Queen Charlotte Track Drop-Off


  • Drop off to Ship Cove (start of the Queen Charlotte)
  • Fully Guided Transport
  • Experience Marlborough Sounds Wildlife
  • For Track Walkers only

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Tour info in brief

1 Hour
8.00 AM
Pricing: Adult: $60
Child: $40 (5-15)
Infant: $40 (0-4)
Location: 1 Wellington Street Picton
Briefing: 7.45 AM

No Seasickness Guarantee

About the Tour

We’ll transport you to Ship Cove – the start of the Queen Charlotte Track.

On the way, we’ll give you a guided tour of the Marlborough Sounds, where you’ll experience a huge variety of wildlife you can also upgrade this Drop off to include Motuara Island Wildlife Sanctuary Guided Tour for $20.

You can enjoy the only service that stops for Wildlife, Dolphins, Seals, Seabirds and has Experienced Crew that will inform you about local Wildlife and the local area.

The BEST and Cheapest way to start a Walk along the fantastic Queen Charlotte Track.

If you just want to spend a half day at with a direct drop off  to Ships Cove we can also pick you up at 4 pm for an additional $20

Kupes pole at Ship Cove Dolphin Watching at E-Ko NZ Fur Seal on rock in Picton Weka close up little blue penguins Hectors Dolphin


What to expect

We depart at 8.00 AM from Picton daily (check in at 7.45 AM) and you’ll be greeted by our friendly team – feel free to purchase a coffee from our shop 🙂

Our comfortable vessels and expert team take you on a conservation-focused, wildlife adventure for your soul.

On our journey, we’ll be encountering a huge variety of rare, wonderful and interesting species along the way.

Approximately one hour later you’ll arrive at Ship Cove, where your next adventure starts.

Things to Note:

  • We can’t take bikes on our tour.
  • For an extra $20 you can join our guided tour of Motuara Island (a predator-free wildlife sanctuary) – our most popular tour. When we leave the island, we’ll transport you to Ship Cove.
  • For an extra $20 we can pick you up at 4 pm.

What to bring

All your gear for your Queen Charlotte Track experience

Please note our shuttle is for walkers only – we can’t transport bikes 🙂

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Good Walking shoes

Where are we?

We are located conveniently on Picton’s main waterfront with car parking close by and only a 1-minute walk from the main street.

Just look for the Dusky Dolphin outside our shop.

Before your tour starts feel free to take a seat inside the shop or outside on our sun drenched deck and enjoy the stunning views.

Customers can also get online with our free WiFi, and purchase a tea or coffee to enjoy on the deck.

You will Never Miss your Ferry

Our tour schedules are integrated with the Interislander – so there is no chance that you’ll miss your ferry.

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