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Pelorus Express. Pelorus Express, the Pelorus Sound Mail Boat, is a sturdy launch that makes a day-long trip around Pelorus Sound, and is one of the best ways to discover the waterway and meet its residents. Join the mailman as he delivers mail and supplies and checks in with the locals, as it's been done for generations. The boat leaves from Havelock on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9:30 am and returns in the late afternoon. Reservations are advised January through March. It leaves from the northern end of the Havelock Marina, next to the Slip Inn. Bring your lunch; there is tea and coffee on board. 03/574–1088. www.themailboat.co.nz. NZ$128, children under 16 free.