New Zealand cruises provide the ideal opportunity to sit back and relax while your captain navigates New Zealand's picturesque coastlines on a day or overnight cruise. New Zealand cruises are ideal for groups, individuals and that perfect romantic getaway.
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Proudly owned and operated by New Zealanders, Absolute New Zealand is an award winning, fully licensed travel agency specialising in luxury travel. Over the past decade we've refined our range of exclusive privately escorted, self-guided, and small group tours. Work with one of our friendly travel designers - there to assist from planning right through to while you are travelling.
Cruise to paradise and back with 360 Discovery. Visit an island paradise called Motuihe, soak in the heritage and culture of Coromandel town, surrender your senses to the beauty, magic and wildlife of Tiritiri Matangi Island or visit Rotoroa, an island rich with unique arts, heritage and conservation. The choice is yours, book today.
We provide the only environmentally sustainable and exciting harbour cruise around Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy an encounter with wildlife, on their terms, without disrupting their environment. Our 47-foot classic ocean sailing yacht, Manutara, is one of the last A-Class keelers built. Enjoy a 2.5-hour sail experience cruise around Akaroa Harbour, with basic, personal sail training included.
Experience the breath-taking Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Departing directly from Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, be welcomed aboard our 20 metre, purpose-built vessel ‘Dolphin Explorer’ for an unforgettable marine mammal eco-safari out on the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf. 4.5 hour eco-cruise on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, including guaranteed whale and dolphin viewing – or you get a free trip on us!
Awesome day sailing adventure on our 65-foot go-fast Maxi Yacht. Our cruise is exciting, funny and informal. Unique island stopover, wet suits, snorkel gear, kayaks and yummy fresh lunch included! Departs Paihia and Russell daily. Freephone 0800 478 900.
The beautiful harbour of Akaroa near Christchurch is home to the rare, playful Hector's Dolphin. Join our two-hour nature cruise where we guarantee you will see dolphins or come again another day for FREE, you will also see fur seals, penguins and other marine birdlife. Swimming with dolphins is available in Akaroa Harbour. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4.
Experience a taste of warm 'Kiwi' hospitality when you cruise Cook Strait with the proudly New Zealand owned Bluebridge service. With stunning scenery, friendly service, free big screen movies and a choice of up to four return sailings a day (except Christmas Day) between downtown Wellington and Picton—there's no better way for you and your vehicle to cross Cook Strait.
Scenic cruises embarking from Whitianga wharf. Journey below the towering Shakespeare's cliffs and past the historic Cooks Beach. Visit Cathedral Cove and the islands in the Marine Reserve, then explore the spectacular volcanic coastline with its huge sea caves and blowholes. We exclusively offer the opportunity to swim with the fish in the Marine Reserve with our onboard snorkel gear.
Vigilant is the ideal boat for cruising the 140 bays and islands that make up the Bay of Islands. Our beautiful 42 ft classic single mast sailing yacht was built in 1980 and has spent all her life in Kororareka - Russell. She is perfect for special occasions including private charters and corporate treats. She sails like a dream.
Enjoy the tranquillity of Lake Tarawera while relaxing aboard one of our four luxury charter vessels. Visit historic sights around the lake shore, fish for trophy sized trout or take a thrilling ride on our three-seater jet ski. Whatever your group size and budget Clearwater can arrange an excursion to suit your requirements.
Your exciting boat cruise will take you outside Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula beside steep cliffs, archways and sea caves. The area around Akaroa is stunning, come explore it with a knowledgeable, local skipper, onboard our comfortable, classic Kauri launch. Enjoy and photograph spectacular scenery and abundant bird and wild life including the rare Hectors dolphins, fur seals and penguins.
Explore isolated and beautiful Doubtful Sound aboard the MV Southern Secret as part of our personalised tour of Doubtful Sound. View marine animals such as dolphins, seals and penguins that call the fiord home; at night listen for the calls of Morepork and Weka! Activities onboard include fishing, scrumptious meals, swimming and star gazing. Join our journey of discovery today.
Join the friendly crew of the Manawanui on a three-day sailing expedition around the Bay of Islands. Snorkel in crystal clear waters, kayak around uninhabited islands, catch your own fresh seafood or walk on deserted beaches to experience the true magic of this special part of New Zealand.
Lake Cruise and Mou Waho Island Nature Walk. Cruise to this unique and magical reserve, walking the track to the serene Arethusa Pool near the summit for amazing lake and alpine views. See the rare flightless Buff Weka (half-day). Or combine with a 4WD backcountry adventure for the Wanaka Nature Encounter (full day). Queenstown departures available on full day trips.
New Zealand's best wildlife tour—visit one of the world's few untouched areas with its amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery. Our 'Peninsula Encounter' is absolutely unrivalled offering close, exciting, small group viewing of royal albatross, hookers sealions, blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and yellow eyed penguins in a beautiful isolated area. New Zealand Tourism Award winner in four categories.
As you board, your friendly crew will welcome you with a glass of bubbly to set the mood for you to take in the majesty of this awesome World Heritage area. Cruise amongst breath-taking mountain vistas with your captain giving an informative commentary on the area, its' history and how Fiordland was formed, as playful bottle-nose dolphins surf alongside.
Voyages aboard cargo ships from almost anywhere in the world to New Zealand or home again... let us provide you with the adventure of a lifetime. You can visit places you have only dreamed about and return home with a store of adventures and memories to cherish. and to top it off, travelling by Freighter is considered carbon-neutral.
Discover the stunning Hauraki Gulf with Fullers. Catch a Ferry to Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island or the seaside suburb of Devonport, or book onto the popular Fullers Harbour Cruise. Wine tasting and sightseeing tours on Waiheke Island and a guided tour of Rangitoto can also be booked. Contact us today for more information.
Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands has been the leading tourism operator in the Bay of Islands for over 125 years. Based in Paihia they operate a wide range of marine cruises and sightseeing tours including dolphin watching/swimming, Hole in the Rock, Cape Reinga, Ninety Mile Beach, Kerikeri, Russell and many more. Tours depart daily with discounts offered for booking online.
Join our charters and find out what we love so much about sailing, and why Auckland 'City of Sails' is such a great place to do it! Generation Yacht Charters offer half-day and full-day sailing trips with a friendly, experienced crew on "Generation", our Jeanneau Sun Fast 36 yacht, designed in France and built in Australia. Maximum of 6 guests.
Enjoy the longest, least crowded, best valued 2-hour cruise on the Milford Sound or a full-day experience on the more isolated Doubtful Sound. Take in the awesome majesty of mountains, rainforest, unique birds and sea creatures. Or glide right in amongst it in one of our kayaks alongside an experienced guide on your choice of one of 4 kayaking adventures.
The three-hour, 92-kilometre journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand's most iconic tourist experiences and acknowledged as one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. Up to 11 crossings a day, carrying both passengers and vehicles. Comfort, friendly hospitality and service with Wi-Fi, cinemas, premium lounges, children's playgrounds, en suite cabins and much more on board.
Join us aboard the Milford Adventurer for your JUCY Cruise Milford Sound boat cruise, where we offer the ideal personal, friendly, small boat experience. Marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth. See seals, dolphins and occasionally the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin and get close enough to feel the spray from the waterfalls.
Enjoy a romantic weekend away, corporate retreat, wedding destination, holiday with the family or a short break with friends. It doesn't matter what excuse you use to spend more time on the truly unique, scenic and historic wonderland of Kawau Island, or destinations in the greater Hauraki Gulf, Kawau Water Taxis & Kawau Cruises can ensure a hassle-free occasion.
Discover spectacular Milford Sound on a sightseeing day cruise with Southern Discoveries. With cruises to suit every interest and timeframe, the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and kayaking tours, Southern Discoveries can deliver the entire Milford Sound experience.
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