Our lives revolve around the water and a thirst to continually learn, be challenged as well as personally grow. This naturally results in an interesting mix of qualifications and experiences. We hold national as well as STCW offshore Maritime qualifications, allowing us to operate a wide range of vessels on the surface of the water. Beneath the water we indulge in recreational diving as PADI professionals as much as commercial dive work under ADAS.

We simply love what we do and the people we get to share memories with.

Our extensive history navigating around Fiordland as well as Fouveaux Strait has allowed us to gain a wealth of knowledge about the southern and northern Fiords as well as our wild coast. As we venture through these remote places the safety of the vessel and all persons on board is our priority. Which is why we are working within a team where we all have the same ethos and a sound understanding of our surroundings. So thanks to our awareness, qualifications and training we’ll make sure you’ll experience your trip of a lifetime.. fishing, diving, kayaking, photography, history, hunting, scenery, geology and enjoying good times that leave great memories.

Running a charter vessel in paradise and sharing it with beautiful people is a privilege for us.

Seán &  M‍‍‍aria


She is 26m in length and holds an international survey. This means she is not only perfect for Fiordland but also good to go anywhere in the world.

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Seán Ellis

Mari‍‍‍a Kuster

Pure salt fiordland charters on board the flightless

The Crew

pure salt charters in fiordland onboard the charter vessel flightless

experience and explore pure wilderness..

On the lower deck is the engine room, storage lockers and of course accommodation. Our consent allows for 12 passengers but she actually sleeps a lot more. There is one bunk room for 6 with bathroom attached, a twin cabin with ensuite and three twin cabins as well as a quad cabin with a shared bathroom. So there are plenty of beds and configurations to choose from or play paper, scissors rock over.

On the main deck you’ll have the galley and saloon. The huge covered back deck has lots of space, shelter from the elements and even heating. There are also tables and seating; o‍‍‍ur Hiab and a large dive platform with ladder for easy access to the water.

The top deck holds the wheel house and separate seating area as well as another viewing deck as well as a hot tub to warm up after long snorkelling, hunting and kayaking missions .. or simply to better enjoy your wines.

Loads of spa‍‍‍ce and toys

  • 12 passengers
  • 17 beds to choose from
  • 3 bathrooms and fantastic showers
  • Variety of spaces - On the main deck you’ll find the galley, saloon and a huge covered back deck to play on whilst the top deck holds the wheelhouse and a separate seating area as well as a viewing deck.
  • Fishing rods and tackle, kayaks, 4m RIB tender, dive compressor, cylinders and weight belts, paddle boards, and free diving gear is on board for you to use.

  • Hot tub on the top deck to warm up after long snorkeling, hunting and kayaking missions.
  • Water maker to say goodbye to restrictions.
  • Washing machine and dryer so you don’t have to bring your whole wardrobe.
  • Plenty of storage space for your gear.
  • Large drinks chiller and ice machine.
  • Ventilation system through the entire vessel.

A littl‍‍‍e extra...



Seán & Maria

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We look forw‍‍‍ard to having you onboard with us.


I'm passionate about the Fiordland region and spent a lot of time working in various remote locations within Fiordland. When I'm not at 'work' you may find me on the hills looking for dinner or in the water doing the same. One thing I enjoy best is whipping up some tasty treats in the kitchen using freshly caught ingredients as I have done a few years of cooking in my past. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with you and showing you what Fiordland has to offer.


Jennifer & Du‍‍‍sky

We love Fiordland and all it has to offer. I've spent a number of years working in the area including on charter vessels around the remote southern fiords. Now I'm land based with my daughter Dusky and you might talk to me in your emails, by phone or meet us in person as you get onto your helicopter on the way to your adventure‍‍‍.

Jen & Dusky

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