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Pelorus Mail Boat

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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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All reviews biscuits blue penguins skipper jim bhindi pod of dolphins great commentary goat great trip kunekune pigs saw dolphins mussel farms sunny day recommend this trip bottle nose dolphins drop offs short bush walk great weather
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great trip around the sounds with an informative commentary from the skippers. We saw gannets diving for fish, seals and dusky dolphins. The skipper got the boat up close to them and we had plenty of opportunity to watch them.

Thank chrismcneill21
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This trip out around the Marlborough Sounds was very entertaining and informatitive. The two skippers were knowledgable polite nice and friendly. The boat has awesome amenities, very comfortable with and endless supply of tea coffee and choc chip bickies. There was plenty of sea life...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

W O W ! I have been touring New Zealand for over 6 months now, and for me, the Pelorus Mail Boat takes the cake. This was hands down, the best thing I have done in New Zealand. The Marlborough Sounds are unlike anything that...More

Thank Timon H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 21 August 2018

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 7 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 7 August 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 22 July 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 2 July 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 22 June 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
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3 February 2015|
Response from natashabagley | Reviewed this property |
NZ$ 128 as it says on their website
19 January 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