COVID-19 UPDATE 24.03.20:
New Zealand is now at COVID-19 Alert Level 4 for a four-week minimum.
As a result, from Monday 30 March for at least 4 weeks we will go down to two mail runs a week for post and freight – no passengers. The only exception will be for medical or emergency purposes.
Monday will be the inner Pelorus run and Friday will be the outer Pelorus run. Download the schedule…
We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this challenging time.
Schedule & booking enquiries: email our Bookings team | +64 3 574 1088
Media enquiries: email our Communications team | 021 744 049
Cruise the Pelorus Sound
Come aboard a real working Mail Boat
For one day you can be a part of the best job in the world!
Experience the most remarkable sights and stories that this corner of the world has to offer.
For almost a century the Pelorus Mail Boat, in the breathtaking Marlborough Sounds, has been delivering mail, groceries and crucial supplies to isolated homesteads nestled in the quiet, secluded bays of the Pelorus Sounds – and you’re invited along for the ride!
It really is the only way to see the REAL Marlborough Sounds – where rural residents row out in dinghies, or wait for their delivery on tiny, unspoilt beaches.
All our Mail Boat day cruises – year-round – include stunning scenery, spectacular wildlife, and an adventure you will never forget.
- Discover hidden bays and coves – that most tourists never see
- Learn the fascinating history of the characters who live tucked away from the world
- See local wildlife up close and personal, and learn about rare species that call the Malborough Sounds home
All cruises depart from Havelock (30 minutes from Blenheim, one hour from Nelson).
The best day of our holiday.
We weren’t sure what to expect and can only say that the day exceeded our wildest dreams.”
– via Tripadvisor