The Ferry (a.k.a Haulashore Ferry)

The Ferry (a.k.a Haulashore Ferry)

The Ferry (a.k.a Haulashore Ferry)
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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.
Nelson, New Zealand

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Ellen L
Philadelphia, PA84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Bruce and Robin greeted us at the dock in their small ferry. They took us to the lighthouse and gave us the key.. We went to the top on our own and OH THE VIEW! Apparently there are more expensive way to get to this lighthouse, but Bruce and Robin are THE BEST!
Written 10 February 2024
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nzp0ppy
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand24,774 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This is the second time i have done the harbour, marina and lighthouse cruise. its just fantastic. the last time was over 6 years ago and i enjoyed it just as much this time. Seeing the working harbour, marina, haven, boulder bank, haulashore island from the water and then climbing up to the top of the lighthouse and the fantastic views. standing on the top of a 160 historic building and the amazing sight is recommended, everyone should do it
Written 29 April 2023
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Rachel
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We had just the best day out on the water visiting the lighthouse on the Boulder Bank and Haulashore Island. Our guide was extremely flexible about when we wanted to be picked up and dropped off at each stop and gave a great history of the area. Cannot recommend enough!
Written 19 January 2022
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misadventerous
Nelson, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Knowledgeable tour guide to enhance the experience of taking transport to Hualashore Island and visiting the Nelson lighthouse.
We did this experience as a family with young children and grandparents all onboard and everyone enjoyed the trip. We were lucky enough to see seals before being left on the island to enjoy our self brought picnic and then toured around the port before docking back along Rocks Road.
Written 6 August 2021
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globalcurator
Wellington, New Zealand81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Hands down THE best outdoor experience on offer in Nelson city. Where else can you get ferried safely to an historic lighthouse then let off and thrown the keys so you can have a true adventure by yourself?! Bruce was amazing and after some essential but brief instructions he left us to explore by ourselves and we had a ball doing so! Unlocked the 2nd oldest lighthouse in NZ and climbed all through and over it. Beach combed, found some small bits of 'treasure' from lighthouse keepers past amongst the pebbles. Got views of Nelson and the port that you dont get from anywhere else and generally felt like a bunch of kids with the place to ourselves to enjoy. Ages 81, 50 and 30 - all satisfied ;) MAGIC! Bruce is a superb captain and guide and a pleasure to deal with. 5 Star experience for a really great price!
Written 3 May 2021
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Edie M
Half Moon Bay, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We used Bruce's ferry service for a 4-year old's birthday party. Bruce was very responsive in our communications leading up to the event and very helpful on the day. The island has a picnic table, fun nature for kids to safely explore, and was enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
Written 13 December 2020
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Linda L
Nelson, New Zealand62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My family and I were in Nelson to have a memorial service for our mother who died recently, it was held at the Tasman Bay Cruising Club and afterwards we wanted to go to Haulashore Island to remember both my mum and dad (who died in 1986) who both loved going to the island in their wee dingy. Bruce picked us up at the boat ramp near the Cruising Club, took us to the island, told us to take our time on the island and text him when we were ready to return back to the boat ramp. In all my communication with The Ferry they were very professional and prompt, Bruce was happy to work out a solution that suited us (ie: being picked up at the boat ramp), so would definitely recommend The Ferry and the service they provided. Thanks Bruce :)
Written 26 January 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure to ferry people around our beautiful harbour.
Written 27 January 2020
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mightymeg
Auckland Central, New Zealand60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It was a spur of the moment decision to call Bruce, who took the two of us out to the boulder bank and dropped us off for a short walk to the lighthouse. Nice spot to spend a couple of hours enjoying the sun and sea. Bruce came back later to pick us up and return us to the wharf.
We really enjoyed our fun and friendly trip with Bruce and our time on the boulder bank. Would highly recommend it. Thanks Bruce 😊
Written 8 April 2019
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Always my pleasure to show visitors the beauty of Nelson harbour, lighthouse and Boulder Bank. Many Thanks Bruce
Written 9 April 2019
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Ngaizone
Christchurch, New Zealand52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
A lovely trip across the harbour. Great to see the views from the other side. Great Captain made us very welcome! The sun was shining and we stepped off to see the lighthouse and a bit of Nelson history. Glad we did it at long last.
Written 23 October 2018
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j0nty111
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
I have hired the ferry x2 now for thips with friends or family to the lighthouse and haulashore. Both trips were just perfect. The captain if friendly and knowledgeable and safe. My wife is a bit nervious on boats but felt compleatly comfortable. They were outstanding trips and we will do it again.
Written 16 August 2018
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