About Us

shaun an Dani

Welcome To Fly Fiordland, who are we?

A bit about us!

Hello, we are Shaun and Daniela. We own and operate Fly Fiordland. Shaun is a kiwi, raised on the West Coast. Shaun completed his commercial Pilots license in 1996, in 1997 Shaun started instructing private pilots in Queenstown. In 1998 Shaun joined Air Fiordland, flying the scheduled service between Queenstown and Milford Sound. In 2000 Shaun took the role of remote pilot based in Martins bay for Hollyford Track guided walks. In 2010 Shaun and fellow pilot Jennie formed Fly Fiordland to provide a non corporate, personal company that would work with independant travellers who did not want the mainstream cattle truck tourism that New Zealand was promoting.

Daniela and Shaun met in 2000 and married in 2006. We have 2 children and 2 grandchildren living locally.

Daniela originates from Thun in Switzerland, she came to new Zealand in 1998 and spent 14 years as a Doc ranger gaining an extensive knowledge of Fiordland National Park. Daniela became Fly Fiordlands office manager in 2017.

Peter MacDonald has 50 years in the aviation industry as a commercial pilot, journalist and CAA inspector. Peter joined Fly Fiordland in 2016 after leaving the CAA to develop and maintain safety management systems and conduct regular audits and risk management reviews. 

Our Vision - Manaakitanga

Manaakitanga - The process of showing respect, generosity and care for the people who use our services, their whānau and communities. It also means we show respect and care for information and stories. Mana is the essential lifeforce within a person, place or object.

Our Goals

To provide a personal, tailored service to free independant travellers. We do not cater for tour companies or large corporates.

Our Mission

Live a lifestyle we love, doing what we love, doing what we love safely whilst sharing with our visitors the sheer wonder of Fiordland National Park.

Why Choose Us

Avoid crowds and large groups, rushed schedules, and benefit from our fair pricing.

Fly Fiordland will give you a great time and value for money. 

Our Team

Fly Fiordlands Friendly Staff

Join us for a friendly and easy experience.

Shaun Ferris

Owner

Shaun Ferris

Daniela Ferris

Coordinator and sales

Daniela Ferris

Peter MacDonald

Safety manager and quality control

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