Island Passage


Newly renovated, top of the range, ocean going catamaran offering luxury offshore cruising and fishing. *Also available Vanuatu May-Oct


No luxury has been spared onboard the ‘Island Passage’. At around 140 feet, this impressive catamaran is unlike any other recreational registered ship in New Zealand.

The ‘Island Passage’ is also unique in that other vessels of her size carry more than double the passengers that she can accommodate. This gives passengers much more comfort and room to relax.

She boasts a restaurant, satellite TV, two sport-fishing boats with Shimano gear, a library, a fantastic indoor/outdoor bar and luxurious en-suite cabins for 24 guests.

A 6-seater twin engine Squirrel helicopter is carried onboard to offer flexibility and added convenience for guests, carrying 5 plus baggage.

Want to play golf at a world-class course or maybe fish at a bay inaccessible by boat? You can be taken there.

With a range of over 5,000 miles, choose your destination – Pacific islands, Marlborough Sounds, Wanganella Banks, Fiordland – there are few limits to a cruise onboard the ‘Island Passage’.

Closer to home you can see the islands of the Hauraki Gulf – a stunning natural wonderland. With over 50 islands, each is individually beautiful and unique. The gulf, which stretches between Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula, is a haven for some of New Zealand’s most endangered wildlife species.

The beauty of the Island Passage is its flexibility. A group can book the entire vessel and spend time fishing at some of the world’s best fishing spots, or individuals and smaller groups can join one of the luxury cruises.

With comprehensive onboard conference facilities, those who want to mix business with pleasure can be catered for.

Expedition boats provide an alternative and magnificent way to customise your Island Escape cruising experience.

Five expedition boats are carried on-board, allowing passengers to experience adventure and scenery in comfort and in small groups.

Cruises are adventure orientated. Daily activities include bush walks, helicopter expeditions, local culture, fishing, snorkeling, packed picnics, dolphin and whale encounters, exploring, nature, scenery and more.


Fishing Available

  • Game fishing
  • Other saltwater fishing

Sole Charter Day Rate

From NZ $11000.00

Additional Information

$11, 000 is a guide price for an simple 8 hour sole charter.

There are many live aboard cruise options for individuals and small groups to join pre-arranged cruises – details and rates on application.

Catering is extra and priced according to requirements.Sorry no byo.

Sole Charters available any where around the coast of New Zealand and beyond. Advance notice required, subject to availability and priced according to length of charter and travelling distance involved.


140 feet
10 knots
Full range of top quality Shimano tackle for all types of fishing.
5 SinglesĀ 11