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Pelorus Mail Boat

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“blue penguins”(13 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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Havelock Marina | Jetty 1, Havelock, New Zealand
+64 3-574 1088
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All reviews biscuits blue penguins skipper jim bhindi day trip 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
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Reviewed 28 May 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 22 May 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
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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

Thank MerlinBlaise
Reviewed 4 May 2018

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
Reviewed 27 April 2018

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
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Two couples down from Palmy. What an experience!! We learned heaps about this area of our own country, saw the most unreal inhabited locations, did a bush walk, stopped at Te Rawa Lodge for refreshments. Bindi added a whole new dimension with her humor and...More

Thank MerlinBlaise
Reviewed 7 April 2018

A wonderful day out on the mail run. Skipper Jim and crew woman Bindi were both superb finding us a large pod of orca and showing us the mussel farms. Had a super lunch at Te Rawa and met some of the local characters as...More

Thank jennykain255108
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 PipL822
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
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

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Gwen S
3 February 2015|
Response from natashabagley | Reviewed this property |
NZ$ 128 as it says on their website
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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