In 2021 Island Escape Cruises will again offer the popular Heli-Golf cruises: Onboard our brand new yacht Island Escape. Travel in style and join us for a whole new level of fun and excitement to the game. Add top service, superb accommodation and 5-star dining prepared by our dedicated chefs. Golfing probably doesn’t get any better than this…

Highlights


• We invite you to explore New Zealand wonderland with us – we know this better than most – this is our home. With 15,000 kilometres of fabulous coastline and more than 25 marine reserves, ocean scented scenery is a large part of the New Zealand way of life. You will discover the captivating local culture, drop into museums and galleries so be prepared to fall in love with this amazingly beautiful country.

• Get ready to play one of the world’s most famous golf courses

Island Escape is docked alongside Princess Wharf downtown Auckland just a 30 minutes taxi ride from Auckland Airport. Onboard you are greeted by the crew with a welcome drink and hors d’oeuvres before a safety briefing and introduction of the crew. You are welcome to board the yacht from 5pm for a 6pm departure. As we cruise the Waitemata Harbour and to our overnight anchorage off the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Chef will prepare a welcome onboard dinner.
After a healthy breakfast the helicopter is waiting to fly you off the yacht’s helipad to Gulf Harbour Country Club where we land next to the first tee. The first group tee off at around 10am. The spectacular finishing holes, ocean views and rolling terrain makes Gulf Harbour Country Club one of the most exiting golfing experiences in New Zealand. The 6,400 meter par 72 golf course is located on Whangaparaoa Peninsula north of Auckland. It meanders through native grasses and vegetation and has a natural look and feel from start to finish. The helicopter is waiting for you on completion of your round to fly you back to the yacht and our afternoon cruise onto Omaha Bay where we will anchor for the night.
The draw will decide if you are playing Omaha or Waipu. After a short helicopter flight we land you next to the 1st tee. The links-style Waipu Golf Course is tucked in behind the beach and dunes of Bream Bay. This sand-based, 6145-metre, par 72 course offers excellent golfing, with a reputation for some of the best greens and coastal views in New Zealand. Omaha Beach Golf Club sits overlooking the Whangateau estuary behind Omaha’s sweeping white sand beach. This 5674-metre, par 70, is considered one of the best links-style courses in New Zealand. Later, you will be flown back to the yacht, now standing off Omaha beach. There is time to relax onboard the yacht and enjoy a glass of wine on deck and compare scorecards. After dinner is served Island Escape will sail overnight towards the beautiful Bay of Islands.
You wake this morning at our peaceful anchorage in beautiful Doubtless Bay. Today’s challenge is a spectacular 18-hole championship-standard course, so enjoy an energizing breakfast before we fly you in for a 10am start. The Carrington Estate Golf Course, designed by American golf course designer Matt Dye is 6417 meters in length, par 72, and encompasses a variety of terrains from rolling vales to challenging water holes. The course is designed to accommodate golfers of all abilities and offers a wide variety of hole play, from one of the longest par 5’s in New Zealand – at 569 meters, to one of the shortest par 3’s – 113m over water. The clubhouse is on a high ridge in the middle of the course, taking full advantage of the panoramic ocean views to the north and east, and across to the hillside vineyards of Karikari Estate to the south. We fly you back to Island Escape and spend the afternoon cruising towards Kauri Cliffs Golf Course where we will anchor overnight just below the golf course.
The breakfast is served in the shade of the aft deck while you get ready to play one of the world’s most famous golf courses. The par 72 championship golf course measures 6,510 metres and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside seaside cliffs. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #37 in the world by Golf Digest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World. Once your round is over, you can leave your gear at the club house – you are back here tomorrow for another round at this fabulous course. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent relaxing onboard with fellow guests or join one of the crew in the tenders and enjoy the areas great fishing. Chef will serve dinner at 7pm.
After breakfast, we’ll fly you in to have another chance to master the 18 holes of Kauri Cliffs. Expect new challenges, it’s a multi-elevation coastal course, so its character will change day-to-day depending on the wind and weather. Enjoy. We fly you back to the Island Escape, waiting at anchor close by. This evening the Captain and crew host a farewell dinner party, scorecards will be compared, and there will be a leaderboard prize giving. Overnight we sail back towards Auckland.
We return to Princess Wharf by 9am and disembark after breakfast on the aft deck.
Itineraries are subject to change.

Ocean Twin

$9,950
$8,955 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$9,950
$8,955 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$12,950
$11,655 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$13,950
$12,555 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$14,950
$13,455 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$9,950
$8,955 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$9,950
$8,955 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$12,950
$11,655 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$13,950
$12,555 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$14,950
$13,455 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Twin

$9,950
$8,955 NZD pp
Ocean Twin
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean King

$9,950
$8,955 NZD pp
Ocean King
Bed: Twin or King | Deck – Ocean | Size – 17sqm / 183sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Horizon Suite

$12,950
$11,655 NZD pp
Horizon Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 19sqm / 205sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Ocean Solo

$13,950
$12,555 NZD pp
Ocean Solo
Bed: Single | Deck – Ocean | Size – 14sqm / 150sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Owners Suite

$14,950
$13,455 NZD pp
Owners Suite
Bed: King | Deck – Horizon | Size – 26sqm / 288sq ft / Individually controlled air conditioning / Private bathroom with shower

Island Escape

Vessel Type: Yacht

Length: 53.5 metres

Passenger Capacity: 32

Built: 2020/2021

At Island Escape Cruises we are passionate about preserving the beautiful water in which we are travelling. We have built a yacht which goes above and beyond the future global standards for emission, but we want to go further. The elimination of single use plastic is our goal. Onboard each guest receives a reusable water bottle which can be refilled around the yacht and taken with you as a souvenir.

We have installed an advanced wastewater treatment system onboard enabling us to have zero impact in sensitive areas.

Our new yacht complies with SOLAS and is fitted with state-of-the-art stabilisers, fuel-efficient diesel-electric propulsion, and catalytic invertors that reduce NOX emissions to air up to 90%.

With this innovative technology and our 15 years of experience, Island Escape will set a new standard, making her one of safest, most environmentally friendly and comfortable yachts of her class.

To further reduce energy consumption, we have installed a waste heat recovery system that uses waste heat from the engines to make hot water for your showers and the galley. 

We want to leave any destinations we visit in the same or even better condition than we found it to make sure future generations will have the chance to experience it as we did. Therefore, we have fitted our yacht with a dynamic positioning system, which allows us to be stationary in areas where the use of anchors would damage the seabed.

The Art Of Dining

Relaxation, exceptional food and carefully selected wines are an essential part of your vacation. Fresh sea air not only clears your mind, it also makes you hungry. Our chefs are dedicated, ensuring that every meal is magnificent. Local seafood, maybe even some that you caught yourself, is featured daily. You´ll enjoy locally sustainable specialities and even an opportunity for the chefs to prepare some of your own fresh catch.

All Inclusive

We strive to give you a relaxing lifelong memorable experience on-board our yacht. All food, drinks, activities, unlimited Wi-Fi and services are included in your fare.

Our Suites

With only 32 guests on-board our yacht is spacious, yet intimate enough to give you a truly exclusive private yacht atmosphere.

All seventeen suites are designed by Tillberg Design of Sweden and come with ocean views. Our premium Owners suite and six Horizon suites are located on the upper deck and have floor to ceiling panoramic doors to your balcony. The spacious Ocean Suites are available in king, twin or single configurations.

Cabin layout for Island Escape

10% Early Bird Savings

A 10% early bird saving applies to all bookings confirmed by 7 May 2021 and paid in full within 7 days of booking. Terms and Conditions apply, special offer is subject to availability, please contact us for more details.

Inclusions


• Voyage fare does include Government taxes and fees imposed or sanctioned by any Government, foreign or domestic

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$9,950
$8,955 NZD pp

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