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New Zealand is a truly unique yacht charter destination, sparkling island studded bays, cobalt blue seas, edged with long silvery beaches, pockets of subtropical forest, towns immersed in history and charm. The ideal way to explore this area is in your very own private crewed luxury charter yacht.


New Zealand is one of the most renowned and spectacular sailing destinations in the world. The coastline is peppered with islands and bays, fjords and protected harbours. New Zealanders love being on the water - they have more boats per capita than any other country - and you will understand why when you experience the sheer beauty and diversity on offer here onboard your luxury charter yacht.   

Volvo Ocean Race

The sailing conditions are first-rate and the super yacht regatta, the New Zealand Millennium Cup, is an illustrious annual event. Auckland is also one of the most highly regarded stopovers for the Volvo Ocean Race. And with Emirates Team New Zealand having won the 35th America's Cup the spotlight of the sailing world will be focused here with an increasing number of mega yachts visiting New Zealand and available for luxury yacht charter.

Your luxury motor yacht or sailing yacht provides limitless possibilities to enjoy three different but equally breathtaking regions.

Auckland City is the gateway to the Hauraki Gulf cruising grounds, with over 76 islands to explore, and over 200 sheltered anchorages and miles of beautiful coastline all the way north to the Bay of Islands.

Hauraki Gulf

The Bay of Islands is also a renowned cruising destination which combines early New Zealand history with stunning natural scenery and marine life, only 3 hours drive from Auckland.

Bay of Islands NZ

At the top of the South Island, the Marlborough Sounds have 1500-km of deep sunken river valleys to explore - a cruising paradise of islands and coastline with sheltered bays and bush-clad hills. 


We will design a charter itinerary to suit your personal preferences. We have a portfolio of yachts to choose from and we will match the right sailing or motor yacht to meet your aspirations with a yacht interior and exterior to provide you with everything you could wish for.


The Founder and Managing Director of The Luxury Charter Group was born, and has lived and sailed in New Zealand for over 30 years and we maintain an office here. We have all the local knowledge and onshore connections to ensure you enjoy a seamless itinerary. As well as being pampered by your professional crew on board your mega yacht, it is fun to enjoy ashore and we can advice on local restaurants, shore excursions as well as provide local guides.

For further information about the luxury yachts available in New Zealand and the yacht prices please contact one of the specialist yacht charter brokers at the Luxury Charter Group.

On the Map

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands NZ

The Bay of Islands has attracted sailors from around the world for over a century, with its sheltered anchorages and temperate sub-tropical climate. It is the ideal yacht charter destination, with lots of anchorages in close proximity, you can decide your itinerary as the mood takes.

The Bay of Islands is 120 miles by sea north of Auckland. By road it is a four-hour drive or by plane, a one-hour flight, north of Auckland. Ask the Team at the Luxury Charter Group about private transfers.

The Bay of Islands has a more temperate climate than Auckland, almost sub-tropical. Aptly named, the Bay is studded with islands providing an area of varied geographic beauty and unspoiled sailing grounds. There are innumerable anchorages, great fishing and diving and white sandy beaches within sheltered waters.

Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf

Auckland Harbour

The Hauraki Gulf offers the yachtsman more than 1,500 sq. nautical miles of cruising and the opportunity to explore numerous islands with sheltered anchorages and deserted beaches.

Auckland is a bustling South Pacific city with a cosmopolitan lifestyle - and right on its doorstep is a fantastic cruising vacation playground, the Hauraki Gulf, with 76 islands, and miles of beautiful coastline to explore. Within 30 minutes of clearing at Auckland International Airport, you can board your private yacht, and within two hours of the marina the islands of the inner Gulf are within easy reach.

With over 200 sheltered anchorages, in the Hauraki Gulf you could choose to visit a different stopover every weekend for a year and not return to the same bay. Distances between islands and anchorages are generally further than they are in the Bay of Islands.

Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds are a yacht charter paradise. Formed by a network of submerged mountain valleys, islands and tranquil sheltered bays, bush-clad hills and there's over 1500-km of deep-water coastline to explore.  

The scenery is spectacular, ranging from towering forest clad mountains, through tranquil bays and coves to the rugged exposed shoreline of D'Urville Island. West of D'Urville is Tasman Bay, where golden beaches, warmer waters and the Able Tasman National Park Walkways await.

Twenty minutes by road from Blenheim Airport (in the heart of the best wine growing region in New Zealand), Picton is usually the starting point for your cruise, although we can reposition vessels to Portage and Havelock.

Since the Marlborough Sounds are more remote and less frequented by luxury yachts, please ask the Luxury Charter Group about relocation. Despite their remoteness the Sounds do offer some unique opportunities to dine ashore at hideaway retreats.

For a fully personalised itinerary for your luxury yacht charter in New Zealand please contact one of the New Zealand specialists at the Luxury Charter Group.

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