New Zealand Yacht Charter

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The New Zealand yacht charter scene is quite spectacular. But it's no surprise that New Zealand and yacht charters go hand in hand. The New Zealanders (Kiwis) are particularly at home on the water with more boats per capita than any other country. This is a reflection of the quality of incredible cruising grounds within what New Zealanders term 'Godzone'. With the demand for New Zealand tours going from strength to strength, what better way to see the 'Land of the Long White Cloud' than aboard a New Zealand charter yacht, and seeing this amazing counry how the locals would - from the water.

New Zealand truly is one of the most stunning countries on earth. This land holds an ancient mystic, worthy of countries far older. Its beauty can be rugged or intoxicatingly tranquil - still and perfect.


Photo 1: Balloon Safari over the Canterbury Plains - New Zealand - Photograper David Wall; Photo 2: Christchurch - Canterbury - Photo by Elite Images; Photo 3: Hawkes Bay - New Zealand - Image photo by Chris McLennan - All Images courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

Being a country of seasons and change; New Zealand always has something to offer. The north island offers miles of coastline, freckled with off shore islands and stunning beaches. The south island offers the protected waterways and spectacular scenery of Marlborough and Milford Sounds as well as the natural beauty of the Able Tasman.

On a yacht charter in New Zealand, you'll be spoilt for choice of fine cuisine and wines. The seas and Sounds are filled with fish and marine life including the famous green-lipped mussel, lobster and scallops. In Marlborough, you'll find the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world.

The yacht charter season in New Zealand is year round, however most people tend to prefer the warmer months of September to April. If you're brave enough, try a winter charter when the atmosphere can take on an incredible stillness. The water becomes mirror-like and breezes tend to be light and constant, although they can also be stormy and rainy. If you're well equipped and well dressed, a winter charter can be equally as satisfying, and even more magnificent than a New Zealand summer charter.

Heli-picnic above Lake Wakatipu - Queenstown - Photographer Chris Sisarich - Image courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

For decades, Australasian's have recognized the intensity of New Zealand's beauty and tranquillity, and for most part, have had it all to themselves. With recent exposure as a world-class travel destination New Zealand is attracting yacht charter clients from around the world. People come to New Zealand with mild expectations and generally leave amazed. The New Zealand yacht charter industry is a key player in the expected continued growth in South Pacific yacht chartering in general.

Auckland & Hauraki Gulf Yacht Charter
The 'City of Sails', as Auckland is fondly known, has a superyacht marina that sits against the backdrop of the sparkling Waitemata harbour. Auckland is the base for sailing the magnificent Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel Peninsula.

Bay of Islands Yacht Charter
The Bay of Islands is one of the most favoured cruising and yacht charter locations within New Zealand. Travellers and locals alike are drawn to the Bay of Island's protected bay for its mild sub-tropical climate, hundreds of uninhabited islands and pure serenity.

Marlborough Sounds Yacht Charter
A yacht charter in the Marlborough Sounds can be quite mystical and spiritual with a view of soft green mountains downed in native forest meeting still turquoise waters in an endless web of tiny bays.

Fiordland Yacht Charter
Fiordland, which is home to the famous Milford and Doubtful Sounds, is a natural wonder which is unrivaled anywhere. Indeed, Rudyard Kipling described Fiordland as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’.  It is a certainty that you will leave your yacht charter awe inspired and deeply affected.

White water rafting - Queenstown - Photo by Julian Apse - Image courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

The different types of yacht available for New Zealand yacht vacation includes motor, sailing, ecotourism charter, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, luxury yachts and superyacht charters.


Below is a selection of yachts based, or able to charter in New Zealand. There is a bigger selection of New Zealand charter yachts here or contact us for more information and additional yachts here

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