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Pelorus Mail Boat

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Havelock Marina | Jetty 1, Havelock, New Zealand
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US$70.09*
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Small Group Half Day Mail Boat Cruise from Havelock
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  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
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“pelorus sound”(44 reviews)
“mail boat”(88 reviews)
“biscuits”(27 reviews)
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Havelock Marina | Jetty 1, Havelock, New Zealand
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"pelorus sound"
in 44 reviews
"mail boat"
in 88 reviews
"biscuits"
in 27 reviews
"mussel farms"
in 19 reviews
"skipper jim"
in 19 reviews
"marlborough sounds"
in 27 reviews
"blue penguins"
in 21 reviews
"bhindi"
in 19 reviews
"his assistant"
in 7 reviews
"mussels"
in 37 reviews
"calm waters"
in 4 reviews
"pod of dolphins"
in 11 reviews
"recommend this trip"
in 10 reviews
"new zealand"
in 22 reviews
"day trip"
in 14 reviews
"short bush walk"
in 3 reviews
"great commentary"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We weren't sure what to expect, and can only say that the day exceeded our wildest dreams. Two retired couples, we had a day we'd recommend to anyone. From a bush walk to the mail drops and lots of history. There is so much country...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From start to finish this was a great day.Skipper Jim and Bindi were so interesting and fun to spend the day with.They told us so much about the area people and places.We visited a Mussel farm where we learnt all about how they are farmed...More

Thank Warwick W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved every moment on this trip. The commentary was informative and funny. We had dolphins swimming in our wake, watched the mussels being harvested, dropped off treats to the animals waiting in the wharf for the mail, and saw some beautiful remote sites along...More

Thank tdcm66
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely day out! The boat was very comfortable, although a hot late March day, it was quite breezy, but fun, on the upper deck. We saw a large pod of dolphins, saw many locals, saw so many interesting places and Bays, and two kunekune pigs...More

Thank Pip L
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

What can I say that probably hasn't been said already. A fantastic day out on the NEW mailboat. A pod of dolphins guided us part of the way which was awesome. Jim and Dee were great "guides" and we had a thoroughly wonderful day exploring...More

Thank NannieTee
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Joined the trip on a perfect march day - sunny with just a light breeze. Skipper Jim’s intro speech set the tone for the day - personal and extremely friendly. Both he and Bindi know a great deal about the sounds and loved to share...More

Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Boat was busy bit confusing at first people being dropped off at various locations. Weather didn’t start out great but got better. Bindy is a very down to earth person good commentary along the way. Jim the skipper had a dry sense of humour which...More

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Response from natashabagley | Reviewed this property |
NZ$ 128 as it says on their website
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Footloose943
19 January 2015|
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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
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