Discover the Marlborough Sounds by small ship


    From NZD $4,200 pp twinshare
    Terms & Conditions apply

    11 – 17 April 2021
    8 – 14 May 2021
    14 – 20 May 2021

    From $4200 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 Introducing_Heritage_Explorer_WE_1_

    Day 1: Blenheim
    Make your way to the designated meeting point in Blenheim for your transfer to Heritage Explorer in
    Picton (times and meeting point will be confirmed with your voyage documents). The captain and expedition team will be waiting to welcome you aboard Heritage Explorer and show you to your cabin. You will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself on board then join the captain on the bridge or fellow travellers on deck as we set sail along Queen Charlotte Sound this afternoon.

    Days 2 & 3: Queen Charlotte Sound

    Day 4: d’Urville island

    Days 5 & 6: Pelorus Sound

    Day 7: Blenheim
    We arrive into the inner reaches of Pelorous Sound this morning. After a final breakfast and farewells, a Zodiac tender takes you ashore at Havelock where a transfer to a central Blenheim drop off point or the airport waits. In case of unexpected delays we ask you not to book any onward travel from Blenheim until after midday today.

    The full trip dossier is HX_Discover_Marlborough_Sounds_WE_03-04.21

    Royal NZ$5,700 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$4,800 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$5,500 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$4,200 pp*
    Located on the Lower Deck, the Buller’s cabin features one bunk (one upper and one lower berth), ample storage with wardrobe and drawers, TV, PABX satellite telephone, private en suite and a porthole. * All prices are per person in NZ$

    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.