About us

Te Hoiere Water Taxis is a family business, operated by Marlborough Sounds resident Jesse Fenton.  Jesse has been on or near the water all his life and is passionate about the local area. 

Te Hoiere was the name given by the Māori people to the Pelorus Sounds, the Pelorus River and Maud Island. In Māori tradition, Te Hoiere was one of the great ocean-going, voyaging canoes that was used in the migrations that settled New Zealand.

Ngāti Kuia tradition states that their founding tupuna Matua Hautere, a descendant of Kupe, came to Te Waipounamu in his waka Te Hoiere, guided by the kaitiaki (tribal guardian) Kaikaiawaro.