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Haulashore Island Ferry

272 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
021 634 608
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Nelson
Type: Ferries/ Boats
Owner description: The Ferry provides an , " On Demand" Ferry Service. You call me and tell me when you want use the Ferry.Service to the Historic Lighthouse, Visit... more » Owner description: The Ferry provides an , " On Demand" Ferry Service. You call me and tell me when you want use the Ferry.Service to the Historic Lighthouse, Visit inside, service Haulashore Island for a picnic, hike or swim.Walk the Unique Boulderbank, Harbour cruise and visit to Lighthouse. « less
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Enjoyed seeing Nelson from a different view. The owner is helpful, knowledgable and friendly. Interesting to see the boulder bank up close and you can visit the lighthouse for great views. Bird life plentiful and a couple of seals.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

In the last few months our family has hired the ferry for a trip to the Boulder Bank and Lighthouse; and also rented kayaks a couple of times from Bruce. He is a very nice, helpful guy who gives good advice and looks after you very well.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We used the Ferry for our wedding at the Boulder Bank lighthouse. We had a rehearsal trip on the Friday, a set up trip on Saturday morning and then 4 trips Saturday afternoon to get the 100 guests to the lighthouse and 4 to get them all back. Bruce was very accommodating, super friendly and professional. The Ferry was perfect... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We hired a twin, ride-on kayak to enjoy a sunny afternoon in Nelson. The kayak was good quality, hiring was really easy and good value ($60 for 2 hours). The chap we hired from was really friendly and gave us good advice about where to go/what to do. It was a relaxed trip and we enjoyed afternoon tea on the... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We booked the Ferry to help with a wedding at the Lighthouse. Bruce was fantastic to work with! Even though the weather was creating some challenges, he was clearly focussed on safety first. It's a great way to get to Haulashore Island and the Lighthouse.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Good service for a very short trip...thats all one needs! When you get there, nice place to have a picnic and a swim. But you could just do that on the mainland" beach too!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

booked in advance and met by the owner, Bruce at Wakefield Quay, he was.very friendly,considerate and knowledgeable.2 slightly handicapped passengers were able to get on and off the ferry easily. fantastic weather and saw Nelson from a different perspective. 2 of us enjoyed going ashore at the lighthouse on Boulder Bank and climbed to the top. Loved seeing the very... More

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Bay of Islands New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

A lovely way to spend a couple of hours on the water, just contact Bruce and arrange a time, he will be there with all you need for a super time just 'messing about on the water' and showing you all the little things you would not see from the land. a stop off at the lighthouse with all the... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Friendly skipper. Good journey to the lighthouse and there is an interesting view of nelson that you wouldn't get otherwise.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We booked The Ferry for a brief visit to Haulashore Island as part of our MGSc geocaching challenge. We had excellent service delivered by Bruce, the very friendly owner of this ferry, with no waiting at either end of the trip across the haven. Bruce also does cruises within the harbour and across to the naturally formed Boulder bank and... More

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