The ONLY way to see the REAL Marlborough Sounds

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. Delivering on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays you’ll visit isolated homesteads nestled in quiet secluded bays, each property only getting one delivery per week. View mussel farms and see why Pelorus Sound is the mussel capital of the world. Old timers row out in dinghies to meet us, while some receive their supplies on tiny, unspoilt beaches. The people of the Marlborough Sounds are as much a part of the area as the history and majestic beauty.

Join us on our mail boat for the experience of a lifetime. Let us take you on our spectacular mail run or drop you at your accommodation in the Marlborough Sounds.

  • Discover Hidden bays and coves – That most tourists never see
  • 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.

Fantastic way to see Pelorus Sound. So relaxing to meander along the mail run (yes, mail is really delivered throughout the day). Skipper Jim is excellent, and loved it that he stopped the engines in a lovely spot so we could soak up the serenity.

– via Tripadvisor