our iconic New Zealand Post Mail Run cruise, Ship Cove cruise, Motuara Bird Sanctuary, One day and multi day walks or biking of the beautiful Queen Charlotte Track. Our Great Track Pass offers return boat transfers to and from the Queen Charlotte track, includes free luggage transfers to your accommodation.

If you have a group you could private charter a one of our water taxi service operated under Picton Water Taxis.

Our skippers have a comprehensive knowledge of the Sounds and our friendly office staff ensure the smooth operation of our services and are Queen Charlotte Track itinerary specialists.

Great Rides

Daily Scheduled Departure Times: 
Depart from Picton
8:00am (1st Oct – 30th April) 9:00am and 1:30pm
Returning from Anakiwa
Pick up 3:30pm daily - return time approx. 4:00pm
Please enquire about 1 day return times.

Payments: Eftpos, Masters card, Visa

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Walk the Track

You can walk the track in 3-5 days, set your own pace.
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Bike The Track

The Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand's Great Rides with 72km of continuous single track.
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Activities & Packages

Walk, kayak, bike, cruise or enjoy a guided eco tour, take your pick.
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Enjoy all the Queen Charlotte Track has to offer

Walk or bike the real New Zealand, in the heart of the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, where the mountains meet the sea.