Pelorus Mail Boat

Pelorus Mail Boat

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Dina Schurer

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Full day of entertainment through the Charlotte Sound.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Evie Sel

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Havelock gateway to the Pelorus Sounds is a must to do.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Thomas and Sonja

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

$128 per person is overprices. Very friendly skipper who told us a lot of interesting stories.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Alan Graham

England

Ranking: 10/10

A wonderful way to explore the Sound and discover all about the remote communities dotted along its scenic coast. Our hosts, owner/skipper, Jim and his co-skipper Penny were truly professional as diligent 'Posties', crew and guides. Thanks!

Where else in the World would you have dogs, pigs, sheep, hens & people waiting at the end of a jetty waiting for their post???

A 'must do' when we visit again.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Greg Fischer

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent trip. Educational and personal. Boat was very crowded with 29 people.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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ozelmer

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Did the Friday cruise on the mail boat to the outer edges of the sound with the ginger Jock Jim and his faithful sidekick Penny who picked us up from Picton. The trip was in good weather and there was commentary as we were shown the sights as they did their mail run to the locals. We got to see a pod of dolphins swimming with the boat and feed the pigs that are tame on the jetty as he delivered mail to one of the properties.
Was a full day and excellent value for money at $128 with free pickup and drop off in Picton. Free tea and coffee were provided.

Highly recommended as a good day out.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Duncan Mallison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

xcellent way to get out on the Marlborough Sounds. Delivering post to the locals. Full day of sailing 9.30 to 4.30pm. Morning spent delivering the post, afternoon the opportunity is provided to get off the boat and walk.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Robinandmaureen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

What a wonderful way to see the Marlborough Sounds.

We had discovered this trip whilst driving through Havelock and thought it would be a good way to see some of the more outlying parts of the Sounds.

We were not disappointed and fortunately we were blessed with a beautiful

Jim was great host and his brother was on hand to assist the day we sailed. He was able to provide a most informative commentary during the trip identifying the more interesting aspects that we visible from the boat as well as descriptions of the islolated homesteads who do not have traditional mail deliveries.

Complimentary tea and cofee is provided during the duratin of the trip and Jim brings round his tin of biscuits periodically.

The trip takes you out right to the Tasman Sea where you will see seals and if you are lucky blue penguins and dolphins. You will also have the opportunity of seeing up close the mussel beds in the Sounds.

This is a full day tour and extremely good value for money and we have no reservations in highly recommending this trip to future passengers

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Kylonce

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We had a great day on the Pelorus Mail Boat. Jim, the skipper was very friendly and provided and informative natural history and historical background to the Sounds and their inhabitants. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip, the scenery was spectacular and it was a treat to be able to chat to the locals about their lives. I'd recommend this trip to everyone.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Seraphim Karin

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Wonderful tour, but too expensive ($128pp) without meal, only tea, but very interesting.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jennifer

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly, fascinating tales, comfortable.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jill

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting day. Great scenery, good information by crew. Seating cramped and if vessel fully booked, would have been inadequate.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Sue Croft

United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

Seemed on reflection rather expensive and boat would be crowded in high season.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Schweisshelm

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Seifert

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Perhaps 2 hours too long.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Lomas

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Mail boat trip around islands in Queen Charlotte Sound.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Betty le Brech

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

We paid $120 each for a 7.5 hour tour on a large launch delivering mail + stores to 45 families who live in the Sounds. Free tea & coffee. Very informative tour. Maybe a little expensive but quite unique. you can take this tour from Havelock or Picton. A free bus will pick you up in Picton and deliver you to Havelock where the tour leaves from and will take you back to Picton when the tour is finished.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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wenerz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Enjoyable trip. Boat is a bit on the small side.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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stephenb

England

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent - but very long.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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nadinef

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Good day on the water with excellent scenery. Would have been better with more commentary and more time on island/beach considering the $120 per person.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Jan

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great views. Due to a good dollar price for us the price was reasonable.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Annemarie

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

We were picked up in Picton, free transport, free coffee, kindly people (and fine weather).

Reviewed over 12 years ago