ISLAND ESCAPE CRUISES is a New Zealand based luxurious super yacht operator with a 15-year history in operating small ship voyages in New Zealand and the remote South Pacific Islands.
In 2021 we launch our brand-new yacht, the Island Escape. She is a 53.5 metre yacht designed by Vard in Norway and with the interior designed by well-known Tillberg Design of Sweden and will offer a new standard of yachting to our guests.
With just 32 guests onboard, Island Escape will provide an exclusive experience that is supported by our professional crew of 14 who love to overdeliver on personalized service.
We invite you to explore the wonders of New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific with us. During the southern hemisphere summer months, November to April, we can take you to NZ’s World Heritage Fiordland National Park. Virtually isolated, with access only by sea and helicopter, this region is beyond sensational and often described as the ultimate nature lovers paradise. Or let us show you our beautiful Bay of Islands with its rich history and its more than 140 subtropical islands, undeveloped beaches and rich fishing grounds. In 2021 we explore the Wild Kimberley Coast of Australia, with more than 2600 islands, cascading waterfalls, reefs and crystal clear water, this destination is on many bucket lists. The largest coral reef system in the world, The Great Barrier Reef, with its 2,900 individual reefs, uninhabited cays & islands, stretching over 2,100km with a huge abundance of sealife is also on our 2021 schedule.
During the winter season, from May to October, we usually call the beautiful South Pacific our home. The name Pacific was coined by Ferdinand Magellan during his 1521 world cirumnavigation where he enjoyed favourable winds; Mar Pacifico meaning ‘peaceful sea’ in Portugese. We sail from East to West, from Tahiti to New Guinea and most areas in between. These exceptional voyages are expected to restart in the winter of 2022.
We look forward to welcoming you onboard the ‘Island Escape’.