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Pelorus Mail Run Cruise - Marlborough Sounds

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays you have the opportunity to join the world famous Pelorus Mail Run in the Marlborough Sounds

Highlights

  • The gannet colony
  • Dolphins (dusky, common and bottle nose)
  • A Greenshell Mussel farm
  • Tour of an historic ‘off-the-grid’ working farm
  • King Shag colony

Leaving Havelock Marina, you’ll visit isolated homesteads nestled in quiet secluded bays, delivering crucial supplies and mail the same way it has been done for decades.

View mussel farms and see why Pelorus Sound is the mussel capital of the world. Old timers row out in dinghies to meet us, while some receive their supplies on tiny, unspoilt beaches.

The people of the Marlborough Sounds are as much a part of the area as the history and majestic beauty. Join us on our mail boat for the experience of a lifetime. Let us take you on our spectacular mail run or drop you at your accommodation in the Marlborough Sounds. This is authentic tourism in New Zealand at its best!

Location: Our mail boat departs from the friendly little township/village of Havelock roughly half way between Picton and Nelson, or a third of the way between Blenheim and Nelson.

Adult $132.00

What's included

  • 6 hour cruise of the Marlborough Sounds on the iconic Mail Boat
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 6 hours duration for the whole experience

Location

  • Pelorus Mail Boat Ltd, Jetty 1, Havelock Marina, Havelock 7100

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Adult price applies to ages 16+. Children under 15 Free.

    After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a confirmation.

Available Bookings from April 25 to May 01

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

10:00 a.m.
Thu 25 Apr
Fri 26 Apr
Sat 27 Apr
Sun 28 Apr
Mon 29 Apr
Tue 30 Apr
Wed 1 May

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$132.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$132.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$132.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$132.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$132.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$132.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Aimee from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2019

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Taste of NZ

Loved the Trip. Meeting the locals, hearing about the history and present day happenings of the area and what better way to see the sounds than on them! Fabulous boat, fabulous crew and tasty lunch at Te Rawa Lodge. My children loved the experience and the crabs and dogs! Miss this tour and you’ve missed a gem. I

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Grant from New Zealand wrote on 16 October 2018

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Fantastic day, totally recommend it.

Staff were excellent and everything was spotless. Just enough stops off the boat to stretch the legs. Also highly recommend the sea food chowder at the lunch stop. Thank you for a great day. Grant and Pauline

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Nigel from United Kingdom wrote on 15 March 2017

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A Wonderful Experience

If you are near Havelock in the north of the South Island of New Zealand, make sure you take a trip on the Pelorus Mail Boat. You will have a memorable and very enjoyable day.

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Helen from New Zealand wrote on 27 January 2017

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Brilliant experience

It was a fabulous summers day the time went fast. Informative tour guides beautiful scenery. Loved it.

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Philipp von Campe from Gambia wrote on 29 December 2018

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Super Ausflug

Schöner Ausflug, leider ohne Delfine. Bei guten Wetter phänomenale Buchten und Inseln

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