Picton Mail Boat Cruise Marlborough Sounds - New Zealand 2014 - Nieuw Zeeland 2014
The Beachcomber Mail Boat is the only official licensed New Zealand Post Rural delivery service by water in the Queen Charlotte Sound. Share the excitement of Mail Day as our skipper delivers the mail and groceries to the families that live in the various bays and inlets in the Queen Charlotte Sound.

A short stop at Ship Cove is always a highlight of any Mail Boat Cruise. This historical cove was named by Captain James Cook in January 1770 when his ship the Endeavour anchored here to replenish supplies of food, water and wood. Ship Cove was also highly valued by the local Maori and today Ship Cove reflects both Maori and European histories with a memorial to Captain Cook, beautiful traditional Maori carvings and information panels that are well worth reading or just sit back and watch the antics of the cheeky Weka, Paradise Ducks and resident Oyster Catchers.
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