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From Havelock: Marlborough Sounds Mail Boat Full-Day Cruise

1. From Havelock: Marlborough Sounds Mail Boat Full-Day Cruise

Embark on a truly unique marine experience on a Kiwi mail boat cruise. See what it’s like to deliver mail in a remote part of the world by sea in the Marlborough Sounds on a full-day cruise. Set sail on the Pelorus Mail Boat, which has been operating for more than a century. As a sea postie for a day, cruise through the largest, quietest and most remote part of the Marlborough Sounds, Pelorus (Te Hoiere) Sound, and Kenepuru Sound. Relax on the spacious catamaran between mail, parcel, and supply deliveries and pick-ups. Marvel at the stunning scenery of clear blue water in tranquil coves and bush-clad hillsides. Weather-permitting, even get to take a sneak peek at Greenshell Mussel Farm on an informative tour. Meet some of the residents who await the Pelorus Mail Boat on far-flung jetties, unspoilt beaches, or even on their boats. Even meet a variety of 4-footed furry residents who accompany their owners to collect their mail. Benefit from a fun local crew will provide informative and entertainment commentary about life in this isolated part of the Marlborough Sounds. You’ll learn what life far away from the nearest road is really like, along with some of the area’s fascinating history. The crew will also keep an expert eye for local marine wildlife including dolphins, seals, penguins and stingrays. As an added bonus, even enjoy some free tea, coffee, and biscuits onboard.

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What people are saying about Marlborough Sounds

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Enjoyed the boat trip very much. All the staff were fabulous and very friendly.. Would definitely recommend this trip to others

Great way to view the Sound, meet the local people and get a potted history of the locale from the well informed droll captain.

Not only was the scenery superb the staff were also. A delightful way to spend the day Wonderful memories to treasure

Best skipper and crew, great commentary and very willing to answer questions

great trip great hosts. Very enjoyable. Great way to enjoy the Sounds.