This overnight cruise was the absolute HIGHLIGHT of our 4 week-stay in New Zealand. We were blown away by the care the staff took in making us feel at home, the boat was perfectly small and cozy, and the food was delicious. We had a moody, rainy day to begin with, but it cleared up by late afternoon. Beware of the sand flies, they truly are evil little bugs (bring some spray, it will be a lifesaver).
We got to fish and kayak, we saw penguins, seals and so many birds! We got to meet four other couples from around the world, it was so nice getting to know everyone, spending the evening playing chess while others sipped on wine, chit-chatted about their lives just as the sun set; puffs of air on the horizon as dolphins bid farewell.
I think back on it now and it gets me teary-eyed, it was just so magical and lovely, I cannot recommend this experience enough. Thank you to James and Adam for a day we will cherish in our memories forever.