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Private bareboat or crewed sailing charters in New Zealand:

Save time & money booking your entire holiday with us! In addition to your sailing charter in New Zealand we are happy to assist with flights from Australia or the US, as well as pre/post charter hotel accommodation. Simply advise your departure city, preferred departure/return dates, as well as type of accommodation required when sending us your request

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Escapade is a luxurious trawler-style motor yacht 75 feet in length with a 20 foot beam, and is luxuriously appointed to ensure your long distance charter has every possible level of comfort.

Escapade Specs

Escapade is available for charters in New Zealand during the summer months of November through to April every year. Then she relocates to the South Pacific islands for the tropical winter months of May to October each year.

Destinations include Tonga, Fiji, and New Caledonia.We can package Escapade for you, including airfares, the private boat charter, and pre/post charter hotel accommodation. We offer low wholesale airfares with flights from Australia to Tonga, Fiji, New Caledonia, and New Zealand. We also offer flights from the US to any of Escapade's destinations.

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There are four sea kayaks for coastal adventures and exploration, two windsurfers, diving and snorkelling equipment, a dive compressor, water skis and plenty of fishing tackle. If guests want to have a go at scuba diving, the crew can make all the necessary arrangements for a dive master to come on board.

Between islands you can reel out a couple of lines on game rods and catch wahoo or mahi mahi, two large Pacific game fish- great for eating! Other gifts from the sea include coral trout caught from a small lure, lobster and, in Fiji, the delicious mud crab. At the end of a long, hot day there's nothing better than cooking your catch on the barbecue.

You can take the tender to shore along with a picnic, take a walk on many of the islands that dot the Pacific and enjoy some of the best sleep you will have had for years.

The staterooms provide a high level of comfort beyond air-conditioning and stabilisers. They feature a large master stateroom and a further two guest staterooms all with beautifully detailed ensuite facilities. A further forward triple-berth cabin is available should additional accommodation be required. Escapade is perfectly suited to three couples travelling together, or a family group of two adults and three children.

Meals on board are generous and wholesome with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients and flavours. Escapade has plenty of modern entertainment amenities ­ television, stereo, electronic piano and video.

The crew are friendly, extremely experienced and capable. Trained to provide a high level of hands-on service you will find them only too willing to help ensure your Escapade charter is a wonderful experience.

 

S/V Pacific Eagle, Alloy Yachts 102 Ft Twin Engine Stowaway Ketch

A luxury sailing yacht designed and built to the highest standards by the award winning Alloy Yachts International yard, she is a remarkable vessel equipped with state-of-the-art navigation, global communications and electronics from the tip of the mast down to the bottom of the keel.

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.

The interior has crisp clean lines with a nautical theme and offers accommodation for 10 people in its five cabins, each with an ensuite.

People can choose to dine inside or outside in the sheltered cockpit. The cockpit is equipped with an excellent sound system and offers a great vantage point to enjoy the experience of sailing in comfort and safety. She also has a fold down transom for easy water access, whether swimming or using the great selection of water toys.

S/V PACIFIC EAGLE  is a New Zealand Registered Ship (Under full MSA survey) Lloyd’s Qualification 100A1+ L. M. C. All taxes and duties are fully paid in New Zealand.

A major refit undertaken in 2002 updated her systems to the highest available at the time and her owners have continued to keep her in a condition that is not often seen through the strict maintenance program they have put in place.

Coral Princess Cruises - Oceanic Discoverer - Cruises with a Spirit of Adventure

New Zealand - Aotearoa - The Natural Elements

The pristine landscapes and stunning natural features of the Land of the Long White Cloud are timeless attractions. Spouting geysers, bubbling thermal pools, fiords, glaciers, snow-capped mountains, rivers and sweeping stretches of white sandy beaches enshrine the country’s natural heritage; forever protected in 14 national parks.

New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes, lush forests, amazing wildlife and pleasant climate make it a haven for many outdoor activities, and a great place to unwind.New Zealand society is diverse, sophisticated, and multicultural, and the honesty, friendliness, and openness of Kiwis will impress you.

And the great advantage of New Zealand is that all of its diverse physical, cultural, and artistic landscapes are so close to each other!New Zealand is truly a country that will welcome you, and its Maori people are Pacific Islanders happy to share their living culture with like-minded visitors.

12 Night New Zealand Journey Of Discovery.

The 12 night itinerary follow the east coast of both the North and South Islands - explore the land, meet the people and interact with some of the unique native wildlife of this amazingly diverse and ultimately satisfying destination.

Paradise Adventures & Cruises is pleased to package the above vessel, complete with airfares from Australia or the US, as well as pre and/or post charter hotel accommodation, saving you time & money! Please Email us your request and you will be off to Paradise in no time! 

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Explore the islands of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf from September 30 to April 30 on 2, 3, & 5 night itineraries.

Crusie Ship Description:

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 person including all meals, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, walk & boat tours.

Bookings now open for New Zealand

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Crusie Ship Destination:

Your charter start base in Auckland is gateway to more than 1500 square miles of beaches, protected anchorages and islands waiting to be explored. The inner islands of Rangitoto, Motutapu and Motuihe all provide secluded anchorages, just half and hour's cruise from Auckland.

Outside the Gulf, you'll find Great Barrier Island, with some of the best diving and fishing in New Zealand, Kawau Island, the favourite haunt of the dolphins and Pakatoa Island - a holiday resort with good marina facilities and a fine restaurant.

The Hauraki Gulf

Your Charter starts base in Auckland is gateway to more than 1500 square miles of beaches, protected anchorages and islands waiting to be explored. The inner islands of Rangitoto, Motutapu and Motuihe all provide secluded anchorages, just half and hour's cruise from Auckland. Outside the Gulf, you'll find Great Barrier Island, with some of the best diving and fishing in New Zealand, Kawau Island, the favourite haunt of the dolphins and Pakatoa Island - a holiday resort with good marina facilities and a fine restaurant

Hauraki Gulf Cruising Notes:

The Inner Islands Within an hour of setting sail from our Auckland base, you will reach the inner of the islands, of which the nearest, Rangitoto Island, dominates the landscape. Now an extinct volcano, it has a hiking trail through the Pohutukawa Forest to the summit, providing panoramic views of Auckland.

Waiheke Island Further on, you'll come to Waiheke Island, home to some of New Zealand's best wineries, where you can wine and dine in superb style among the olive groves. Besides beautiful white sandy beaches, the island boasts a range of local crafts, potting, weaving, leatherwork and art.

Pakatoa Island and Coromandel Peninsula To the east is Pakatoa Island, a holiday resort with good facilities and a fine restaurant. You can relax here before sailing across the Firth of Thames to the enchanting Coromandel Peninsula. In its more colourful past the Coromandel area experienced the excitement of a gold rush. Today, its steep, wild mountains, its forests, and its lovely coastline are favoured by nature enthusiasts and visiting yachtsmen.

Great Barrier Island Sail north out of the Gulf to the leeward side of Great Barrier Island to find some of the best cruising, diving and fishing in New Zealand. A hot thermal spring, rare birds, ivory beaches and superb seafood are among the island's other attractions. You will find several good locations where you can renew your supplies, and find a sheltered anchorage for the night.

Kawau Island Cruising to Kawau Island is a memorable experience, especially when you're accompanied by dolphins. Part of the Hauraki Gulf National Maritime Park, this island proves popular with yachtsmen for its sheltered anchorages and scenic coves to overnight in. From here, you can sail home to our Auckland Base, or venture up the coast to our base in the Bay Of Islands.

Suggested Itinerary: 1 week Hauraki Gulf

Day 1 Arrive in Auckland
Day 2 Waiheke Island - 15nms
Day 3 Coromandel Peninsula - 20nms
Day 4 Great Barrier Island (Tryphena) - 35nms
Day 5 Tryphena to Fitzroy Harbour (Great Barrier Island) - 13nms
Day 6 Kawau Island - 30nms
Day 7 Auckland - 30nms

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Cruise Description:

The chance to experience seaborne travel from a bygone age is extremely rare. No previous experience is necessary to become part of the ship's crew for a voyage of a few days, weeks or even months.

You will have the opportunity to participate in sail training aboard an authentic square rigger. Alongside the professional crew you can stand watches, take the helm, handle lines, raise sail and let the routines of a sailing ship take you to a slower and more relaxed era.

Suitable for all ages and equally ideal for singles or couples seeking to relive the romantic age of the clipper ship

CRUISING THE SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS

The South Pacific with its enchanting islands, colourful history, rich and ancient customs and warm hospitable people, stirs the mind and excites the imagination.
Remote, unspoiled atolls accessible only by sea is the stuff of escapists' dreams.

We sail in the wake of Cook and Bougainville, harnessing the trade winds to transit the oceans, ensuring the best weather the whole year round. From May to November explore this untouched paradise with 10to 18 night voyages through the Pacific.

You can choose the thrill and challenge of a deep ocean voyage, with excitement of blue water sailing and moonlit passage. With total involvement in the ship there's time to master the rig, become confident aloft or learn something of ocean navigation.

Or you can take a more leisurely island voyage, day sailing through an idyllic cruising paradise, still participating but at whatever level you enjoy.

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Berth prices are inclusive of all meals, accommodation, snorkel gear, boats and safety equipment.

As travel wholesalers we can offer you air inclusive packages from Australia or the US to any of the South Pacific Islands.

In addition, we can package your above cruise with pre/post charter hotel accommodation throughout the South Pacific at very competitive rates, saving you time & money!

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Your charter start base in Auckland is gateway to more than 1500 square miles of beaches, protected anchorages and islands waiting to be explored.

The inner islands of Rangitoto, Motutapu and Motuihe all provide secluded anchorages, just half and hour's cruise from Auckland.

Outside the Gulf, you'll find Great Barrier Island, with some of the best diving and fishing in New Zealand, Kawau Island, the favourite haunt of the dolphins and Pakatoa Island - a holiday resort with good marina facilities and a fine restaurant.

New Zealand Cruising Notes

The Hauraki Gulf

Your charter start base in Auckland is gateway to more than 1500 square miles of beaches, protected anchorages and islands waiting to be explored. The inner islands of Rangitoto, Motutapu and Motuihe all provide secluded anchorages, just half and hour's cruise from Auckland. Outside the Gulf, you'll find Great Barrier Island, with some of the best diving and fishing in New Zealand, Kawau Island, the favourite haunt of the dolphins and Pakatoa Island - a holiday resort with good marina facilities and a fine restaurant.

Hauraki Gulf Cruising Notes:

The Inner Islands Within an hour of setting sail from our Auckland base, you will reach the inner of the islands, of which the nearest, Rangitoto Island, dominates the landscape. Now an extinct volcano, it has a hiking trail through the Pohutukawa Forest to the summit, providing panoramic views of Auckland.

Waiheke Island Further on, you'll come to Waiheke Island, home to some of New Zealand's best wineries, where you can wine and dine in superb style among the olive groves. Besides beautiful white sandy beaches, the island boasts a range of local crafts, potting, weaving, leatherwork and art.

Pakatoa Island and Coromandel Peninsula To the east is Pakatoa Island, a holiday resort with good facilities and a fine restaurant. You can relax here before sailing across the Firth of Thames to the enchanting Coromandel Peninsula. In its more colourful past the Coromandel area experienced the excitement of a gold rush. Today, its steep, wild mountains, its forests, and its lovely coastline are favoured by nature enthusiasts and visiting yachtsmen.

Great Barrier Island Sail north out of the Gulf to the leeward side of Great Barrier Island to find some of the best cruising, diving and fishing in New Zealand. A hot thermal spring, rare birds, ivory beaches and superb seafood are among the island's other attractions. You will find several good locations where you can renew your supplies, and find a sheltered anchorage for the night.

Kawau Island Cruising to Kawau Island is a memorable experience, especially when you're accompanied by dolphins. Part of the Hauraki Gulf National Maritime Park, this island proves popular with yachtsmen for its sheltered anchorages and scenic coves to overnight in. From here, you can sail home to our Auckland Base, or venture up the coast to our base in the Bay Of Islands. 

Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands has attracted sailors from around the world for over a century and our base is in the quaint township of Opua, just half an hour from the nearest airport. From here, the cruising, snorkelling and fishing are excellent, as is the local cuisine. Explore the sleepy bays and sweeping beaches of Roberton Island, the rugged isolation of Cape Brett and Deep Water Cove with its spectacular marine life. Experience magnificent views from Urupukapuka Island and visit historical Russell - the site of the first European settlement in New Zealand.

Bay of Islands Cruising Notes:

Opua - Once a bustling commercial port, Opua has retired into a quaint fishing village
and is now the largest clearance port for visiting overseas yachts into New Zealand. Your charter's start base is nestled in the heart of Opua, adjacent to a fabulous seafood restaurant, a local shop for provisioning and near the local yacht club. Shore based showers and laundry are available.

Paihia and Waitangi- Amongst the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand, Paihia boasts
literally dozens of fabulous restaurants many specialising in serving fine cuisine based on local seafood and produce. Souvenir shops are in abundance and the local shopping centre adjacent to the foreshore provides virtually everything you could require. Waitangi is home of the "Treaty House" this being the site where the Maoris and Pakehas signed the treaty agreement of New Zealand. The Treaty House
along with much of New Zealand's cultural heritage is displayed at the Waitangi Visitors Centre, well worth a visit.

Russell- Situated directly across the inner harbour from Paihia, Russell was the site of the first European settlement in New Zealand and was its first capital. Once a bustling whaling town, Russell is home to The Captain Cook Memorial Museum which is well worth a visit to get a true taste of the Bays colourful history. The town has shops for provisioning and some world class restaurants.

Roberton Island - With a wide open bay on the southern side, Roberton Island is an attractive
anchorage and is sheltered from the northerly breezes. A delightful snorkelling trail set in a natural lagoon lies near the middle of the island and is both safe and fun for young and old alike.

Te Hue - A large cove with high surrounding headlands makes Te Hue an ideal overnight stop. A small wharf at the upper end of the cove provides fresh water for yachts at high tide.

Moturua Island- A scenic reserve with several beautiful anchorage's and sandy beaches this island is steeped in history. Explorers such as Captain Cook and Marion de Fresne have visited this island, a bottle claiming New Zealand for the French is said to be buried somewhere on Moturua. The pretty anchorage of Honey Moon Cove is a favourite amongst many visiting yachtsmen.

Urupukapuka Island- Boasting exquisite anchorages like Paradise Bay, Indico Bay and the famous
Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka is the largest of the islands in the Bay Of Islands. Moor up at the charming Otehei Bay or a picnic or dine ashore in the restaurant. Sandy beaches and island walks provide magnificent views of the Bay Of Islands.

Cape Brett and Deep Water Cove- An exhilarating sail east brings you to Cape Brett, isolated and rugged, this outer most guardian of the Bay charges skyward from the depths of the Pacific. The unique, world famous "Hole in the Rock" has become a major tourist attraction for the tens of thousands of visitors to the Bay each year. Deep Water Cove is a popular day time anchorage where you can anchor
virtually on the shoreline. The area has a reputation for superb diving, spectacular marine life and some of the worlds best big game fishing. The Bay Of Islands is home to large schools of dolphins, more often than not they will join you for some fun and thrills on your bow wave.

Cavalli Islands- Lying approximately half way between the Bay Of Islands and Whangaroa Harbour this isolated group of coastal islands provides a stunning stop for lunch or even an overnight anchorage in settled weather. The scenery is spectacular both above the water and below, the sunken ship wreck of the Rainbow Warrior lies just north west of the group.

Whangaroa Harbour- The northern most point of our vast cruising area this fjord like harbour is
simply spectacular. Rocky outcrops thrust out of the sea to over 1100 feet high, cosy anchorages nestled at the base afford peaceful overnight anchorages. The quiet township of Whangaroa is home to a commercial fishing fleet and big game fishing boats. Entering the harbour entrance, the famous King Fish Lodge has been visited by many celebrities looking for that special touch of paradise. Make sure you make your reservation for an exquisite meal, you never know who you may be dining with. 

One Way Coastal Cruising:

For the more experienced sailor, cruising between Auckland and the Bay Of Islands opens up 120 miles of fabulous sailing, as you explore the coastline between our bases.

Visit delightful fishing harbours such as Leigh and Tutukaka. The coastal harbour of Whangamumu makes another idyllic overnight stop. Remains of an old whaling station are still visible on the shoreline.

You are always able to keep in touch with the charter bases. Friendly staff are there to help and give you all the information and advice you need.

Dining Ashore

New Zealand's reputation for its wine and cuisine is the envy of the southern hemisphere. Local Pacific dishes range from fresh crayfish to wild pork, New Zealand lamb and a banquet of ethnic dishes, and there's a wealth of fine seafood restaurants in both cruising areas.

Experience an unparalleled scuba diving and sailing adventure…

Samoa - Tonga - Fiji - Vanuatu - New Zealand

Discover island cultures – immerse in local customs

See the remote wilderness of the beautiful South Pacific Ocean…All from the vantage point of a 36 meter sailing expedition vessel.

This is NOT your regular cruise. This is a community based voyage for adventurous and active people of all ages and walks of life. If you enjoy sailing, love our living planet, and appreciate community and friendship then this is probably for you.

Highlights include:

- scuba diving and snorkeling
- sail and seamanship training
- surfing and other water sports 
- wilderness hiking and exploring 
- beach clean-ups and sunbathing
- relaxing yoga
- cooking and tasting delicious local food
- laughing and hanging out with newfound friend

Including Tahiti, Pitcairn Island, Tonga, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and Vanuatu. 

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New-zealand

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.

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Cabin Cruises in New Zealand -

Choose from the following options for your holiday on the sea in New Zealand:

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.

Weather:
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 weather.....
New Zealand’s 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 around 6.00pm. 

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.  Changeable. 

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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