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Enjoy sailing in Auckland, New Zealand! Charter the 67 feet "Arcturus" Alden Schooner for up to 15 people. Rates as low as $2,500 NZD or $1,712 USD per day. Rates: • Sunset Sailing (2 hours): $97 NZD or $67 USD per person (minimum of 10 people) • Full Day Waiheke Sailing & Culture Tour (8 hours): $2,900 NZD or $1,985 USD • Full day Eco Adventure (8 hours): $2,500 NZD or $1,712 USD • Sailing and Breathtaking Anchorages (2-3 days): Starting $3,950 NZD or $2,704 USD • Week-long Bay of Islands and Islands Cruise (5-7 days): Starting at $12,500 NZD or $8,556 USD • Custom Charter (1.5 hours): $1,000 NZD or $685 USD Rates may vary, contact us for more information. What You Can Expect: 2 hours of sunset sailing - an evening of thrill or relaxation Enjoy a unique sailing experience in Whangarei Harbour. Participate with hands on sailing or simply sit back and relax while majestic peaks slowly drifts by. An ideal way to spend the evening for families, friends, couples or anyone who wishes to enjoy the splendour of the Whangarei Harbour on a classic sailing yacht. Come and see us at Marsden Cove . Full Day Waiheke Sailing & Culture Tour Arcturus will depart from Waiheke to various destinations on the islands depending on wind direction and weather. Join us at Waiheke for a day of exploring the Waiheke Island and its culture. We’ll head to the Bottom End for a tour of the Maori pa or the renown Man O’ War Vineyards for lunch and leisurely sailing. Or pick your own Waiheke destination on the Waiheke Information site. We can also sail passengers to and from Waiheke as a fun alternative to the ferry. Full day Eco Adventure - Cruise Hauraki Gulf and Discover Hidden Gems (8 hours) Ever dream of going where the roads can’t take you? Than the Eco Adventure day charter is perfect for you! Hands on sailing or just relaxing we’ll take you to breathtaking places hidden from everyday sight. Explore distinctive flora and fauna, discover trails, desolate beaches or visit popular destinations. Walking up to a unique extinct volcanic crater, enjoying lunch with views on the Hauraki Gulf vista, bird watching and more… 2-3 days of Sailing and Breathtaking Anchorages Escape the city in style letting the classic beauty, Arcturus, take you where the roads can’t go. Immerse yourself and your loved ones in a weekend of sailing, swimming, relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Still within the city’s reach, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into the 1930’s with none of the daily distractions. Let time stops and give yourself and your loved ones the opportunity to fully recharge and bond making special memories. Week-long Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and Islands Cruise Beautiful scenery, exciting sailing, snorkelling and diving, as well as exploring New Zealand’s distinctive flora and fauna are all within easy reach on Arcturus. This week-long cruise will leave you feeling like a million bucks at a fraction of the cost. Perfect for a family, to share with friends or for two couples. Custom Charter (Design your own extended sailing yacht holiday!) Dream, imagine and sail away on your unique holiday or adventure aboard magnificsent Arcturus. Picture your ideal vacation and we’ll help you design and customise a charter that’s just right for your family, schedule and budget. We also offer perfect Wedding Photos, Gourmet Intimate Dinner Crusie, Seamanship Experience, Occasions & Celebrations, contact us for more details. What To Expect Onboard: The 67 feet "Arcturus" is a unique classic schooner, She has two cabins, the aft serving as a guest suite. The galley (kitchen) with its fine woodwork is also faithful to the original design but incorporates all the benefits of modern appliances. Her expansive teak decks are the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the stable cruising for which she is renowned. She is swift, yet comfortable and smooth which appeals to both the experienced sailor and the novice. This Schooner has two settee berths dining table lead light cabinets, master cabin aft double berth, single berth Forecabin large double V-berth Galley 4-burner grill gas stove oven hot and cold pressure water. Specifications: • LOA 67′ • LOD 53′ • Beam 14’3″ • Draft 7’6″ • Sail Area 1600 sq ft • Designer: John Alden Maine, USA 1930 • Builder: Harvey F. Gamage South Bristol, Maine Wooden Construction Oregon Masts and spars Ford diesel engine 86 hp 4 litre direct injection 110v ac electrics 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.
The Skipper was all that can be expected of a seasoned mariner. He and his crew were approachable, knowledgeable, helpful, and gracious to a fault. The vessel, S/V Arcturus, has a storied history and is well documented in the library aboard. The upkeep and seaworthiness of the boat is immaculate, and the facilities aboard function as intended. This is not a new, shiny 2022 sailing yacht. 1930s technology, with some modern touches are present, and fully functional. I would do this again, with perhaps more time aboard, without any hesitation. Kudos to crew and Skipper for an enjoyable time.
What a great experience! Skipper Bruce is a real professional - knows what he is doing, actively engaged our throughout - talking to us about the boat, teaching us a bit about sailing, and sharing about Auckland/NZ generally. The boat is great as well - interesting history, fully restored. 30+ knot winds sure helped, but we had a great time and highly recommend chartering with Bruce.
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Your skipper on board Arcturus is Bruce, a native New Zealander with over 25 years sailing experience. He has cruised extensively around the world and spent many of these years living aboard and cruising his own yacht. Bruce is a master woodworker (with a passion for classic wooden boats) who was involved in all the refinements of the boat. Bruce holds a RYA Offshore Certificate, necessary when he was working professionally on charter, and on private yachts in the South of France. Bruce also holds an NZ Commercial Master Certificate. Bruce will be your host, ready to make your experience onboard a pleasure.
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.