Beachcomber Cruises are a family owned and operated business and we are proud to support other local businesses to provide some unique and inspiring New Zealand holidays.

Take a look below at some local accommadation to give you some ideas of hidden gems you’ll find in our backyard to create some brilliant holidays memories.


Arapawa Homestead - Tory Channel 

A chance for you to explore a beautiful part of the Queen Charlotte sounds down the Tory Channel with the Arapawa homestead located at the entrance looking out to the Cook Strait.

The New Zealand ferries normally use the Tory Channel as the principal channel between Cook Strait and the Marlborough Sounds, cruise via salmon and mussel farms. 

Arapawa Homestead accommadation Book here


Private Picton Water Taxi:

Private water taxis can be arranged to pick up and depart at the time of your choice and take approximately 60 minutes in each direction

$293.00 one way for a group of 1-4 persons + $40.00 per person after the first 4 people.


Scheduled Beachcomber Cruises Mail Boat Departures:

Departing Picton at 1:30pm Tuesday and Fridays, and picking up from Arapawa Homestay at approximately 3:30pm

$51.00 one way per adult / $37.00 one way per child (5-14)

$99.00 return per adult / $63.00 return per child (5-14)


Please note that you must bring all of your own food and drinks as there is nothing to purchase and no shops once you get to the island. Gunyah is equipped with a kitchen and laundry for your use. 

For more details please email: 035736175

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