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SALTSHAKER CHARTER FISHING - Paihia, Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

If you are visiting are passionate about catching big fish then give Saltshaker charter fishing a call. They offer their clients the extreme game fishing experience from The Bay of Islands to The Three Kings. Choosing the right location, right skipper & right vessel is the key to deep sea fishing success...(more)

ABSOLUTE NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Wide

Location: Northland

Absolute New Zealand is an award winning, fully licensed travel agency specialising in luxury travel, proudly owned and operated by New Zealanders. We've refined our range of exclusive privately escorted, self-guided, and small group tours over the past decade. Work with one of our friendly travel designers - there to assist from planning right through to while you are travelling...(more)

R TUCKER THOMPSON DAY SAIL - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

Experience the beautiful Bay of Islands as they did in Captain Cook's day and sail aboard the tall ship, R. Tucker Thompson. This sailing trip is the ideal way for you explore the Bay of Islands in comfort and style. Be part of the crew and help set the sails, or relax and let our friendly crew look after you...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Fiordland, Queenstown and Te Anau

Location: Fiordland - Doubtful Sound

Explore Fiordland, Queenstown and Te Anau with Real Journeys, a local company that has guided tours in the area for 60 years. Choose from a selection of coach/cruise options to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Experience the Te Anau Glowworms Caves, try the Milford Track Guided Day Walk, Queenstown’s iconic TSS Earnslaw Steamship and Walter Peak High Country Farm...(more)

CLEARWATER CRUISES - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua - Lake Tarawera

Enjoy the peace and quiet of Lake Tarawera while relaxing aboard one of our four luxury charter vessels. Visit historical sights around the lake shore, go fishing for trophy sized trout or take a thrilling ride on our three-seater jet ski. Whatever your group size and budget, Clearwater Cruises can arrange an excursion to suit your needs...(more)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Paterson Inlet Cruises

Location: Southland - Stewart Island

See Stewart Island from the water. Enjoy a Paterson Inlet Cruise and visit Ulva Island, a renowned wildlife sanctuary on our Stewart Island cruises. We also operate Stewart Island Ferry services and car, scooter and mountain bike rentals...(more)

AKAROA SAILING CRUISES - Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

Location: Canterbury

Our environmentally sustainable and exciting harbour cruise around Akaroa Harbour is one of a kind! Enjoy an encounter with wildlife, on their terms without disrupting their environment, before having some basic, personal sail training. Our 47-foot classic ocean sailing yacht, Manutara, is one of the last A-Class keelers built. Guests will love this 2.5-hour sail experience cruise around Akaroa Harbour...(more)

RAFTING NEW ZEALAND ADVENTURE CENTRE - Taupo

Location: Taupo

Our 6D Adventure Cinema showcases the adventures and environment of the Central North Island. We have carefully selected New Zealand's best adventure providers saving you time and hassle. Our staff have experienced activities we sell so can help you choose activities that will best suit your budget & expectations. Friendly adventure information, bookings & 6D Adventure Cinema...(more)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Ferry Services

Location: Southland

Come aboard our express catamarans and experience Foveaux Strait. Keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and albatross during the one hour Stewart Island ferry crossing between Bluff and Stewart Island. Scheduled ferry services depart daily. Coach connections available...(more)

BLUE SEA FISHING - Paihia, Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

Daily fishing charters with experienced skippers that know all the great fishing spots in the beautiful Bay of Islands. We cater for experienced and novice anglers wanting the joy of catching fish. Operating 15 years. Species: Marlin, Tuna, Shark, Hapuka, Kingfish, Snapper plus others. Sir Graham Henry (World Cup Rugby All Blacks coach), and Lady Raewyn Henry fish with us...(more)

KJET - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Every hour at the Main Town Pier in the centre of Queenstown you can step aboard a big yellow KJet. On this unforgettable Queenstown jet boat experience you'll be transported from the sophisticated downtown area into the channels of two of New Zealand's most scenic rivers - the Kawarau River then Shotover River...(more)

STEADFAST TRADITIONAL SAIL - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough

Steadfast is a big, beautiful, gaff cutter based in glorious Marlborough Sounds offering traditional sailing at its best. Day cruises from French Pass, extended cruises throughout Marlborough Sounds and Tasman Bay. Available for both private and corporate charters. We also offer educational experiences to school groups. Join in the work of setting and handling sail, or just relax...(more)

ABEL TASMAN CHARTERS - Golden Bay

Location: Nelson

Cruise along the beautiful Abel Tasman coastline, past Split Apple Rock, Kaiteriteri, Marahau, round golden sandy bays, Adele and Fishermans Islands and on to Tonga Island seal colony with the team at Abel Tasman Charters. Other options include an exclusive 6 hour getaway charter, a Winery Tour followed by Scenic Cruise with gourmet lunch and a combined Cruise/Helicopter experience...(more)

SAIL NELSON RYA SEA SCHOOL - Nelson

Location: Marlborough - Marlborough Sounds

RYA NZ School of the Year. Sail Nelson offers five-day Royal Yachting Association liveaboard sailing courses in the stunning Tasman Bay and Abel Tasman. Sailing Mondays to Fridays. Maximum four crew, great food, wet weather gear, good music and excellent learning opportunities. Get away from it all for an enjoyable week onboard a keeler in this stunning location...(more)

ECOCRUZ ECO OCEAN ADVENTURES - Paihia, Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Join the crew of the Manawanui on an exciting three-day sailing expedition around the Bay of Islands. Go snorkelling in crystal clear waters, kayaking around uninhabited islands, try catching your own fresh seafood or enjoy walking on deserted beaches to experience the true magic of this special part of New Zealand. At night we anchor in secluded bays...(more)

ABEL TASMAN SAILING ADVENTURES - Nelson

Location: Nelson

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures offer day sailing tours aboard fast comfortable catamarans. The most peaceful and relaxing way to see the Abel Tasman—New Zealand's best sailing location. With half-day, full-day, and multi-day tour options, we'll make the most of your time. Private charters for specialised tours available for groups up to 40 people...(more)

CATHEDRAL COVE SCENIC TOURS - Whitianga

Location: Coromandel

Coromandel scenic boat tours operating from Whitianga. See the towering Shakespeare's cliffs and venture into Cooks blowhole, see Cooks Beach and visit Cathedral Cove. Visit and swim within the Marine Reserve. Explore the spectacular volcanic coastline, amazing sea caves including the impressive Orua cave. Five star Trip advisor rating and 2013, 14 and 15 excellence awards...(more)

DOLPHIN SEAFARIS - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty

Our amazing Dolphin Encounters depart daily from both Tauranga and Mount Maunganui aboard our totally luxury high speed vessels, 50ft power catamaran 'Guardian' and luxury Launch 'Catchup III'. Well equipped with two decks and huge front viewing area for all passengers to enjoy the wild dolphins surfing up on the bow, our boats are comfortable, stable and very family friendly...(more)

SAILING AWAY, SAILING SCHOOL - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Join us aboard 'French Connection' and learn to sail on a modern 32' Beneteau yacht. Sail between the 50 idyllic islands that make up Auckland's Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf. RYA Courses for beginners to advanced. Gain an international qualification. Learning to sail is easy with our variety of options. Half and full-day charters are also available...(more)

GO ORANGE - Milford & Doubtful Sounds

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Experience the longest, least crowded and best valued 2-hour cruise on Milford Sound or a full day experience on the more isolated Doubtful Sound. Take in the majestic mountains, rainforest, wildlife and sea creatures. Or jump in amongst it in one of our kayaks alongside an experienced guide on your choice of one of 4 kayaking adventures...(more)

BOOM SAILING - WHITIANGA

Location: Coromandel - Whitianga

Take in Coromandel Icons like Cathedral Cove, Hahei Marine Reserve, and Cooks Beach, on an action-packed and chilled-out exploration of Mercury Bay. Pure Sailing Fun for just you, the great outdoors and the wind whistling through your hair! There is no better way to experience the Coromandel! Or even hire out the entire boat with our experienced skipper!..(more)

TAKAROA 2 ADVENTURE CRUISES - Southland

Location: Fiordland

Our vessel provides a variety of unique cruises around Stewart Island and Fiordland. The vessel features five comfortable guest cabins and a huge area of deck space. Popular with diving, hunting and fishing parties, she is also well suited to family and corporate groups...(more)

ZIG ZAG CHARTERS - Mangonui, Northland

Location: Northland - Doubtless Bay

Based at Mangonui in stunning Doubtless Bay on the east coast of Northland, New Zealand. Zig Zag Charters offer full day and overnight boat charters as well as day and half-day trips for individual passengers. Our yacht, Zig Zag, is a very stable 58-foot catamaran with two full-bathrooms and two double-berth cabins. Licensed for up to 30 passengers...(more)

PELORUS TOURS - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough - Havelock

Pelorus Tours invite you to Discover the spectacular Marlborough Sounds. They provide services for: Boat hire, Transport, Tours, Cruises, Fishing, Scalloping, Pelorus Sounds Mussel Farm Cruises, Sounds Winery Tours, Educational Eco-Tours, Maud Island Tours, Garden Tours, DOC Bush walks, Corporate/Family Functions...(more)

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REAL JOURNEYS - Doubtful Sound

Location: Queenstown

We are a local company that has operated excursions in Fiordland for 60 years. Real Journeys lets you explore Doubtful Sound with day, overnight or coach/cruise options: *Wilderness Day Cruises - three-hour wilderness cruise through the fiord with our on-board nature guide. *Overnight Cruises - ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience in Doubtful Sound (private en suite cabins)...(more)

BAY OF ISLANDS WATER TAXI - Paihia, Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

Half and Full Day Charters. Sightseeing trips around the 144 islands within the Bay of Islands. Or we can do tailor-made trips to suit ie snorkeling, island visits for walks or swimming beaches. Our skippers and guides are passionate about this area, their home, and ready to share their extensive knowledge. Chartered water taxi - Bay of Islands..(more)

FISH KAIKOURA - Kaikoura

Location: Canterbury - Kaikoura

We won't be beaten on price. Fishing charters for up to 8 people. Range of individual and exclusive charters. Very competitive rates. All top quality equipment provided. Impeccable safety record. Catch filleted and bagged. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew welcome all levels of experience. Fishing within minutes of leaving the shore. Dive charters and scenic tours are also available...(more)

TOTALLY TARAWERA - Rotorua

Location: Bay of Plenty

Come to New Zealand's best Hot Water Beach and a secluded, natural bush hot pool. Our fully enclosed launch takes you on a guided tour across Lake Tarawera to discover the lake's amazing geothermal and rich Maori history. We ensure you have time to relax in the beautiful, natural geothermal pool surrounded by native New Zealand forest...(more)

AKAROA FOX II SAILING AND WILDLIFE TOURS - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

Sail with dolphins on New Zealand's oldest ketch, the Fox II. See seals, penguins, albatross, and other sea birds on this sailing experience; as crew, or simply relax. Quiet, eco-friendly green boat, two masts, six red sails. Food, refreshments, complimentary coffee/tea. 2.5 hours, departing twice daily from Dalys Wharf, Akaroa late Dec-May. Perfect for company functions, weddings or private charters...(more)

KINGFISHER YACHT CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Cruise around and explore the beautiful Bay of Islands. We have an extensive knowledge of this lovely historic area. Our beautiful yacht, Kingfisher, provides complete comfort and safety as you travel around this natural wonderland. Many people see the Bay of Islands as the jewel in the crown of the North Island. Highly experienced friendly and helpful hosts...(more)

GULF ECO CHARTERS - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Great Barrier Island

Fully guided and catered charters on our beautiful 11m launch, Kokomo. Ready to take you on an adventure of your choice. Discover remote islands and great dive spots in the 1.2 million hectares of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park...(more)

UNIQUE WHANGANUI RIVER EXPERIENCE - Whanganui River

Location: Ruapehu

Experience canoeing down the Whanganui River. Spend five days on a unique Whanganui River Experience and find out what makes the Whanganui River such an amazing place. Beautiful scenery, gourmet food, leisurely pace – what more could you want? Personally guided by owner/operator Jamie Anderson, 30 plus years on the river...(more)

CARINO SAILING & DOLPHIN CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

Enjoy a day cruise including a swimming with the dolphins adventure. Come sailing aboard Carino NZ. Help to hoist sails or simply sit back and relax. We are the only yacht licensed to swim and view wild dolphins in the Bay. Also offered is an island stopover for snorkelling, island walks, beach games and BBQ lunch. Departs Paihia 9.30am-3.45pm daily...(more)

DARRYL'S DINNER CRUISE - Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

Relax and enjoy a 2-½ hour cruise along the Waitangi River with Darryl’s Dinner Cruises to the gorgeous Haruru Falls. Experience the tranquil surroundings as we take you on a journey rich with abundant bird life and historical points of interest. Dine on a delicious meal as the sun goes down and experience our unique dinner cruise...(more)

BAY OF ISLANDS PARASAIL - Northland

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Parasail is owned and operated by two local families who have lived in the Bay of Islands for many years. We're passionate about the Bay of Islands, and we love sharing this special place with visitors from around the world. We have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the tourism and marine industries...(more)

FULLERS - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

Discover the amazing Hauraki Gulf with Fullers. Book onto the popular Fullers Harbour Cruise or catch a ferry to Waiheke Island, Rangitoto Island or the seaside suburb of Devonport. We can also arrange wine tasting and sightseeing tours on Waiheke Island and a guided tour of Rangitoto. Contact us today for more information...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Milford Sound

Location: Southland

Real Journeys is a locally owned company offering an outstanding range of tours in Milford Sound. Both day and overnight cruises that explore this magnificent fiord. Luxury coach transfers from Queenstown and Te Anau and flight connections to and from Milford Sound and Queenstown...(more)

GLACIER COUNTRY LAKE TOURS - Franz Josef, West Coast

Location: West Coast

The Hannah-K - a fully enclosed tour boat designed for everyone aboard to enjoy the beauty of the rugged West Coast in comfort. Wonderful panoramic views of the Southern Alps and Franz Josef’s glaciers! Indoor and outdoor viewing platforms allow you to get up-close and personal with the surrounding native birdlife and rainforest. Providing Scenic Cruises and Fishing charters...(more)

AUCKLAND WHALE & DOLPHIN SAFARI - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

Experience the breath-taking Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Departing directly from Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, be welcomed aboard our 20 metre, purpose-built vessel ‘Dolphin Explorer’ for an unforgettable marine mammal eco-safari out on the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf. 4.5 hour eco-cruise on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, including guaranteed whale and dolphin viewing – or you get a free trip on us!..(more)

MILLION DOLLAR CRUISE - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Million Dollar Cruise offers regular, 90-minute voyages across the sparkling crystal clear waters of Lake Wakatipu. Our Queenstown cruise is the only one that goes through the Willow Islands to the historic Kawarau Falls bridge where our guests will enjoy dramatic views of the Remarkables (NZ's most spectacular mountain range). You will view all five major mountains and three ski-fields...(more)

SPIRIT OF QUEENSTOWN & MT NICHOLAS HIGH COUNTRY FARM - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

The latest experience from Southern Discoveries in Queenstown. Beautiful, isolated and authentic, this experience is not to be missed! Mt NIC high country experiences include a scenic Lake Cruise on Spirit of Queenstown. Complete the experience with a Woolshed tour, 4WD Safari or half day walk and see a part of NZ that few locals or visitors have ever experienced...(more)

PADDLE WANAKA - Wanaka

Location: Wanaka

Paddle Wanaka SUP & Sail specialises in Kayak, Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board and Catamaran rentals. Our locally based, friendly guiding team will take you through the history and development of the stunning Wanaka region while taking you through your paces on the water. The ideal day out for people of all experience levels, from beginners through to experienced kayakers...(more)

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT - Whitianga, Coromandel

Location: North Island

One to two hour boat cruises around Mercury Bay to take in spectacular Coromandel scenery including Cathedral Cove, and local marine reserve. Tours depart from Hahei onboard the Hahei Explorer and from Whitianga on the Glass Bottom Boat...(more)

PUNTING ON THE AVON - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Punting on the Avon is one of the iconic tourist attractions in Christchurch. Glide along the peaceful Avon River in Christchurch, summer or winter, wrapped in luxury as a skilled boatperson propels you through a romantic wonderland. "Welcome aboard," says your punter. We supply blankets, umbrellas and even hot water bottles, so you feel snug if it gets chilly...(more)

RAPIDS JET - Taupo area

Location: Taupo - Wairakei

Feel the thrill of a fast jet ride with Rapids Jet, down one of the best river systems in New Zealand. We access some of the best white water rapids in the area. Power through narrow canyons, braided shallows and sensational white water rapids. Safe and highly experienced operators. A great experience...(more)

ZINDABAR YACHT CHARTER - Kerikeri

Location: Kerikeri

Our yacht Zindabar is an 18.3 metre (60 foot), Greg Elliott designed high performance cruiser. We offer you an affordable exclusive cruise aboard our immaculately presented yacht. The best way to see the Bay of Islands is from the water and we know how to make your experience memorable. Zindabar is available for day/overnight cruises, an ideal family charter yacht...(more)

THE SEA KAYAK COMPANY - Abel Tasman National Park - Nelson

Location: Nelson - Motueka District

Kayak in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Experience the untouched, timeless beauty visiting beautiful golden sandy beaches, bush-clad islands suspended in clear blue waters, all warmed by endless hours of Nelson sunshine. Guided trips range from a ½ day to 5 Days or freedom kayak rentals also available...(more)

SEALINK - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Great Barrier Island

Waiheke Island is an eclectic mix of cultures, activities, vineyards, cafes, restaurants, art galleries, beautiful beaches, scenic walking tracks and much, much more. It's a perfect relaxing, romantic escape; family holiday at the beach or weekend away. Book your Waiheke or Great Barrier Island getaway with SeaLink. Offering indulgence packages combining transport and accommodation...(more)

BAY OF ISLANDS SAILING/GUNGHA II - Bay of Islands and Beyond

Location: Northland

For an awesome day sailing adventure, don't go past Gungha Bay of Islands sailing. With our 65-foot go-fast Maxi Yacht your cruise is guaranteed to be exciting, funny and informal. Unique island stopover, wet suits, snorkel gear, kayaks and yummy fresh lunch included! Departs Paihia and Russell daily. Freephone 0800 478 900...(more)

ABEL TASMAN ECO TOURS - Motueka

Location: Nelson

Abel Tasman Eco Tours and boat charters offer personalized boat and walking tours, exploring the treasures of the Abel Tasman, learn about the ecology and history of the area, with a relaxed atmosphere and expert guides. Choose from or combine our original boat/walking tour of the coast and our more intrepid tour of the stunning inland track...(more)

360 DISCOVERY - Auckland

Location: Coromandel

360 Discovery lets you cruise to paradise and back. Soak in the heritage and culture of Coromandel town, surrender your senses to the beauty, magic and wildlife of Tiritiri Matangi Island or visit Rotoroa, an island rich with unique arts, heritage and conservation. The choice is yours, book today...(more)

FIORDLAND EXPEDITIONS LTD - Doubtful Sound

Location: Fiordland - Manapouri

Your friendly crew will welcome you aboard with a glass of bubbly to set the mood as you take in the majesty of this amazing World Heritage area. Enjoy cruising amongst breath-taking mountain scenery as your captain gives an informative commentary on the area, its' history and how Fiordland was formed, while playful bottle-nose dolphins swim alongside...(more)

GOURMET SAILING - Nelson

Location: Marlborough - Marlborough Sounds

Gourmet Sailing offers a range of day and overnight private yacht charters around Nelson, Tasman Bay, Abel Tasman National Park and Marlborough Sounds. Experience unparalleled service and exceptional cuisine with spectacular scenery. Visit secluded beaches and indulge in local gourmet food and wine. All trips fully customised to suit, with the choice of a comfortable 51-foot or spacious 65-foot yacht...(more)

COAST UP CLOSE AKAROA CRUISES - Akaroa

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

This exciting Akaroa boat cruise will take you outside the harbour and beside steep cliffs, archways and sea caves. The area around Akaroa is amazing - come explore it with a knowledgeable, local skipper onboard our comfortable, classic Kauri launch. Enjoy and photograph stunning scenery and abundant bird and wild life including the rare Hectors dolphins, fur seals and penguins...(more)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch - Lyttelton

Black Cat Cruises in Lyttelton Harbour provide ferry services to Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. Private charters also available. Discover and learn about the history of Quail Island, or pack a picnic and visit Diamond Harbour - great for swimming. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4...(more)

EPIC ADVENTURES - Coromandel Peninsula & Auckland

Location: Coromandel - Coromandel Township

Epic Adventures specialise in affordable fishing charters and guided fishing holidays, giving you a good opportunity to hook into a decent snapper or yellowtail kingfish. We have a reputation for putting people on to big New Zealand yellowtail kingfish - great fishing action in an absolutely spectacular setting...(more)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Akaroa

Location: Canterbury

Home to the rare, playful Hector's Dolphin is the beautiful harbour of Akaroa, near Christchurch. Come on our two-hour nature cruise where we guarantee you will see dolphins or join us another day for FREE, you will also see fur seals, penguins and marine birdlife. Swimming with dolphins is available in Akaroa Harbour. Winner of the Supreme Tourism Award 2003/4...(more)

CHARTERLINK - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

CharterLink provides you a choice of well-maintained bareboat yachts. We make your holidays hassle-free with our local knowledge and personal, helpful service. Sail to the islands, superb beaches and anchorages of the Hauraki Gulf. Cruise the coast to the Bay of Islands. Experience activities others can only dream of...(more)

DOUBTFUL SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE - Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Doubtful Sound

Experience isolated, beautiful Doubtful Sound aboard the MV Southern Secret as part of our personalised tour of Doubtful Sound. By day watch playful marine animals such as dolphins, seals and penguins that call the fiord home; at night listen for the calls of Morepork or Weka! Activities include fishing, swimming and star gazing. Join our wonderful journey of discovery today...(more)