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Address: 272 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 21 634 608
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Ferry provides an , " On Demand" Ferry Service. Call me and tell me...
The Ferry provides an , " On Demand" Ferry Service. Call me and tell me when and where you want to go and what time you want to return. Ferry Service to the Historic Lighthouse, Visit inside, Service to Haulashore Island for a picnic, hike or swim. Walk the Unique Boulderbank, Harbour cruise and visit to Lighthouse.
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A fun activity

Bruce runs a tight ship with on-time sailing and pick-up. The lighthouse is delightful. We were dropped off at the lighthouse and enjoyed a walk to the baches from where we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Dormouse2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Bruce runs a tight ship with on-time sailing and pick-up. The lighthouse is delightful. We were dropped off at the lighthouse and enjoyed a walk to the baches from where we were picked up and taken back to the wharf. Take a bag to pick up rubbish along the Boulder Bank, a pic-nic, togs if you feel like swimming off... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It started off rainy but still warm so decided to continue down there to the harbor. When we got there Bruce said we could go back later if we wanted we decided to carry on. And im pleased we did lovely friendly chap who even lent my little one a jacket cause he was cold. Was excellent in answering my... More 

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Freshwater, England, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon paddling to the old lighthouse and to the islands. Good quality sit on top kayaks that were very easy to paddle. Climbing the lighthouse was an interesting diversion. I would highly recommend renting kayaks from here.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

great service. ask for the key to the light house and you might be able to climb to the top. great perspective looking back at nelson.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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