Island Full Day Charter

Island Day Cruise

Our day cruises depart Auckland and Cruise firstly out of the inner Waitamata Harbour to the sheltered waters of Islington bay between Motutapu and Rangitoto Islands. Once at Islington bay, we drop anchor and have either your own BBQ, or one of our fantastic Catered Meals and an optional swim off the Vessel. After lunch we then up Anchor and Cruise to one the beautiful untouched Islands of the Hauraki Gulf such as Motuihe, Rakino, Motutapu or Rangitoto Islands. Once we arrive at an Island of your choice, we then drop you ashore where you can either enjoy some games and activities on the beach, or just relax in the Sun on the beautiful untouched beaches of the Hauraki Gulf’s Treasure Islands.



Islands we stop at may be changed on the day depending on the weather. Due to length of this cruise It is a condition of travel that you must spend time ashore at the Island we stop at. We will sell you some beverages to take ashore with you for the time your on the Island however due to our license and drinking restrictions on the Islands there is no (No BYO)


10am – 4pm Full Day 6 hours


10am depart Auckland

1115 arrive Issy bay drop anchor for lunch and swim

1230 depart Issy bay for Motuihe or other Island

1.00pm arrive Motuihe and go ashore

3.00pm depart Motuihe Island for Auckland

4.00pm arrive back at Auckland



$1,450 – 10am to 4pm


We have a fully Licenced Bar on board with a range of beverages at a very reasonable price.
Note: Unfortunately We do not allow BYO Alcohol on board – however we do have a Licensed Bar with a range of stock and very reasonable Bar prices


Food & Catering:

As part of our Bar license its a requirement that we must have food on all our charters.

We offer a full catering service on board and have a range of Menus to choose from designed and prepared from our experienced in house Chief. (Must be ordered when booking) or you can BYO Food.



We also offer the option to bring your own food on most of our charters free of charge. The only condition is if you are bringing your own food, it is that it is a condition of our Bar license that you supply plenty of good substantial food for your guests. We have a BBQ and microwave on board for your use, all free of charge. Please feel free to talk to us about your food requirements. Note: When using our BYO food option you will need to bring your own plates, cutlery & Serving Utensils.
Island Day Cruise Full Day Charter. We recommend having food on the boat not the Island.

Important information you must read before going ashore on any Hauraki Gulf Island

Help look after the island:

All Hauraki Gulf Islands  are predator free, so all animals are prohibited. A pest eradication programme is on-going.

Important biosecurity information

Our vessels are licensed by the Department of Conservation and the Auckland Council to visit islands in the Hauraki Gulf. We run a biosecurity system (on all our vessels) which meets the criteria to hold a ‘Pest-Free Warrant’ for the Hauraki Gulf. No lights or fires are permitted on the Island including Smoking and Alcohol must be kept to a minimum. All rubbish must come back to the Vessel with you when leaving the Island.

What you need to do to prepare for your trip to pest-free Mouthie Island:

Please check your bags for stowaways: Mice, Rats, Argentine Ants and Rainbow Skinks to name a few.
Ensure your footwear, clothing and bags are clean and free of soil and seeds. Your lunch must be packed in a rodent-proof/ sealed container eg. hard plastic.
No open bags or boxes – everything you bring on shore must be sealed or zipped closed.

If you would like to stay on the island overnight please book here.
Any overnight gear ie. sleeping bags, need to be checked for pest stowaways.
Food must be packed into rodent-proof/ sealed containers.
If you have any doubts or questions about your packed items please ask customer services staff or the boat crew.

Visit for further information on bio-security and the Pest-free Warrant.