Nothing quite says "lunch" like a Beachcomber Cruises Day in the Sounds. Make a day of it departing Picton at 9am and cruise up through the Queen Charlotte Sound while enjoying your skipper's commentary on the surrounds, residents and local wildlife. You will have the opportunity to spend 30 minutes ashore at historical Ship Cove, a favourite anchorage of Captain Cook in the 1770's before being dropped off at Furneaux Lodge.
Built in the early 1900's, Furneaux Lodge is nestled at the foot of Mount Furneaux in Endeavour Inlet, surrounded by 2000 acres of native virgin forest. Set in three acres of lawns and gardens, Furneaux Lodge is totally unspoilt as access is by boat or walking only. Sit back and relax or work off a little of that lunch with a walk through the native forest to the lodges very own waterfall.
Upon your return board the Mail Boat and head back to Picton.
Food and beverages are all payable to Furneaux Lodge directly and are not included in your cruise cost.
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
30 minutes ashore at historical Ship Cove
Skippers commentary on the history and residents of the area
Complimentary tea and coffee onboard your boat
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The Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary - get up a little earlier and for only $5 per person more addon a 60 minute stopover at this haven for rare and endangered New Zealand native birds. Only available 01 Oct-30Apr
After lunch walk 12.7km (2 3/4 - 4 1/2 hrs) to Punga Cove Resort where we will pick you up - just remember to let us know!