- Spend 30 minutes ashore at Ship Cove before your relaxing cruise back to Picton with a full commentary from you skipper
WHAT TO EXPECT
Please note: Minimum of 4 paying passengers is required for this tour to go ahead. If minimum numbers are not reached we will happily refund the tour costs. We look forward to you travelling with us and apologies for any inconvenience.
Cruise from Picton, up through the Queen Charlotte Sound to historic Ship Cove. Along the way, your skipper will provide a commentary on the surrounds, history and 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 in 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.
**Please note that during our Winter Months the boat may return to Picton as early as 11am. The reservations staff will confirm the tour content and arrival time upon check in.