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Classic Boat Charter

Yacht Charters & Sailing in Bay of Islands, Northland, NZ

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Charter General George Patton's 1930 Schooner in Northland, New Zealand

Centrally located in the heart of the Northland in Marsden Cove. Come and visit us!

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Classic Boat Charter

Arcturus is the 1930 historic classic Schooner that General George Patton and his wife sailed between Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States.

We offer harbour sailing cruises, weekend getaways, and extended holidays on this beautifully restored yacht. Whether you are looking for a short day or evening cruise or a sail around the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf, we can customise a package that fits your needs.

With her timeless and elegant design as well as her historical link to one of America’s greatest war heroes, this classic schooner is a first-class sailing experience in Auckland. Come aboard and see for yourself!

One of the Best Experiences in Auckland

Favorite memories

"We chose the 8-hour charter and paid extra for a catered seafood lunch, which was delicious. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, and a great crew to ensure a very relaxing day on the water. Everyone in the family agreed that this was one of our favorite memories from our first visit to Auckland. We will be back and hope to sail on Arcturus with Bruce again!"

– d_neil_smith | TripAdvisor
A great day trip to Waiheke

"It was a great day sailing to Waiheke from Auckland with Bruce and Max. A beautiful boat, amazing views and passionate crew who shared their knowledge about sailing and made it a really interesting experience. Would definitely do it again! "

– 789hannahc | TripAdvisor
Truly a ride to remember!

"If you do nothing else on the North Island of New Zealand, treat yourself to a sunset sail aboard the staysail schooner Arcturus, a fine old yacht once owned by General George Patton and lovingly restored by Captain Bruce Robertson Dunlop."

– MaineSailorDude | TripAdvisor
Perfect Sailing Day

"We spent our first day in Auckland sailing Arcturus; a perfect way to enjoy our first day in NZ. The crew, Captain Bruce and Max, was extremely competent, friendly and willing to discuss / educate our family on sailing a classic beautifully restored 1930 Alden sloop. A fun time was had by all. Bring layered clothing and waterproofs for inclement weather and enjoy what ever nature brings."

– joshua24154 | TripAdvisor