Depart Picton at 8:00am with breakfast provided, relax for the morning in the tranquil surroundings of the Queen Charlotte Sounds, Historic Ship Cove is the destination for the morning.
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. You will have approx 1 hour ashore.
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.
Rejoin the boat, take in the views of the Endeavour inlet before returning to Picton by 12:30pm
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, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Until 30th April 2020
The return journey time is an estimate only and subject to change. The cost of food and beverage is payable directly to the lodge.
Tour Best Bits
Spend 1 hour ashore at historical Ship Cove
Skippers commentary on the history and residents of the area