Zealand sailing & cruises: The best of all worlds
New Zealand bareboat & crewed
yacht charters from Auckland or the Bay of Islands, Tall Ship cruises in New
Zealand, Coral Princess Cruises expedition cruising in New Zealand.
New Zealand is a truly unique destination,
sparkling island studded bays, cobalt blue seas, edged with long silvery beaches, pockets
of subtropical forest, towns immersed in history and charm..... We offer you stunning
sailing from the central Auckland base in the Hauraki Gulf. This cruising ground has over
76 islands to explore, and over 200 sheltered anchorages and miles of beautiful coastline
all the way north to the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is also a renowned cruising
destination which combines early New Zealand history with stunning natural scenery and
marine life, only 3 hours drive from Auckland.
Cruises in New Zealand -
Choose from the following options for your
holiday on the sea in New Zealand:
140ft Expedition Cruise Ship Explore the islands of Auckland's
Hauraki Gulf from September 30 to April 30 on 2, 3, & 5 night
itineraries. Maximum of 20 passengers on board.
Whether it's a luxury fishing
excursion to a great fishing spot, flying to a golf course for a round
of golf or a scenic flight to a remote destination, this ship can cater
to your needs.
2 night cruises from NZ$1195 per
including all meals, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, walk & boat tours.
Bookings now open for 2014 for
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Cruises 'by the cabin' in New Zealand
with Coral Princess Cruises aboard the Oceanic Discoverer.
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Private bareboat or crewed sailing charters
in New Zealand
Private bareboat or crewed sailing
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The Ultimate Luxury
Private Sailing Charter in New Zealand - Pacific Eagle
No sailing experience
Luxury 102ft ketch with a crew of 3 is available in New Zealand's Marlborough
Sounds, Tasman Bay, Fiordland, or Auckland.
Pacific Eagle has one very large stateroom
with a king size bed, plus one queen size double plus two single beds. All
bedrooms have ensuites (stateroom has a spa bath), sound systems, and TV.
Leisure equipment includes dive compressor,
complete dive equipment for 4 divers, 2 ocean kayaks, water skis, body boards,
fishing gear, & sun bathing deck mats.
Crew includes a Captain, chef, & deckhand. From US$715 per person
per day based on 6 guests on board -
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Private luxury charter boat
- a trawler-style motor yacht 75 feet in length with a 20 ft beam.
Luxuriously appointed to ensure
your long distance charter has every possible level of
comfort, with 3 cabins (one master, one double, and one twin). Escapade will
be available in New Zealand during the summer months of November to April every
year. She will relocate to the Pacific islands groups of Tonga, Fiji,
and New Caledonia for the tropical winter months of May through to October.
here for more details on this luxury vessel.
Auckland - Hauraki Gulf
Your charter base in the heart of Auckland is just 20 minutes drive
from the International Airport. Westhaven Marina is just over half an
hour's sail from
the first of the islands of the gulf. The Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park offers 1500 square
miles of some of the finest cruising in the world, with 76 islands to explore, over 200
sheltered anchorages and miles of beautiful coastline.
Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands has attracted sailors from around the world
for over a century, with its sheltered anchorages and temperate climate.
Your charter base in
the north of New Zealand is the quaint township of Opua, just half an hour from the
nearest airport, or a scenic three hour drive from Auckland. The base is close to the
maritime facilities and the famous Ferryman's Restaurant. From here, the cruising,
snorkelling and fishing are excellent, as is the local cuisine.
The summer months are between November and April, with an
average temperature of 23C. The weather cools during the winter months (June to
August), with an average temperature of 14C. The North Island is subtropical, and has no extremes of heat or cold. The early morning and
late afternoon tend to be very calm, mid afternoon becoming stronger. There is a tidal
range of two metres in both areas. The prevailing wind is from the South West blowing
Beaufort 1- 4 during November to April and up to Beaufort 5 the rest of the year.
What is the weather like? More about the
New Zealandís climate is a temperate one, lying in the westerly
wind belt with alternating patterns moving steadily eastwards it follows a
relatively steady six to ten day cycle.
High Season - (Summer) mid-December to
end February - varies from moderate to light winds. Temperatures during the day
can reach up to 28/30 degrees Celsius. Sea breezes
appear about 11.00 am from a north to northeast quarter and will disappear
Mid Season - (Fall) March through mid
April - cooler temperatures averaging 25 degrees Celsius- with good, consistent
sailing breezes/ Mid Season - (Spring) Mid October through Mid December -
cooler temperatures in October averaging 21 degrees Celsius, changeable, with
some strong breezes. November to mid December temperatures increasing,
averaging 23/25 degrees Celsius.
Low Season - (Winter) mid April through
mid October - cool, averaging day time 16 degrees, very cool evenings.
How cold is the water?
High Season - approximately 20 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees
Celsius. For warm-blooded creatures a wet-suit is advised for divers
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