Private Charters for School Groups and Families

Originally a car ferry with lots of history, this unique venue offers the complete great value accomodation, activity and catered package.

We are chosen by a variety of families, businesses and school groups to provide a large stable venue, with heaps of activities.

The accommodation deck is upstairs giving sea views from every cabin. Downstairs is spacious and the dining area is configured as one long table so that everyone sits together. It is also retractable, ensuring plenty of room when not in use.

Night kayaking, snorkeling and island exploring for the adventurous or make use of the pool table, piano and guitars. For the perfect relaxation, sit by the wood burning fireplace or watch the night sky. 


  • Guests maximum of 38 depending on choice of configuration
  • Eight guest cabins
  • Student workshop area if required 
  • Knowledgeable, experienced onboard crew
  • Comprehensive Health and Safety Policy / Procedures
  • A number of catering options – please discuss your requirements
  • Accredited with QualmarkNZ, MaritimeNZ, member TIANZ and YHA


Contact us and Jonny our dedicated groups coordinator will answer any of your questions. Just be prepared for the fact that your team may continue to talk about their trip for a long while after coming ashore.

I place I fell in love with NZ. The most amazing thing I did on my month trip to New Zealand.TheJills, USA

Would do it again without a doubt! I did this on Wednesday and had the best time!Beeb93

If you're considering it - just book it now. We had even more fun than we expected and we expected a lot. Great team, great boat, a great adventure. We've come home feeling like we had a real holiday after just 22 hours on the boat. It felt like a week in the best possible way. Thanks guys - you truly do rock! (Fellow Kiwis, get in on this - it's magic).Cara Tipping Smith, NZ

We took a group of 25 international students from a high school on the overnight cruise. This is the second time we have done the overnight cruise, as the first group we took also thoroughly enjoyed it. When you leave Paihia you travel out to one of the Islands to anchor overnight. You get to shoot paint balls at a fake duck they tow behind the boat, go fishing, go night kayaking and swimming. The night kayaking was the students favourite part as we got to see the Bioluminescent Algae which was amazing and a once in a lifetime experience!Nicole