Create Your Own Private Cruise

Luxury yacht charters New Zealand

Island Passage is a purpose built displacement catamaran operating within New Zealand waters from November through April and then she relocates north to Vanuatu from May through September. At 42 metres (140 feet) overall and weighing in at almost 500 tonne, she’s equipped to travel to inaccessible areas while delivering the highest level of passenger comfort. Our passion for fishing adventure has inspired a series of extraordinary voyages to some of the most remote and fascinating places in New Zealand and Vanuatu.

True Luxury on the Sea

Bay of Islands private cruise

Sailing aboard “Island Passage” means you can create a fishing charter that suits your needs. Be it all out fishing, corporate team building charters or a couples trip where fishing all day for one is balanced with daily non-fish activities for the other. Guests fish from the tender boats or venture ashore for rock based casting. Bush walks, winery visits and expeditions from the ship by helicopter or boat are also daily activities, or you may choose to relax with a good book in the library, tune into a favourite program on Satellite TV or laze in a steamer deckchair. Evenings are a highlight of small ships where after an active day in the fresh air the mood changes onboard to sunset cocktails, white linen dining and personal service. In the galley, our chef works with the freshest local ingredients and delicacies to create memorable meals that reflect the region and the day’s activities. There is accommodation onboard for just 20 passengers. The ten spacious en-suite cabins with rich timber panelling and timber furniture are all fitted with video, audio, TV and are individually air-conditioned. Most cabins have doors opening to the outer deck. During each journey, our eight-person crew is on hand to share their knowledge of the area and local fishing conditions.

Our vessel has all the amenities that you would expect of a much larger cruise ship, including:

  • Main Dining Room
  • Large Saloon Lounge
  • Sundeck and BBQ
  • Helicopter carried onboard
  • Expedition boats carried on-board
  • Phone and Fax facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Security safe
  • Fully stocked cocktail bar and Wine cellar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Library including videos and books

We carry three expedition boats onboard. Designed for expedition work, these large and heavy-duty craft are extremely safe. The design permits these crafts to land directly onto the beaches.  We also carry 3 smaller tenders for use by passengers to explore areas away from the ship. There are also kayaks carried on board.

F1-Squirrel Helicopter

Helicopter New Zealand tour

With seating for 5 passengers this is an awesome way of extending your cruise experience. Take flights to local vineyards, golf courses, a spot of heli-fishing or a flight to any of the numerous scenic delights along our route. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a day onboard the 'Island Passage' or a heli-fishing trip to Waiheke, Great Barrier, Mokohinau or Kawau Island. Whatever you decide... we can cater to your needs.

Enquire Now!

For further information or a quote for chartering 'Island Passage'  you can simply contact us. For a comprehensive list of all activities available in each location featured, please refer to the "Destination Guide" found at the top of this page.

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