Queen Charlotte Track Walks

Queen Charlotte Track Walks

Water Transport

0800 MAILBOAT (0800 62 45 26)

Beachcomber Cruises operates three vessels throughout Queen Charlotte Sound. These boats vary in size and can cater for groups, functions and weddings and a range of cruises including our New Zealand Post Mail Run and a new private water taxi service.


MV Tracker

M.V Tracker is our new water taxi and is available for those wanting to get out in the sounds or back into Picton nice and early.
Departing Picton at 8am from October - April her first stop is to Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary then off to Ship Cove to drop off walkers at the start of the Queen Charlotte Track.
Tracker is also able to pickup and drop off at other locations in the sounds to be back in town by lunchtime.
MV Tracker is powered by 1 x 500 hp John Deere engine

Marlborough Sounds Water Transport

MV Beachcomber

M.V Beachcomber is licensed for 150 people and offers the Round the Bays "Pet Fish" Cruise.
Beachcomber has full facilities and is perfect for groups, school excursions, functions and weddings. Onboard we have a CD player for your use. We can also provide a BBQ. BYO is welcome.
MV Beachcomber is powered by 2 x 200 hp Scania engines.


MV Tiri Cat

M.V Tiri Cat is licensed for 90 people and is the vessel we use for the New Zealand Post Mail Run.
MV Tiri Cat is powered by 2 x 300 hp John Deere engines.


MV Mana

Beachcomber Cruses and Picton Water taxis have 2 new vessels in their fleet of water taxis.
Mana & Mana II Both vessels are identical 8.5 meter aluminum boats capable of carrying up to 20 passengers per vessel. They cruse at a speed of 23knots keeping travelling time to a minimum allowing us to maintain our fast, friendly & on demand service. There are 9 seats inside the main cabin with plenty of standing room and a further seating area at the rear outside of the main cabin for those sunny days. These vessels are clean fresh and new with great 360 degrees viewing from anywhere on the vessel.