Island Passage

Island Passage

The 42 metre (140 feet) ‘Island Passage’ is unique in that other vessels of her size carry more than double the 20 passengers that she can accommodate.

This gives our passengers much more room to relax. She is also licensed for 200-day passengers.

We want to make your stay as comfortable as possible onboard the ‘Island Passage’. So if you have any special request for an item or service that is not immediately available, we will do everything within our means to get it for you.


Island Passage has all the amenities that you would expect of a much larger cruise ship, including:

  • Main Dining Room
  • Large Saloon Lounge
  • Sundeck and BBQ
  • Helicopter carried onboard
  • Expedition boats carried on-board
  • Phone and Fax facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Security safe
  • Fully stocked cocktail bar and Wine cellar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Library including videos and books

We carry three expedition boats onboard. Designed for expedition work, these large and heavy-duty craft are extremely safe. The design permits these crafts to land directly onto the beaches.  We also carry 3 smaller tenders for use by passengers to explore areas away from the ship. There are also kayaks carried on board.


The ‘Island Passage’ operates with a crew of up to 8 and is registered as a New Zealand vessel under NZ Safe Ship Management. She has a tonnage of 496 GRT.

Ship facts

Ship Details
Gross Tonnage 496 Tonnes
Star Rating Yet to be rated
Size/Style of Ship Small
Entered Service 2004
Registry New Zealand
Former Name None
Length 42.0 metres
Beam 12.8 metres
Draft 2 metres
Propulsion/Propellers Diesel / 2 propellers
Maximum Cruising Speed (knots) 12 knots
Passenger Capacity (twin) 24
Crew 8
Nationality of Officers TBA
Nationality of Crew TBA
Total Cabins 10
Total Inside cabins 0
Total Outside cabins 10
Cabin/Suites with Balcony TBA
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins TBA
Passenger Decks 3
Cabin Electricity 230v
Elevators 0
Self-Service Laundry No
Onboard Currency (subject to change) TBA