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The Mail Run Tues/Thurs/Fri

The Mail Run Tues/Thurs/Fri

Join one of the last remaining ‘Genuine’ Mail Boats left in the world, still delivering mail and groceries as it has been for almost a century. Let us take you on our spectacular mail run through the Marlborough Sounds.

One of the last genuine mail boats left anywhere in the world, the Pelorus Mail Boat is an iconic and fascinating look in to yesteryear (the good old days).

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.

We deliver mail, parcels and passengers out into the beautiful Pelorus Sound three days a week (Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays). While each day has us navigating different inlets and jetties, they all showcase the stunning scenery and majestic wildlife of the Marlborough Sounds.

Each of the three mail runs include commentary on the history of the Sounds, its residents and a full Greenshell Mussel Tour (weather permitting).

Join us on our mail boat for the experience of a lifetime. 

Enthusiastic crew and family owned; you can’t help but enjoy this relaxing and personal experience in the spectacular Marlborough Sounds.

  • Discover Hidden bays and coves – That most tourists never get to
  • Learn the fascinating history of these characters who live way out here, far from town
  • See the local wildlife up close and personal and learn about the rare species in the area.

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day.



(Please Note - We have a reduced passenger limit set for our
online booking system to allow us to control the maximum capacity depending on
weather. If the trip should appear full please use the "Waiting List"
option or call us on 03 574 1088.)




  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $128.00

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Weekend Delivery Cruise with Greenshell Mussel Tour - Sat & Sun Book now 45 Available × × × × × ×
Weekend Delivery Cruise with Greenshell Mussel Tour - Sat & Sun

Weekend Delivery Cruise with Greenshell Mussel Tour - Sat & Sun

Weekend delivery cruise departs at 10.30am and returns 3pm - 3.30pm. It meanders through the Kenepuru Sound delivering supplies and transporting people to properties and lodges.

Leaving Havelock Marina at 10.30am on Saturday's and Sunday's the delivery cruise transports groceries, supplies and people into the Kenepuru Sound stopping at Skiddaw Farm, Hopewell Lodge, Raetihi Lodge and Te Mahia Lodge. The full cruise includes a 30minute stop that allows you to purchase a light lunch at Te Mahia Resort Café, and also a Greenshell Mussel Farm tour. We return via Raetihi Lodge to Havelock arriving usually between 3pm and 3.30pm.

(There is the opportunity to do a walk, bike ride or stop off for a full lunch on this route - please see these options on our "Weekend Walk/Lunch Cruise".)



Please Note - We have a reduced passenger limit set for our
online booking system to allow us to control the maximum capacity depending on
weather. If the trip should appear full please use the "Waiting List"
option or call us on 03 574 1088.



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  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $95.00

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Weekend Delivery Cruise with Walk or 2hr Lunch Stop - Sat & Sun Book now 45 Available × × × × × ×
Weekend Delivery Cruise with Walk or 2hr Lunch Stop - Sat & Sun

Weekend Delivery Cruise with Walk or 2hr Lunch Stop - Sat & Sun

Weekend delivery cruise departs at 10.30am and returns 3-3.30pm . It meanders through the Kenepuru Sound delivering supplies and transporting people to properties and lodges. Jump off for a 1hr walk, bike ride or full lunch at Raetihi Lodge

Leaving Havelock Marina at 10.30am the Saturday delivery cruise transports groceries, supplies and people into the Kenepuru Sound. On this run you can get off the boat for a walk, bike ride (bring your own bike $5) OR a leisurely lunch (lunch is extra). The approximate time to walk to the pick up point at Raetihi from Skiddaw Farm is about 1hr easy walk, or from Hopewell Lodge about 15minutes (you have 2hrs to make it). Alternatively you can remain on board through to Raetihi Lodge where you can get off the boat and have 2hrs for a full lunch and relax in a stunning setting. After lunch the boat will pick you up for the return cruise to Havelock arriving, usually, between 3pm and 3.30pm.

If you want to hear about the Greenshell Mussel Farms please book our full "Weekend Delivery Cruise"

(Please Note - We have a reduced passenger limit set for our online booking system to allow us to control the maximum capacity depending on weather. If the trip should appear full please use the "Waiting List" option or call us on 03 574 1088.)

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $60.00

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Pelorus Sound Cruise & Historic Farm Tour × × × × × × ×
Pelorus Sound Cruise & Historic Farm Tour

Pelorus Sound Cruise & Historic Farm Tour

Enjoy a leisurely cruise through Pelorus Sound to Wilson Bay Historic Farm. Settled in 1881 and still farmed by direct descendants of the same family to this day. See dog & sheep handling demonstration and sheep shearing.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise through Pelorus Sound to Wilson Bay Historic Farm. Settled in 1881 and still farmed by direct descendants of the same family to this day.

Learn about life in this remote and beautiful location where the farm has no road access and everything must come and go by boat or barge. There is no mains electricity, so produce their own power by home made hydro-electric scheme and stand-by generator. There are no shops so they hunt & fish and grow their own food. There are no schools so have to home school their children.

You will get to see a demonstration of how they muster their sheep from the steep and remote land with dogs and how they shear the sheep. You will get to meet the family who live here and hear about the generations of the same family who have worked this land.

Have a look through the shearing shed where generations have worked and feel the new shorn wool fleece and feel the lanolin on your hands.


  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $95.00

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Hopai Sports Day Trip × × × × × × ×
Hopai Sports Day Trip

Hopai Sports Day Trip

2hrs Cruise to Hopai Bay and join the fun at the annual Hopai Sports Day. A great family day for all to enjoy. Join in, or cheer on others. Participants from 2 to 102 are all welcome!

2hrs Cruise to Hopai Bay and join the fun at the annual Hopai Sports Day. A great family day for all to enjoy. Join in, or cheer on others. Participants from 2 to 102 are all welcome!

There are running races, sack races, tug-of-war, axemen, amateur duathalon, many others but everyones favourite - the gumboot throwing competition.

A great day out. Departs about 7.30am and returns by around 5.30pm

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $10.00

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Waitaria Tri+ Sports Day Trip × × × × × × ×
Waitaria Tri+ Sports Day Trip

Waitaria Tri+ Sports Day Trip

2hrs Cruise to Waitaria Bay and join the fun at the annual Hopai Sports Day. A great family day for all to enjoy. Join in, or cheer on others. Participants from 2 to 102 are all welcome!

2hrs Cruise to Waitaria Bay and join the fun at the annual Triathalon Plus Sports Day. A great family day for all to enjoy. Join in, or cheer on others. Participants from 5 to 95 are all welcome!

For the adults start with a 3km kayak across the bay,followed by a 4km bike ride, then 4km run and finishing with a 50m swim.
The kids are in two categories, under 10yrs and over 10yrs. They complete a bike, run then swim and all for good fun with lots of prizes.

A great day out. Departs about 7.30am and returns by around 5.00pm

  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $10.00

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The Mail Run From Nov '17 × × × × × × ×
The Mail Run From Nov '17

The Mail Run From Nov '17

Join one of the last remaining ‘Genuine’ Mail Boats left in the world, still delivering mail and groceries as it has been for almost a century. Let us take you on our spectacular mail run through the Marlborough Sounds.

One of the last genuine mail boats left anywhere in the world, the Pelorus Mail Boat is an iconic and fascinating look in to yesteryear (the good old days).

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.

We deliver mail, parcels and passengers out into the beautiful Pelorus Sound three days a week (Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays). While each day has us navigating different inlets and jetties, they all showcase the stunning scenery and majestic wildlife of the Marlborough Sounds.

Each of the three mail runs include commentary on the history of the Sounds, its residents and a full Greenshell Mussel Tour (weather permitting).

Join us on our mail boat for the experience of a lifetime. 

Enthusiastic crew and family owned; you can’t help but enjoy this relaxing and personal experience in the spectacular Marlborough Sounds.

  • Discover Hidden bays and coves – That most tourists never get to
  • Learn the fascinating history of these characters who live way out here, far from town
  • See the local wildlife up close and personal and learn about the rare species in the area.

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day.



(Please Note - We have a reduced passenger limit set for our
online booking system to allow us to control the maximum capacity depending on
weather. If the trip should appear full please use the "Waiting List"
option or call us on 03 574 1088.)




  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $128.00

Enter Number of Passengers

Choose a Time