Transfer with us

Transfers

Adult
$50 each way
Child
$30 each way 5-15 years
Infant
Free when accompanied by an adult 0-4 years

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 or Kenepuru Sound, we can take you there and pick you up when you’re done. Operating daily.

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.

Departures

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.

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

Transfer zones

Check out the map to work out which zone you're heading to and use that when you book.

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

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