Is breakfast truely the most important meal of the day? You might just change your mind once you have experienced lunch in the beautiful Marlborough 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 Punga Cove Resort.
Punga Cove is just the place for a relaxing lunch. The resort is set in picture perfect surroundings with the resort's lunch venue, The Boat Shed Bar, boasting breathtaking views across the Endeavour Inlet. Sit back and relax whilst observing the coming and goings of boaties and day walkers or make use of the resort's swimming pool, spa and kayaks (charges apply).
Upon your return board the Mail Boat and head back to Picton.
Food and beverages are all payable to Punga Cove Resort 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
Not having to cook your own lunch!
Have you thought about?
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 Furneaux Lodge where we will pick you up - just remember to let us know!