New Zealand COVID-19 Protection Framework - 3rd Dec 2021

We want your upcoming experience to be safe and enjoyable and that is why we would like to confirm that as of December 3rd, in accordance with the new COVID Protection Framework all guests of Picton Water Taxis and Beachcomber Cruises of eligible age must present their My Vaccine Pass in order to board our vessels.
We haven't made this decision lightly as it impacts on our staff, guests, and community of supporting businesses. However, we wish to ensure we can remain open without restrictions so we appreciate your understanding.
You can contact us on office@mailboat.co.nz or call us on 035736175

Cruise & Track Walk Options with Beachcomber Cruises

We take great pleasure in offering you a selection of boat trips & track walks through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Queen Charlotte Track.

Family owned & operated

Beachcomber Cruises has been a family owned and operated business since 2006. Owned by Tony & Margaret with daughters Jessica and Lora in management and daily operating. Beachcomber Cruises have eight vessels operating throughout the Queen Charlotte Sound. The boats in our fleet vary in size and can cater for groups, functions and weddings. We also offer a range of cruises including our New Zealand Post Mail Run and a  private water taxi service operating under the Picton Water Taxis brand.

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The Queen Charlotte Track

Get close and personal with one of the most beautiful spots in the world. The Queen Charlotte Track or walkway as it is known is one of the top ten and finest coastal walking tracks in New Zealand.

At Beachcomber Cruises we have a number of walk options to make your trip hassle free. Whether it be a one day walk, just a couple of sections of the Queen Charlotte Track or you wish to complete the entire 70 kms.

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Experience the Famous Mail Run