d'Urville Island Cruises
d'Urville Island Cruises
12 & 26 October 2019
A fantastic journey of discovery cruising to d'Urville Island in the outer Marlborough Sounds with a one day cruise onboard Pelorus Express (the Mail Boat) departing Havelock - Saturday 12 & 26 October 2019.
Departing Havelock and cruise through the Pelorus Sound taking in the wonders of this stunning area and the multiple land and water uses - forestry, farm land, native bush reserves, holiday homes, mussel and salmon farming. Cruise Pelorus Sound past Maud Island and towards the Chetwode Islands at the outer most point of the Pelorus.
Once out of the Pelorus Sound we will head from the Chetwode Islands across to d’Urville Island past the Trio and Rangitoto Islands. Cruise down the western side of d’Urville Island from Stephens passage at the northern tip to the southern most tip through French Pass. This is an amazing piece of water, one of the quickest naturally moving sections of water in the world.
During the cruise visit Catherine Cove with some time out ashore at the Wilderness Resort. This is a great opportunity to stretch the legs with a quick walk on d’Urville Island. From there we cruise across Admiralty Bay and back into the Pelorus Sound and back to Havelock.
Tea & coffee supplied, bring your own lunch.
$175 per person
(BYO lunch - tea and coffee supplied)
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How do I find Havelock?
Havelock is a small seaport township on State Highway 6, the main road between Blenheim and Nelson – about 30 minutes drive from Blenheim. Havelock is the gateway to the Pelorus Sound and Kenepuru Sound, two of the main sounds that make up the Marlborough Sounds. The third sound is the Queen Charlotte Sound, out of Picton that many visitors get to see if travelling on a ferry. Havelock is a great little township to explore with lots of arts and crafts, cafe and restaurants. These days Havelock is known as the ‘Greenshell Mussel Capital of the world’. There are more Greenshell mussels brought in through this port than anywhere else.
Where and when do I join the tour?
Our launch, Pelorus Express will be docked at Pier B at Havelock Marina. Turn towards the water from Havelock township and drive down and park near the Slip Inn Café. Pier B is directly to the left of the Slip Inn Café, when you’re facing the water.
We depart at 8.30am, please arrive for check in by 8am.
What’s available during the tour?
We offer tea and coffee, please bring lunch and any other food or beverages you would like.
What should I bring along on the cruise?
Along with food and beverages, bring your camera, a sunhat, sunscreen and windbreaker jacket, in case there is a chilly sea breeze.
Terms & conditions
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