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The Ferry (a.k.a Haulashore Ferry)

272 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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our visit to Boulder Banks lighthouse - thanks to Bruce.

We're on a mission to visit all the lighthouses in New Zealand (at least the easier to get to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SW123L
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Absolutely fantastic

Every local and tourist should do this. We had a stunning calm morning and loved the cruise of the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
nzp0ppy
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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The Ferry provides an , " On Demand" Ferry Service. Call me and tell me when and where you want to go and what time you want to return. Ferry Service to the Historic Lighthouse, Visit inside, Service to Haulashore Island for a picnic, hike or swim. Walk the Unique Boulderbank, Harbour cruise and visit to Lighthouse.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“field trip” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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272 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We're on a mission to visit all the lighthouses in New Zealand (at least the easier to get to ones). Thanks to Bruce, he made it all possible by agreeing to bring us to the 'cut' and picking us up near the lighthouse. He also...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Every local and tourist should do this. We had a stunning calm morning and loved the cruise of the harbour. However, the highlight was walking on the boulder bank to the top of the Nelson lighthouse. Truely a fantastic outing for all generations.

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theferry, Owner at The Ferry (a.k.a Haulashore Ferry), responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

So Happy you enjoyed your harbour cruise ( the Magic of Nelson Harbour)

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We headed over to the lighthouse first where we walked up the narrow staircase and enjoyed learning the history of the Nelson Lighthouse. Amazing views fro the top. Good looking down the boulder bank and also back toward Nelson port and city. From here we...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Our trip to Boulder Bank was a field trip as part of the PSNZ Southern Convention held in Richmond. Two trips starting at 6am to get our group out to Boulder Bank for dawn & early morning photography. Good safety briefing by a very friendly...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Was thrilled to find out about this harbour cruise on my last day visiting Nelson. Very informative, loved the rustic bach and especially the lighthouse visit, what a treat. Skipper friendly and informative.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Just visited Nelson, NZ and had a wonderful experience seeing the various sights and meeting the people there. We took a ferry (called 'The Ferry') for a ride around the harbour. The owner, Bruce Robertson, a thorough gentleman and very knowledgeable, gave us an overview...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is such a treat, even for a Nelsonian to visit the unique Boulder Bank and Lighthouse with Bruce. He has a wealth of information, is very safe and capable. It is a delight to view Nelson from the perspective of the island, Boulder Bank...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Boat is fine, skipper is too but the short distance for price is terrible. Would be much better if half the price.More

Thank Kelly S
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theferry, Owner at The Ferry (a.k.a Haulashore Ferry), responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thanks for your review, $22.00 to Haulashore Is or $27.00 for a trip to the lighthouse. I cannot agree with you about pricing being to expensive. The Ferry is a $100,000 vessel, yearly maintenance, Maritime Survey cost, Moorage, ETC. Accountants suggest fares should be double....More

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We had a very nice time with Captain Bruce, who was more than helpful to get us out to the lighthouse on very short notice. It is a great service and a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We came with a very specific objective, a treasure hunt ! We wanted to come first to the deserted island and find some "treasure" then we got back on the ferry and went to take a look around the old lighthouse and learn a little...More

Thank Sue P
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