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Recipe for a Perfect Day

This recipe for a Perfect Day can not be matched anywhere in New Zealand or, indeed, the world!


  • Breathtaking Scenery. With sea arches, sea caves, sea stacks and sheltered harbours.
  • Marine Mammals. The Perfect Day cruise is often accompanied by dolphins and, in season there may be whales, seals and even orca!
  • Sea Birds. Gannet colonies, breeding grounds of rare seabirds including ternlets, and Buller’s shearwater.
  • Unique Flora. only home of the colourful Poor Knights Lily.
  • History. Hear the tumultuous and tragic Maori history that makes this place so spiritual.
  • Comfort aboard Perfect Day. A purpose built multi-deck cruise boat with all facilities, hot showers and on-board fish camera.
  • Shelter. In secret hidden harbours.
  • Eat great food. Fresh tropical platters to suit all tastes, free teas, coffees and snacks.
  • Kayaks. We provide kayaks and SUP's that you can paddle - explore caves and arches and follow the myriad of fish.
  • Swim. You can swim off our specially designed platform in the middle of a Marine Reserve, masks and snorkels provided.
  • Relax. If you feel less active there are multiple decks on which to relax, eat, sunbathe, or you can sit inside in air-conditioned comfort whilst watching marine interaction videos.
  • Make Friends. You will be pampered by our crew who are committed to looking after you and sharing with you their knowledge and passion for this amazing destination.

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