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Your charter options on Arcturus

When you step on board Arcturus as our guest our primary concern is to make sure that all your needs are met.

Whether it is a Harbour Cruise, a longer overnight trip to the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, an extended eco-cruise to the Coromandel Peninsula or Bay of Islands, we can cater for your every requirement. Beautiful scenery, exciting sailing, snorkelling and diving, or exploring New Zealand's distinctive flora and fauna are all within easy reach on Arcturus.

Full Day, Half Day, Afternoon Cruising on Arcturus
Conveniently located in the heart of Auckland, at the Viaduct Basin, we are also available for short charters which allow you to enjoy the splendour of the Waitemata Harbour. Come and see us in the Inner Basin.

Perfect for a corporate function - a great way to reward your staff or clients. Ideal for SMEs as we can take 15 guests (discounts may apply for groups of over 10 people).

Join in and help to sail this beautiful boat, or just sit back, relax and watch the city slowly pass by.

For more details send an email
or call: 0211 445 923

We can provide catering if required, a cash bar is provided, or byo (corkage fee will apply).

But this isn't your average 'booze' cruise. We encourage you to enjoy the exhilarating sailing on Arcturus and that will give you a natural 'high' before you step off the boat into the 'heart of Auckland' the Viaduct Harbour bars and restaurants.

Extended Cruises and Eco-Cruises
We welcome the opportunity to share with you our favorite locations: Great Barrier Island, the Coromandel Peninsula or the Bay of Islands. These are all well within reach on an extended cruise.

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We will gladly customize a cruise of any length for your party, just call or email us for a quote.

Functions, Meetings and General Entertainment on Arcturus
You may want to entertain your clients in a more unique and elegant setting. This is a great way to network in a more relaxed atmosphere.

The sea has a profound impact on many people and provides a cleaner and quieter environment in which to think and communicate. We all need a break from the stress of city life. We will work with you to provide the perfect ambience.

Arcturus also makes the perfect backdrop for unforgettable wedding photographs.

Team Building with Arcturus
The spacious cockpit and decks on board Arcturus provides a comfortable yet informal meeting place for any corporate function.

This is a great venue to enhance your working relationships and work together in ways you might not have envisioned before. Team building is a great way to boost confidence. Or use this program as a perk to thank your team for a job well done. A great way to boost morale and increase productivity.

Seamanship and Sail Training on Arcturus
Arcturus is the ideal vessel to experience and learn the art of seamanship.

We offer a program in which the participants act as crew under the direction of professional sailors. We will discuss the procedures of preparing and running a vessel at sea, from planning a voyage and navigation to planning routes and plotting positions. You will stand watches and log entries into the logbook.

You will discover what makes a good anchorage and how to set the anchor. Learn about hoisting, trimming, reefing and dousing sails.

A sail-training program is an adventure in learning; all hands become fully involved in sailing the vessel. All you need is an adventurous spirit and a duffle bag with some warm, comfortable clothing!

To arrange your trip of a lifetime on Arcturus, a classic Alden schooner based in the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand,  call John: +64 211 445 923 or email: mackem@ihug.co.nz

To arrange your trip of a lifetime on Arcturus, a classic Alden schooner based in the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand,  call John: +64 211 445 923 or email: mackem@ihug.co.nz

To arrange your trip of a lifetime on Arcturus, a classic Alden schooner based in the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand,  call John: +64 211 445 923 or email: mackem@ihug.co.nz

To arrange your trip of a lifetime on Arcturus, a classic Alden schooner based in the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand,  call John: +64 211 445 923 or email: mackem@ihug.co.nz

To arrange your trip of a lifetime on Arcturus, a classic Alden schooner based in the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand,  call John: +64 211 445 923 or email: mackem@ihug.co.nz

To arrange your trip of a lifetime on Arcturus, a classic Alden schooner based in the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand,  call John: +64 211 445 923 or email: mackem@ihug.co.nz