Fiordland & the Snares Expedition
Join the Fiordland & the Snares 10 day Expedition for a taste of everything New Zealand's Southern Islands have to offer. Your adventure starts in Dunedin, sail along the Otago Peninsula, rich in wildlife, before reaching Ulva Island in the Paterson Inlet, famous for its bird and plant sanctuaries, unique to the island - an opportunity to spot some of the rarest bird species in the world alongside our team of naturalists and destination experts. Next up is breath-taking Fiordland and visits to Dusky, Doubtful & Milford Sounds.
Next on your itinerary, the Snares, New Zealand's true wildlife and birdlife haven including 35,000 endemic Snares Crested Penguins and a colony of about 1,000 New Zealand fur seals. As landing is prohibited, you will have the chance to explore the shoreline accompanied with your expedition team who will interpret and share their knowledge of the place. In Akaroa, discover the unique mix of Maori, French and European heritage, and in Kaikoura, more wildlife watching awaits.
You will end your expedition in Wellington, famous for its inventive and sophisticated food scene and picturesque harbour.
Enjoy all of this onboard in 5 star luxury on your state of the art cruise yacht, Le Soleal - adventure in a luxury setting!
Viva's Best Bits...
"Visit lesser explored area like Ulva island, The Snares islands, and perhaps encounter the rare Hectors dolphin" Tara, Team Viva
This a fabulous expedition, full of great wildlife and photography opportunities, including chances to see rare species like the Snares crested Penguin & Fiordland Crested Penguin.
Enjoy fine dining, fine wine, entertainment, high end service, and comfort, whilst exploring remote and fascinating destinations.