Charter 39' Cruising Monohull in Russell, New Zealand

Cruising Monohull
39 ft
8 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy Russel by boat! Charter a 39' Cruising Monohull for up to 8 people. Rates as low as $110 NZD per person. 

Come sail the Bay of Islands!

Sail the Bay of Islands with us in Northland, New Zealand. We will take you on a cruise where you will explore the beautiful bays and sights it has to offer.

Feel the gentle breeze in your hair and the warm sun on your back and see your cares slip away as our beautiful yacht glides smoothly through the clear, clean waters of the Bay.

Our sailing charters specialise in small groups, families and exclusive charters to provide that special personal touch – we want you to feel it is your boat for the day. There are hundreds of beaches and bays to explore. We will give you an experience that you will savor for the rest of your life.

Relax in the Knowledge that You Are in Safe Hands
We are both very experienced sailors, Stephen - your skipper has been on the water all his life and has spent many years sailing his favourite cruising grounds in the Bay Of Islands, the jewel in the crown of the North Island. Stephen has sailed Kingfisher to the South Islands' Marlborough Sounds and back via the West Coast of the North Island, and has also crewed on other yachts in trips to Tonga, Fiji and on our other charter yacht Kama Lua from Tasmania in the South of Australia to Bluff at the bottom of the South Island. 

Sue also has a long history of sailing and has experience as a waterwise instructor, teaching many 10-11 year olds the rudimentary basics of sailing in small craft. Stephen is also known for his photography and is happy to record your experience to remember your perfect day

So come sail with us in paradise and take advantage of our extensive knowledge of the beautiful Bay of Islands setting out from romantic Russell, one of New Zealand’s most historic settlements.

Charter a Yacht in the Bay of Islands
Sue and Stephen invite you to sail the Bay of Islands by chartering a yacht for the day. You can:

  • Sail (or learn to) in a relaxed environment
  • Swim & snorkel in crystal clear waters
  • Take a walk or relax on white sandy island beaches
  • See dolphins, seabirds & penguins
  • Diving can be arranged

All charters leave Russell wharf daily at 10.00 returning by 4.00 and are skippered by our qualified skippers Groups and Families are welcome.

Sailing in the Bay Of Islands
New Zealand is renowned for some of the best sailing conditions in the world hosting pristine scenery and clear clean waters. Sailors from New Zealand have been welcomed through out the world for their skills and experience.

Auckland and the Bay of Islands, where Kingfisher sails is where the majority of sailing is enjoyed. The Bay Of Islands also has the advantage of a mild warm climate, which means we can sail all year round – no wonder it is referred to as the winterless north.

On leaving Russell sail out through the many islands in the Bay of Islands stopping for lunch in a sheltered picturesque bay. With a small number of guests we can be flexible on destination and preferences such as fishing, swimming, long walks on the beach or feeling the breeze in your hair as you try your hand at sailing - find out why New Zealanders are so good at this sport

Our summer season is from December through to April with our white sandy beaches not crowded and plenty of space to relax and swim.

Bread & Breakfast
A wonderful place to stay in the Bay of Islands. with awesome sea views.  Close to the village but totally private.

Villa Russell is a historic villa built around 1910, one of just 2 substantial villas built at the time - until then there were only small cottages. It has recently been fully renovated to offer the highest quality accommodation. Your room has an ensuite and your breakfast will be a choice of continental or full cooked breakfast using Northland's freshest produce, served al-fresco on the balcony.
Sit on the decks watching the boats come and go - or relax in the evening sipping a glass of wine enjoying our beautiful sunsets

Accommodation is provided in two suites in the recently built guest cottage and one room in the villa.
Facilities in the cottage include tea/coffee making facilities, microwave, refrigerator, TV/DVD, stereo, broadband wireless internet connection. All beds have New Zealand sheepskin pure wool underlays for your comfort.
In the ensuite bathrooms, hair dryers, robes, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion are provided.
Laundry facilities are available.

Sailing Options and Rates:

  • Non-exclusive day sail $110 NZD
  • per person
  • Exclusive charters: available on request, minimum charges apply
  • Overnight and 3 Day charter is available on Kama Lua depending on availability 

All Charters include:

  • Morning and afternoon tea/coffee with freshly baked muffins
  • Delicious lunch and refreshments provided, using fresh local NZ produce

What to bring:

  • We will cater for almost all of your needs, however there are a few personal things you should bring.
  • Swimwear
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Soft soled shoes
  • Camera

Special requirements

If you have special requests or dietary requirements that need to be catered for please advise us when booking.

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.


  • Type: Cruising Monohull
  • Capacity: 8 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1
  • Length: 39 ft
  • Cancellation: 75% Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Bookings can be confirmed by providing credit card details.

Cancellations made between seven and 30 days before arrival will incur a charge of 25% of the cost of the entire booking.

Cancellations within seven days will incur a charge of 100% of the cost of the entire booking.
If we are able to resell the booking, we will refund all charges. 

*All prices in New Zealand dollars.

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Meet Sue


From Bay of Islands Northland, New Zealand

Member Since Jul 2015

Contact Owner
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