Private Charters for School Groups

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

Working with a number of schools and colleges from New Zealand and abroad to provide a large stable venue, with heaps of activities, creating adventures in a safe environment.

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 eats together. It is also retractable, allowing even more space when not in use.

Fishing, 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. 


  • Eight cabins, with a variety of configurations
  • Up to 44 guests, depending on choice of configuration
  • Student workshop area if required
  • Knowledgeable, experienced onboard crew
  • Comprehensive Health and Safety Policy / Procedures
  • Fully catered, let us know your preferences
  • Accredited with QualmarkNZ, MaritimeNZ, member TIANZ and YHA


Contact our dedicated groups coordinator, Jonny, who will answer any of your questions and ensures your group create lasting memories.

This was definitely the highlight of my trip in NZ! I absolutely loved the cruise and still talk about it to everyone as the highlight of my trip! So many fun activities! Fishing, night time kayaking, snorkelling and exploring an island plus many more! It was a very unique experience with friendly and passionate crew who instantly shared their passion and love for their time on the cruise! Amazing experience that really brings people together through travel :)Lara M

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

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

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

Enviro Award Silver Tourism Industry Association NZ DOC NZ