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  • Queen Charlotte Sound cruise
  • 30 minutes ashore at historical Ship Cove
  • Skippers commentary
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Lunch at the resort of your choice (extra cost)
  • Full day experience

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Queen Charlotte Sound Day in the Sound

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Experience a full day of cruising and a tasty lunch (extra cost) with this Queen Charlotte Sound cruise option featuring a choice of Furneaux Lodge or Punga Cove Resort. Head out from the port of Picton at 9am and head out onto the waters of this beautiful part of New Zealand, following the Sound while absorbing the interesting commentary from the ship's skipper detailing the region's various geography, history and wildlife. Stop at the historic Ship Cove where Captain James Cook first landed back in 1770, and explore the shore or pose for a photo in front of the cove's monument.

Next, you'll be taken to your choice of lunch venues, each with their own distinct character. Furneaux Lodge is a historic locale nestled at the foot of Mount Furneaux in Endeavour Inlet, surrounded by 2000 acres of native virgin forest and features acres of well kept lawns and gardens. Enjoy your tasty lunch (lunch is NOT included), then explore the area and take a walk through native forest to a local waterfall. Alternatively, choose Punga Cove Resort which lies in picture-perfect surroundings and offers great views across Endeavour Inlet where you'll enjoy lunch (extra cost) at the Boat Shed Bar. Relax and observe the coming and going boats and kayakers, before reboarding for a return at approximately 6pm.


  • Full day Queen Charlotte Sound cruise
  • 30 minutes ashore at historical Ship Cove
  • Skippers commentary
  • Complimentary tea and coffee


  • Lunch is NOT included and is available for purchase at a resort of your choice
  • Hotel transfers


  • Make a day of it departing Picton at 9am and cruise up through the Queen Charlotte Sound while enjoying your skipper's commentary on the surrounds, residents and local wildlife
  • You will have the opportunity to spend 30 minutes ashore at historical Ship Cove, a favourite anchorage of Captain Cook in the 1770's
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at Furneaux Lodge or Punga Cove Resort
  • Spoil yourself with a long lunch at the resort of your choice in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds (extra cost)

Furneaux Lodge

  • Built in the early 1900's, Furneaux Lodge is nestled at the foot of Mount Furneaux in Endeavour Inlet, surrounded by 2000 acres of native virgin forest
  • Set in three acres of lawns and gardens, Furneaux Lodge is totally unspoilt as access is by boat or walking only
  • Sit back and relax or work off a little of that lunch with a walk through the native forest to the lodges very own waterfall (Lunch is NOT included)

Punga Cove Resort

  • Punga Cove is just the place for a relaxing lunch (Lunch is NOT included)
  • The resort is set in picture perfect surroundings with the resort's lunch venue, The Boat Shed Bar, boasting breathtaking views across the Endeavour Inlet
  • Sit back and relax whilst observing the coming and goings of boaties and day walkers or make use of the resort's swimming pool, spa and kayaks (charges apply)

Tour Times

  • Cruises depart daily at 9am and return at 5:30-6pm
  • The Waterfront, Corner of Wellington Street & London Quay, Picton

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
The beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound is the easternmost of the main sounds of the Marlborough Sounds.
Need help? Contact our friendly customer support service. 1300 935 532 enquiry@experienceoz.com.au Help Code: 218A

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