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.

Book your Kenepuru Sound transfer

Reaching your Kenepuru Sound destination 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

Bush covered hill and bay seen from onboard the Pelorus Mail Boat.

Departures

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.

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.
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