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STEADFAST TRADITIONAL SAIL - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough - Picton

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)

ECOCRUZ ECO OCEAN ADVENTURES - Paihia, Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

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)

BAY OF ISLANDS WATER TAXI - Paihia, Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

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)

UNIQUE WHANGANUI RIVER EXPERIENCE - Whanganui River

Location: Ruapehu - National Park Village

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 Hayden Potaka, with many years experience paddling the Whanganui River...(more)

E-KO TOURS - Picton and the Marlborough Sounds

Location: Marlborough

The Marlborough Sounds and Picton are one of the last undiscovered areas of New Zealand. Unique features of the area include over 1000 square kilometres of predator free islands - great for experiencing wild birds animals in their natural environment. We have a team of passionate guides who love to show off our scenery, wildlife, people and more...(more)

VELOCITY KARTS - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Velocity Karts offer two choices of outrageous fun on 3 wheels: - Battery powered Driftkarts, Wind powered blokart (land yachts), for two purpose built tracks in Christchurch where you can hire a kart and have some fun with family and friends. A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR PEOPLE AGED 8 TO 80+..(more)

WILDCAT CHARTERS - Golden Bay

Location: Nelson

Wildcat Charters offer trips from Golden Bay targeting Snapper, Blue Cod, Gurnard, Kahawai & Tarakihi. Full-day and half-day trips targeting Groper, Kingfish & Albacore Tuna. All bait, quality fishing gear & light-refreshments supplied free. Scenic Tours into Abel Tasman National Park; enjoy the unique scenery & wildlife of the bays from our boat while enjoying a picnic on the sea...(more)

SHE'S A LADY YACHT CHARTERS - Paihia

Location: Russell

Offering a full day sailing trip in the beautiful Bay of Islands or private charters and sunset tours are the team at She's A Lady Sailing Charters. Join us for a sailing adventure in the with a small personalised group. Help helm and learn the ropes. Fishing while under sail. Island stop with heaps of time ashore...(more)

EPIC ADVENTURES - Whitianga, Coromandel & Russell, Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

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)

HAHEI EXPLORER CATHEDRAL COVE BOAT TOUR - Coromandel Peninsula

Location: Coromandel - Hot Water Beach

The Hahei Explorer is an hour long, travels up to 14kms, and takes the visitor into coastal islands of the marine reserve, reefs, massive sea caves and bays, including the world famous Cathedral Cove. The magnificence of this natural volcanic scenery is legendary and the approach by sea, combined with an insightful yet relaxed commentary further enhances the experience...(more)

GO ORANGE CRUISE - Milford & Doubtful Sounds

Location: Fiordland

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)

REAL JOURNEYS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

Real Journeys is a locally owned company with a variety of excursions at Walter Peak High Country Farm combined with scenic lake cruises on board the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship. Choose between farm tours, horse trekking or a gourmet BBQ lunch or dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant in a beautiful lakeside setting...(more)

PELORUS MAIL BOAT - Havelock

Location: Marlborough - Havelock

During our summer season, Nov-Apr, you can join us on our Mail Boat 7-days a week and from May-Oct, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. With our all-day cruises, you'll visit isolated homesteads nestled in secluded bays, delivering supplies/mail the way it's been done for decades. View mussel farms and see why Pelorus Sound is the mussel capital of the world...(more)

GRAND CRU FISHING CHARTERS - Opua, Bay of Islands, Northland

Location: Northland - Tutukaka Coast

Come fishing in the beautiful Bay of Islands for one day or longer with the team from Grand Cru Fishing Charters. Whether you wish to Fish all Day or do a Combo Fishing Charter/Sightseeing Cruise; or maybe a full day of sightseeing exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands, Let us know how we can provide the trip of your dreams...(more)

WANAKA BIKE GUIDES - Wanaka and Central Otago

Location: Wanaka - Wanaka Town

Wanaka Bike Guides are a team of professional, friendly, local biking enthusiasts who love showing our guests the best bike rides in New Zealand. All are bike tours offer stunning lake & mountain scenery with lots of photo opportunities. Bike tours ranging from just a couple of hours to a full day and even an overnight biking adventure...(more)

COROMANDEL FISHING CHARTERS - Te Kouma

Location: Coromandel

Coromandel Fishing Charters specialise in affordable fishing experiences that give you the opportunity to catch snapper and other New Zealand fish species. Our charters depart from Hannaford's Wharf which is located in Te Kouma (only 10 minutes from Coromandel Town). Our modern vessel Joint Venture is comfortable, fast and the ideal fishing platform...(more)

BLAZING PADDLES OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - Whanganui River

Location: Whanganui River

Blazing Paddles offer six different canoe and kayak adventures on the Whanganui River. Situated right on the river in Piriaka, accommodation is available on site as well as car shuttle services. We also offer jet boat tours on the exciting upper Whanganui River, from one to three hours, plus wilderness fly fishing...(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)

FIORDLAND OUTDOORS CO. - Te Anau, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Doubtful Sound

Fiordland Outdoors Company offers you authentic tailor-made adventures in Fiordland National Park. Milford Track/Kepler Track/Jet Boat Fishing/Fly Fishing/Private Fiordland Journeys..(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)

ABEL TASMAN ECO TOURS - Motueka

Location: Marahau Beach

Personalized boat tours and guided walks. Golden Future boat tour explores the Abel Tasman Coastline. Promised Land walking tour takes you to remote inland parts of the track. Local van tours explore the treasures of the Abel Tasman, its ecology and history, with a relaxed atmosphere and expert guides. Treasures van tour combines short walks, rivers, beaches, and a cave...(more)

SAILING AWAY, SAILING SCHOOL - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland City

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)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Akaroa

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

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)

ABSOLUTE NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Wide

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

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)

EZYFISHING CHARTERS - Bay of Plenty

Location: Taupo

Lindsay Hunt is the owner/operator of His Nibs. He's been a hunter & fisherman since his childhood and takes pride in sharing his passion with travelers from all over the world. He'll do everything possible to give you the best day out the beautiful Bay Of Plenty can offer, whether it's world famous Taupo trout or a back-country hunting experience...(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)

RIVER RIDERS - Hamilton

Location: Waikato - Lake Karapiro

River Riders invite you to Cycle the Mighty Waikato Te Awa with the team, alongside NZ's longest river from Ngaruawahia in the North to Lake Karapiro in the South. You'll experience culture, history, heritage, food, coffee and more...(more)

BLUE SEA FISHING - Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland

Location: Waitangi

Daily fishing charters with experienced skippers that know all the great fishing spots in thel Bay of Islands, Northland. Catering for experienced and novice anglers wanting the joy of catching fish. Operating 20+ years. Species: Hapuka, Kingfish, Snapper plus others. Sir Graham Henry (World Cup Rugby All Blacks coach), and Lady Raewyn Henry fish with us. Departs Paihia, Russell Waitangi...(more)

BLACK CAT CRUISES - Christchurch

Location: Canterbury

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)

AUCKLAND WHALE & DOLPHIN SAFARI - Auckland

Location: Auckland

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)

AKAROA FOX II SAILING AND WILDLIFE TOURS - Akaroa

Location: Christchurch - Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

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)

BAY EXPLORER DOLPHIN, WILDLIFE & ISLAND CRUISES - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

Award winning #1 boatcruises in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. Full-Day Island & Wildlife Cruise or Half-Day Dolphin & Wildlife Cruise. A genuine kiwi nature experience. Watch wild dolphins swimming up close. Orca killer whales, sharks, seasonal whale watching, penguins, seals, sunfish, school fish & seabirds. Join us on our large spacious boat for a shared lifetime experience. Bring the camera...(more)

BAREFOOT SAILING ADVENTURES

Location: Paihia

Enjoy a magical day exploring the Bay of Islands on a catamaran. Great value 6 hour sailing cruise with all activities and food included. A 2 hour stopover at our chosen island destination to enjoy snorkeling, paddle boarding, native birdlife, scenic walks. Evening cruises available also, Dec-March. Enjoy a 'day in the bay, the kiwi way,' with the Barefoot crew...(more)

COAST UP CLOSE AKAROA CRUISES - Akaroa

Location: Christchurch

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)

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)

GLACIER COUNTRY LAKE TOURS - Franz Josef, West Coast

Location: West Coast - Franz Josef Glacier

Scenic Cruises and Fishing Charters. The Hannah-K - a fully enclosed tour boat designed for everyone to enjoy the rugged West Coast beauty in comfort. Ideal for fishing for Salmon and Trout. 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 surrounding native birdlife and rainforest...(more)

CATHEDRAL COVE SCENIC TOURS - Whitianga

Location: Coromandel - Whitianga

Scenic boat tours from Whitianga on the Coromandel. Cruise past the towering Shakespeare's cliffs and into Cooks blowhole, visit Cathedral Cove and the Marine Reserve. Five-star TripAdvisor rating excellence awards for last 6yr. Now a Hall of Fame recipient in TripAdvisor. Explore the spectacular volcanic coastline, amazing sea-caves including the impressive Orua Cave. Swim or snorkel within the Marine Reserve...(more)

ABEL TASMAN CHARTERS - Abel Tasman National Park

Location: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park

Join our small group cruise exploring the Abel Tasman National Park's coastline (maximum 11 passengers). The best Abel Tasman Day Trip. A one day scenic-cruise, kayaking, swimming and bush-walk adventure including a visit to the Tonga Marine Reserve. Our comfortable charter boats and friendly, knowledgeable skippers ensure a relaxed and unhurried day. Delicious platter-style lunch, snacks and refreshments all included...(more)

RIDGELINE ADVENTURES - Lake Wanaka

Location: Otago - Central Otago

Wanaka and Queenstown adventure tours and luxury transport with experienced local guides at the wheel. Treat yourself and your friends to a unique adventure tour experience or travel in comfort with knowledgeable local guides while you are in Wanaka...(more)

EXPLORE GROUP - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

There is something for everyone on our many cruise experiences. Explore Group is a boutique cruise operator. We offer cruises that showcase the unique landscape of the Bay of Islands in Northland. Discover the Hole in the Rock, cruise through the archipelago of over 144 islands, view marine wildlife, journey to Cape Reinga, visit Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka island...(more)

HUKA FALLS RIVER CRUISE - Taupo

Location: Lake Taupo

Huka Falls River Cruise is the only way you can stand above the turbulent whitewater and experience the awesome power of Huka Falls! This is the best way to photograph and video Huka Falls. Enjoy wonderful scenery along the way, including a great informative commentary. Cruise up to the base of the magnificent Huka Falls, New Zealand's most visited attraction...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Milford Sound

Location: Otago

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)

KINGFISHER YACHT CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Kingfisher Yacht Charters are highly-experienced and helpful-hosts with extensive knowledge of this historic area. Cruise around the beautiful Bay of Islands on our yacht, providing complete comfort and safety as you sail around this natural wonderland, the jewel in the crown of the North Island. Specialising in sailing tours for small groups, families and exclusive charters in Bay of Islands...(more)

BUCKET LIST CHARTERS - Opua, Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

Bucket List Charters are based in Opua, the gateway to the historic and beautiful Bay of Islands. We are one of New Zealand's premier charter vessels. Accommodating intimate groups of up to 8 people overnight, or 25 guests for a day trip, we cater for a range of activities including sightseeing, fishing, snorkelling, tramping, water skiing and marine encounters...(more)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Ferry Services

Location: Southland - Stewart Island

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)

GULF ECO ADVENTURES - Sandspit, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Matakana Coast

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)

WINDBORNE CHARTERS - Whitianga

Location: Coromandel - Whitianga

Sail on the Windborne, a 62 ft. gaff rigged topsail schooner that has been sailing the oceans of the world since 1928. Windborne Charters offer 1-day cruises to 4-day adventure vacations in the most scenic and romantic cruising grounds of the Mercury Bay and surrounding Islands...(more)

GREAT ESCAPE YACHT CHARTERS & SAILING SCHOOL - Bay of Islands

Location: Paihia

For experienced sailors, we have a fleet of well-maintained yachts, trailer-boats and power-boats you can hire for Sail yourself sailing holidays. For less experienced sailors we can teach you to sail and handle the boats. Our most popular course is the six-day liveaboard adventure; three days with an instructor then three days cruising by yourselves in our beautiful Bay-of-Islands...(more)

BOOM SAILING - WHITIANGA

Location: Coromandel - Opito Bay

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)

ABEL TASMAN SAILING ADVENTURES - Nelson

Location: Nelson - Nelson City

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)

DOLPHIN SEAFARIS - Tauranga

Location: Bay of Plenty - Mt Maunganui

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)

NORTHLAND DIVE - Whangaruru

Location: Northland - Whangaruru

Northland Dive offers world-class diving for tec to open water divers, dive courses, gear hire, air fills, accommodation and meals, plus a fun, social and relaxed atmosphere. Northland Dive Lodge is geared to accommodate independent divers and large dive groups. Variety of après-dive entertainment such as pool, darts, tv/dvd, reading material, cards and board games...(more)

PELORUS TOURS - Marlborough Sounds

Location: Pelorus Sound

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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EXPLORE GROUP - Auckland

Location: Auckland

We have the sailing experience to suit everybody, no experience necessary! Take an Auckland Harbour Sailing Cruise, enjoy a three-course meal on-board as the sun goes down, or sail/race an authentic America's Cup Yacht. No better way to experience the City of Sails than on the water. Select from the many sailing experiences we have to offer...(more)

KEWPIE SCENIC HARBOUR CRUISE - Mount Maunganui

Location: Bay of Plenty - Tauranga

Join a Scenic Cruise on the iconic KEWPIE, cruising the inner Tauranga Harbour and visiting isolated islands and peninsulas. There are options to Hop-on Hop-off at Matakana Island at no extra cost. Join us on the scheduled 1hr Scenic Cruises or hire the vessel for a scenic tour, corporate or party cruise. Licenced Bar...(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)

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)

STEWART ISLAND EXPERIENCE - Ulva Island Explorer

Location: Southland

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)

DARRYL'S DINNER CRUISE - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland

Relax and enjoy a 2 1/2 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)

AWASTONE - Mangaweka, Rangitikei

Location: Rangitikei

Awastone offer you many you options to explore the spectacular Rangitikei River, much of which is inaccessible other than by raft or kayak. Most of our trips are ideally suited toward families and those looking for mild adventure that will place them in a unique wilderness setting...(more)

SAIL BARBARY - Lake Taupo

Location: Taupo - Taupo Town

Sail Barbary offers relaxation, fun and adventure. Barbary is equipped for all conditions—if the wind dies down her eco-friendly electric engine kicks in, or if you fancy a real sailing adventure, come aboard when the wind is up, and enjoy sailing Lake Taupo at its best (and quietest!). Barbary has been sailing to Taupo's iconic Maori Rock Carvings since 1983...(more)

FIORDLAND EXPEDITIONS LTD - Doubtful Sound

Location: Fiordland

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)

MOTU RIVER JET - Opotiki

Location: Bay of Plenty

This jet boat trip gives people of all ages access into some New Zealand country which is totally remote, unaltered by man and rarely viewed. This adventure offers a unique experience amongst some of the nicest country in the land. Jet Boat drop-off for kayaking or hunting. Optional historic Motu River walks available...(more)

WILDBLUE CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

Wildblue Charters invite you to the Bay of Islands, famous for its deep sea fishing world records for Striped, Blue & Black Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Skipjack & Yellowfin Tuna, Bluenose & Hapuku (Groper). Wildblue Charters offer full day fishing trips (9 hours) in the stunning Pacific Ocean. We can take you fishing to catch Snapper and Kingfish...(more)

ALBATROSS V EXPEDITIONS - Russell

Location: Waitangi

Based from historic Russell in the stunning beauty of New Zealand's renowned Bay of Islands, Albatross V Expeditions provide affordable sightseeing tours and fun-filled adventure voyages in majestic old-world comfort and style. Just a few hours north of Auckland, a scenic paradise full of adventure, exploration and wonder awaits.....(more)

GOURMET SAILING - Nelson

Location: Nelson

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)

VIGILANT YACHT CHARTERS - Bay of Islands

Location: Russell

Vigilant Yacht Charters depart form Russell allowing you to enjoy cruising and exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands on a day or overnight charter. With countless beaches and coves at which to stop off, you may decide to spend your afternoon strolling along the sandy, white shoreline, relaxing on the beach or, taking your pick of the water activities offered...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Fiordland, Queenstown and Te Anau

Location: Otago

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)

GLASS BOTTOM BOAT - Whitianga, Coromandel

Location: Coromandel - Hahei

Unique two-hour eco adventure to Cathedral Cove and the surrounding marine reserve. Get close to stunning volcanic rock formations, pinnacles and sea caves. Spot many different species of fish plus crayfish, stingrays, octopus, kinna and more. Watch the marine life through the glass in the comfort of the cabin or take the plunge and experience sensational snorkeling with equipment provided...(more)

REAL JOURNEYS - Doubtful Sound

Location: Otago

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)

CHRISTCHURCH ATTRACTIONS - Avon River Punting

Location: Christchurch Central

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)

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)

BOUNTY HUNTER CHARTERS - Hauraki Gulf, Auckland

Location: Auckland - Hauraki Gulf

Aaron Covacich brings more than 22 years of hands-on-experience in the charter fishing industry to Bounty Hunter Charters. 'World famous in New Zealand', Aaron has extensive knowledge of the best fishing locations in the wider Hauraki Gulf region including The Mokohinau Islands, Great Barrier and Little Barrier and Kawau Islands. Aaron is dedicated to providing you an exceptional adventure...(more)