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The Mail Run

The Mail Run

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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Sunday Scenic Highlights Cruise with Lunch Stop or Historic Farm Tour × × × × × × ×
Sunday Scenic Highlights Cruise with Lunch Stop or Historic Farm Tour

Sunday Scenic Highlights Cruise with Lunch Stop or Historic Farm Tour

Enjoy a leisurely cruise through Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds seeing the best of the Marlborough Sounds. On this tour you can enjoy a 1hr native bush walk, plus have a relaxing stop off for lunch or a farm tour, and visit the Gannet Colony.

The Sunday Scenic and Highlights Cruise covers all the best parts of the Marlborough Sounds in one cruise. You will explore the Kenepuru Sound, the Pelorus Sound and the Tennyson Inlet seeing some of the best preserved native bush in New Zealand.

There is the opportunity to get off the boat for a 1hr native bush walk or have a short stroll or swim at the beautiful Jacob's Bay.

We will then head round to Wilson's Bay where you can either enjoy a tour of the Historic "Off the grid" farm there and enjoy your own picnic lunch or alternatively stop at The Lodge, Te Rawa for a menu lunch.

After lunch we head round through the Tennyson Inlet, possibly picking up trampers, mountain bikers and kayakers and then cruise round to the Australasian Gannet Colony - one of only two sea level Gannet Colonies in New Zealand. We will then meander our way back to Havelock returning between 3pm and 4pm.

Should time and weather permit we will also do a full tour through a Greenshell Mussel Farm.

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From NZD $99.00

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6th Jan 2018 Hopai Sports Day Trip × × × × × × ×
6th Jan 2018 Hopai Sports Day Trip

6th Jan 2018 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 February × × × × × × ×
Waitaria Tri+ Sports Day February

Waitaria Tri+ Sports Day February

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

Annual event Late February - enjoy a 2hr 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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