Yacht Charters and Sailing in the South Pacific Islands

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NZ Cruising Notes
NZ yacht charters

New 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.

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

Luxury 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 person including all meals, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, walk & boat tours.
Bookings now open for New Zealand
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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

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The Ultimate Luxury Private Sailing Charter in New Zealand - Pacific Eagle
No sailing experience required!
Maximum of 6 guests.

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 - click here to email us for more details

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. 

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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 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 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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