Information on Fiordland

They say 'a picture is worth more than a thousand words' and no other place in New Zealand can be explained in such a way as Fiordland!
Your adventure starts from your overnight accommodation (prior to your cruise) in Te Anau.  On the day that your cruise starts a local operator will pick you up and bring you to Affinity.  The trip includes a coach to the Manapouri wharf then a cruise across Lake Manapouri to the other side where you will board another coach for the trip over the Wilmot Pass and down into Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound where Affinity will be waiting for you.

You may experience during your cruise:

  • Total isolation and magnificent raw beauty
  • Dolphins and seals at play
  • Fish – blue cod, groper and more
  • For divers this is the best place in the world to see black coral
  • Walk through native virgin rain forests
  • Discover isolated lakes
  • The magic of pure unspoilt scenery
  • The history of early European settlers
  • The history of the explorer Captain James Cook.

Affinity cruises this amazing area during the months of June, July and August.  Come and explore with us the ever-changing moods of New Zealand’s large 928,000 hectare World Heritage Park – Fiordland.  Why do we visit Fiordland in winter? In the months of June, July and August the Fiordland coastal area has more settled, calmer conditions than during the rest of the year.  There are also fewer sandflies.


Fishing and Diving in Fiordland

  • You can experience fantastic visibility
  • Dive the wreck of the Waikare a 96m-passenger Vessel sunk in 1910 
  • An abundance of fish; Groper, Blue Cod, Trumpeter, Terakihi, Scallops (in season) and Crayfish
  • The best place in the world to see black coral

Between dives there are a number of very interesting sites to visit relating to Captain Cook, early settlers and conservationists.
Unless the coast conditions are calm diving and fishing takes place in the sheltered water of the Fiords.
Affinity has plenty of room for kitting up (getting into your dive gear), easy access into and out of the water with wide platform steps across the stern and 2 ladders that go directly into the water.
She has a 4-meter inflatable tender (dinghy) for use when diving.

Fishing and Diving Charters available on request.

Dusky Sound Fiordland

Lake in Anchor Island Fiordland




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