Heritage Expeditions returns to where its legacy began with the release of four new voyages bound for the remote coves, inlets and into the heart of Fiordland aboard 18-guest expedition yacht “Heritage Explorer” from July.
Commercial Director and Expedition Leader Aaron Russ said the New Zealand family-owned and operated company pioneered expedition cruising back in 1985 with its intimate explorations of Fiordland with just five guests.
“It was our early exploration of these rarely visited and remote ice-carved mountains, verdant forests and winding fiords rich in wildlife, conservation and New Zealand history which inspired our dream for responsible travel,” said Mr Russ.
“My brother Nathan and I grew up exploring Fiordland’s untamed wilderness and can’t wait to share its primordial majesty with new generations of adventurers aboard Heritage Explorer.”
The new 5, 7 and 10-day expeditions will explore iconic destinations along with remote coves and inlets only accessible by sea including Preservation Inlet, Dusky and Doubtful Sounds, Acheron Passage, Chalky Inlet, Milford Sound and more.
The new voyages join the recently announced Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman expeditions with upcoming itineraries including Hauraki Gulf, Bay of Islands and Stewart Island to be released shortly.
Southern Fiords DiscoveryTe Anau return, from NZ$4,500 per person7-day deep exploration of Fiordland’s untamed wilderness, Preservation and Chalky Inlets, and Doubtful and Dusky Sounds and more. Includes scenic helicopter transfer!1 – 7 & 8 – 14 July 2021, 30 July – 5 August 2021, 20 – 26 August 2021, 11 – 17 & 23 – 29 September 2021
All of the FiordsTe Anau return, from NZ$6,400 per personThe ultimate 10-day voyage of Fiordland’s remote ice-carved mountains, verdant forests and winding fiords from Preservation Inlet and into Milford Sound. Includes scenic helicopter transfer!14 – 23 July 2021
Doubtful and Dusky SoundsTe Anau return, from NZ$3,150 per person5-day adventure expedition cruising Fiordland’s finest – the iconic Doubtful and Dusky Sounds only accessible by sea. Includes scenic helicopter transfer!15 – 19 August 2021
Northern Fiords ExplorerTe Anau return, from NZ$4,250 per person7-day authentic expedition exploring Milford Sound and the more remote, harder to reach Bligh, George, Caswell, Nancy, Breaksea and Doubtful Sounds.5 – 11 September 2021