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Private Charter Bay of Islands provided by Vigilant Yacht Charters

Private Charter Bay of Islands

Private Charter Bay of Islands
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$1,600.00
per group (up to 10)
About
Raise your sails, breathe in the sea air, and experience the ultimate private yacht charter onboard Vigilant through the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Catered to what you desire, the trip can be 2 to 6 hours. The price includes a fresh lunch, complimentary bottle of wine, kayaks, snorkeling gear, a beautiful sail and an island stop over.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53073P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Kayaks
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Sightseeing
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off not included, but both wharves are central and easy to get to!
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Russell Wharf, Russell, Bay of Islands, 27 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operated by a Bilingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking, we are happy to accommodate
  • Weather changes quick, please dress appropriately! We have spare rain weather gear on board.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Kayaks
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Sightseeing
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off not included, but both wharves are central and easy to get to!
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Russell Wharf, Russell, Bay of Islands, 27 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operated by a Bilingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking, we are happy to accommodate
  • Weather changes quick, please dress appropriately! We have spare rain weather gear on board.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Vigilant Yacht Charters
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Bay of Islands
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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David6303
Auckland Central, New Zealand20 contributions
Superb overnight charter!
Jan 2021
We recently had the pleasure of experiencing an overnight charter on the yacht Vigilant, hosted and skippered by the amazing Nathalie. We can't say enough about how much Sue and I enjoyed this charter. We both love being on the water. So having a charter to finish our week in Russell was just the icing on the cake. Vigilant is a classic 42 foot hand crafted vessel full of the style and grace you can't find anymore. We took a great morning motor then a sail out in the bay, anchored for a swim, a scrumptious fresh salad and smoked chicken lunch, then embarked on more sailing in good breezes and took the helm from time to time. We went ashore and swam again, then anchored up for the night and were treated to a delicious crayfish dinner (the cray caught by Nic, Nathalies partner) accompanied by fresh beans from Nathalie's garden. Bubbles, wine, music, and watched the sun go down and heard the Kiwi's start calling from the island. A superb experience. Nathalie, is the skipper with the mostest. She is a super competent sailor, highly trained (coastguard too) and most of all she beams out good humour, positivity and fun from the second you step aboard. If you want a genuine, kiwi sailing experience, go and join Nathalie on Vigilant. If there was 6 stars we would rate this experience that highly. Thanks Nathalie!
Written 9 January 2021
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NikVigilant
Thanks David! You guys we're an absolute pleasure to have on board, I really thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you both! What a great time was had by all!
Written 20 April 2021
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Taylor Roberts
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Must do
Dec 2020 • Friends
Beyond words! Absolutely incredible day and we can't thank you guys enough for going above and beyond
Written 12 December 2020
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NikVigilant
Thanks for coming out with us and leaving a lovely review!
Written 20 April 2021
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Kellie
Queenstown, New Zealand14 contributions
Lovely experience
May 2020
We had a great experience on the Vigilant Yacht Charters and had it all to ourselves. Nik and Nath were so lovely and friendly and explained the wildlife and about the Bay of Islands. The yacht was cute and had so much character.
We explored the Bay of Islands and went to Motuarohia Island. We spent an hour or so to explore the island and walk up to the amazing lookout point and they had prepared a cheese and cracker platter for us when we got back.
This was a highlight of our trip and we had a lovely time. We would definitely recommend this experience.
Written 20 June 2020
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NikVigilant
Thank you so much for the review guys! You we're very sweet and we really enjoyed all the great footage and photos you got of your trip out with us!
Written 2 August 2020
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Laura B
Upland, CA39 contributions
Lovely boat in a lovely area
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our family of 7 chartered a day trip with Nik and Natalie of Vigilant Yacht Charters after arriving at the Bay of Islands by cruise ship. All communication prior to the trip was handled very promptly. The boat was well kept and Nik and Natalie were lovely. We had a great trip out to Roberton Island where we hiked, kayaked (and could have snorkeled but chose not to). When we got back on the boat, Natalie had prepared a really tasty salad (made from vegetables from their garden) and chicken - perfect for the day. We really enjoyed the day and everything about it. We had a wonderful time, including our 9 year old granddaughter who was not too sure about the size of the boat (she ended up loving it too, and enjoyed the attention paid to her by Natalie). We would absolutely recommend Vigilant Yacht Charters to anyone visiting the Bay of Islands.
Written 23 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the great review! You were great to have on board.I really enjoyed the theatre caricature made of me by your daughter! She’s a sweetheart. Safe travels guys!
Written 26 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Vigilant Yacht Charters
P6238LSjasonc
P6238LSjasonc
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Fabulous day in life.
Fabulous day with Natalie and Nik. They kindly shifted our sailing day as poor weather. We had one other couple tgg
P6238LSjasonc
P6238LSjasonc
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Fabulous day yatching in the Bay of Islands.
We had a marvellous day on Nat & Nik’s boat to visit an island and walk to the summit. The hosts had a great knowle
putnamnz
putnamnz
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Excellent day out
Awesome day out with Ntalie onboard Vigilant. Weather was a bit rough so she kept checking that everyong was ok. Al
ruby761
ruby761
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Phenomenal!
It was the best trip of ny life. The boat itself was beautiful and the sail was absolutely gorgeous. Wished we had
BernieMN
BernieMN
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Perfect day out!
What a fantastic day out in the Bay of Islands!! Great sailing, a swim at a beautiful secluded cove and even manage
ldjdudh
ldjdudh
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Amazing Day
We went with this trip after reading all of the great reviews and now have to add our own! Excellent day, gorgeous
Powley02
Powley02
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My Idea Of A Perfect Day
First off... OMG, what an awesome experience we had cruising aboard Vigilant. Very knowledgeable captain, very tidy
Voyage23542495779
Voyage23542495779
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Awesome charter trip
We had a fabulous day exploring a beautiful part of the Bay of Islands with Vigilant Yacht Charter. Nat was fun, kn
kconnor2021
kconnor2021
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Awesome day out
Great, laid back trip with very friendly and knowledgeable hosts. We had an awesome time and would happily recommen
cmackinn0n
cmackinn0n
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Awesome experience - do it!
Don't hesitate book it ... you won't be disappointed. We were a group of 6 adults who enjoyed an awesome day out s
damien1232021
damien1232021
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Great Experience
This was a great day out on the Bay of Islands. Nathalie was a great host and provided plenty of insight into the r
Lilly L
Lilly L
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Take me back there!
The yacht was beautiful, Nat was awesome, lunch was delicious (thanks for catering for vegetarian and FODMAP), the
Megan-Sue59
Megan-Sue59
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Best $130 we’ve spent!
The best $130 each we’ve spent! Loved the whole experience- gorgeous yacht and scenery as well as a range of fun ac
brownie198
brownie198
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Sailing in paradise
Wanted to experience the bay of islands at its best and you couldn’t do better than Vigilant Yacht Charters. We boo
anniecmm
anniecmm
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Great way to see the bay of islands!
Very nice sailing day. Natalie the captain was professional, kind, chose a nice itinerary, and adapted the sailing
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