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Review of Pelorus Mail Boat

Pelorus Mail Boat
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 11 July 2017

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Even though we didn't pick the best day "weather wise" it was well worth it, Jim and Bindi were very imformative and friendly,we saw dolphins which the kids loved and it was so nice to see how the locals live around the sounds and dropping off there mail ect. Was suitable for the kids too ages (5mnths-2yrs) note to self to bring more food next time. We feel very lucky to have this service right on our doorstep and highly recommend it for a good relaxing day out.

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Despite this trip we had a sunny day with little wind. Enjoyed meeting the locals and hearing about the history of the area. We were able to see bottle nose and common dolphins as well as seals.

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Informative, friendly hosts Jim and Bindy, spectacular scenery, dusky dolphins, gannets diving, mussel boats and farms, and the local Sounds people made for an awesome day.

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

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