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  • 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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Our Fleet


Peretū is our premium purpose-built cruise and dine vessel, recently refurbished for her relaunch in Auckland. With an impressive range of spaces spread across three levels you can find the perfect spot to enjoy your experience; settle in to our spacious purpose built dining room, relax in the comfort of our lounge with large picture windows, or take in the cityscape from our roof deck. Currently in her 36th America's Cup livery she has been used as an official spectator vessel for Emirates Team New Zealand.

  • Location: Auckland
  • Capacity: 180 pax 
  • Length: 88ft | 27m
  • Amenities: Fully licensed bar | purpose built dining room | roof deck | lounge deck | full kitchen facilities | air conditioning | digital sound system | toilets

Find out more about Peretū options HERE

(IACC) America's Cup Yachts


Built and raced by Japan this vessel came second to Team New Zealand in the 1995 Louis Vuitton Challenge. NZL41 remains in almost the same configuration as when she was raced ensuring you get an authentic race experience, while minor alterations including hand rails ensure your comfort and safety. 


Originally commissioned for German syndicate in 2003, Team New Zealand used her as a trial boat prior to their 2007 America's Cup campaign. NZL68 is also in virtually original race configuration, while minor alterations have been made to meet with maritime safety regulations. 

  • Location: Auckland
  • Capacity: 30 pax per vessel
  • Length: 80ft | 24m
  • Amenities: Marine toilet only onboard


Harbour Sailing Yacht Fleet 

Courageous, Defiance, Challenger

Our iconic harbour sailing yachts have been purpose built for comfortable and relaxed sailing on Auckland's harbour. With a fleet of three identical 50ft mono hull yachts guests can experience comfort as well as performance as we sail among the captivating scenery.

  • Location: Auckland
  • Capacity: 18 pax per vessel
  • Length: 50ft | 15m
  • Amenities: large open air cockpit | Lower deck dining saloon | kitchen facilities | fully licensed bar and toilets


Cruise Fleet

Discovery IV

Discovery IV is the second largest of our powercat fleet. This smaller vessel is perfect for more intimate numbers but retains a sense of space with ample seating and spectator areas including roof deck and side opening windows for great cabin viewing. Currently in her 36th America's Cup livery she has been used as an official spectator vessel for Emirates Team New Zealand.

  • Location: Bay of Islands
  • Capacity: 80 pax
  • Length: 59ft | 18m
  • Amenities: roof top deck | spacious cabin on lower deck | digital display and sound system | fully licensed bar and toilets

Discovery III

Discovery III is our purpose built dolphin viewing and swimming vessel. The smaller capacity makes for a more intimate wildlife experience. Facilities include safe access to the water from the stern of the vessel, observation decks and side opening windows as well as hot showers for after your swim. 

  • Location: Bay of Islands
  • Capacity: 55 pax
  • Length: 49ft | 15m
  • Amenities: safe access to the water | showers and toilets | digital display and sound system

Discovery I

Discovery I is our largest cruise vessel. With plenty of indoor and outdoor space, an on board refreshment station and comfortable seating. You may have seen her in Auckland for the 36th America's Cup, operating as an official spectator vessel for Emirates Team New Zealand which is reflected in her current livery. 

  • Location: Bay of Islands
  • Capacity: 165 pax
  • Length: 66ft | 20m
  • Amenities: Fully licensed | toilets| digital display and sound system


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