International +64 9 522 1717
NZ Freephone 0800 58 1717
Australia 1800 584 869
 
 
 

New Zealand & South PACIFIC Cruises

 

Bookings open - 1st JULY 2018

Island Escape Cruises is a luxurious 12 passenger small ship cruising experience that resembles the happy days I have spent on my own yacht. I love the feeling one has from strolling barefoot on teak decks, tasting selected fine wine at sunset and enjoying gourmet dining with a handful of close friends who share the excitement of new destination experiences each and every day.

To celebrate our 12th anniversary, Island Escape Cruises has our all suite motor yacht WINDWARD PASSAGE being delivered in 2018. Measuring 48 metres in length, she has been meticulously designed for 12 passengers to enjoy super yacht comfort and style. She is purpose built especially for coastal cruising and island hopping to explore where larger ships simply cannot access. Kayaks, snorkel equipment, paddle boards and fishing gear are available for guest use. The helicopter can also be requested for optional trips beyond the range of the two ship’s tenders. 

We feel privileged to operate cruises in some of the most spectacular waters on earth. We are licensed by the New Zealand Government to explore deep inside their Fiordland World Heritage sites. In the South Pacific we work with governments to protect the beautiful marine resources that we are privileged to showcase.

WINDWARD PASSAGE is built to the highest maritime safety standards and with the latest technology available. Fuel saving and environmentally efficient machinery, stabilisers, solar energy and eco-friendly materials is used throughout the vessel.

In line with my ambitions, this ship represents the very best in modern small ship design for the comfort and enjoyment of guests exploring this special part of the world. Welcome to our paradise,

Peter Bissett

PETER Bissett

 

New Zealand

We invite you to explore this wonderland with us – we know it better than most – this is our home. With 15,000 kilometres of fabulous coastline and more than 25 marine reserves, ocean scented scenery is a large part of the New Zealand way of life. We have chosen for you the very best cruising regions of the north and south islands. 

You will discover the captivating local culture, drop into museums and galleries so be prepared to fall in love with this amazingly beautiful country. 

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

5 Night Cruise - Auckland to Auckland... Read more

Bays and Beyond

Bays and Beyond

7 Night Cruise - Auckland to Auckland... Read more

Northern Fiordland

Northern Fiordland

8 Night Cruise - Queenstown to Queenstown... Read more

Southern Fiordland

Southern Fiordland

8 Night Cruise - Queenstown to Queenstown... Read more

South Pacific

The peoples of Asia and Oceania have travelled the South Pacific since prehistoric times. The Eastern South Pacific was first sighted by Europeans in the early 16th century.

The ocean’s current name was coined by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan during his circumnavigation of the world in 1521, as he enjoyed favourable winds. He called it Mar Pacífico, which in Portuguese means ‘peaceful sea’.

Tahiti Temptation

Tahiti Temptation

7 Night Cruise - Papeete To Papeete... Read more

Tahitian Affair

Tahitian Affair

10 Night Cruise - Papeete To Papeete ... Read more

South Seas Explorer

South Seas Explorer

12 Night Cruise - Cook Islands to Fiji... Read more

Polynesia Escape

Polynesia Escape

7 Night Cruise - Papeete To Papeete... Read more

Welcome Onboard

Island Escape Cruises is a luxurious 12 passenger small ship cruising experience that resembles the happy days I have spent on my own yacht. I love the feeling one has from strolling barefoot on teak decks, tasting selected fine wine at sunset and enjoying gourmet dining with a handful of close friends who share the excitement of new destination experiences each and every day.

To celebrate our 12th anniversary, Island Escape Cruises has our all suite motor yacht WINDWARD PASSAGE being delivered in 2018. Measuring 48 metres in length, she has been meticulously designed for just 12 passengers to enjoy super yacht comfort and style. She is purpose built especially for coastal cruising and island hopping to explore where larger ships simply cannot access. Kayaks, snorkel equipment, paddle boards and fishing gear are available for guest use. The helicopter can also be requested for optional trips beyond the range of the two ship’s tenders. 

We feel privileged to operate cruises in some of the most spectacular waters on earth. We are licensed by the New Zealand Government to explore deep inside their Fiordland World Heritage sites. In the South Pacific we work with governments to protect the beautiful marine resources that we are privileged to showcase.

WINDWARD PASSAGE is built to the highest maritime safety standards and with the latest technology available. Fuel saving and environmentally efficient machinery, stabilisers, solar energy and eco-friendly materials is used throughout the vessel.

In line with my ambitions, this ship represents the very best in modern small ship design for the comfort and enjoyment of guests exploring this special part of the world. Welcome to our paradise,

Peter Bissett

Peter Bissett - Owner

 
 
 
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