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“boulder”(15 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
272 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 21 634 608
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

A lovely trip across the harbour. Great to see the views from the other side. Great Captain made us very welcome! The sun was shining and we stepped off to see the lighthouse and a bit of Nelson history. Glad we did it at long...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ngaizone
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I have hired the ferry x2 now for thips with friends or family to the lighthouse and haulashore. Both trips were just perfect. The captain if friendly and knowledgeable and safe. My wife is a bit nervious on boats but felt compleatly comfortable. They were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank j0nty111
Reviewed 16 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SW123L
Reviewed 4 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nzp0ppy
theferry, Owner at The Ferry (a.k.a Haulashore Ferry), responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

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

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LMT289
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lathkill
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Lynette A
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Semicurious
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank marylyn66
Reviewed 7 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

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank KellyS6880
theferry, Owner at The Ferry (a.k.a Haulashore Ferry), responded to this reviewResponded 14 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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