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EXPLORE THE ISLANDS

Explore the main islands of the bay - Roberton, Urupukapuka and Motukiekie. Well-marked tramping trails take you through forest and across grasslands to reveal powerful views of sea and sky. If the season is right, dive or snorkel for scallops and crayfish.


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DEEP WATER COVE

While cruising outside the islands, dolphins appear off the bow and click their playful welcome as you stop all engines to join them for a swim. At Deep Water Cove you climb the waterfall to the pool at the top for another unforgettable view.


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CAPE BRETT - HORSESHOE HARBOUR

Point your bow up the coast and around the lighthouse of Cape Brett, past the Hole in the Rock and on to the isolated horseshoe harbour of Whangamumu. Mount an expedition ashore to explore the remains of the ancient whaling station, recalling the times of long wooden oars and hand thrown harpoons. Back in the tranquility of the bay, refreshed and relaxed, you gaze mesmerised as the sun sets over a cocktail on the aft deck - bathing the world in warm hues of red, gold and yellow.


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WHANGAROA - KINGFISH LODGE

Continue your explorations of the islands or cruise north to Whangaroa Harbour for an evening ashore at Kingfish Lodge - a luxury hideaway favoured by local and international celebrities, accessible only by water.


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** We have a decent selection of vessels on our books, please feel free to contact us for rates.

EQUIPMENT INCLUDED IN CHARTER RATE:

 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT


• Life jackets (1 per child or adult)
• Safety harnesses
• Fire extinguishers
• Life rings
• 406mhz EPIRB
• Flares
• First aid kit
• Flashlights (2)
• Electric and manual bilge pumps
• Gas solenoid shut of valve and gas detector
 

BOAT EQUIPMENT


• Boat hook, fenders, dock lines
• Bimini (all boats but B285 and D28) or boom tent (B285 and D28)
• Cockpit spray dodger
• Cockpit table
• Swim ladder
• Furling head sail
• Anchors (2)
• Electric anchor winch
• Tool kit
• Bucket, sponge, deck brush, bait cutting board, rod holders.
• Barbecue (charcoal on B285 and D28, gas on other boats)
• Autopilot (tiller pilots on B320, B285 and D28)
• Stereo CD player (with 3.5mm jack for external media players)
• Clock and barometer
• VHF radio
• 12V to 230V power inverter (150W - suitable for charging phones or computers only)
 

NAVIGATION GEAR


• Charts of area
• Cruising guide
• Dividers and parallel rules
• Hand bearing compass
• Steering compass
• GPS chart plotter
• Speed log and depth sounder
• Tide tables
 

GALLEY EQUIPMENT


• LPG stove
• Refrigerator
• Cooking utensils
• Eating utensils
• Salt and pepper
• Dish washing liquid and tea towels.
• Cleaning equipment and garbage bags
 

OTHER ITEMS


• LPG (Propane)
• Pillows
• Hand towels
• Toilet paper
• Hand fishing lines (2)
• Rain jackets (2)
• Rigid inflatable dinghy with outboard and fuel
 


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What Dmitry says about this tour: For folk who want to explore the beautiful Bay of islands on their own charter yacht, we can arrange a skipper (or not) and all your provisions and insurance. We'd love to give you the benefit of our research and let you experience a magical New Zealand sailing experience.
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