Wilderness Resort

Cathy and Craig also own the D'Urville Island Wilderness Resort and can offer package deals for fishing and diving charters including overnight accommodation amongst stunning New Zealand scenery.


Some of the best fishing around the top of the South Island happens around French Pass and D'Urville Island, and Tasman Charters know all the best fishing spots to ensure you come home with a great catch and memories to treasure.


The waters surrounding D'Urville Island offer incredible underwater adventures for divers. Our crew has many years of experience in diving for paua, crayfish, scallops, and can also provide spear fishing experiences.

D'Urville Island Wilderness Resort

Discover the incredible fishing and diving apportunities D'Urville Island has to offer with Tasman Charters. Explore at your own pace, cruising to this stunning paradise aboard Tasman Charters directly from Port Nelson. Cathy and Craig, the owners of Tasman Charters, also own and operate the D'Urville Island Wilderness Resort, situated in the stunning Catherine Cove on D'Urville Island.

D'Urville Island Wilderness Reort

Bringing customers to our own backyard was an obvious progression to our business and teaming these two businesses together means that we can now provide charter and accommodation packages from Port Nelson to D'Urville Island. The Wilderness Resort is often referred to as "the Marlborough Sounds' best kept secret” and is a sanctuary in today's hustle and bustle far away in a remote area of the Marlborough Sounds. The D'Urville Island Wilderness Resort offers a bar, restaurant, accommodation, walking trails, and fishing charters. Set in over 200 hectares of regenerated bushland, it is the ideal place for the adventurous or those who just want to get away from city life for a while.

Of the several offshore islands around the Marlborough Sounds, D'Urville Island is the largest. D'Urville is separated from the mainland by a narrow, tidal channel called French Pass. The scenery on and around D'Urville is spectacular, ranging from colossal forest-clad mountains to serene bays and coves, to the rugged exposed coastline. Our trips to D'Urville Island are now available to mountain bikers to access the great selection of remote tracks, and you can now get access to these directly from Port Nelson.

A minimum of 10 people are required for full-day or half-day charters.

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