Full-day cruise | 5-6.5 hours | Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere

Pelorus Mail Boat Cruise

$130 16+ years
$50 5-15 years
4pm - 4.30pm

Join the Pelorus Mail Boat on this full-day cruise. Each day is different, taking in areas of the vast Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere, Kenepuru and Mahau Sounds.

Marvel at the incredible scenery, meet some locals, spot plentiful wildlife and enjoy a truly authentic experience of this unique and beautiful part of the world.

The Pelorus Mail Boat is New Zealand’s original mail boat. The service has been delivering mail to isolated areas of the Marlborough Sounds since 1918, and continues to create a lifeline to the outside world for those living in areas far from the nearest road and powerline. Onboard our spacious catamaran, our friendly crew will tell you about the fascinating history of this area and its people while delivering groceries, farming supplies and people to far-flung jetties. Some tours include a short bush walk, farm visit and a stop at an aquaculture farm.

Choose from three weekday mail run routes or board the Sunday Cruise, which is the postie’s day off, leaving more time for exploring the spectacular beauty of the Marlborough Sounds.