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“Fantastic trip”
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 22 May 2018

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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 with a rich history in the sounds. Our boat folk gave us great commentary the whole way. Great weather topped it all off, along with a very comfortable boat. Excellent photo opportunities.

Thank MerlinBlaise
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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 and processed.We visited propertys where they dropped mail off.On the way home we stopped at lodge for afternoon tea or a glass of wine.Fantastic trip

Thank Warwick W
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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 the way. We spent the whole day out on the boat. Took our own lunch although there is a stop later (2.30) at Te Rawa. Tea/coffee is free on the boat. Recommend taking a warm jacket as the wind can get a bit chilly.

Thank tdcm66
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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