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Exclusive Boat Cruises and Sailing Charters

Exclusive Boat Cruises and Sailing Charters

Boat cruises offer a unique and unforgettable way to experience the beauty of New Zealand's coastline and islands. With so many options and sights to explore, you'll find yourself irresistibly drawn to the idea of including a maritime adventure, adding a touch of magic and wonder to your journey.

Boat cruising is a beautiful part of the New Zealand experience. Our diverse landscape boasts stunning islands, harbours, gulfs, and beaches, all waiting to be discovered. From the tranquillity of our pristine lakes and rivers in our mountainous terrain to the awe-inspiring grandeur of our fiords, sounds, and glaciers, there's something for everyone. Whether you're captaining a punt for an hour on an urban river or embarking on a multi-day adventure on a sailing vessel, houseboat, or motor yacht, the excitement and intrigue are guaranteed. The choice is yours-be your captain or hire a professional crew.

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Sail Between 144 Subtropical Islands - the Bay of Islands

Envision a world of bright blue water, white sand beaches, untouched islands, and fascinating wildlife - this is the stunning realm of Northland's coastline. Are you ready for a day of adventure on the water, a picnic lunch on a secluded island, or the excitement of spotting a pod of dolphins? Northland's Bay of Islands, one of the most exciting places in New Zealand, offers a variety of boat cruises. With subtropical temperatures and various cruise types, the thrill of being on a boat is a must-do for this region. Experience a five-star service aboard our magnificent catamaran and relax in rooms that feel like a world-class hotel. Then, set off on a day of thrilling exploration, discovering new coastlines, islands, activities, and delectable dishes. Or, if you're up for the challenge, try your hand at sailing a multi-million dollar yacht with the guidance of our experienced crew. The adventure is yours to choose from on this thrilling journey!

Diving The Poor Knights Island - Northland Coast

The Poor Knights Islands, located east of the Tutukākā coast, are a haven for scuba diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, offering a rich and diverse marine life. Begin your adventure on a charter dive boat from Tutukākā harbour, 30 kilometres from Whangārei, and immerse yourself in this subaquatic wonderland. Explore the world’s largest sea cave, Rikoriko Cave, and the various arches.  The Poor Knights Marine Reserve, a protected area where fishing is strictly prohibited, is home to a unique array of subtropical fish species not found anywhere else in New Zealand. And in the warmer months, be prepared to be amazed by the sight of squadrons of stingrays gracefully cruising the waters of the archways. 

Cruise along Golden Beaches - Abel Tasman National Park

The Abel Tasman National Park, a hidden gem at the top of the South Island – Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Māui, is a place of discovery. From the breathtaking natural landscape to the captivating history and culture of the local people, this place is a must-visit for travellers from New Zealand and around the world. Our comfortable boats, guided by friendly experts, ensure your Abel Tasman day is fantastic. Experience the wonders of the Abel Tasman from the comfort of an Abel Tasman Charters' boat. You can stay on board and relax or take one of our kayaks for a thrilling paddle. Dive into the marine reserve for a snorkelling adventure, or be dropped off for a refreshing bush walk. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and then do it all again. Plan the day to your liking; take your time to explore the hidden bays and estuaries.

Exclusive encounter with Dolphins/Whales  - Kaikoura Coast 

Imagine swimming with curious and playful fur seals or spotting a vast Humpback Whale breach so close you can almost touch it. Kaikoura is home to some fascinating wildlife species - both on land and in the sea; attracting enthusiasts worldwide. Here, the continental shelf plunges 900 metres just slightly offshore, creating strong ocean currents and attracting various whale species, dolphins, and fur seals. Albatross, petrel and shearwater birds love this place as well. The best time to visit for wildlife sightings is between October and February. Get out (or in) the water to experience incredible marine life close-up, or walk the shore to find seals basking on rocks and birds feeding their young. A wildlife experience in Kaikoura promises to be a rare and unforgettable addition to your New Zealand visit.