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The Freedom To Chart Your Own Course

​Skipper a bareboat launch for 2 or more days out of Auckland’s iconic Hauraki Gulf.

Skippered Options


If you aren't looking to bareboat (skipper the boat yourself) we have skippers available.


Pleasure Cruise & Fish


Explore the Hauraki Gulf with family and friends. Launch Sian comfortably sleeps 8 people on board.


Training Included


Training included for experienced & novice boatsmen

Your Own Charter Bareboat

“Bareboating” is a typically Kiwi word used to describe chartering and skippering your own vessel. In our case we have the finest launch in Auckland available for charters of 2 or more days.

Skipper your own launch with an introduction from our experienced team or hire a skipper to take you on your charter. We focus on helping you chart your own course, rather than restricting your freedom on the launch.

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Explore Auckland's beautiful Hauraki Gulf.  Visit Waiheke or Kawau Islands, the Coromandel Peninsula or Great Barrier Island or the Bay of Island, the Cavalli Islands or up to Whangaroa harbour.

Sian is an 11.6 metre Pelin Challenger. She is a planning charter launch powered by a 350hp Caterpillar diesel. She has a comfortable cruise speed of 13 kns and maximum speed of approx 16kns.



December 1st to March 31st.
$890.00 per 24 hour day.
Minimum 2 day hire.



April 1st to May 31st.
or October 1st to November 30th.
$760.00 per 24 hour day.
Minimum 2 day hire.



June 1st to September 30th.
$615.00 per 24 hour day.
Minimum 2 day hire.


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Constantly upgraded bareboat launch, a comfortable cabin & industry leading safety equipment

Our launch Sian is maintained by a team with over 40 years of boatbuilding experience. She is constantly being refitted, reupholstered and improved. Maintenance and safety are our focus, leading to a spotless safety record and smooth voyages for all of our bareboat customers.

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The freedom to experience the best of New Zealand boating

Our bareboat charter launch can reach all of Auckland's most beautiful maritime locations. Bareboat to the East side of the North Island as far as Whangaroa Harbour as far as South as Whitianga and out to Great barrier and the 12 Mile Zone. 

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Gulf Harbour Charters Were Great To Deal With, I Would Recommend Them To Any Kiwi Boating Lovers

​Sam Page

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Some Important Things To Know About Chartering Our Boat

bullet2 Do I need any qualifications to skipper the boat myself?
​No. No formal qualifications are required but we need to know you have a reasonable amount of boating experience and will be safe on the water.
bullet2 What happens if the weather is rough during my booked period?​ You can book another time, no worries at no extra expense, any time over the next 12 months.
bullet2 Can I Inspect Or See The Boat First?
Of course, you can arrange a time with us to inspect the boat. Almost everyone who inspects our boat chooses us over the competition.
bullet2 Is The Boat Licensed & Certified?
​Our launch is licensed under maritime NZ, we have modern industry standard safety equipment and are always available for questions, a manual is on the boat for minor questions and all sizes of life jacket are supplied.

What Is Bareboating?

Bareboating is a Kiwi tradition, a way of saving money on charter launches.
It's a perfect way of freely navigating around Auckland's harbours and beyond.

Bareboating involves chartering your own boat and providing all the crew and provisions.
We supply the boat and you supply the skipper & crew.
Some basic training is required, as is a basic grounding in seamanship.

If you want to experience the freedom, excitement and relaxation of your own bareboat launch
to charter around Auckland, you can book with us above or read more about our Bareboat launch

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Contact Us

Mobile: 021 942 221
Email: gulfharbourcharters@gmail.com