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Private, Small Group Yacht Expeditions in NZ

Very few yachts are designed specifically for Expedition Travel, our New Zealand owned yacht, MV Strannik was purpose built for yacht expeditions and eco cruises. We are adventurers ourselves and we designed and equipped Strannikfor the adventurous streak (sometimes suppressed or hidden) in every one of us. Strannik is a Russian word which simply translates as pilgrim or wanderer. We have accommodation for 12 passengers plus crew, but we generally sail with just 8 passengers (accommodated in four private twin share or double berth cabins with en-suites) plus an experienced crew of 4 or 5. Smaller groups translates into more landings, more time ashore and greater all round opportunities.


MV Strannik is a 24 metre sail assisted motor yacht, designed by the late, Whitby Island based, George Buehler and built by Sea Horse Marine to stringent international (RINA) rules for unrestricted worldwide travel. Our company, Strannik Ocean Voyages operates the vessel and we advertise a number of annual expeditions, yacht charters and cruises. These yacht charters NZ, private yacht charters NZ and eco cruises NZ are primarily focused on natural and cultural history, research and citizen science with numerous options for hiking, photography, diving (by arrangement) snorkelling, canoeing and or simply exploring. We also charter MV Strannik to individuals, groups, research organisations and institutions. It is the perfect platform for family holidays, transporting personnel, undertaking research or simply relaxing. Where have you always wanted to go? what have you always wanted to do? what have you always wanted to see?, stop dreaming, start scheming contact us today and let the adventure begin.