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Review of Pelorus Mail Boat

Pelorus Mail Boat
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$69.94*
and up
Small Group Half Day Mail Boat Cruise from...
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Havelock
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 are now operating 7 days in summer, which is November to April.
Reviewed July 17, 2014

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"biscuits"
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"blue penguins"
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"bhindi"
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"pod of dolphins"
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"day trip"
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"great commentary"
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"his assistant"
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"kunekune pigs"
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"fantastic scenery"
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"goat"
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"saw dolphins"
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"mussel farms"
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"great trip"
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"sunny day"
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"recommend this trip"
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"perfect weather"
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

It was the beautiful boat trip. Very friendly skipper Jim and his crew's Penny, who told us many interesting facts about the area... We saw blue penguins, stingrays, jellyfish, dolphins and btw. unusual pet - wild pig! In fee was included a small snack - tea or coffee and biscuit;) A boat trip to remember! Michal & Ivos, Czech Republic

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

What an excellent trip. Jim and Penny made the day one to remember with their friendly knowledgible hospitality. It was great to see the faces of the people who live in the sounds as they came down to collect their mail. And the 50+ dolphins that played with us for 30 minutes or so was just the best. I am still smiling. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the history and current happenings in these beautiful sounds A truly worthwhile trip.Thanks a million Jim and Penny.

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