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Chaddy's Charters

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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About Chaddy's Charters
We are primarily a wildlife boat tour attraction where we head out of the Port of Taranaki towards the Sugar Loaf islands to look at the seal colony. We also provide SUP, Kayak and bike hire and SUP lessons upon booking request. We cater for groups, events, schools, kids, adults, individuals, couples etc. We are run and managed by a former All Black and the fastest woman to solo row the Atlantic and there is also a museum of old nautical memorabilia, live cam of the local little blue penguins and seahorses to look at. Please check times when booking as Mondays are sometimes closed. Hours may vary depending on tides and weather. Sunset cruises are also available. Check website booking system for more details
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Holly J wrote a review Apr 2022
New Plymouth, New Zealand1 contribution
Loved it! Best of luck to Kiko and her new family! We paddled over to Ngamotu Beach, which was beautiful, jumped in the water, and paddled back. It took about an hour. Fun to be out on the water.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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shallpat wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
The Chaddy's Charters Wildlife Island Tour was a fantastic experience from an easy and helpful booking to a funfilled and informative tour. Kiko was very friendly and helpful and helped to make the trip even more memorable. The boat trip itself had beautiful scenery and lots of fur seals. Being in the open seas was invigorating and exciting. The skipper was knowledgeable and entertaining. Hiring bikes after the cruise was an added bonus and helped to make the day even more memorable. The cost of the island tour and bike hire was very reasonable and well worth it. We highly recommend booking an Island Wildlife Cruise and bikes with Chaddy's Charters.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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RMKNZ wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions17 helpful votes
Took this tour on recommendation of the place we were staying and it was a lovely hour out on the boat to tour around the nearby little islands and check out the fur seals. The weather was perfect and the guy running the trip was very informative and handled the boat well. It was family friendly with lots of people with young children on the boat.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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hu p wrote a review Apr 2022
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i enjoyed the informative commentary i really enjoyed being out on the water i liked the look and feel of the boat i really liked the professionalism of the whole operation highly recommended
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Date of experience: April 2022
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I Stokes wrote a review Apr 2022
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We are local yocals of New Plymouth and have been on the island tour before (loved it) . Chaddys charters offer so much from boat tours, paddle boards and bike hire- We loved our bike to the rewa rewa bridge, enjoying the beautiful sunshine and views of the port and coast.. there are cafes along the walkway to stop and have a coffee or something to eat too! We booked 2 bikes for 2 hours- next time we will hire the paddle boards! Great service, looking forward to returning.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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