Affinity cruises is a family owned and operated charter vessel that has been
operating since 1996 and specialises in overnight cruising in the Marlborough
Sounds, around Stewart Island and in Fiordland, in the South Island of New Zealand.
Affinity Cruises has been recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading cruise vessels
by being licensed to use the Qualmark endorsed visitor activity – New Zealand
tourism’s official quality mark.
The Affinity accommodates 16 passengers in 8 private cabins and also offers a
comfortable lounge for dinning and relaxing in. Affinity is a family-owned and
operated cruising company. Diane and Daughter Vicky manage the office and shore
support; Brian is the ships Master. Brian has been at sea all his working life
and has over 40 years of nautical experience. While cruising, Brian is assisted
by a wonderful deckhand and cook.
-63 feet long and 20 feet wide
-Eight private cabins (twin share – bed and bunk or double bed)
Single cabin supplement also avaialbe.
-3 shared-bathroom facilities with hot water
-All cruises are fully catered and all linen is supplied
-Air conditioning for summer and central heating for winter
-Spacious vessel both inside and out, including a comfortable lounge area including
books and board games
-2 air compressors for divers.
-Easy access both on and off the vessel, and with both platform steps at the
stern of the vessel
-4-meter inflatable tender for shore excursions and for use when divers are in
-Use of gumboots for on deck and going ashore so your foot ware doesn’t get wet
-First aid certificates held by crew members plus an oxygen cylinder onboard
-Vessel applies with all safety regulations and holds all appropriate licenses