Take a scenic 30 minute helicopter trip from Te Anau over the Southern Alps into Fiordland and get on board the M.V. Pembroke, at sixty feet long and sixty tones, this boat is a classic small ship with a pure Fiordland pedigree. It offers only a few the chance to experience something special with comfortable accommodation for 8 passengers with 6 single beds and 2 double beds in 3 cabins, it’s a perfect set up for diving, hunting, fishing, sightseeing or just relaxing in solitude!
The vessel not only carries dive equipment it also carries fishing rods and the foredeck and full walk around side decks offer plenty of great fishing room. Fiordland is unchanged since Maori and European history began, it truly is awe-inspiring, a place of solitude and a great New Zealand experience. Explore the remote beauty of the precipitous valley walls, hanging valleys, moss laden and brooding, glacial carved fiords along with a myriad of misty waterfalls cascading from what seems the sky!
The Fiords hold an abundance of sea-food, for divers crayfish and scallops and for the kids with their snorkels – paua and mussels. More species include:
|- Blue Cod||- Hapuka||- Butterfish||- Skipjack|
|- Tarakihi||- Trumpeter||- Sea Perch||- Grouper|
|- Blue Nose||- Gurnard||- Tuna (Off shore)|
On shore is a hunters paradise, but a challenging hunt. We wouldn’t recommend novice hunters in this area as the weather can be changeable and extreme, rivers rise and fall at alarming rates, and it requires extreme fitness and mountain knowledge. Red Deer, Wapiti, Thar and Chamois are found through the area.
2012 - 2013 Rates
For a maximum of 8 people
A Taste of Fiordland (2 days/1 night) NZ$10,950.00
This charter is aimed at people who only have a short time to visit Fiordland and is a full service trip with 2 to 4 crew/hosts aboard. The vessel is located in amongst the best areas of Fiordland prior to you arriving to ensure an amazing experience.
The Fiordland Experience (3 days/2 nights) NZ$9,500.00
This charter is aimed at clients who have more time to indulge in Fiordland. It is more about what you want to do eg. fishing/diving/hunting/shore excursions etc. These charters are a more relaxed live-aboard experience with the crew flying in/out of fiordland with you.
Above rates do not include access to or from the vessel. This can be arranged if required. Flight time from Queenstown is about 1 hour and from Te Anau about 30 minutes. For "The Fiordland Experience" charter, it is a requirement that we arrange access in and out to the vessel.
Location of charter for all trips would normally be in Doubtful or Dusky Sound but other locations may be used and can be arranged.