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Pelorus Mail Boat

Havelock, New Zealand
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About Pelorus Mail Boat
An all day cruise through the beautiful Marlborough Sounds delivering mail and groceries to remote and secluded properties. The Pelorus Sound is the largest of the Sounds and the Mail Boat is a lifeline to the people living in this boat access wonderland. You will hear a great selection of stories about life in the Sounds, its history, and how the mail has been delivered like this since 1918. You will also get to experience the marine and bird life in the area including 5 types of dolphins, Australasian gannets, rare shags, seals and many more. A full mussel farm tour is also included and there is usually an opportunity to see the mussel boats operating during harvesting or seeding. We will stop off at a local lodge and passengers are able to buy lunch or bring your own lunch and come with us to a local farm for a tour. You will also be able to enjoy a bush walk or swim if you would like. We operate 7 days in summer, which is November to April.
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Steven O'B wrote a review Jul 10
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WHAT A DAY! A comfortable ship, a calm fine day, beautiful scenery, Dolphin, penguins, seals (one gave us a lesson on how to eat a fish), Sting Rays, King Shags, Spotted Shags, Royal Spoon Bills and a whole lot of other birds. Salmon farms, mussel farms, old beef, sheep
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Date of experience: July 2020
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DianneA27 wrote a review Jul 5
Nelson, New Zealand7 contributions
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The weather didn't look promising to start but luckily for us the clouds lifted as we headed off on our Sunday cruise through the sounds. What a fabulous day we had! The very friendly and good humoured crew of Levon and Bindi shared stories and their excellent knowledge of the
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Pelorus Mail Boat
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Philip, thank you very much for your wonderful review. We're thrilled you enjoyed exploring your stunning backyard (and that the great Marlborough weather came through for us too). We enjoyed hosting you and hope you'll come back to visit again.
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Gwenda wrote a review Jun 2020
Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution
We managed to fit in two amazing trips - Monday and Friday, with excellent staff, Bindi and Levon who went out of their way to make sure we all had a wonderful experience. We were greeted at various stops by dogs, pigs, chickens and seals, along with the people collecting their
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Pelorus Mail Boat
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Gwenda, thank you so much for your lovely review, and for joining us on two mail delivery cruises! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time onboard with us and that you have such great memories to treasure. We enjoyed hosting you and hope you'll join us again.
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LynScotland wrote a review Jun 2020
New Zealand14 contributions6 helpful votes
What a wonderful trip with Bindy and Levi (or is it?). They were fun, cheeky and friendly but totally professional. Their knowledge of the area was excellent and their banter when dropping off the deliveries was great...especially the dog biscuits handed out to the dogs and
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Pelorus Mail Boat
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi LynScotland, thank you very much for your great review, we appreciate it a lot! We're thrilled you had a great day out on the Pelorus Express and that you enjoyed meeting all our favourite locals. Please do come back again to visit soon.
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Melinda R wrote a review Jun 2020
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We had a fabulous day with Levon and Bindy today. Such knowledgeable and entertaining commentary, a lovely rapport too. We met numerous pets including friendly dogs and well trained pigs, playful bottle nosed dolphins and little penguins. Warm and cosy inside the well maintained
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from MTCExperiences T, Manager at Pelorus Mail Boat
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Melinda, thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation. We're so pleased you enjoyed your mail boat experience and met so many of the locals of Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere - do come back and join us again one day soon!
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