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New Zealand's Bay of Islands

DEPARTING FROM:Bay of IslandsFINAL DESTINATION:Bay of Islands

DURATION:8 Days/ 7 NightsREGION:Australia, New Zealand & PacificSHIP:Island Passage

On this summer cruise in New Zealand's Bay of Islands aboard the intimate Island Passage you will discover uninhabited beaches, watch dolphins at play, visit fascinating historic locations and enjoy the finest cuisine, served with endless sea views. The 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands are a haven for nature lovers 

and adventure seekers. You’ll discover perfect beaches, untouched native forests, fabulous day walks and interesting historic sites. Nearly a century ago this area was named ‘the angler’s Eldorado’ by Zane Grey, and in terms of New Zealand’s history it’s the birthplace of the nation.

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Island Passage

Island Passage

Operated by: Island Escape Cruises

Island Escape Cruises is a small-ship, niche adventure cruise company operating wildlife, wilderness, and scenic expedition cruises within the most beautiful regions of New Zealand during the southern hemisphere summer months (from November through April) and the beautiful islands of Tahiti between May and October. 

The best comparison might be to think of Island Passage as a ship-based version of a luxury lodge.  The itineraries combine pristine wilderness, exotic islands, amazing wildlife, stylish accommodation, exceptional service, chef-prepared gourmet meals, experienced guides, freedom from roads and routes most travelled, and the enticing adventure of never knowing what’s around the next corner.

The passenger vessel Island Passage is a 42-metre purpose-built steel catamaran accommodating just 24 guests and ten professional crew. Guests are generally active adventurers, independent travellers and photographers.  Island Passage promises superb cuisine, a full complimentary bar with wine, spirits and beers, airport transfers and all activities in a child-free environment.

Key Facts

Crew
10
Officers
New Zealand
Guests
24
Tonnage
498
Length
137 Feet / 42 Metres
Width
42 Feet
Passenger Decks
3
Built
2006
Registry
Cook Islands
Room Grades
Inclusions

Your cruise price includes:

  • 7 Nights aboard Island Passage with breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Complimentary full bar with wine, beer, spirits, juices and water
  • Shore excursions and included Cape Reinga coach excursion
  • Use of kayaks, tenders, paddle boards, snorkel and fishing equipment onboard

 

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Flights to and from Auckland
  • Pre and post cruise accommodation unless otherwise specified
  • Items of a personal nature (communications, laundry expenses)
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended - ask us for a quote today)
  • Optional scenic helicopter flights
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Please note: This cruise is sold in NZD

SPECIAL OFFER: Book and pay in full by 30 June 2017 and TAKE OFF $1,000 per person.

The itinerary is a suggested outline only and may be amended en route due to weather and seasonal reasons and to maximise sightseeing opportunities.

By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept both Expedition Cruise Specialists' and Island Escape Cruises' terms and conditions.

Single travellers are able to request sole use of staterooms at a 75% single surcharge.

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