It is arguable that New Zealand boasts some of the finest sailing grounds in the world with many charter companies offering visitors the opportunity to experience the challenge first hand. Whether looking for a bareboat or a skippered charter, luxury or practicality there is an option for you.
There is something extraordinary about waking up and diving off the boat for a refreshing early morning dip, or mooring in a bay and rowing into shore for a walk or barbeque on the beach. New Zealand’s spectacular scenery takes on a new perspective when viewed from the water.
A paradise for sailing with a myriad of bays, coves and islands as well as settlements with marinas.
With the 50 islands of the Hauraki Gulf on the doorstep day trips and overnight charters are a great way to experience the area.
Eastern North Island
Coromandel is an enchanting sailing ground.
Mana on the West Coast, just north of Wellington City is the gateway for sailors to the Kapiti Coast, or experience the turbulent waters of Cook Strait, crossing to the South Island.
Nelson / Marlborough
The Marlborough Sounds offer exceptional opportunities for varied sailing.