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Marlborough Sounds Mail Boat Cruise - Sunday

For 1 person
1/2 day
$140 each
1 Adult
$140 each

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  • Experience a remote part of New Zealand on a postie boat
  • Fall in love with the surrounding landscape as you cruise
  • Spot marine wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins

Make the most of the postie's day off and explore the remote Pelorus/Te Hoiere and Kenepuru Sounds on board the Pelorus Express! Admire the crystal blue waters and bush-clad hills that surround, learn about the area from the friendly crew and look out for a host of marine wildlife.

What's Included?

  • Half day cruise on the Pelorus Express
  • Onboard commentary
  • Tea and coffee

Operating for more than a century, the Pelorus Mail Boat cruises through the largest, quietest and most remote part of the Marlborough Sounds delivering mail; Pelorus Sound/Te Hoiere and Kenepuru Sound. But on Sundays the postie takes a day off, giving you the perfect opportunity to spend more time experiencing the amazing natural environment and fascinating features of these remote regions. Sit back and let the captain take you to some of the most stunning corners of this vast area, flush with tranquil coves and bush-clad hillsides. You'll have the option to take a short bush walk to truly immerse yourself in the magic. Hear entertaining commentary about the area, learn about the Greenshell Mussel farm as you pass it by and watch out for marine wildlife including dolphins, seals and penguins.

Session Length

  • Please allow 5-6 hours for this experience
  • Available Sundays between November and April only
  • Departs at 10am


Available Sundays between November and April only.


  • Children aged four years and under travel free
  • Alcohol may not be brought onboard the mailboat
  • Lunch is not included


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Dress Code

Please wear layers of warm clothing as the weather can change quickly.

This experience takes place in the remote reaches of the Marlborough Sounds.

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