Ship Cove Day Tour
- Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Picton, Marlborough
- Product code: PEFJVL
Cruise the length of the calm and sheltered Queen Charlotte Sound to Ship Cove
Cruise to Ship Cove and see where Captain Cook spent 171 days, he wrote this was the most beautiful place in the Pacific. This special place has information plaques in place which cover all the local information about Cooks time here.
For all the local stories listen to your experienced local Captain Guide who knows the stories of the Europeans and the local Maori. Here about what was to most imported traded items between Maori and European between 1770 -1779, listen to Kupe’s story ,Kupe arrived 72 generations ago at the same location, see where Captain Cook pulled his boat ashore for repairs, hear about Sir Joseph Banks amazing natural sciences work at Ship Cove and lots more.
We have been Guiding people here for 20 years with qualified guides and are the only company to offer daily guided tours to Ship Cove and other locations in this stunning scenic location.
While your their try the local creek which filters down t through the rain forest. Cook used this water to grow the first vegetables in New Zealand and also brew the first beer. It still tastes fantastic.
On the way stop with Seals, Dolphins, Seabirds and enjoy our qualified Guide and Captains commentary. We specialize in wildlife encounters and give you species Identification cards and your own binoculars so you can get involved. Amazing photos are possible on our specialized boats and our expert team will get you close to dolphins, seals, sea birds along the way.
We offer small group tours and are the only company with qualified Guides onboard our Cruises. Let our award-winning team give you the BEST experience possible for the 250 celebrations of Cooks arrival and the start of New Zealand culture.
On the return enjoy a glass of Yealands award-winning Pinot Gris or if you like Hot Chocolate, tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits.