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New Zealand Heli-Golf Yacht Charter Vacation 2014

December 16, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

How do you imagine the “ultimate holiday”? If your answer is a great game of golf, coupled with fantastic scenery, adventure, luxurious accommodation and utmost in comfort, than we might just have the perfect holiday package for you: the beautiful ‘ISLAND PASSAGE’ charter yacht is offering a fantastic 7 or 10-day New Zealand yacht charter combined with Heli-Golf yacht charter cruise spread over some of New Zealand’s best golf courses.

Hole #17 - Image credit to Kauri Cliffs

Hole #17 - Image credit to Kauri Cliffs

Imagine waking up surrounded by New Zealand’s unparalleled beauty, being treated to a scrumptious breakfast on the aft Terrace of luxury yacht Island Paradise, then jumping on board a helicopter and flying out to the first tee of the day. Green fees, carts, hell transfers, all onboard gourmet meals, plus some afternoon sport fishing are all included.



The Heli-Golf season in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands operates during February and March, and there are only a few spaces left for 2014. To embark on the holiday of your lifetime, please contact us here to discuss the best options for you and your team. And in order to keep you home team happy, non-golfers can enjoy the fantastic New Zealand yacht charter trip at half price.



ISLAND PASSAGE -  Helicopter



January – February 2014 – 2015

Kauri Cliffs – Carrington – Kauri Cliffs – Titirangi – Gulf Harbour

Heli-Golf combined with yacht charter provides visitors to New Zealand with an entirely new level of adventure and entertainment. In addition to the daily game of golf, enjoy the luxurious accommodation aboard charter yacht ‘Island Passage’, together with leisurely afternoon fishing, helicopter transfers to and from every golf course, as well as great cuisine and excellent wine.

Once in New Zealand, you’ll discover that New Zealand Golf Courses offer players a golfing environment surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery on earth. The 7 day helicopter-golf yacht holiday starts and ends in Auckland.

Auckland Viaduct Harbour - New Zealand - Image credit to Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Auckland Viaduct Harbour - New Zealand - Image credit to Auckland Viaduct Harbour

Day 1 – Sunday

Arrive in Auckland. A Corporate Cab will wait for you and transfer you to the Sebel Suites in Auckland Viaduct. Enjoy the evening at the harbour, full of great restaurants, cafes and bars.

Image credit Gulf Harbour Country Club - New Zealand

Image credit Gulf Harbour Country Club - New Zealand

Day 2 – Monday (Breakfast)

Following the leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to the Auckland helipad for a 12-minute flight over the northern beaches of the Gulf Harbour Country Club where you will lend next to the 1st tee. Enjoy the fantastic finishing holes, amazing ocean views, rolling terrain and classic, traditional values combined to make the Gulf Harbour Country Club one of the most thrilling golfing experiences in New Zealand. This 6,400 metre, par 72 golf course is located at Gulf Harbour on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, just north of Auckland. It winds through native grasses and vegetation and has a natural look and feel from start to finish. The front nine is slightly hillier and has an open feeling, while the back nine wanders towards the ocean and culminates with some of the most scenic holes anywhere. Comparisons have already been made between Gulf Harbour and Pebble Beach Golf Links. The helicopter is waiting for you on completion of your round to take you back to Auckland and then onto the Sebel Suites.

Image credit Titirangi Golf Club - New Zealand

Image credit Titirangi Golf Club - New Zealand

Day 3 – Tuesday (Breakfast, Dinner)

Breakfast followed by a helicopter ride to play 18 holes at Titirangi Golf Club, which has a great history of hosting exceptional players from all over the world. It has been the venue of many international tournaments, including the New Zealand Open Championship. It is ranked as one of New Zealand’s top golf courses and is the only one in  the country designed by Alister MacKenzie. The course measures just over 6025 metres of the championship tees and provides a genuine challenge to all golfers. After the game you will be picked up and transferred to Auckland Airport for a short 40min scenic flight up the coast to the Bay of Islands. Here you will be transferred by coach to the Island Passage yacht, where you will be greeted with a welcome dinner prepared by the ship’s talented chef.

Hole #7 Luxury Lodge New Zealand   Golf Spa Resort – Kauri Cliffsb - Image credit to Kauri Cliffs

Hole #7 Luxury Lodge New Zealand Golf Spa Resort – Kauri Cliffsb - Image credit to Kauri Cliffs

Day 4 – Wednesday (Breakfast, Dinner)

Following the breakfast, fly to play 18 holes at one of the world’s most famous golf courses – Kauri Cliffs. The par 72- championship golf course measures 6,510 metres and provides five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes provide views of the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside seaside cliffs. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is beautiful and challenging but a delight to play. After golf the helicopter transfers you back to Island Passage. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent relaxing onboard with fellow passengers or you could enjoy the area’s great fishing. Island Passage yacht offers a range of Shimano rods, reels, tackle and lures. Dinner is served onboard from 7pm.

Peppers Carrington Hero - Image courtesy of the Matra Group

Peppers Carrington Hero - Image courtesy of the Matra Group

Day 5 – Thursday (Breakfast)

One of the main features of the Carrington Club golf course is that, although situated oceanside, it looks and plays like an ‘inland golf’ course, complete with rolling hills, vales, and natural water hazards but with the beautiful ocean views of its seaside location. The course is 6146 metres in length, par 72, and includes a mixture of terrains from rolling vales to challenging water holes. The course was created to accommodate golfers of all abilities and provides an excellent variety of hole play, from one of the longest par 5’s in New Zealand 605 metres, to one of the shortest over water par 3’s at 113 metres. Following, the helicopter will be waiting to fly you back to the ship after the round with dinner served at 7pm.

Golf Green with Cavallis Sunrise - Image credit Kauri Cliffs

Golf Green with Cavallis Sunrise - Image credit Kauri Cliffs

Day 6 – Friday (Breakfast)

Transfer by helicopter to play 18 holes at Kauri Cliffs. You have had 36 hours to contemplate the course to be prepared for this second round. The course changes its character depending on which direction the wind is blowing. After golf the helicopter transfers you back to the ship. The ships farewell dinner is served onboard from 7pm.

Day 7 – Saturday (Breakfast)

After breakfast you will be taken by coach to the Bay of Islands Airport. By this time you have visited some of the most beautiful charter destination in New Zealand and enjoyed numerous spectacular games of golf.

For more information on the 7 Day New Zealand Heli-Golf charter vacation as well as the 10 Day version, please contact our experienced brokers here.

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USA Luxury Golf Yacht Charter Vacations on Motor Yacht Stargazer

December 15, 2011

Written by Chelsea

Starting in 2012, the 180′ motor yacht STARGAZER will be available for luxury golf charter vacations, offering private, unique golf yacht charter itineraries to discerning charter clients in America.

Measuring 180ft (54.9m) in length, M/Y Stargazer otherwise known as the ‘Golf yacht’ is a large expedition yacht with sleek, yet powerful and rugged lines that was built in 1964 and was refitted in 2010. The Golf Charter Yacht Stargazer boasts a golf equipment room with sets of demo equipment, a heli-pad that has been set up for coaching and social competitions. It is also possible to request first class golf coaches onboard who can help to improve your game while cruising to the best golf courses.

USA Luxury Golf Yacht Charter Vacations

USA Luxury Golf Yacht Charter Vacations

A golf charter vacation on the Stargazer yacht will enable you and your guests to travel to some of the best golf courses in the world while enjoying the luxury 5 star amenities. Imagine being able to play at a different golf course every day, with your own private coach to guide you, surrounded by spectacular ocean vistas. Each night you can retire to your private charter yacht to discuss the day’s challenges with your fellow passengers and coaches, while enjoying delicious cuisine and a glass of fine wine.

Imagine superyacht Stargazer as your floating golf clubhouse

Imagine superyacht Stargazer as your floating golf clubhouse

After spending the day at a world class golf course, imagine returning the superyacht Stargazer where you enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars, then watch videos of your training sessions and then a good movie or a good tournament in the private screening room. As you turn in, you hear the gentle rumble of the engines as the yacht transports you to the next golf course. You wake up refreshed, your gear has already been taken to the course and your coaches are waiting to have breakfast with you before you are transported to a new course and a new day.

The golf yacht Stargazer is available for week long charters where you can visit up to 6 golf courses in one week or for long weekends, where you could travel to up to 4 golf courses. The yacht is also the perfect venue for corporate charters for client entertainment.

USA Luxury Golf Yacht Charter Vacations on motor yacht STARGAZER

USA Luxury Golf Yacht Charter Vacations on motor yacht STARGAZER

On the Stargazer yacht you will be in the company of world class golfers who have competed at the highest amateur and professional levels and have played some of the finest golf courses around the world, fully equipped to help you in all aspects of the game including Full swing mechanics, Short game, Putting strategy, Mental game, and oncourse instructing.

Perfect your Golf Swing with Robert McKnight, together with PGA Champions Tour player Pat Horgan III

Perfect your Golf Swing with Robert McKnight, together with PGA Champions Tour player Pat Horgan III

Robert McKnight, together with PGA Champions Tour player Pat Horgan III, and the yacht captain – have been developing a program to take groups (of up to 12 players) along with two coaches on golf yacht charter itineraries in Florida, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, the mid-Atlantic states, and New England as well as the possibility of Jamaica, Porto Rico and Mexico. Contact CharterWorld for further details on the golf charter itineraries possible. Or see more details on the golf charter yacht Stargazer here

The base rate of the charter yacht Stargazer is $125,000 + expenses. The all-in price for 10 golfers for a week is $190,000 which includes the gold and expenses. For a 3-day weekend you can charter the yacht for $100,000 for 10 players and for a 4-day weekend it is $120,000.

STARGAZER can also be chartered to serve as a floating hospitality clubhouse and 8-suite yacht at any of the following PGA Tour Events in 2012:

Feb. 27-March 4 The Honda Classic
PGA National (Champion Course)
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

March 5-11 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship
Doral Golf Resort & Spa (TPC Blue Monster Course)
Doral, Fla.

March 5-11 Puerto Rico Open
Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

March 12-18 Transitions Championship
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club (Copperhead Course)
Palm Harbor, Fla.

April 9-15 RBC Heritage
Harbour Town Golf Links
Hilton Head Island, S.C.

April 23-29 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
TPC Louisiana
New Orleans, La.

May 7-13 THE PLAYERS Championship
TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS Stadium Course)
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

June 25-July 1 AT&T National
Congressional Country Club
Bethesda, Md.

Aug. 6-12 PGA Championship#
Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course)
Kiawah Island, S.C.

Aug. 27-Sept. 3 Deutsche Bank Championship (Monday Finish)
TPC Boston
Norton, Mass.

Oct. 15-21 The McGladrey Classic
Sea Island Resort (Seaside Course)
St. Simons Island, Ga.

Golf Charter Yacht Stargazer

Year:1964 (Refit 2010)  L.O.A.:180ft (54.9m)  Beam:30ft (9.1m) 
Max Speed:12 knots  Cruise Speed:11 knots  Engines:Caterpillar Engines 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:

Go here to find out more about chartering Golf Charter Yacht Stargazer.

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