Ship Cove Cruise October School holiday Family Pass

Ship Cove Cruise October School holiday Family Pass

Were all about family, from our family to yours this family pass for 4 will save you over $70.00

Enjoy the October school holidays and cruise on the 9:00am Ship Cove Cruise daily departure, this pass includes two adults & two children (5-14) to cruise from Picton, up through the Queen Charlotte Sound to historic Ship Cove.  Along the way your skipper will provide a commentary on the surrounds, history and the wildlife be it bird, fish or mammal! 

As the name would suggest the highlight of this tour is a 30 minute stopover at Ship Cove. 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. 

Take the opportunity to dabble in the creek where Captain Cook made home brew for his crew and share the beach with the resident wildlife. Have your photo taken beside the Captain Cook Monument commemorating his visits to this area or just relax and enjoy the tranquil surrounds.


Summer/Winter time departures
9.00 am  

Tour best bits

  • 30 minutes ashore to explore historical Ship Cove
  • Skippers commentary on the history and residents of the area

Tour add ons

  • If travelling 01 Oct-30 Apr consider departing at 8am and visit Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary for the additional cost of $5 per person.
  • Instead of returning directly to Picton get dropped off at Furneaux Lodge or Punga Cove Resort and  stay for lunch. We'll pick you up late afternoon on the Magic Mail Run, the only aditional cost is your lunch.

Cruise Route Map

Approximate route