Barefoot Private Sailing Charter

Get a group of friends or family together for a private sailing charter and join us for a once in a lifetime Barefoot Sailing Adventure!

The Bay of Islands is ideal for romance, celebration or adventure. Enjoy the use of the boat exclusively for your group. Book your own private sailing charter and discover the magic.

Enjoy a private sailing charter with us !

Our sailing charters are a  great option for discerning travellers looking for a tailor made private cruise, family groups, birthday celebrations, hen’s parties, pre & post wedding gatherings, eductation groups corporate events and team building. Our 10m Tennant Turrissimo Catamaran is a modern, well-equipped boat, offering our passengers a comfortable sailing experience. Because she has a flat bottom, we can pull right up to the beach and step straight on or off – no dinghy needed! This makes her perfect for passengers of all ages. All cruises are Skippered so no need for sailing experience, but of course you are welcome to join in on the fun.



Your day your way !

The Island Hopper Day Cruise, Lagoon Bay Cruise and the Sundowner Evening Cruise are all great options for your Private Charter. These charters are well planned to show you the best of the Bay of Islands in either a full day sailing and island experience, a half day sailing and island experience or a leisurely jaunt on an evening sail around the inner Bay of Islands.

If you would like something a little different, our sailing charters are flexible – we’ll work in with the kind of experience you want to have. Whether you want an experience that involves you in the sailing of the boat,  learning the ropes with our qualified sailing instructor, or a done for you more leisurely, relaxed sail. The choice is yours!

We’re happy to discuss all the options with you to tailor a package to suit your occasion, making your Bay of Islands sailing charter a truly unforgettable experience.

See more details below, and contact us to enquire, we’ll work out the details together.


Island Hopper Cruise

Explore the Bay of Islands under sail, cruising among the many islands on a journey fuelled by nature. Enjoy the stunning scenery on the way to our island beach destination, here we enjoy a protected wildlife sanctuary island and experience rare native birds in the regenerating native bush. Optional activities are snorkelling, paddle boarding, hiking the nature trails to enjoy a picnic lunch in another secluded bay, or simply relax and take a swim.

The Island Hopper Cruise is a premium full day excursion, where guests can choose to do as much or as little as they like.


Lagoon Bay Cruise

Enjoy a spectacular 4 hour cruise to the famous “Twin Lagoon Bay”

Take to the sea under sail, and in no time we will be anchored on the shores of Motuarohia Island. There really is no other place quite like it. Enjoy a casual beach picnic, explore the lagoons and take a walk to the most picturesque view point in the whole of the Bay of Islands, and return for a refreshing swim at the beach. The Lagoon Bay Cruise is fantastic way to bring the family & friends together and enjoy some time creating memories.

A scaled back version of the full Island Hopper Cruise,  this trip is one for the bucket list, even if you’ve been to the Bay of Islands before.


Sundowner Evening Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise sailing the inner area of the Bay of Islands. The only evening cruise in the Bay of Islands, the Sundowner is a great sailing “taster”. This 2 hour cruise is designed those looking for something special, a Sundowner is the perfect way to end the day, or perhaps a great way to start a night out.

Perhaps you arrive in Paihia in the afternoon, and are looking to fit something extra into your schedule, this is a great option for the time conscious traveller. We set sail for our swim destination and enjoy the beauty of a sheltered anchorage while sipping on a complimentary drink before sailing home on the sea breeze.

The atmosphere of an evening cruise is something you just have to experience for yourself!

Contact our friendly team to find out more about our private sailing charters and plan your next event with us.