Albatross Charters, New Zealand
Ika Moana, a Young 43 yacht, designed and built in New Zealand, is now available for bareboat charter.
Ika Moana is great entertaining boat, with plenty of space. Make Ika Moana, you next bareboat charter.
Three cabin layout with 2 bathrooms. Will suit 3 couples or family cruising in style. Pilothouse setting creates a relaxed, sociable indoor/outdoor flow for effortless entertaining. Walk-through transom, swim ladder and outdoor shower complete the perfect summer cruising package.
Maximum overnight passengers: 6
Maximum daytime passengers: 12
New Zealand has some of the best cruising waters in the world. Experience the stunning Bay of Islands or Auckland's awesome Hauraki Gulf. Both locations offer many options for your bareboat charter experience.
Bay of Islands
Roberton Island - Roberton Island is a popular tourist attraction in the Bay of Islands and it's not hard to work out why. It is best known for its two stunningly beautiful lagoons at Twin Lagoons Bay. There is an amazing underwater snorkel trail set in the calm waters of the lagoon. There are a number of walks you can enjoy on the island, including a look-out on the centre of the island, making a great vantage point to view the spectacular Bay of Islands.
Urupukapuka Island - Urupukapuka Island is the largest island in the Bay of Islands. The waters around the island are clear and diving is particularly good on the east cost. Indico and Paradise Bays are popular sheltered anchorages and ideal for most forms of water sports. The archeological features of Urupukapuka are insterest because of their range, diversity of sites and good state of preservation. Walking on Urupukapuka is spectacular.
Oke Bay - Oke Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in Northland. It marks the start of the Cape Brett track, an overnight expedition. Dolphins often come into this bay to play, so if you're lucky they'll pay you a visit.
Cavelli Islands - The Cavelli Islands lie off the coast of Matauri Bay, about 30km north of Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands. On the seafloor between the Cavalli Islands and Matauri Bay lies the Rainbow Warrior, the famous Greenpeace vessel that was sunk by the French intelligence service, causing national outrage. Today the wreck is a complex eco system covered in corals and sea anemones. The islands are stunningly isolated and the water clear for swimming and water sports.
Auckland's Hauraki Gulf
- Rangitoto Island - Stop off in Islington Bay and climb this 700-year-old vocano for spectacular views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf.
- Motuihe Island - Looking for sandy beaches, a bit of a walk, an ice cream in high season, swimming, sun and fun with Auckland's boating fraternity? Motuihe is for you. Fun in the sun. Stop off at Ocean Beach in the north-east or Wharf Bay in the south-west or Calypso Bay in the south-east.
- Waiheke Island - Waiheke has something for everyone. A multitude of vineyards, dining options, craft markets, sandy beaches, popular beaches, deserted bays, it is all there. Look out for the jazz festival and local art exhibitions. Don't miss out on a wine at Man-o-War Vineyard, right at the southern end of Waiheke.
- Rakino Island - A charming smaller island with lovely beaches and great swimming. Head to Woody Bay and West Bay in breezes from the North and East.
- Kawau Island - Visit the historic Mansion House, home of Sir George Gray from 1862 - 1888. An historic reserve has been created to protect the Mansion House and its gardens, the surrounding landscape and the relics from the copper mining industry. There are plenty of good walks to do. Vivian Bay is a great day trip, having a beautiful long sandy beach, protected in most conditions. While you're in the area, head across to Moturekareka, which has the remains of the steel sailing ship "Rewa". Another lovely beach and great swimming and snorkelling.
Albatross Charters, Auckland & Bay of Islands Enquiry Form
PO Box 35-110
Phone: +64 21 540 896
Mobile: +64 21 540 896
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