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  • America's Cup Sailing Experience
  • Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise
  • Auckland Harbour Sailing
  • Ocean Adventure
  • Otehei Bay Ferry
  • Discover the Bay
  • Two Night Hauraki Gulf Weekend on the Water
  • Three Night Hauraki Gulf Discovery
  • Five Night Hauraki Gulf Expedition
  • Tikapa Moana - Whale & Dolphin Wildlife Cruise
  • Explore Motutapu Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island Ferry

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Explore Expedition Cruises

Discover a slice of paradise right here in New Zealand with our multi-night cruises around the Hauraki Gulf.

Cruise the sheltered waters on our fully refurbished 45m vessel Te Haerenga and explore the beautiful islands by foot, kayak or paddle board during our two, three or five night expedition cruises.

Visit island wildlife sanctuaries, taste some of Waiheke's award winning wines, learn about the successful conservation efforts around the Gulf and spot diverse marine wildlife in their natural habitat.

Private Charters

With day cruise passenger capacity of up to 160 people and overnight capacity for up to 60 guests, Te Haerenga operates out of Auckland offering a range of cruise options that can be tailored to suit your requirements. Te Haerenga is available for private charters providing a unique platform for a variety of events including:

  • Corporate Events
  • On-board conferences
  • Incentives
  • Destination showcases
  • Product Launches
  • Weddings
  • Birthdays & Special occasions....and much more

For more information or to request a quote for your next event, email or call 0800 397 597.

Our Boat - Te Haerenga

Step on board Te Haerenga and enjoy your journey

Our fully refurbished cruise vessel was purpose-built for overnight cruising and has a full suite of amenities to ensure ultimate comfort and relaxation throughout your time on board.

The spacious configuration is spread across four levels including

  • Cabin Decks
    Two levels with 30 well-appointed double/twin share ensuite cabins, all with large picture windows.

  • Lounge Deck
    Spacious interior dining saloon and lounge, fully licensed bar, full kitchen with buffet and an exterior deck

  • Roof Deck
    An expansive 138m2 sunroof to take in the fresh sea air, incredible views and enjoy a drink.


  • 45m
  • Day Capacity: 160 passengers
  • Overnight Capacity: 60 passengers
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Commercial kitchen & servery
  • AV system with microphone, pull down projector screen and 80# TV screen
  • Fully air-conditioned
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