Cruise Marlborough Sounds
Cruising the Queen Charlotte Sound, Kenepuru Sound and Pelorus Sound.
Including a visit to d’Urville Island and French Pass Multi Interest Cruises range from 5 nights/6 days & 6 nights/7 days. Visit Motuara Island – a bird Sanctuary Island where Robins, Tuis, Pigeons, Kiwis, Kakariki and Bellbirds live. Hear the birdsong and look out for the rare South Island Saddleback as you walk along.
Come ashore at Ship Cove and visit the site where English explorer Captain James Cook landed. Here you will find information panels and a monument to honour Captain Cook.
Walk sections of the award winning Queen Charlotte Track.
Enjoy an early morning fish.
Hear the story of the Russian Cruise Liner ‘Mikhail Lermontov’ and see the area where she now lies at the bottom of the sea.
Visit both d’Urville Island and French Pass.
Visit a King Shag Colony.
Visit a Salmon & Mussel Farm and learn about these types of marine farming.
Walk through regenerated native bush and forest.
Experience the beauty and tranquillity of the Marlborough Sounds as we leisurely cruise through the hidden bays and coves of the Sounds. All walks are optional, you may wish to stay onboard and relax or there may be a shorter walk option that would suit you better.
The advantages of walking while living aboard Affinity is that your accommodation follows you and is there at the end of your days walk with a hot shower and your same bed / cabin. All your meals are cooked for you. If you are going ashore over the lunch period a packed lunch will be sent with you.
You don’t have to worry about your luggage as it is still in your cabin and you have no heavy packs to carry every day. No lost packs.
All walks are optional, you may wish to stay onboard and relax or there may be a shorter walk option that would suit you better.
Dear Brian and crew
"It was a splendid holiday and thanks to your sensitive care I found I was able to join in most things – much more in fact than I thought I would be able to. I think the highlight for me was the dolphins. I’d never seen so many before. French Pass, the scallops, everything really and I enjoyed the company. Weren’t we lucky with the weather? It was blowing a gale when I got home. With best wishes for your future trips."