Tōtaranui 250 Ship Cove November 21st 2019

Tōtaranui 250 Ship Cove November 21st 2019


 Celebrate this significant point in history and listen to the stories of Meretoto/Ship Cove and surrounding bays in Tōtaranui/Queen Charlotte Sound. Cruise from Picton up through the Queen Charlotte Sound to view historical Ship Cove from our vessel. Join the flotilla Powhiri/Welcome and view the replica Endeavour. The vessels for the flotilla include:

  • The Haunui from Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland
  • Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti from Tauranga
  • Fa’afaite i te Ao Mā’ohi, a va’a moana from Pape'ete, Tahiti.
  • The HMB Endeavour replica from the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney
  • The Spirit of New Zealand from Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland.
As you make your way though the waterways of the Queen Charlotte Sounds your skipper will provide a personalised commentary of the people, history, wildlife and events that have made Ship Cove the reason so many people visit this beautiful part of the world. 


This special 4 hour cruise is departing for one day only.

*Please note: There is no time ashore at Ship Cove on this cruise but the opportunity to view the flotilla and learn about the history of the sounds.

*Return transport available from Blenheim i-site at an additional cost $25pp return. Departing Blenheim at 9:00am return 3pm


10:00am - 2:00pm  

Tour best bits

  • Join the flotilla and view the replica Endeavour at historical Ship Cove
  • Skippers commentary on the history 

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