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Pelorus Mail Boat

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  • Average3%
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“biscuits”(19 reviews)
“blue penguins”(13 reviews)
“skipper jim”(10 reviews)
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...more
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Havelock Marina | Jetty 1, Havelock, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a joy to ride the boat and watch the young men deliver mail. What a gorgeous day on Lake Geneva. Everyone from the captain to the mail people were professional the boat was clean the weather was perfect and I would recommend this...More

Thank Connie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time on mail boat. Commentary was excellent as was the untouched scenery. We saw dolphins playing which was great. Dogs, a pig and goat greeted us at various mail drops. The locals were friendly. Two caps that flew off heads were...More

1  Thank Angk1812
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend. Great fun & interesting meeting remote residents & their pigs, sheep, dogs etc!

Thank Susan E
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I had a lovely day out except the weather could have been nicer. The owners were lovely very informative and very friendly I enjoyed this and would do it again.

Thank ElenaM4304
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

As a good old kiwi family it was a fantastic day out to see another part of NewZelands stunning untouched and hidden treasures ,meeting and hearing the stories of locals, hardships, achievements, and progress, was awesome, thanks team we will recommend to all!! and look...More

1  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Great value for money and a really nice long trip. Bindy and Jim did a great job of commentary and made everyone feel very welcome. was a beautiful crisp winters day and seeing dolphins and Gannets made it extra special.

Thank Paul290
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

From easy booking initially, check in and then an awesome day on the Sounds - we can only say this is 5 out of 5 in every aspect. Jim - you deliver an experience. One that no one should miss that visits this area. I...More

2  Thank CorinaG2
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Awesome day with great scenery. Recommend to other visitors. Friendly informative hosts who assisted me with wheelchair. Will be back again. Bonus was discount for NZMCA members which made trip very affordable

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed May 27, 2018

The mail boat run was an especially interesting day. The weather was fine for most of the trip and we stopped and delivered mail to some interesting folk. one of the mail drop offs was an Island that we were not permitted to step upon...More

Thank Leonard1000
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Although it poured with rain on the day of our Mail Boat run it was still one of most moemorable trips. Skipper James and Bindi were excellent. Informative and excellent commentary mixed in with a lot of fun. A great day. More so even with...More

Thank Barbara A
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February 2, 2015|
Response from natashabagley | Reviewed this property |
NZ$ 128 as it says on their website
January 19, 2015|
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Response from Footloose943 |
We really wanted to see the difference in sea level that happens at French Pass. We tried 2 years ago driving along the gravel road for miles and miles. We aren't very good with heights and some of the nz roads. We chickened... More