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Pelorus Mail Boat - Kenepuru Delivery Cruise & Bush Walk

Step aboard our comfortable mail boat and journey into Kenepuru's beautiful waterways as we deliver supplies into the Sound. A fantastic way to discover this beautiful part of New Zealand.


Join the Pelorus Mail Boat and discover the beauty of the Kenepuru Sound.

Step aboard our comfortable mail boat at Havelock Marina and journey into the areas beautiful waterways as we deliver groceries, newspapers, supplies and people into the Sound.

Have your camera at the ready to capture the incredible scenery and keep your eye out for the areas local wildlife, including dolphins!

Guests have the option to get off the boat for a 1hr walk or have a leisurely 2hr lunch at Raetihi Lodge (lunch is extra).

For the walk, you will disembark at Skiddaw Historic Farm at around 11.30am and have a leisurely walk through some beautiful native bush to the pick-up point at Raetihi.

There will be the opportunity for a quick lunch and drink before being collected at 2pm.

Alternatively you can remain on board and continue through to Raetihi where you can get off the boat and have 2hrs for full lunch in a stunning setting. After lunch the boat will pick you up for the return cruise to Havelock arriving between 3pm and 3.30pm.

The Pelorus Mail Boat delivery cruise is a fantastic way to discover the Kenepuru Sound and is guaranteed to be the highlight of your trip to this magical part of New Zealand.


Departures: B Pier, Havelock Marina, Cook Street, Havelock 7100 at 10.30am on Saturday's and Sunday's. Please check in at 9:30am.


  • $60 per adult
  • $20 per child

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    Adam Stapley from New Zealand wrote on 20 March 2017

    Mail Run Cruise

    Great experience and a must if visiting Nelson, Picton, Marlbourgh Sound areas. Very informative and relaxing day on the stunning waters.

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    Irene Mc Donnell from New Zealand wrote on 01 March 2017

    Sun, sea and silver ferns.

    From the friendly welcome onboard,this trip started as it intended to continue.Breathtaking scenery, good but not too much commentary about the area, and enough time allowed to enjoy a pleasant walk through the the bush. Lunch at the lodge recommended, delicious and such a peaceful spot. This is the sort of trip you could do and enjoy several times, but a must if you are in the area visiting NZ. A great value trip for a memorable day in some of NZs most scenic spots.

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    David Page from United Kingdom wrote on 26 February 2017

    Fab trip !!

    A fabulous day out on the Pelorus Sound ! A stunning boat trip, followed by a lovely walk around the coast to a great little lodge where we enjoyed a drink, before cruising back to Havelock on the boat. Ben and the crew were ace !! Highly recommended !!

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    Anne from United Kingdom wrote on 06 February 2017

    Pelorus Mail Boat-Fabulous

    Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and bush walk. If we have more time we will go back to do a longer mail run. Great commentary, good boat, excellent all round.

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    Fabian from Germany wrote on 18 March 2017

    Netter Ausflug, Post wird nicht verteilt

    Bei schönem Wetter ein lohnenswerter Ausflug in den wunderschönen Kenepuru Sound mit einem 2-stündigen Aufenthalt. Optional kann man in der Raetihi Lodge Mittagessen (Wahnsinns Location aber teuer) oder einfach nur ein Glas Wein genießen. Tolle Ausblicke und atemberaubende Natur! Nicht vom Namen Mail Boat verwirren lassen, zumindest während unserer Fahrt wurde keine Post ausgeteilt. Empfehlenswert!

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