Affinity Cruises

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Cruising the Queen Charlotte Sound, Kenepuru Sound, Pelorus Sound and d’Urville Island and French Pass.

The vessel Affinity cruises the beautiful Marlborough Sounds from October to April each year with various cruises ranging from two to ten nights. Suitable for individuals, couples and small groups of up to 16 people.

• 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.
• 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.

The advantages of walking the many tracks in the sounds 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 and 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.

Experience the beauty and tranquillity of the Marlborough Sounds as we leisurely cruise through the hidden bays and coves of the Sounds.


3 Phase Power Outlet

Air Conditioning

Bed Linen Provided

Dining Tables

Share Twin or Double

DVD Player

Separate Shared Bathroom

Separate Shared Toilet

Shower Facilities

Tea & Coffee Supplies.

Picton Ferry Terminal Jetty

Phone: 0800 862 334



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