Sailing Boats New Zealand | Sailing Boats
If you have ever thought
about booking a New
Zealand cruise or
chartering sailing boats
in New Zealand then
Melanie Ashton from
Cardinal Charters is the
person to talk to.
Quick Reference: sailing boats
Set sail from the beautiful Bay of Islands on the
North of the North Island, with a choice of a 40ft
Beneteau monohull or a 43ft or 46ft Leopard
catamaran. For those wanting a bit more speed
we can offer a Leopard 47ft Power cat. Sailing
New Zealand couldn’t be easier from Australia!
All the yachts are based from Opua, once a bustling
commercial port, Opua has retired into a quaint fishing
village. From Opua there are so many places to visit, with
Cardinal Charters highlights being Paihia and Waitangi
which are amongst the most popular tourist destinations in
New Zealand, Paihia boasts literally dozens of fabulous
restaurants many specialising in serving fine cuisine based
on local seafood and produce.
Waitangi is home of the ‘Treaty House’ this being
the site where the Maoris and Europeans signed
the treaty agreement of New Zealand. The Treaty
House along with much of New Zealand’s cultural
heritage is displayed at the Waitangi Visitors
Centre, well worth a visit.
Situated directly across the inner harbour from
Paihia, Russell was the site of the first European
settlement in New Zealand and was its first capital.
Once a bustling whaling town, Russell is home to The
Captain Cook Memorial Museum which is well worth
a visit to get a true taste of the Bay’s colourful
history. The town has shops for provisioning and
some world class restaurants.
With a wide open bay on the southern side,
Roberton Island is an attractive anchorage and is
sheltered from the northerly breezes. A delightful
snorkelling trail set in a natural lagoon lies near the
middle of the island and is both safe and fun for
young and old alike.
Urupukapuka Island boasts exquisite anchorages like
Paradise Bay, Indico Bay and the famous Otehei Bay,
Urupukapuka is the largest of the islands in the Bay of
Islands. Moor up in the charming Otehei Bay for a picnic or
dine ashore in the restaurant. Sandy beaches and island
walks provide magnificent views of the Bay of Islands.
An exhilarating sail east brings you to isolated and rugged
Cape Brett. This outermost guardian of the Bay charges
skyward from the depths of the Pacific.
There is something for everyone in this beautiful part of the
world, so get in touch with Cardinal Charters on +
61 419 444 693 for your chance to experience something
different and Escape the Everyday….