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

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


Transfers operate on the below schedule:


Black Point, Whatanihi, Inner Pelorus Sound, Northwest Bay, Jacobs Bay, Homewood, Hopai Bay, Crail Bay, Four Fathoms Bay (Mailboat Run)
Paradise Point, Nydia Bay, Northwest Bay, Tira Ora Bay, Wilson Bay, Maud Island, Jacobs Bay and Homewood.


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.


Transfer prices

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

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

Hear what others are saying...

Panoramic shot of Hopai Bay including farmland, bush and water.

I was a transfer passenger, heading to Havelock from Nydia Bay, and fortunate to be picked up early-on in the run, enabling me to enjoy the rest of the cruise.

After over a week of hard slog, carrying building materials by hand up a steep incline, and digging foundation holes in rock-filled clay, this was a much appreciated opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the gorgeous scenery and wonderful hospitality of Levon and Ti.

I particularly enjoyed the informative commentary around the history and residents of Pelorus Sound. The clearfiles with photos and stories of the area were also fantastic. Thanks so much guys, we will meet again!

Amanda G - TripAdvisor