Marlborough Sounds Water Taxi
In Marlborough's beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound
Enjoy our FAST and FRIENDLY Water Transport Service to the Queen Charlotte Track and Sounds Lodges.
Calling regularly at: Furneaux Lodge, Punga Cove and Endeavour Resort. Also at holiday cottages and homes and in the Outer Sound. Also specializing in Queen Charlotte Track Transport.
Our area at the top of New Zealand's South Island is a maze of waterways - the magical Marlborough Sounds. The Queen Charlotte Sound is usually considered to be the most scenic of the Sounds.
A distinguishing feature of the Queen Charlotte Sound is the absence of roads. Most of the holiday lodges and attractions are accessible by boat only!
Endeavour Express is proud to be one of the main water transport operators serving the outer Queen Charlotte Sound and fabulous Queen Charlotte Track. We have been operating our fast, friendly and reliable service since February 1994. Our home base is in Picton, and all our boat skippers are Sounds men who will be only too pleased to share their knowledge of the Sounds and its folklore with you.
In Picton we operate from our well marked berth at the Town Wharf. We also pick up from and drop off at the Interisland ferry terminal on request.
Mountain Bike Hire (Quoted in NZ$, Subject to Change)
Included in hire price is helmet, bike lock, basic repair kit, bike pump.
All bikes are disc braked front and rear, 24 speed bikes all taking a 26 inch wheel size with front suspension.
3 sizes are available:
- 17 inch frame - female average height, or a taller child.
- 19 inch frame - average height male or taller female.
- 21 inch frame - alot taller frame person, possibly plus 6 foot in height.
Average fitness level is really required to enjoy biking the Queen Charlotte Track.
RATES: Quoted in NZ$, Subject to Change.
Queen Charlotte Track Fares.
|Fares From Picton||Adult||Junior||Child|
|Round Trip Track Travel Ticket - Round Trip tickets include travel from Picton to the Track, daily transfers of your main pack and your return travel to Picton from Anakiwa or Torea Bay
|Round Trip Ticket||Adult||Junior||Child|
|Return from Endeavour Inlet||$97||$55||Free|
|Return from Bay of Many Coves||$97||$55||Free|
|One Way to Ship Cove or Resolution Bay||$67||$32||Free|
|Pack Pass (per pack)
|Mountain Bike (each way)||$5||$5||n/a|
|Other Track Fares||Adult||Junior||Child|
|Anakiwa, Mistletoe or Torea Bay to Picton
|Endeavour Inlet to Torea Bay*
|Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove**
|Bay of Many Coves to Torea Bay
|Ship Cove to Picton
|*Concession fare in conjunction with other Endeavour Express travel
**Casual passenger fare - minimum 2 passengers. Junior fares apply to those aged under 15. Child fares apply to those ages under 5. BBH and YHA discounts available on all of these fares.
|Fares between Picton and:||Adult||Junior||Child|
|Endeavour Inlet*** including:
- Tawa Cove Resort
- Furneaux Lodge
- Punga Cove Resort
- Endeavour Resort
- The Pines
$54 one way
$27 one way
Unaccompanied freight (per medium item)
|Fares between Picton and other destinations:||Adult||Junior||Child|
$63 one way
$32 one way
|$20 each way|
|Bay of Many Coves and Ruakaka incl.
- Bay Of Many Coves Resort
- Craglee Lodge Resort
$43 one way
$27 one way
|$10 each way|
|Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park
$46 one way
$31 one way
$40 one way
$20 one way
- Junior fares apply to those aged under 15. Child fares apply to those ages under 5
- All fares subject to change until bookings are confirmed and paid for.
- "Exhilarator" fares may differ from those shown above.
- Prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars.
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