The Top of the South by small ship


    enquire now From NZD $7,425 pp twinshare
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    16 – 25 May 2022
    Picton – Nelson
    9 – 18 December 2022
    Picton – Nelson

    From $7,425 pp twin-share

    We’re excited to see a new vessel in the Heritage Expeditions fleet – Heritage Explorer.
    Built by renowned wooden boatbuilding family Carey’s Boatyard in Picton, this 30-metre motor yacht cuts a striking shape in the water with a considered design that’s both ahead of its time and showcases a clever balance of privacy, comfort, spaciousness and agility allowing her to explore the furthest reaches of New Zealand’s backyard while introducing new levels of bespoke comfort.

    Tastefully decorated, Heritage Explorer’s contemporary wood-finished interior features 10 well-appointed cabins; dining room boasting spectacular 180-degree panoramas and theatre capabilities; lounge and bar featuring a flight of inclusive regional New Zealand wines, beers and spirits; and a well-stocked local library. Outside, enjoy plenty of covered space on the Bridge Deck, or ajourn to the Sun Deck perfect for wildlife spotting, sunrises and sunsets, or simply watch your voyage unfold.

    Robust yet refined, Heritage Explorer features state-of-the-art technology to provide a comfortable expedition. Read more here DT_Introducing Heritage Explorer

    Day 1: Blenheim

    Days 2 & 3: Queen Charlotte Sound

    Days 4 & 5: Pelorus Sound

    Days 6 & 7: d’Urville island

    Day 8: Abel Tasman National Park

    Day 9: Nelson

    The full trip dossier is WET_The Top of the South 05-12.22

    Royal NZ$9,995 pp*
    Located on the Bridge Deck, our Master Suite features a spacious bedroom with a queen-sized
    bed, ample storage with wardrobe and drawers, mirror and washbasin, private en suite, personal
    climate control, TV, PABX satellite telephone, window and French doors opening out on to the covered Bridge Deck.

    Salvin’s NZ$8,325 pp*
    Located on the Lower Deck, Salvin’s cabins have the option of either a double bed or two lower
    berths. Both feature ample storage with wardrobe and drawers, TV, PABX satellite telephone, private en suite and a picture porthole.

    Wandering NZ$8,775 pp*
    Located on the Lower Deck, Wandering cabins feature one lower single berth, ample storage with
    wardrobe and drawers, TV, PABX satellite telephone, private en suite and a porthole.

    Buller’s NZ$7,425 pp*
    Located on the Lower Deck, the Buller’s cabin features one bunk (one upper and one lower berth),
    ample storage with wardrobe and drawers, TV, PABX satellite telephone, private en suite and a porthole. * All prices are per person in NZ$

    ADDITIONAL OPTION
    Premium drinks package NZ$250 pp*

    PRICE INCLUDES
    Landing fees, pre/post cruise transfers, all on board ship accommodation with
    meals, house drinks, and all expedition shore excursions.

    PRICE EXCLUDES
    All items of a personal nature, laundry, gratuities, visas and travel insurance