Here you will land on our custom-built floating helipad and transfer to our day boat to enjoy a day of fishing, discovery and wildlife watching. At Dusky Sound, it’s possible to explore the pristine shoreline of this World Heritage Area and retrace the steps of explorer Captain Cook.

The archaeological evidence of Cook’s visit can still be seen in the tree stumps cut by his crew for timber used to repair the vessel, Resolution in 1773. This is a spectacular region of Fiordland National Park that is only experienced by a few lucky visitors who take away indelible memories.

Very few people visit Dusky Sound. It’s isolated location at the South-Western tip of Fiordland makes it inaccessible to all but ocean-going vessels and helicopters. Consequently, the environment here is as pristine as it is possible to be.



  • Private return helicopter transfers

  • Guide

  • Private boat cruise

  • Fishing (if requested)

  • Gourmet lunch with beverages

Time Required: Full Day

Departure Point: Minaret Station Alpine Lodge, Wanaka or Queenstown

Equipment Required: Warm jacket, comfortable shoes/hiking boots, sunglasses


Private Charter Price:

(Maximum of 4 guests / helicopter)

Departing from Minaret Station, Wanaka, Queenstown or Blanket Bay


Departing From The Lindis


Departing From Mahu Whenua


All prices are in NZD