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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
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The Ferry provides an , " On Demand" Ferry Service. Call me and...

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 GREAT TRIP

We took this Ferry Trip for a special occasion - our grandson's fifth birthday Pirate Party and were very impressed with the ferry service. The couple running the service were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
Ruth33_12
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We took this Ferry Trip for a special occasion - our grandson's fifth birthday Pirate Party and were very impressed with the ferry service. The couple running the service were very safety conscious and patient with a group of excited kids. We were dropped off on Haulashore Is.after a short but enjoyable ferry ride and then picked up again once... More 

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Thank Ruth33_12
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The "ferry" is actually a small motorboat run by a private operator, but DON'T let that put you off! You get a fantastic 8-minute ride out to the lighthouse and to Haulashore Island — two attractions that anybody visiting Nelson would be a fool to miss out on. The operator is a middle-aged man who knows everything you'll want to... More 

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1 Thank David C
new zealand
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I have lived in Nelson for 20 years and have only just taken the ferry to the lighthouse. Wish I had done it years ago! Lovely little outing and the ferryman was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this to anyone with a bit of time to spare in Nelson.

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1 Thank clareannjones
Hamburg, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Bruce brought me on his little ferryship to the boulder bank and showed me the lighthouse inside. He was very flexible and explained me a lot of insider knowledge. The bulder bank is a strange natural rock bank. Going up to the lighthouse or having a picknick on the boulder bank is very nice. It is worth going with Bruce.... More 

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1 Thank veggie1961
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Dormouse2014
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34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 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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1 Thank jorgmummyrox
Freshwater, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 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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Thank Joy M
Nelson, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank sandra j
Nelson, New Zealand
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank dorothy b
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank roaming44

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