Pelorus Mail Boat

Join us as we deliver the mail and supplies to the people who live in isolated bays in the majestic Pelorus Sound. Meet with the people who live in the isolated homesteads in their secluded bays. See a variety of wildlife, dolphins & penguins.


$89.00 - $132.00
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Delivering mail 6 days a week in Summer - November to April and 3 days a week in the winter, you have the opportunity to join the world famous Pelorus Mail Run. You'll visit isolated homesteads nestled in quiet secluded bays, delivering crucial supplies and mail the same way it has been done for over 100years. View mussel farms and see why the Pelorus Sound is the mussel capital of the world. The people of the Sounds are as much a part of the area as the history and majestic beauty. Old timers row out in dinghies to meet us, while some receive their supplies on tiny, unspoilt beaches. There are opportunities to see wildlife, penguins, dolphins and Gannets. We leave from the historic town of Havelock for a full day trip in Pelorus Sound.

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Physical address

Pier B, Havelock, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $89.00 - $132.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
Check- in time 9.00am
Cancellation policy:
Date changes can be made up to 12 hours prior to departure at no additional cost. Cancellations 48 hours or more before departure - a refund less 3% to cover administration and credit card fees. Cancellation between 48 and 24 hours of departure - a refund less 20%. Cancellations within 24 hours of departure - no refund except in special circumstances.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
20mins from Blenheim Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
5min walk from Havelock Bus Stop and 30mins from Blenheim Bus Terminal - pick up available
Proximity to town:
In Havelock 30mins from Blenheim, 45mins from Picton & 75mins from Nelson

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Opening times

Business hours:
Office 8am-8pm, 7 days, all year. Mailruns - Tues, Thurs & Fri (Nov to April 7 days a week)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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