Cruise New Zealand’s Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds


    enquire now From NZD $2,500 pp twinshare
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    2-8 April, 8-14 Nov 2021, 5-11 Jan, 28 Jan – 3 Feb, 22-28 Feb, 7-13 March, 12-18 April, 22-28 Nov 2022.

    $2500 pp Twinshare

     

    Day 1 – Picton

    Board in Picton 4pm

    Day 2 – 6 – Enjoy Queen Charlotte, Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds

    •Visit French Pass and d’Urville Island and indulge in a delicious dinner at The Wilderness Resort Café, d’Urville Island. •Cruise Kenepuru Sound past iconic places such as Portage Hotel and St Omer House. •Visit Worlds End and walk part of the Archer Track •Hear the story of the Russian cruise liner ‘Mikhail Lermontov’ and see the area where she now lies at the bottom of the sea. •Visit a salmon farm where the process of salmon farming will be explained. •Cruise past a King Shag colony. King Shag can only be found in this remote part of New Zealand. •Cast your rod and try your luck at catching a Blue Cod and other species in the waters of this area. There’s nothing like eating fresh fish caught by your own hands. •Visit Motuara Island – a bird Sanctuary Island where Robins, Tuis, Kiwis, Bellbirds and Kakariki live. Hear the birdsong and look out for the rare South Island Saddleback as you walk along. •Go ashore at Ship Cove where English explorer Captain James Cook made his home in the early 1770’s. Here you will find information panels explaining early Maori occupation and a monument to honour Captain Cook. •Walk sections of the award-winning Queen Charlotte Track, which features regenerated native bush with Giant Rimu, Nikau, Beech trees and tree ferns. •Experience the beauty and tranquillity of the Marlborough Sounds as we leisurely cruise through the hidden bays and coves of the Sounds. Please note: All walks are optional, you may wish to stay on board and relax, and there may be a shorter walk option that would suit you better. Please understand you are responsible for your own safety and actions during these unguided walks.

    Day 7 – Havelock

    Trip ends Havelock 0900 hrs

    Inclusions

    • Voyage on board in selected cabin category (Twin/Double)
    • All meals while on board
    • All activities as per the itinerary
    • BYO is welcome

    Exclusions

    • International and domestic flights
    • Travel Insurance
    • Beverages purchased on board (Limited)

     

    Discover the wonders of New Zealand’s Premier cruising destinations aboard our comfy vessel “Affinity”. A unique nautical experience in a relaxed atmosphere that you can only experience with small ship cruising.

    In designing our itineraries, we had to keep in mind what our passengers (who often turn into friends) wanted:

    Interesting and flexible itineraries.
    Special requests to visit areas of importance to them.
    Not to rush around, but to sit back and take in the atmosphere.
    Good Kiwi food like mum used to make.
    We feel that we have all the above and more on our cruises, and are proud to say it. So if you have always wanted to explore these places but never knew how to before, what are you waiting for?

    Experience your dream with us!


    Highlights

    • Visit French Pass and d’Urville Island and indulge in a delicious dinner at The Wilderness Resort Café, d’Urville Island.

    • Cruise Kenepuru Sound past iconic places such as Portage Hotel and St Omer House.

    • Visit Worlds End and walk part of the Archer Track

    • Hear the story of the Russian cruise liner ‘Mikhail Lermontov’ and see the area where she now lies at the bottom of the sea.

    • Visit a salmon farm where the process of salmon farming will be explained.

    • Cruise past a King Shag colony. King Shag can only be found in this remote part of New Zealand.

    • Cast your rod and try your luck at catching a Blue Cod and other species in the waters of this area. There’s nothing like eating fresh fish caught by your own hands.

    • Visit Motuara Island – a bird Sanctuary Island where Robins, Tuis, Kiwis, Bellbirds and Kakariki live. Hear the birdsong and look out for the rare South Island Saddleback as you walk along.

    • Go ashore at Ship Cove where English explorer Captain James Cook made his home in the early 1770’s. Here you will find information panels explaining early Maori occupation and a monument to honour Captain Cook.

    • Walk sections of the award-winning Queen Charlotte Track, which features regenerated native bush with Giant Rimu, Nikau, Beech trees and tree ferns.

    • Experience the beauty and tranquillity of the Marlborough Sounds as we leisurely cruise through the hidden bays and coves of the Sounds.

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