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Luxury Charters of New Zealand

We have the best selection of luxury, crewed charter boats in New Zealand. Yacht charters are available for extended holidays or overnight by the hour. We can find the right charter boat to suit your requirements.

If you are planning a cruising holiday you'll find some tips on our Cruising Guides pages for Auckland & Hauraki Gulf, Bay of Islands, Coromandel & Bay of Plenty, Whangarei, Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman.

Each of our boats & yachts has something different to offer and it is our pleasure to find the yacht that best caters to your requirements. Whether you're holidaying with family or friends or entertaining business clients, Luxury Charters of New Zealand has a yacht to suit you.

Cruising Ground: Cruising Guide: Marlborough Sounds

French Pass to Kaikoura

A glance at the map of the Marlborough Sounds is enough get any boatie salivating. You want BAYS? We got heaps. Miles and miles of deep water coastline. You want ISLANDS? We got about a million down here. Think you can NAVIGATE? We’ll soon get you lost…

The entrance to the Marlborough Sounds is Picton. Picton is the South Island terminal for all of the inter island ferries, meaning that anyone travelling the country by road must pass through it. Every three or four hours the roads out of Picton rumble and quake for a few minutes as another shipload of vehicles is disgorged. Arrivals are somewhat more staggered with nervous, punctual and finally high speed travellers taking their places in the queues at the main wharf.

If you have only half an hour before your ferry leaves, the fringes of the main wharf accommodate a series of jetties for charter vessels and a few visiting boats. A stroll around here is much more fun than gobbling pies and bad coffee in the terminus cafe.

There is of course more to Picton than the main wharf.

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