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Upcoming Join-a-Groups

More dates for 2020 and 2021 scheduled Join-a-Groups around Fiordland will be available shortly. If you are thinking about coming along simply get in touch with us as we might be able to tweak our dates to fit around you.. it’s all in the making right now and we would love to have you on board the Flightless to create some special memories in a very special place.

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Share Fiordland with the most important people in your life.. family..

Enjoy a family adventure in Dusky Sound! Fly in and out by helicopter, dive, fish, walk, freedive, kayak, observe the wildlife, paddle board or simply relax in the hot tub whilst being away from any phone or internet reception.. Create memories of a lifetime.

Explore the remote fiords of Breaksea and Dusky Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless with another family of five. Use of all gear on board, catering (apart from alcohol), bedding as well as two helicopter flights.

Vessel is spacious - fully insulated and comfortable - watermaker, washing machine and dryer on board - three passionate and qualified crew to look after you.

The pricing will depend on your family seize so simply get in touch to make it happen.

So you just have to get yourselves to Te Anau and we'll take care of everything from here.Get in touch with any questions or to book in.

5 days - all but alcohol included - friends yet to meet - two helicopter transfers - just book YOUR spot

Prices quoted

per family.. so get in touch

Fiordland Family Adventure

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun, kids and tides

When joining one of our groups you simply book and pay for YOUR spot only.. we'll do the organising, set the dates, transfers and activities to bring together a set of beautiful strangers soon to be friends.. alternatively you can get your own group together and charter the vessel exclusively.

Every adventure is as unique as the people on board and with that there is no schedule to follow.. this means you can always kayak, fish, SCUBA dive, paddleboard, free dive or spearfish, snorkel, walk, explore, watch the wildlife, immerse yourself in the history, enjoy the fresh seafood, get lost behind your camera or simply relax in the hot tub.. it's up to YOU!

5th - 9th of November 2019

Explore  Fiordland's wilderness

Head into Dusky or Breaksea Sound to meet M.V. Flightless. Cruise, hunt, fish, kayak, paddle board, SCUBA dive, free dive, walk or simply relax in the hot tub on the top deck before flying back to civilisation from the head of Dusky Sound.

5 days - all but alcohol included - 12 friends yet to meet - two scenic helicopter to and from the vessel - just book YOUR spot

From

$ 3,600 pp

Fiordland Wilderness Adventure - November 2019

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

13th - 18th of January 2020

Discover the history of Fiordland..

...250 years after Captain Cook first set eyes on New Zealand...

Join us on our History Adventure as we explore the remote fiords of Preservation and Chalky Inlet on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless.

Although history is the focus there'll be plenty of time to kayak, hunt, free dive, fish, discover historic sites, paddle board, walk, birdwatch, relax in the hot tub as well as to get lost behind your camera.. it's up to YOU.

Thinking about Fiordland National Park now can make it hard to imagine that it was in fact where European history started for New Zealand some 248 years ago now. Captain Cook sailed into Dusky Sound in 1773... his records of the seal numbers as well as charts which meant safe passage brought sealers and whalers to the area. The very first whaling station in New Zealand was built in Preservation Inlet. Soon the mining followed and townships popped up in the southern Fiords driven by the gold fever. Although the native bush has reclaimed most there are still remains to be discovered if you know where to look.

6 days - all but alcohol included - two helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

History Adventure - January 2020

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

"To experience things you haven't experienced before you'll have to do things you haven't done before." And is certainly a new thing for Fiordland.

Our GIRLS ONLY adventure has become an annual event for likeminded girls, woman, chicks, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends ..So come and explore the remote southern fiords of Breaksea and Dusky Sound with us and a bunch of great woman.. soon to be friends. We had our debut in 2017 and are still smiling from the delightful bunch of 2018.. Simply toooo much fun not to do it again.

So come and play

12th - 16th of February 2020

5 days Dusky Sound - 12 great girls, chicks and ladies - Two helicopter flights - All but alcohol included  Variety of cabins and plenty of space - Hot tub on the top deck

ex Te Anau - so fly to Queenstown and jump on a bus or rent a car to get to Te Anau.. we'll take care of everything from there...

GIRLS only Adventure - February 2020

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A wonderful good day

Have fun exploring and we hopefully see you soon...

28th of November - 1st of December 2019

Enjoy a unique culinary adventure

Explore Dusky Sound with Fleur Sullivan and us as spring arrives in Fiordland. Gather a variety of fresh seafood, learn how to treat it respectfully, process it wholly, cook it deliciously and indulge in it fully.

Under the guidance of our chef, the students will create a range of inspired dishes for only 5 paying guests on board.

Of course there is plenty of time to .. Kayak, SCUBA dive, fish, paddle board, free dive, go on shore excursions, enjoy the wildlife, get lost behind your camera or relax in our hot tub on the top deck.

It will all start and finish in Te Anau with stunning helicopter flights in and out of Fiordland National Park.

4 days - all but alcohol included - two helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

Seafood Adventure - December 2019

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

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$ 3,500 pp

19th - 23rd March 2020

Explore  Fiordland's wilderness

Head into Dusky or Breaksea Sound to meet M.V. Flightless. Cruise, hunt, fish, kayak, paddle board, SCUBA dive, free dive, walk or simply relax in the hot tub on the top deck before flying back to civilisation from the head of Dusky Sound.

5 days - all but alcohol included - 12 friends yet to meet - two scenic helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

Fiordland Wilderness Adventure - March 2020

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

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$ 3,500 pp

26th -31st of October 2019

Join us on our History Adventure as we explore the remote fiord of Dusky Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel M.V. Flightless for a very special commemoration.

This year marks the anniversary of the arrival of Captain Cook and the first onshore face to face meeting between tangata whenua and European sailors.. and of course the naming of so many places we all call home.

So join us as we navigate through the waters of our remote fiords, following traces of history and storytelling.. in a vessel only 5 meters shorter than Cook's Endeavour and a few more comforts for a maximum of 12 clients compared to the 95 seamen...

The 250th anniversary commemorations have been given the Maori name Tuia, meaning to weave together, symbolising bringing people together in unity... an opportunity to hold some honest conversations about Māori and European settlement of New Zealand to guide us as we go forward together.

Although history is the focus there'll be plenty of time to enjoy Fiordland for what it is today.. kayak, hunt, free dive, fish, paddle board, walk, birdwatch, relax in the hot tub as well as to get lost behind your camera.. it's up to YOU.

5 days - all but alcohol included - two helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

from

$3900pp

Fiordland Captain Cook / TUIA250  Adventure - October 2019

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

A commemoration of the Pacific voyagers who made their way to Aotearoa, and the European sailors who arrived here in October 1769.

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13th - 16th of November 2019

Looking after Fiordland's underwater world

Join Ghost Fishing and ourselves in support of our underwater Conservation Adventure as we explore the remote fiord of Dusky Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless - all profit will go towards the underwater clean up as well as biosecurity work within Fiordland.

The Tamatea/Dusky Sound restoration plan has been developed by DOC with the ambitious goal of eradicating pests, re-introducing missing species and filling biodiversity information gaps in the area - above and below the surface.

The vision is for Dusky Sound to be one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth, and New Zealand's largest ‘bio bank’ - and this is your chance to be part of this big vision.

Although the underwater cleanup and biosecurity work is the focus there'll be plenty of time to kayak, free dive, fish, discover historic sites, paddle board, walk, birdwatch, relax in the hot tub as well as to get lost behind your camera.. it's up to YOU.

4 days - all but alcohol included - 12 friends yet to meet - one boat and one helicopter transfer - just book YOUR spot

$ 3,000 pp

Pure Blue Tamatea - November 2019

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

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$ 3,000 pp

LegaSea FFTP Stk Blk print

7th - 11th of June 2020

Join us on our Conservation Adventure as we explore the remote fiord of Dusky Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless - all profit will go towards the Tamatea project.

The Tamatea/Dusky Sound restoration plan has been developed by DOC with the ambitious goal of eradicating pests, re-introducing missing species and filling biodiversity information gaps in the area.

The project area includes Breaksea Sound, Acheron Passage, Wet Jacket Arm, and Dusky Sound itself, including over 700 islands, including New Zealand’s fifth largest island, Resolution Island.

The vision is for Dusky Sound to be one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth, and New Zealand's largest ‘bio bank’ – a source of endangered native species that can be sent to pest free locations throughout the country - and this is your chance to be part of this big vision.

Although conservation is the focus there'll be plenty of time to kayak, hunt, free dive, fish, discover historic sites, paddle board, walk, birdwatch, relax in the hot tub as well as to get lost behind your camera.. it's up to YOU.

5 days - all but alcohol included - two helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

from

$3500pp

Fiordland Tamatea Adventure - June 2020

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

all profits will go towards the Tamatea conservation project

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6th - 10th of July 2020

Join us on our Conservation Adventure as we explore the many harbours and the stunning coastline of Stewart Island on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless.

Winter is the time for the glowing skies Rakiora is known for... the Aorora Australis - Southern Lights.


There'll be plenty of time to kayak, hunt, free dive, fish, discover historic sites, paddle board, walk, birdwatch, relax in the hot tub as well as to get lost behind your camera.. it's up to YOU.

5 days - all but alcohol included - one helicopter flight and one ferry transfer - just book YOUR spot

from

$3900pp

Stewart Island - July 2020

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

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28th February - 5th March 2021

5 days - all but alcohol included - 11 friends yet to meet - two scenic helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

Real Swim Adventures - March 2021

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From

$ 4,500 pp

6th - 10th of October 2020

Join us on our Conservation Adventure as we explore the remote fiord of Dusky Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless - all profit will go towards the Tamatea project.

The Tamatea/Dusky Sound restoration plan has been developed by DOC with the ambitious goal of eradicating pests, re-introducing missing species and filling biodiversity information gaps in the area. The project area includes Breaksea Sound, Acheron Passage, Wet Jacket Arm, and Dusky Sound itself, including over 700 islands, including New Zealand’s fifth largest island, Resolution Island.

The vision is for Dusky Sound to be one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth, and New Zealand's largest ‘bio bank’ – a source of endangered native species that can be sent to pest free locations throughout the country - and this is your chance to be part of this big vision.

Although conservation is the focus there'll be plenty of time to kayak, hunt, free dive, fish, discover historic sites, paddle board, walk, birdwatch, relax in the hot tub as well as to get lost behind your camera.. it's up to YOU.

5 days - all but alcohol included - two helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

Fiordland Tamatea Adventure - October 2020

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

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from

$3500pp

11th - 15th November 2020

Explore  Fiordland's wilderness

Head into Dusky or Breaksea Sound to meet M.V. Flightless. Cruise, hunt, fish, kayak, paddle board, SCUBA dive, free dive, walk or simply relax in the hot tub on the top deck before flying back to civilisation from the head of Dusky Sound.

5 days - all but alcohol included - 12 friends yet to meet - two scenic helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

Fiordland Wilderness Adventure - November 2020

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

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From

$3,600pp

15th - 18th of December 2019

Explore  Fiordland's wilderness

Head into Dusky or Breaksea Sound to meet M.V. Flightless. Cruise, hunt, fish, kayak, paddle board, SCUBA dive, free dive, walk or simply relax in the hot tub on the top deck before flying back to civilisation from the head of Dusky Sound.

4 days - all but alcohol included - 12 friends yet to meet - two scenic helicopter to and from the vessel - just book YOUR spot

From

$3,000pp

Fiordland Wilderness Adventure - December 2019

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

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20th - 25th of October 2020

Join us on our Fiordland Spring Adventure as we explore the remote fiords of Dusky and Breaksea Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless.

Spring is a magic time of year!It's all about exploring so there'll be plenty of time to kayak, hunt, free dive, fish, discover historic sites, paddle board, walk, birdwatch, relax in the hot tub as well as to get lost behind your camera.. it's up to YOU.

6 days - all but alcohol included - two helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

Fiordland Spring Adventure - October 2020

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

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from

$3900pp

"To experience things you haven't experienced before you'll have to do things you haven't done before." And is certainly a new thing for Fiordland.

Our GIRLS ONLY adventure has become an annual event for likeminded girls, woman, chicks, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends ..So come and explore the remote southern fiords of Breaksea and Dusky Sound with us and a bunch of great woman.. soon to be friends. We had our debut in 2017 and are still smiling from the delightful bunch of 2018 & 2019.. Simply toooo much fun not to do it again.

So come and play

19th - 23rd of February 2021

5 days Dusky Sound - 12 great girls, chicks and ladies - Two helicopter flights - All but alcohol included  Variety of cabins and plenty of space - Hot tub on the top deck

ex Te Anau - so fly to Queenstown and jump on a bus or rent a car to get to Te Anau.. we'll take care of everything from there...

GIRLS only Adventure - February 2021

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$ 3,000 pp

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$3,700pp

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5th - 8th December 2020

It's all about seafood..

Explore Dusky Sound with a well known chef, students and teachers from Otago Polytechnic Central Campus and us as spring arrives in Fiordland.

Gather a variety of fresh seafood, learn how to treat it respectfully, process it wholly, cook it deliciously and indulge in it fully.

Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime on board our 27 meter expedition vessel Flightless.

Of course there is still time to .. Kayak, SCUBA dive, fish, hunt, paddle board, free dive, go on shore excursions, enjoy the wildlife, get lost behind your camera or relax in our hot tub on the top deck.

Fully catered apart from alcohol - Including TWO helicopter flights - Just get yourself to Te Anau (2 hours south of Queenstown) and we'll take care of everything from here.

4 days - all but alcohol included - two scenic helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

Fiordland Seafood Adventure - December 2020

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

From

$3,600pp

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20th - 24th January 2021

Discover the history of Fiordland.. ...250 years after Captain Cook first set eyes on New Zealand...

Join us on our History Adventure as we explore the remote fiords of Preservation and Chalky Inlet on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless.

Although history is the focus there'll be plenty of time to kayak, hunt, free dive, fish, discover historic sites, paddle board, walk, birdwatch, relax in the hot tub as well as to get lost behind your camera.. it's up to YOU.

Thinking about Fiordland National Park now can make it hard to imagine that it was in fact where European history started for New Zealand some 248 years ago now. Captain Cook sailed into Dusky Sound in 1773... his records of the seal numbers as well as charts which meant safe passage brought sealers and whalers to the area. The very first whaling station in New Zealand was built in Preservation Inlet. Soon the mining followed and townships popped up in the southern Fiords driven by the gold fever.

Although the native bush has reclaimed most there are still remains to be discovered if you know where to look.

5 days - all but alcohol included - two scenic helicopter flights - just book YOUR spot

Fiordland History Adventure - January 2021

no schedule.. we follow the rhythm of sun and tides

From

$3,800pp