Transfers

The Pelorus Mail Boat doesn’t just deliver mail – we deliver passengers and their gear too.

Whether you are heading out to a lodge, holiday home, track or sea kayaking location in Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere or Kenepuru Sound, the Pelorus Mail Boat can take you there and pick you up when you’re done.

If you’re headed out on an adventure, we can also transport your gear – such as bikes and kayaks – to your destination, including the Nydia Track.

More info: Pricing | Schedule | Luggage | FAQs

Book your transfer

Reaching your Pelorus Sound/ Te Hoiere bach or home is easy with Pelorus' Mail Boat, reliable and fast daily water transfer service.

Or you can call us on 03 574 1088 / 027 900 9000

About Pelorus transfers

Transfer prices

Adult: $50 one way
Child: $30 one way
Infants: Free (under 5 years) when accompanied by an adult

Schedule

Transfers depart Havelock at least once a day and operate on the below schedule:

MONDAY

Hopewell/Raetihi, Nydia Bay, Havelock (water taxi)

Departs Havelock 8.30am (check-in 8am)
Returns Havelock 12noon
This service operates with a minimum of 2 passengers. Bookings close 4pm day prior to departure.

Black Point, Whatanihi, Inner Pelorus Sound, Northwest Bay, Jacobs Bay, Homewood, Hopai Bay, Crail Bay, Four Fathoms Bay (Mailboat Run)

Departs Havelock 10am (check-in 9.30am)
Returns Havelock 4.30pm
Regular Mail Boat service. Bookings on the day are welcome.

TUESDAY

Hopewell/Raetihi, Nydia Bay, Havelock (water taxi)

Departs Havelock 8.30am (check-in 8am)
Returns Havelock 12noon
This service operates with a minimum of 2 passengers. Bookings close 4pm day prior to departure.

WEDNESDAY

Paradise Point, Nydia Bay, Northwest Bay, Tira Ora Bay, Wilson Bay, Maud Island, Jacobs Bay, Homewood (Mailboat Run)

Departs Havelock 10am (check-in 9.30am)
Returns Havelock 4.30pm
Regular Mail Boat service. Bookings on the day welcome.

THURSDAY

Hopewell/Raetihi, Nydia Bay, Havelock (water taxi)

Departs Havelock 8.30am (check-in 8am)
Returns Havelock 12noon
This service operates with a minimum of 2 passengers. Bookings close 4pm day prior to departure.

FRIDAY

Hopewell/Raetihi, Nydia Bay, Havelock (water taxi)

Departs Havelock 8.30am (check-in 8am)
Returns Havelock 12noon
This service operates with a minimum of 2 passengers. Bookings close 4pm day prior to departure.

Inner Pelorus Sound, Pohuenui Island, Whakatahuri, Forsyth Island, Port Ligar, Bulwer, Waitata Bay, Homewood, Jacobs Bay (Mailboat Run)

Departs Havelock 10am (check-in 9.30am)
Returns Havelock 4.30pm
Regular Mail Boat service. Bookings on the day welcome.

SATURDAY

Hopewell/Raetihi, Nydia Bay, Havelock (water taxi)

Departs Havelock 8.30am (check-in 8am)
Returns Havelock 12noon
This service operates with a minimum of 2 passengers. Bookings close 4pm day prior to departure.

SUNDAY

Hopewell/Raetihi, Nydia Bay, Havelock (water taxi)

Departs Havelock 8.30am (check-in 8am)
Returns Havelock 12noon
This service operates Jan - April. Bookings close 4pm day prior to departure.

Luggage and gear

All passengers can take one bag (20kg max) free of charge.

  • Kayak: $10 one way (10am service only)
  • Bike: $5 one way
  • e-bike: $10 one way
  • Additional bags (max. 20kgs): $5 per bag

FAQs