This 7-night cruise package allows guests the ultimate access, in safety and comfort, to the wonders of this majestic World heritage site. This is an invitation to explore the Fiordland National Park alongside ecology guides who travel with us into the heart of the region to discover the beauty of this geological mosaic.

This World Heritage Park is full of some of the world’s most magnificent scenery. Located on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, Fiordland stretches over 120 miles (200 kilometres) from Milford Sound in the north to Preservation Inlet in the south. The Park covers some 1.25 million hectares and is the largest National Park in New Zealand. It is also one of the wettest places in the world but it is this rain that contributes to the area's beauty. Waterfalls tumble down steep mountains to the fiords and rain nourishes rich beech forest. The extraordinary Fiordland coastline and very deep branching lakes were carved out by glaciers millions of years ago. The glaciers left behind a land internationally acclaimed for its absolutely spectacular scenery, isolation and uninhabited environment which became a designated World Heritage Area in 1986.

Highlights


• Fall in love with Queenstown - a beautiful alpine village

• Enjoy a world class scenery seldom visited that will often take your breath away

• Enjoy a gourmet dinner under the stars

• Discover the stunning beauty whilst paddling a kayak on the fiord

• Wander unexplored foreshores or simply relax on deck enjoying cocktails as you take in these visual and sensory pleasures that surround you in Fiordland

On Sunday we meet you at Queenstown Airport and transfer you to the luxury Heritage Hotel. You have enough free time to fall in love with this beautiful alpine village. A dinner at one of the many restaurants beside the lake is just one of numerous options available for you this evening.
After a leisurely breakfast our guide, Evan Patterson, will collect you at 10 am with his private coach. You travel through this beautiful countryside, stopping at a cafe along the way, before arriving at Lake Te Anau. After dropping our bags feel free to explore, or relax at the nearby Moose Cafe. The helicopters depart from 2pm for a sensational 30 minute scenic flight that has you landing on the ‘Island Passage’ heli-pad inside Dusky Sound. After settling into your cabin and meeting the crew you can go ashore with our crew or simply relax as you take in these sensational surroundings. Our famous welcome dinner is served from 7pm.
Cruise through the stunning Cook Channel to Pickersgill Harbour, named by Capt. James Cook during his 6-week stay here in 1773. Go ashore at Astronomer Point. The observations made by William Wales at this point had New Zealand become the most accurately located place on the globe at that time. Cook’s position was out by only 0.27 of a nautical mile in latitude and 11.07 nautical miles in longitude. We continue to cruise in Dusky Sound and visit the rugged Shag Islands and Luncheon Cove, the site of New Zealand’s first European and sealers settlement.
Start the day with a visit to early conservationist Richard Henry’s historic house site on Pigeon Island. We continue onto Facile harbour, site of NZ’s first known European ship wreck. Cruise through Earshell Cove and the narrow channel of Resolution Island.
We continue to explore deep inside the fiords, venturing into Wet Jacket and Vancouver Arm. We spend the evening here at anchor in a favourite sheltered cove in the midst of this scenic wonderland.
Depart Breaksea Sound for the short sea passage to Dagg Sound where we may have the opportunity to sight whales and albatross in their natural habitat. In the late afternoon we sail further north. The scenery is spectacular and our overnight anchorage provides sensational views.
This morning during breakfast we explore the beautiful Doubtful before our rendevous with the waiting helicopters. The late morning flight out takes us over Doubtful Sound and serene Lake Manapouri to meet the aircraft waiting in Te Anau for the 25 minute flight back to Queenstown. We will have you back at the Heritage Hotel by mid-afternoon where your room is booked for the Friday night. Tonight you are free to further explore this lakeside town.
On this final day we transfer you to Queenstown Airport for your onward travel. Thank you for joining us on this Fiordland Experience and we do hope to see you onboard again on another of our sailings.
Schedule is subject to weather and sea conditions - at the discretion of the Captain.

Stateroom - Castaway Cabin

$ 6950 NZD pp
Stateroom - Castaway Cabin
5 Staterooms, size: 16 sqm - 175 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Tiri Tiri - Twin or Queen, Jellicoe - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Colville - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Rangitoto - Queen Bed.

Ocean - Hideaway Suite

$ 8950 NZD pp
Ocean - Hideaway Suite
4 Ocean Suites, size: 18 sqm - 195 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- large viewing window and door to the outside deck, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with250 videos on demand. Kawau - Twin Beds, Motutapu - Twin Beds - Wheelchair Access, Pakatoa - Queen Bed, Rakino - Queen Bed.

Castaway Solo Cabin

$ 8950 NZD pp
Castaway Solo Cabin
2 Solo Cabins, size: 12-14 sqm / 130–150 sq. ft. Each cabin features: Wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, Hotel-style beds - queen or twin sizes, Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, Individual climate control, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Aotea - Queen Bed

Bridge - Runaway Suite

$ 9950 NZD pp
Bridge - Runaway Suite
2 Bridge Suites, size: 22 sqm - 235 sq. ft. Each cabin offers - large viewing window and door to outside deck, hotel-style beds - super king size, floor-to-ceiling doors open to the deck, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, bathrobes in each suite, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 32-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Reinga - Super King, Runaway - Super King.

Stateroom - Castaway Cabin

$ 6950 NZD pp
Stateroom - Castaway Cabin
5 Staterooms, size: 16 sqm - 175 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Tiri Tiri - Twin or Queen, Jellicoe - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Colville - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Rangitoto - Queen Bed.

Ocean - Hideaway Suite

$ 8950 NZD pp
Ocean - Hideaway Suite
4 Ocean Suites, size: 18 sqm - 195 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- large viewing window and door to the outside deck, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with250 videos on demand. Kawau - Twin Beds, Motutapu - Twin Beds - Wheelchair Access, Pakatoa - Queen Bed, Rakino - Queen Bed.

Castaway Solo Cabin

$ 8950 NZD pp
Castaway Solo Cabin
2 Solo Cabins, size: 12-14 sqm / 130–150 sq. ft. Each cabin features: Wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, Hotel-style beds - queen or twin sizes, Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, Individual climate control, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Aotea - Queen Bed

Bridge - Runaway Suite

$ 9950 NZD pp
Bridge - Runaway Suite
2 Bridge Suites, size: 22 sqm - 235 sq. ft. Each cabin offers - large viewing window and door to outside deck, hotel-style beds - super king size, floor-to-ceiling doors open to the deck, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, bathrobes in each suite, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 32-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Reinga - Super King, Runaway - Super King.

Stateroom - Castaway Cabin

$ 6950 NZD pp
Stateroom - Castaway Cabin
5 Staterooms, size: 16 sqm - 175 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Tiri Tiri - Twin or Queen, Jellicoe - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Colville - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Rangitoto - Queen Bed.

Ocean - Hideaway Suite

$ 8950 NZD pp
Ocean - Hideaway Suite
4 Ocean Suites, size: 18 sqm - 195 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- large viewing window and door to the outside deck, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with250 videos on demand. Kawau - Twin Beds, Motutapu - Twin Beds - Wheelchair Access, Pakatoa - Queen Bed, Rakino - Queen Bed.

Castaway Solo Cabin

$ 8950 NZD pp
Castaway Solo Cabin
2 Solo Cabins, size: 12-14 sqm / 130–150 sq. ft. Each cabin features: Wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, Hotel-style beds - queen or twin sizes, Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, Individual climate control, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Aotea - Queen Bed

Bridge - Runaway Suite

$ 9950 NZD pp
Bridge - Runaway Suite
2 Bridge Suites, size: 22 sqm - 235 sq. ft. Each cabin offers - large viewing window and door to outside deck, hotel-style beds - super king size, floor-to-ceiling doors open to the deck, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, bathrobes in each suite, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 32-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Reinga - Super King, Runaway - Super King.

Stateroom - Castaway Cabin

$ 6950 NZD pp
Stateroom - Castaway Cabin
5 Staterooms, size: 16 sqm - 175 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Tiri Tiri - Twin or Queen, Jellicoe - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Colville - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Rangitoto - Queen Bed.

Ocean - Hideaway Suite

$ 8950 NZD pp
Ocean - Hideaway Suite
4 Ocean Suites, size: 18 sqm - 195 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- large viewing window and door to the outside deck, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with250 videos on demand. Kawau - Twin Beds, Motutapu - Twin Beds - Wheelchair Access, Pakatoa - Queen Bed, Rakino - Queen Bed.

Castaway Solo Cabin

$ 8950 NZD pp
Castaway Solo Cabin
2 Solo Cabins, size: 12-14 sqm / 130–150 sq. ft. Each cabin features: Wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, Hotel-style beds - queen or twin sizes, Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, Individual climate control, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Aotea - Queen Bed

Bridge - Runaway Suite

$ 9950 NZD pp
Bridge - Runaway Suite
2 Bridge Suites, size: 22 sqm - 235 sq. ft. Each cabin offers - large viewing window and door to outside deck, hotel-style beds - super king size, floor-to-ceiling doors open to the deck, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, bathrobes in each suite, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 32-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Reinga - Super King, Runaway - Super King.

Stateroom - Castaway Cabin

$ 6950 NZD pp
Stateroom - Castaway Cabin
5 Staterooms, size: 16 sqm - 175 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Tiri Tiri - Twin or Queen, Jellicoe - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Colville - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Rangitoto - Queen Bed.

Ocean - Hideaway Suite

$ 8950 NZD pp
Ocean - Hideaway Suite
4 Ocean Suites, size: 18 sqm - 195 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- large viewing window and door to the outside deck, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with250 videos on demand. Kawau - Twin Beds, Motutapu - Twin Beds - Wheelchair Access, Pakatoa - Queen Bed, Rakino - Queen Bed.

Castaway Solo Cabin

$ 8950 NZD pp
Castaway Solo Cabin
2 Solo Cabins, size: 12-14 sqm / 130–150 sq. ft. Each cabin features: Wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, Hotel-style beds - queen or twin sizes, Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, Individual climate control, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Aotea - Queen Bed

Bridge - Runaway Suite

$ 9950 NZD pp
Bridge - Runaway Suite
2 Bridge Suites, size: 22 sqm - 235 sq. ft. Each cabin offers - large viewing window and door to outside deck, hotel-style beds - super king size, floor-to-ceiling doors open to the deck, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, bathrobes in each suite, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 32-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Reinga - Super King, Runaway - Super King.

Stateroom - Castaway Cabin

$ 6950 NZD pp
Stateroom - Castaway Cabin
5 Staterooms, size: 16 sqm - 175 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Tiri Tiri - Twin or Queen, Jellicoe - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Colville - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Rangitoto - Queen Bed.

Ocean - Hideaway Suite

$ 8950 NZD pp
Ocean - Hideaway Suite
4 Ocean Suites, size: 18 sqm - 195 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- large viewing window and door to the outside deck, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with250 videos on demand. Kawau - Twin Beds, Motutapu - Twin Beds - Wheelchair Access, Pakatoa - Queen Bed, Rakino - Queen Bed.

Castaway Solo Cabin

$ 8950 NZD pp
Castaway Solo Cabin
2 Solo Cabins, size: 12-14 sqm / 130–150 sq. ft. Each cabin features: Wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, Hotel-style beds - queen or twin sizes, Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, Individual climate control, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Aotea - Queen Bed

Bridge - Runaway Suite

$ 9950 NZD pp
Bridge - Runaway Suite
2 Bridge Suites, size: 22 sqm - 235 sq. ft. Each cabin offers - large viewing window and door to outside deck, hotel-style beds - super king size, floor-to-ceiling doors open to the deck, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, bathrobes in each suite, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 32-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Reinga - Super King, Runaway - Super King.

Stateroom - Castaway Cabin

$ 6950 NZD pp
Stateroom - Castaway Cabin
5 Staterooms, size: 16 sqm - 175 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Tiri Tiri - Twin or Queen, Jellicoe - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Colville - Twin (plus Pullman berth), Rangitoto - Queen Bed.

Ocean - Hideaway Suite

$ 8950 NZD pp
Ocean - Hideaway Suite
4 Ocean Suites, size: 18 sqm - 195 sq. ft. Each cabin offers- large viewing window and door to the outside deck, hotel-style beds - queen and twin sizes, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with250 videos on demand. Kawau - Twin Beds, Motutapu - Twin Beds - Wheelchair Access, Pakatoa - Queen Bed, Rakino - Queen Bed.

Castaway Solo Cabin

$ 8950 NZD pp
Castaway Solo Cabin
2 Solo Cabins, size: 12-14 sqm / 130–150 sq. ft. Each cabin features: Wide portholes with ocean view and natural light, Hotel-style beds - queen or twin sizes, Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, Evening turn down service with chocolate bottled water, Individual climate control, Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, Voltage: 220V, Phillips 26-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Waimate - Queen Bed, Aotea - Queen Bed

Bridge - Runaway Suite

$ 9950 NZD pp
Bridge - Runaway Suite
2 Bridge Suites, size: 22 sqm - 235 sq. ft. Each cabin offers - large viewing window and door to outside deck, hotel-style beds - super king size, floor-to-ceiling doors open to the deck, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, evening turn down service with chocolate and bottled water, bathrobes in each suite, individual climate control, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, voltage: 220V, Phillips 32-inch flat-panel TV with 250 videos on demand. Reinga - Super King, Runaway - Super King.

Island Passage

Vessel Type:  Luxury Catamaran

Length:  42 metres

Passenger Capacity:  22

Built:  2007

If you have traveled with the big ship cruise lines in the past, it's time to start rethinking everything you thought you knew about cruising. Furthermore if you have been avoiding cruising because you imagined it would be like traveling in a shopping mall, it's time to think again. We offer something else altogether.

The ‘Island Passage’ is our beautifully appointed small ship. Her workboat exterior camouflages a stunning interior. Weighing in at almost 500 tonnes, she’s equipped to travel to inaccessible areas while delivering the highest level of passenger comfort. On board you’ll find 10 spacious en-suite cabins, a large dining room and saloon lounge, a library and generous outdoor living spaces. In the galley, our chef works with the freshest local ingredients and delicacies to create memorable meals that reflect the day’s adventures.

For entertainment and exploration, Island Passage carries purpose-built landing craft, three large tenders, sea kayaks, a five-seat helicopter, fish and snorkel equipment. Never a dull moment, although lazing in a deckchair is always an acceptable option. During each journey, our eight-person crew is on hand to share their knowledge of the ocean and local landscapes.

Our expedition boats are designed to provide fast and efficient transport to and from the 'Island Passage' and are well suited for exploring the local bays, islands, and rivers that are right on your doorstep. All boats are manned with guides, two-way radios and safety equipment for your peace of mind.

Our fishing has no rigid daily schedule. Different areas will be covered according to what the Captain and guides believe will be best in that specific day or week. Several levels are available during the cruises to suit the novice to the more experienced angler.

Onboard Luxury
When the ship was designed, the instructions were to provide a luxurious layout, uncrowded and comfortable for a maximum of 24 guests. This has been well achieved. You will encounter the spacious saloon and dining area on the promenade deck, a large aft teak deck with steamers chairs and ease of access to the tenders, oversized cabins and ensuites, wide side teak decks for strolling the ship and an overwhelming feeling of being onboard a small private yacht.

The Suites
The ‘Island Passage’ is perfect for a leisurely break from a hectic lifestyle. We only have accommodation onboard for 24 passengers. The ten spacious individually designed cabins, with rich timber panelling and New Zealand Kauri furniture, fitted with DVD, audio and TV, and are all air-conditioned. Most with doors opening on to the outer deck, each cabin has its own private ensuite. Our suites are amongst the largest for any ship of it's size.

Expedition Cabins
Located on the main deck, our Expedition cabins give you a choice of a queen-size bed or two singles. Suites with single beds have a pullman berth for a third guest. Individual air conditioning, TV, DVD/CD, movies. Sea view from the portholes.

Staterooms
On the same level as the saloon, bar and dining room, the Staterooms have large picture windows and doors opening directly onto the promenade deck. Each cabin has individual air-conditioning, TV, DVD/CD, movies, writing desk and either queen or twin single beds.

Bridge Deck Suites
Offering the best views on the ship, the two Bridge Deck Suites open directly onto the teak bridge deck. Each cabin is individually air-conditioned with SKY TV, DVD/CD, movies on demand, writing desk, easy chair, super king bed and extra-large bathroom.

Cabin layout for Island Passage

Save $1000 on Fiordland Cruise aboard Island Passage

From Queenstown to Queenstown - 8 & 9 days.

Aboard Island Passage.

January - April 2018.

Saving: NZ$1 000

Discounted Rates: NZ$5 250 - NZ$8 950

Standard Rates: NZ$6 250 - NZ$9 950

Book and pay in full within 7 days of confirmation to receive a saving of $NZ 1,000 per person.

Valid for all new bookings confirmed by 31st March, 2017.

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