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Cruising Grounds

Chartering a yacht is one of the most wonderful holidays you can ever experience and an especially unique way to explore New Zealand and the South Pacific. Imagine having your own "floating hotel" to take you to remote islands, find hidden coves and beaches, learn about the exotic flora and fauna or just watch the sun set from the privacy of your own floating hotel!

The experienced captain and crew of your yacht are "local knowledge" experts and your chef is ready to prepare a menu just to your liking, as formal or informal as you care to be. There is nothing like the taste of a freshly caught fish or lobster straight from the barbeque, accompanied by a superb, award winning New Zealand wine - with a dash of famous "kiwi " hospitality on the side!

Our aim is to give you the holiday of a lifetime - whether you plan to explore as much of the coastline as possible or whether you just want to relax and watch the world go by.

South Pacific Map Fiji & Tonga Cruising Grounds Bay of Islands Cruising Grounds Hauraki Gulf Cruising Grounds Auckland Cruising Grounds Marlborough Sounds Cruising Grounds Abel Tasman Cruising Grounds Great Barrier Reef, Australia - Cruising Grounds Bay of Plenty Cruising Grounds Fiordland Cruising Grounds
The following guide gives you the best times of the year to visit:

North Island, NZ

Low Season Mid
High Season
Auckland & Hauraki Gulf Jun-Aug Apr,May,
Bay of Islands Jun-Aug May,Sep,Oct Nov-Apr

South Island, NZ

Marlborough Sounds & Abel Tasman Jun-Aug Apr,May,
Fiordland Jun-Aug May,Sep n/a


n/a May,Oct Jun-Sep

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

n/a May,Oct Jun-Sep