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COVID update

We're excited to be up and running

We hope life is good although a little different at present.


Pure Salt is excited to be operating under current regulations with a few changes as part of government measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.


Things are certainly changing fast and we are closely monitoring the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation and continue to be guided by the New Zealand Ministry of Healths advice.  

With that our priority is the safety and wellbeing of YOU our clients, our crew and our community.

We fully understand the uncertainty in the air as nobody seems to have a textbook for our current situation. Like everyone else we’re trying to make things work as they unfold. So along with our new normals comes some changes...


With that we look forward to having you onboard with us to explore Fiordland when we can.


When arriving at the helicopter hangar please remain outside until given instructions by the ground crew to allow them not to mix client groups and follow their procedures and instructions from there.

You will aslo be temperature checked prior to boarding the helicopter.


Given that we're operating on a 27m vessel we aim to follow best practises by:

  - Ensuring that crew who are feeling unwell stay at home and seek medical advice

- Changing how we greet and interact with each other(ie no handshakes, hugs or hongi)

- Practising physical distancing wherever possible (given we could take 20 passengers the limit to 12 naturally creates extra room to do so) Individuals within client groups are responsible for up keeping the physical distancing within their group.

- Physically distancing crew from clients by restricting client access to the galley (food preparation area), crew quarters, engine rooms, anchor locker, magazine room and dive locker

- Intensifying an already comprehensive deep clean of the vessel between charters

- Increasing daily disinfection of high-touch point

- Increased use of ventilation system

- Proposing the use of one of the cabins as isolation facility while waiting for transfer to a testing facility should anyone develop symptoms whilst onboard

A few new considerations

When you get here

Prior to departure - When operating within the ALERT LEVEL SYSTEM

For your assurance as well as ours every client stepping onboard needs to declare that they are not symptomatic as well as have not been 'in close contact' with someone who has been confirmed as having COVID19 or who is self isolating due to COVID19.

We are a live on board vessel and you are expected to have abided by all government health advice for reducing covid risk prior to boarding. If you have any reason what-so-ever to believe you could have come into contact with the virus you must declare the circumstances prior to arrival. If during or post trip it is discovered that you behaved contrary to health advice prior to or during our trip and or failed to declare any possible contact or symptoms what so ever to the crew will reserve the right to hold you liable for all costs incurred as a result of your actions or inaction.

We take Covid and the safety of our clients and crew seriously – we ask the courtesy that you do the same.

Any client showing signs and symptoms of a cold should be isolating at home and will not be allowed to board the helicopter or M.V. Flightless.

Asides from that we advise any clients over 70 years of age to get a medical clearance from their GP prior to travel.

Before beginning your adventure we'll require you to please sign off on your understanding of the above as part of the client information from that will be sent to you. This will also allow for very clear contact tracing. Thank you for helping us slow the spread and look after each other!


Vaccinations for crew and clients

With the new Traffic Light System now in place settings around vaccine requirement are changing for us all.

In order to operate our crew is required to be fully vaccinated and with that we will require proof you as a client are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as well.

You can receive proof from the New Zealand Government's My Vaccine Pass which can be presented digitally or as a hard copy.

If you have any concerns around this feel free to give us a call anytime.


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We'll naturally continue to update requirements as further government decisions are released.

Having said that we look forward to exploring Fiordland with you soon.. remote wilderness is simply good for the soul and something we can all do with regardless of what the rest of the world is up to..

Payment and Booking Considerations

Charters directly affected by COVID-19 related regulations are worked with closely to come up with the best solutions on a case by case basis. Our normal Terms and Conditions are the starting point for any conversation. However, we acknowledge this is not ‘normal’ times and we encourage Charter organisers that foresee any issues to contact us as early as possible so that we have the time to work through a solution together.

With that feel free to give us a call with any questions at all as human to human we'll be able to navigate through any situation.