Touch the Mauri which leads to a sense of unity between man and nature. Navigate the swirling currents and whirlpools of the French Pass Passage. Share the remarkable account of d’Urville and his ship Astrolabe as they discovered the famous French Pass Passage and d’Urville Island. Be enthralled with the legend of the great Maori explorer Kupe, the giant shag Te Kawau a toru and the formation of the French Pass reef. Learn of Captain James Cooks visit to d’Urville Island and the famous white dolphin Pelorus Jack, known to Maori as Kai kai a waro.
Cruising in the well appointed vessel ‘Spirit of d’Urville’ you have a wonderful chance to encounter rare seabirds, the endemic King shag, spotted and pied shag, little pied and white throated shag, little blue Penguin, Fluttering shearwater, Australasian Gannet, diving petrel, White fronted tern, variable oystercatcher, reef heron, gulls seals and often dolphin. French Pass acts as a passageway for migrating Bottlenose Dolphin, Common dolphin, Dusky Dolphin, and at rare moments Orca and whales.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
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||Location: New Zealand
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Having dived and holidayed in the area for most of his life Danny and Lyn moved to French Pass in 1999 to bring up their family in a natural environment. The need to support the family in a remote area led them to develop their company. Danny and Lyn's commitment to conservation and nature appreciation was the...
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