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

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 operate on the below schedule:

MONDAY

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 - KENEPURU SOUND

Skiddaw Farm, Hopewell Lodge, Raetihi Lodge, St Omer Bay, Te Mahia Resort, Tara Bay, Pukatea Bay, The Portage, Waitaria Bay, Fish Bay, Havelock

Departs Havelock 10am (check-in 9.30am)
Returns Havelock 1.30pm
Kenepuru Transfer service. Bookings on the day are welcome.

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.

FRIDAY

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 - KENEPURU SOUND

Skiddaw Farm, Hopewell Lodge, Raetihi Lodge, St Omer Bay, Te Mahia Resort, Tara Bay, Pukatea Bay, The Portage, Waitaria Bay, Fish Bay, Havelock

Departs Havelock 10am (check-in 9.30am)
Returns Havelock 1.30pm
Kenepuru Transfer service. Bookings on the day are welcome.

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