Ship Cove Cruise

Ship Cove Cruise

Cruise from Picton, up through the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound to historical 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 site visit 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 futher 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 surroundings.

Upon re-joining your vessel cruise via Endeavour Inlet before returning to Picton.

9:00am Winter departures -  minimum numbers apply

Tour best bits

  • Time ashore to explore historical Ship Cove
  • Skippers commentary on the history and residents of the area
  • 9:00am Winter months minimum numbers apply for departures

Cruise Route Map