If you’re a first time visitor, you might be asking; “What is Island Escape?” We are a small-ship, niche adventure cruise company operating wildlife, wilderness, and scenic small ship cruises within the most beautiful regions of New Zealand during the southern hemisphere summer months, from November through April. For the southern hemisphere winter months, from May to October, we call Tahiti and these beautiful islands our home.
Our passenger vessel is the 140 foot - 42metre purpose built steel catamaran, Island Passage. We accommodate just 24 guests onboard who are served by our 10 professional crew. Our guests generally are active adventurers, independent travellers, photographers, families and corporate groups. Many of our guests are multi-repeat travellers and their continual support is not easily won. We provide an absolutely unique experience, in a child-free environment, that simply is not available on larger vessels. Our inclusions cover luxury cabins and suites, superb cuisine, a full complimentary bar with wine, spirits and beers, airport transfers, all shore excursions, helicopter flights, kayaks, paddle boards, motor boats, snorkel and fishing gear to name a few on our list.
Peter Bissett - Founder/CEO