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M.V. Flightless is a 27m ex Navy expedition vessel with international survey, extensive safety equipment, minimum of 3 crew, two tenders, fresh water-makers, diesel stove, ice maker, laundry facilities, ventilation & heating throughout, five bathrooms, second saloon in the wheelhouse, full walk around deck, heli-pad, easy access to the water and a huge heatable back deck which is also partially under cover.

We can cater for up to 12 clients and everything asides from alcohol is included... catering, bedding and towels, fishing rods and tackle, yoga mats, an extensive library, dive cylinders, BCDs and weights, fins, masks, snorkels, catch bags, knives as well as 2 piece 7mm wetsuits, spearfishing floats and 20m float lines, kayaks, bean bags, paddle boards, free-diving gear and of course a hot tub on the top deck.

So all there is to bring along is yourselves, a little luggage, a sense of adventure and of course any special treats you’d like to indulge in whilst onboard.

When joining one of our groups you simply book and pay for YOUR spot only.. we'll do the organising, set the dates, transfers and activities to bring together a maximum of 12 beautiful strangers soon to be friends.. alternatively you can get your own group together and charter the vessel exclusively.

Every adventure is as unique as the people on board and with that there is no schedule to follow.. this means you can always kayak, fish, SCUBA dive, paddleboard, free dive or spearfish, snorkel, walk, explore, watch the wildlife, immerse yourself in the history, enjoy the fresh seafood, get lost behind your camera or simply relax in the hot tub.. it's up to YOU!

no schedule... no itinerary... no menu... no cell phone or internet reception... just the rhythm of sun and tides...

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Every adventure is as unique as the people on board and with that there is no schedule to follow.. this means on any adventure you can kayak, fish, SCUBA dive, paddleboard, free dive or spearfish, snorkel, walk, explore, watch the wildlife, immerse yourself in the history, enjoy the fresh seafood, get lost behind your camera or simply relax in the hot tub.. it's up to YOU!

Just get yourself to Te Anau or Manapouri if your heading to Fiordland or Bluff if Stewart Island is your destination and we'll take care of everything from there..

"To experience things you haven't experienced before you'll have to do things you haven't done before." And is certainly a new thing for Fiordland.

Our GIRLS ONLY adventure has become an annual event for likeminded girls, woman, chicks, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends ..So come and explore the remote southern fiords of Breaksea and Dusky Sound with us and a bunch of great woman.. soon to be friends. We had our debut in 2017 and each year just gets better and better. Simply toooo much fun not to do it again.

GIRLS only Adventures


16th - 20th of February 2024 | from $4,200pp

5 days  - 12 great girls, chicks and ladies - Two helicopter flights - All but alcohol included  Variety of cabins and plenty of space - Hot tub on the top deck

2nd - 6th of February 2025 | Bookings opening up soon...

How to win YOUR Spot



...your spot onboard our All Girls Adventures 16th - 20th of February 2024!!!!!

AAAAAAND your very own NIKON camera....

....as well as a beautiful framed Lola Photography A2 art print!!!!





Entries will be open until 30th of September and winners will be drawn by the 10th of October. And although now closed we'll be sure to keep giving as we'd love every single wonderful entry onboard.. so keep an eye out!

STEP 1 - Take a photo of one of your 'happy place moments'

STEP 2 - Fill out the form below and upload said photo

Fill out my online form.

Terms & Conditions 1. By entering the promotion each entrant will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions and to have agreed to be bound by them. 2. The Promoter is: Pure Salt NZ, Te Anau 9679. 3. The promotion starts the 1st July 2023 and continues until the 30th September 2023. 4. The prize is a spot for one individual to join 16th - 20th of February 2024 ALL GIRLS ADVENTURE with Pure Salt. 5. This prize includes (if required) transport from Te Anau to the hangar for your helicopter flight to the vessel, all accommodation, activities and food onboard. Any additional travel, accommodation or add-ons outside of the experience will be at the winner’s expense. Please allow two days either side for weather and travel. 6. This experience is not exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. The prize cannot be transferred, and the dates are non-negotiable. 7. If the experience is cancelled and cannot go ahead due to restrictions outside of the Promoter's control (e.g. Covid Restrictions) then each winner will be notified. No cash refunds will be given. 8. Once entries have been verified for the lucky dip draw, the winner will be randomly drawn by the Promoter after the Promotion Period ends. This random draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. 9. Winners will be contacted via contact details provided at entry and announced via the Pure Salt NZ social media pages and website once the winners have been verified and contacted. If the prize winners cannot be contacted within five days, at Pure Salt’s option those winners will forfeit the prize with no right of compensation and the prize will be redrawn. 10. By entering this competition you agree to give the Promoter the rights to use the entered content across all marketing purposes, which includes but is not limited to the Promoter’s social media, websites, catalogues, advertising, packaging and digital platforms. If you do not consent to your photos/videos being used in marketing materials by the Promotor please advise Pure Salt NZ in writing to info@puresalt.co.nz. 11. By claiming the Prize the Winners agree for their name/city and photos/videos to be used on the Promoter’s social media, websites, catalogues, advertising, packaging and digital platforms and to be available for photo opportunities. The Winner agrees to media releases regarding their win which includes but is not limited to, photographs on the Promoter’s website, Facebook and Instagram Page, email newsletter and press releases. 12. Subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded, Pure Salt NZ and their employees are not responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for personal injury suffered or sustained during the course of accepting or using the prizes. 13. In the event of a dispute or need for clarification, the Promoter’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. 14. All entries become the property of the Promoter. By entering the competition entrants understand and agree that the Promoter may contact them by email after the Promotional Period to advise the winners of the Promotion. The Promoter will only continue to contact entrants if they have agreed to receive the Promoter’s email newsletter. Subject to any applicable privacy laws. 15. The Promoter reserves the right to modify these rules, extend, suspend or discontinue this competition at any time.

Competition Terms & Conditions

31st December 2022 - 5th January 2023 | SOLD OUT

Be a part of a geological expedition in Fiordland!

Join geologists onboard as part of their research and get a feel for why geology 'rocks', learn what makes Zealandia and Fiordland so special beyond what appears on the surface. Research is the reason this adventure is taking place and with that the main focus taking precedence over anything else onboard.. so fitting around that cruise, hunt, fish, kayak, paddle board, SCUBA dive, free dive, walk or simply relax in the hot tub on the top deck it's up to YOU!

6 days - all but alcohol included - likely one heli-transfer and one boat/bus transfer in/out of Fiordland

Fiordland Geology Adventure


30th September - 5th of October 2022 | from $4,200pp

As part of the adventure we will be dedicating a day and a half to the Tamatea/ Dusky Sound restoration project - re-baiting traps, cutting tracks or checking cameras - we’ll get you helping out for the cause. The project area includes Breaksea Sound, Acheron Passage, Wet Jacket Arm, and Dusky Sound itself, including over 700 islands, including New Zealand’s fifth largest island, Resolution Island. The rest of the time will be spent in pursuit of Fiordland red deer and sharing the days action with the team from Hunters Journal, NZ's premier hunting magazine.

6 days - all but alcohol included - two scenic helicopter flights

Hunters Journal Adventure



Be a part of a unique expedition.. a Hunters Journal and Pure Salt co-lab. It's all about hunting - looking after the ground we hunt on and the forest we stalk through..

Share Fiordland with the most important people in your life.. family..

Enjoy a family adventure in Dusky Sound! Fly in and out by helicopter, dive, fish, walk, freedive, kayak, observe the wildlife, paddle board or simply relax in the hot tub whilst being away from any phone or internet reception.. Create memories of a lifetime.

Explore the remote fiords of Breaksea and Dusky Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless with another family of five. Use of all gear on board, catering (apart from alcohol), bedding as well as two helicopter flights.

Vessel is spacious - fully insulated and comfortable - watermaker, washing machine and dryer on board - three passionate and qualified crew to look after you.

The pricing will depend on your family size so simply get in touch to make it happen.

So you just have to get yourselves to Te Anau and we'll take care of everything from here. Get in touch with any questions or to book in.

Fiordland Family Adventure

We only run two Family Adventures per year

so get in touch to make yours happen...

...no schedule... we follow the rhythm of sun, kids and tides


$4,000 per ADULT

$2,500 per CHILD