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.

When you travel to Fiordland, you are visiting one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand!

The extraordinary beauty of Fiordland was recognised by the United Nations in 1986 as one of the world's foremost natural landscapes, through its inclusion in Te Wahipounamu south west New Zealand natural heritage site.

The Fiordland National Park was described as having "superlative natural phenomena" and "outstanding examples of... the earth's evolutionary history". It is the largest national park in New Zealand, and one of the largest in the world.

Highlights


• Discover Doubtful, Dusky and Breaksea Sounds

• Travel in the path of Captain James Cook and learn all about the rich and fascinating history of his early voyages to this remote part of New Zealand

• Visit historic sites such as: the first European house site, first recorded shipwreck in New Zealand and where the first vessel was built by Europeans in 1795 and visit Astronomers Point where Captain Cooks Astronomer cleared the trees and recorded a transit on Venus at his first landing in Fiordland

• Walk through the beautiful remote native rainforest that has never been cleared

• Get up close to stunning roaring waterfalls as they cascade down steep, sheer cliffs

• Fish for grouper and other big species in the bountiful waterways of this pristine area

• Experience coastal cruising with fantastic sights

• Chalky and Preservation Inlets including a Scenic Helicopter Flight like none other; fly over breathtaking snow-capped mountains and spectacular terrain.

• Learn the history of the thriving gold-mining town and sawmills of this region from the 1890’s

• Walk to the most South-Western Lighthouse in NZ at Puysegur Point. The lighthouse was the last manned lighthouse in New Zealand, only becoming automated in the last few years

• Visit the Historic remains at Tarawera Silver mine smelter, only accessible by boat

Te Anau board at 08.30am
•Doubtful, Dusky and Breaksea Sounds •Travel in the path of Captain James Cook and learn all about the rich and fascinating history of his early voyages to this remote part of New Zealand •Visit historic sites such as: the first European house site, first recorded shipwreck in New Zealand and where the first vessel was built by Europeans in 1795 and visit Astronomers Point where Captain Cooks Astronomer cleared the trees and recorded a transit on Venus at his first landing in Fiordland •Walk through beautiful remote native rainforest that has never been cleared. •Get up close to stunning roaring waterfalls as they cascade down steep, sheer cliffs. •Fish for grouper and other big species in the bountiful waterways of this pristine area. •Experience coastal cruising with fantastic sights. •Chalky and Preservation Inlets including a Scenic Helicopter Flight like none other; fly over breath taking snow-capped mountains and spectacular terrain. •Learn the history of the thriving gold-mining town and sawmills of this region from the 1890’s •Walk through beautiful remote native rainforest that has never been cleared. •Get up close to stunning roaring waterfalls as they cascade down steep, sheer cliffs •Fish for grouper and other big species in the bountiful waterways of this pristine area •Walk to the most South-Western Lighthouse in NZ at Puysegur Point. The lighthouse was the last manned lighthouse in New Zealand, only becoming automated in the last few years •Visit the Historic remains at Tarawera Silver mine smelter, only accessible by boat.
Te Anau disembark around noon
Itineraries are subject to change.

Double / Twin Share Cabin

$5,630 NZD pp
Double / Twin Share Cabin Limited Availability
Accommodation is onboard the vessel in 8 cabins (twin share — bed and bunk or double bed). 3 bathrooms facilities on the main deck — separate ladie's and men’s — with a good supply of hot water.

Affinity

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Passenger Capacity: 16

The vessel Affinity was purpose-built in Picton by Carey’s Boatyard for the type of cruising that she does. Affinity has 8 guest cabins, a comfortable lounge for dining and relaxing, and a spacious deck.

Affinity Features:

Accommodation is onboard the vessel in 8 cabins (twin share — bed and bunk or double bed).

If you are a sole passenger and require a cabin to yourself, our single supplement is available.

All cruises are fully catered and all linen is supplied.

3 bathrooms facilities on the main deck — separate ladie's and men’s — with a good supply of hot water.

Air conditioning for summer and central heating for winter.

Spacious vessel both inside and out, including a comfortable lounge area.

Lots of interesting books to read, as well as a few board games.

Easy access both on and off the vessel, with platform steps at the stern of the vessel.

4-metre inflatable tender for shore excursions and for use when divers are in the water.

Use of gumboots for on deck and going ashore.

First aid certificates held by crew members, plus an oxygen cylinder onboard.

Vessel complies with all safety regulations and holds all appropriate licences.

Cabin layout for Affinity

Inclusions


• Voyage on board in selected cabin category (Twin/Double)
• All meals while on board
• All activities as per the itinerary
• BYO is welcome
• Transfers are from your accommodation in Te Anau to Manapouri over Wilmot Pass to the vessel and return
• Helicopter flights depart or return to Te Anau, being coached from or to your accommodation
• All walks are optional, you may wish to stay on board and relax, 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.

Exclusions


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