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.

An EOTC with a difference!  We work with a number of schools and colleges from New Zealand and abroad to provide a large stable venue, with heaps of activities, creating fun Education Outside the Classroom 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 configuration
  • Student workshop area available
  • Knowledgeable, experienced onboard crew
  • Comprehensive Health and Safety Policy / Procedures
  • Fully catered, we can manage any dietary requirements
  • Accredited with QualmarkNZ, MaritimeNZ, member TIANZ and YHA


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

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

I came on this as a optional extra with my top deck tour... This would have to have been one of the best 22 hours in my life I had such a great time especially with the night kayaking seeing all the stars and the water that lights up..... The crew put on many fun activities are are all so friendly the really do a great job.... I would have happily paid double for this experience it was worth every cent I'm coming to do the north and south island with a friend in April I will be doing this again for sure as I had such a great time......... THANKS GUYS!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDMiska Dombroski

The Rock was one of the first things I had the pleasure of experiencing when I moved to Paihia in January and I have been raving about it ever since!Charlotte

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

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