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Essential Collection

The Ship Cove Cruise

Access from: Picton


Key info

  • Tour ID: 50462
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle

Top highlights

  • Wildlife
  • Endeavour Inlet
  • Captain Cook Monument

From $108.04pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 50462
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle

Top highlights

  • Wildlife
  • Endeavour Inlet
  • Captain Cook Monument

Itinerary

Depart from the Port
Cruise to Ship Cove
Go ashore at Ship Cove
Depart for Endeavour Inlet
Return to Port

When does my tour start?
This tour commences at 9am.

When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?
The tour is 3.5 hours in length and you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure. All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

Tour Operates: When Cruise Ship is in Port. (Not suitable for Embarkation/Disembarkation Days)

Cruise from Picton, up through the 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 30-minute stopover at Ship Cove. Named by Captain James Cook on 15 January 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 further 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 surrounds.

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

 

 

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    Key info

    • Tour ID: 50462
    • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Gentle

    Top highlights

    • Wildlife
    • Endeavour Inlet
    • Captain Cook Monument

    Itinerary

    Depart from the Port
    Cruise to Ship Cove
    Go ashore at Ship Cove
    Depart for Endeavour Inlet
    Return to Port

    When does my tour start?
    This tour commences at 9am.

    When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?
    The tour is 3.5 hours in length and you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure. All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

    Tour Operates: When Cruise Ship is in Port. (Not suitable for Embarkation/Disembarkation Days)

    Cruise from Picton, up through the 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 30-minute stopover at Ship Cove. Named by Captain James Cook on 15 January 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 further 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 surrounds.

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

     

     

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Complimentary Coffee or Tee on Board
    Activity Level Scale: 1
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2 km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    Local Currency: NZD (New Zealand Dollars)
    Wheelchair Access: This tour can accommodate fold-up wheelchairs only therefore, customers will need to be able to get on and off the coach independently.
    What Should you take on your Tour: It is recommended to take sun cream and a sun hat, as at times on this excursion it can get unseasonably hot. It is also recommended to drink plenty of water. Please wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as there is some walking on uneven ground, inclines and steps. Also please don’t forget your fully charged camera, as we don’t want you to miss out on some wonderful memories.
    Included:
    Complimentary tea & coffee. Customers are welcome to bring any food or beverages to be consumed on board.
    Catamaran licensed for up to 90 pax. This is the vessel that is generally used on this tour. Indoor and outside seating available; non-air conditioned.

    Joining instructions

    This tour will depart from the main waterfront area of Picton.  Full joining instruction will be provided on the vouchers once the reservation has been made.
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