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Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton

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    What to Expect
    This round-trip boat service from Picton makes a day hike on the Queen Charlotte Track an easy option for those short on time. The entire 44-mile (70-km) track normally takes a few days complete, but you can explore one of three sections in just one day. This popular tramping route is known for its astounding vistas over Queen Charlotte Sound, situated within the greater Marlborough Sounds. You’ll trek past lush native plants and historic landmarks while on the lookout for birdlife.

    Leaving Picton in the morning, climb aboard the boat and cruise Ship Cove, Endeavor Inlet or Torea Bay to the starting point of your chosen hike. When you reach the other end, the boat picks you up in the late afternoon for the return trip to Picton, which includes complimentary tea or coffee on board. 

    Choose from three options in the Itinerary for your day hike along the Queen Charlotte Track. 

    You can purchase a drink or bite to eat at the lodges at the end of each walk, but it is recommended that you bring your own snacks and drinks to keep you fortified throughout the day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The Waterfront, Picton
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Round-trip boat transfers
    • Live commentary on board
    • Tea and coffee
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase on the track)
    • Guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks to consume on board
    • Closed-toe walking shoes suitable for walking are recommended
    • Not accessible for motorized wheelchairs
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Highly recommend the day walk 12km which I did with my 6 year old. The skipper even stopped the boat when we spotted a pod of dolphins. Easy communication and would use services for pack transfer on the Totaranui Track in the future
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    Response from BeachcomberCruises01, Reservations Team at Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
    Responded 20 Jul 2019
    Hi Shamar, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are so please you both enjoyed your walk and that your day was made even more special with the dolphins making an appearance. Regards the Team at Beachcomber Cruises
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    Beachcomber Cruises offer a well organised and excellent service for walkers and bikers self guiding on the Queen Charlotte Track. I took the cruise to the start of the track along the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound. The skipper gives a knowledgeable commentary with dry humour.
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    We booked the transfer to Ship Cove, daily luggage transport and pick-up from Anakiwa. Altogether 105 dollars minus seniors discount. A very fair rate. Everything was done very professional, we found our luggage each night in the right accommodation, all perfect. Pick-up from
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    Response from BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
    Responded 27 May 2019
    Hi Reinhard G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Yes I think the luggage transfers are the way to go they allow you to have a more enjoyable time to take in the awesome scenery the Queen Charlotte Track has to offer. Thank you for choosing to travel with us and we look forward to you travelling with us in the future. Regards The Team at Beachcomber Cruises
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    I cannot speak highly enough of the team at Beachcomber Cruises. Gillian, Laekin, Hayley and the rest of the crew helped me plan my proposal to my partner over Easter weekend and from the start they could not do enough. I had heard amazing things about this awesome family
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    Response from BeachcomberPicton, Resverations at Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
    Responded 4 May 2019
    Hi Dan and Aoife, Congratulations again on your engagement, we absolutely loved helping you plan your special weekend, making sure everything went smoothly and Aoife knew nothing! We couldn't be happier for you knowing it all went well and Aoife enjoyed all the nice surprises along the way. Enjoy the wedding planning, let us know if you need any help :) Best Wishes, Gillian, Laekin, Hayley and the BC Crew
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    Easy to book with, helpful reception and clean modern boat (Tiri Cat). Booking was from Picton to Ships Cove. They could have done with a more obvious schedule, I understood the trip to be direct and take an hour, but had some stops along the way and took an hour and a half.
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    Response from BeachcomberPicton, Reservations at Self-Guided Queen Charlotte Track Walk from Picton
    Responded 29 Apr 2019
    Hi Classicchch, Thank you for taking the time to write us a reveiw. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the Tiri Cat. Im sorry our schedule was not very clear. We often have to make a few stops on the way to Ship Cove and this can make a 1 hour journey more like 1.5. Enjoy the rest of your travels
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