Australia and New Zealand

  • Australia

    Stories of the traditional owners of the land, tell how Australia was created by the movement of the Rainbow Serpent. This vast and beautiful continent is woven with such diverse environments, flaura and fauna that you will not be restricted by what to do when considering your holiday experience. You can choose anything, from a wild adventure holiday, to a pampered relaxing holiday. Most people find their only limitation is time, and many extend their stay.

    Sailing with us in Australia and you could sail the famous Sydney Harbour or the tropical, northerly Whitsundays. Mariner has also partnered up with an excellent cruise provider to offer small ship tours into the Kimberly; a wild and ancient landcsape like no other on earth. Read more
    Australia

    New Zealand

    Known by locals as "God's own country", New Zealand's land leaps out of the water and rises with green flanks towards the sky. This is the place where fairy tales are made and certainly fairy tale holidays. The Bay of Islands is the most popular cruising destination with hundreds of secluded islands and bays to explore. Read more
    New Zealand
  • Bareboat Yacht Charters

    We will help you select vessels sized from 32 – 58 feet in length – sailing yachts, sailing catamarans and power catamarans. We offer quality charter yachts in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. We select only the operators who meet our strict criteria for fleet management, maintenance standards and service ethics. Read more
    Bareboat Yacht Charters

    Micro-cruising

    Not all cruise ships are floating hotels. It is possible to experience a cruising holiday without the endless night clubs, restaurants, shopping malls and 4,000 other passengers. If it’s an off the beaten track adventure with personalised service and comfort you seek then why not try a small ship or river cruise. Read more
    Micro-cruising
  • Can you please pass this on to the Captain and crew aboard the Island Passage.

    Tricia and I would like to once again say how much we enjoyed the recent trip around the Bay of Islands. We were especially impressed with the attention to safety which I observed was a key feature at all times.

    Tricia and I are used to much more vigorous action but the more passive activities that were provided made for forced relaxation and were most enjoyable.The food was glorious and we are both home now and trying to shed the few extra kilos gained on the trip.

    The genuine humour on board from the captain right through to the cooks in the galley made for lots of laughter and joyous moments and I could see that it was always coming from the right place and very real. The tours and history lessons from Luci gave me knowledge of N.Zs culture and were most enlightening.

    I could go on but I think you can see we had a great time on the tour and in fact, on shore. We will do another cruise with you maybe next year and may bring some friends with us.

    Thanks again for the cruise and may all your guests be pleasant.

    Island Escape Bay of Islands Cruise 2013



    Peter & Patricia
    Experience: Micro-cruising

    Just to let you know we all had a FANTASTIC time, the ship was wonderful, the crew absolutely, unbelievably helpful and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble for them and the food was beautiful, cooked to world class standards and worthy of a "3 Hat Restaurant" rating. Needless to say we all are keen to do another cruise so I am sure you will be hearing from us again.  Having the boat to ourselves was an added bonus. It will be hard to return to our daily routine and fending for ourselves.

    Island Escape Cruise 2013


    Maggie C
    Experience: Micro-cruising
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