Morning Cruise to Ship Cove

Queen Charlotte Sounds departing Picton

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  • Morning cruise to historical Ship Cove with stopover
  • Stunning scenery of the Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • Plenty of photo opportunities!

Take a leisurely morning cruise through the stunning Queen Charlotte Sounds to historic Ship Cove to explore this favourite anchorage of Captain Cook. View Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove Resort amongst the idyllic bays and inlets of the Sounds.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Morning cruise of the Queen Charlotte Sounds
  • Skippers commentary
  • 30 mins ashore at Ship Cove
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Cruise from Picton up through the Queen Charlotte Sounds 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!

At Ship Cove you will enjoy a 30 minute stopover where you can enjoy the local history and Maori carvings. Ship Cove has a rich history for it being a favourite anchorage of Captain Cook, with The Endeavour anchoring here to replenish supplies.

Then, re-join your vessel to cruise via Endeavour Inlet to view Furneaux Lodge and Punga Cove Resort before returning to Picton.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Departs daily at 9am (check in 8.30am)
  • Returns approximately 12.30 - 1pm


In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider. If your experience is cancelled you will be rescheduled by the provider.

... and Importantly



    Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


    • Over 48 hours prior to the experience date: 10% of booking cost
    • Within 48 hours of the experience, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book
    • Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances
    • Change of participant is not permitted