Mailboat Run

  • Pelorus Mail Boat at jetty
  • Water views Pelorus Mail Boat
  • Man and pig on jetty greeting the Pelorus Mail Boat
  • The Pelorus Mail Boat
  • Kids on beach near Pelorus Mail Boat
  • Mussel farm viewed from the Pelorus Mail Boat

Mailboat Run

$130 adult | $50 child - help us to deliver mail and groceries to remote destinations in the Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere

Join the historic Pelorus Mail Boat for a day cruise like no other, exploring the richly historic Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere, spotting wildlife and meeting residents along the way.

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 – and you’re invited along for the ride!

Departing Havelock Marina, experience the wilderness, hear about the history, spot the wildlife and meet the locals.

A once in a lifetime experience.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Weekday Mail Run Tour departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday except Christmas Day.
  • Sunday cruise is the Postie's Day Off - a fun and relaxing cruise around some of our favourite spots in Pelorus Sound from Jan-Apr.
  • Bring your own lunch, snacks and beverages - tea and coffee available free onboard.
  • Child is aged 5-15 years. A child under 5 can travel free with a paying adult. 
  • MTC Group cancellation policies apply.
 

Tour Overview

Duration:
5 hours
Departure:
10am, Pier B, Havelock Marina, Havelock - Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Cost:

$130 per adult
$50 per child (5-15 years - under 5s FREE)

* See our FAQs for T&Cs

Transport:
Pelorus Express catamaran

YOUR SAFETY

Your health and safety, and that of our staff, is always our highest priority. We are continuing to implement a high level of extra health and hygiene measures as recommended by the Ministry of Health. See our full safety procedures...

Itinerary

9.30am
Check in at the Pelorus Mail Boat booking office - Pier B, Havelock Marina, Havelock
10am
Depart for mail run to Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere
4pm approx (3.30-4.30pm)
Arrive back at Havelock Marina
 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Postie for a Day

  • Weekday Mail Run Cruise departs Monday, Wednesday and Friday except Christmas Day.
  • Sunday cruise is the Postie's Day Off - a fun and relaxing cruise around some of our favourite spots in Pelorus Sound from Jan-Apr.
  • Bring your own lunch, snacks and beverages - tea and coffee available free onboard.
  • Child is aged 5-15 years. A child under 5 can travel free with a paying adult. 
  • MTC Group cancellation policies apply.
 

TO BOOK

Head to the Pelorus Mail Boat booking page and book on the Mail Run, or email or call Pelorus Mail Boat on 03 574 1088.