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“gannet colony”(2 reviews)
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“mussel farms”(2 reviews)
Pelorus Tours are 4th generation owner /operator’s based in the Kenepuru sounds with pick up points of Havelock, gateway to the Pelorus sounds, Te Mahia, Raetihi, and Portage in the Kenepuru sounds. We cater for groups from 2-100 with our fleet of 3...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Havelock Marina, Havelock 7282, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4203
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

If not my mates insisted, I would rather keep silent about this terrible fishing charter experience. Last weekend I went fishing at the Sounds with my family and some friends, we got on the boat at Te Mahia Jetty at around 9:30am. Then the skipper...More

2  Thank HoS483
PelorusTours, Owner at Pelorus Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

SAFETY COMES FIRST!! ! As you brought young children and the weather had increased as we travelled out to a point where it was not practical or comfortable to travel outside the sounds, a decision was made to fish in Beatrix Bay. When returning later...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018

We went out fishing with Gary and were delighted with the friendly, informative trip. As we were the only visitors on board, Gary had time to show us the mussel farms and the wildlife in the Sounds. We then went out further and spent some...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful day with Mr Orchard. Took a very busy six year old grandson for the tour to Maud Island. The weather was great, the visit to the gannet colony was a definite bonus, no where else in the country would you be allowed...More

Thank Mot_Kiwi
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We recently booked with Pelorus Tours for a transfer from Te Mahia to Nydia Bay. Ellen was great at arranging all the details and we enjoyed chatting with Gary on board. They were by far the most reasonable of the water taxis who got back...More

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Fantastic trip to Maud Island. Loved seeing the insect and bird life. Walk to the gun emplacement was an easy walk and views were great. Seeing the swallow nest so close up was special and the giant weta's in the magazine. This is the only...More

2  Thank WendyN1301
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We went out to Maud Island with about 26 people on board and had a great time on the island. I did feel that the boat was a bit small for the amount of people on it as we were all crowded without much room...More

Thank hotrodgurl
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We had been hearing about the Maud Island tour for years. This is a protected wildlife sanctuary and the public are only given access a few days of the year. There was no tour in 2015 so we considered our selves lucky to get a...More

2  Thank LittleIgor
PelorusTours, Owner at Pelorus Tours - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

We are really sorry that you felt you had a disappointing experience on Maud Island. DOC rangers on the island put a lot of work, the night before and morning of, into collecting and protecting the wildlife seen in their small plastic container enclosures to...More

Reviewed 26 December 2013

My family recently had an excellent cruise of the Marlborough Sounds on board a privately arranged trip with Pelorus Tour. Gary Orchard brought us visiting the oyster and mussel farms, and we also did some scalloping on board his big boat called Western Break. If...More

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