Bareboat Charter

bareboat charter

One of the Noelex 30s heading down Veronica Channel

Select your boat from our fleet of well-maintained Kiwi designed and built yachts.

Affordable charter yachts from 20′ to 31′, suitable for two to six people and if you have a bigger group take a couple of boats for even more fun.

We operate all year round.  Check dates and availability at any time Click for quick enquiry form


Great Escape fleet

We have a fleet of eleven yachts and two powerboats.  Our boats are all fully compliant with Maritime New Zealand regulations and have all the safety equipment and cruising gear you’ll need.  We invest heavily in maintenance so you can enjoy safe hassle-free sailing, all you need to bring are your provisions and personal gear.

“We took a Noelex 30 out for four days with our two sons, 15 & 12 years old, and it was just awesome. Nicely kitted out yacht that was easy to manage and good to sail. There’s nothing nicer than waking up in a beautiful bay after a night on the water, and the friendly and helpful owners of Great Escape made everything ‘easy as’ – we’ll be back!”  TripAdvisor Reviewed by Faaaarrrrrkkk, 23 May 2019

Click on each type of yacht for more details.

Complete the no-obligation Request a Charter form  to check yacht availability and costs.

Bay of Islands

Raven 31 Kokako enjoying the beautiful sailing conditions in the Bay of Islands

Great Escape yachts are perfect for exploring the compact, sheltered cruising in the Bay of Islands.  The yachts are easy to manage short-handed and fun to sail.  The lifting keels on some of the boats allow you to sneak into private bays and take the best spot right off the beach!

Discover the reason our Bay of Islands is a world-renown cruising ground.


Select your yacht:

Raven 31

Raven 31

The Raven 31 is a lovely example of an NZ designed coastal cruising yacht. Big volume interior because of the wide beam.

Noelex 30

Noelex 30

Designed by Bruce Farr the Noelex 30 it is a cruising performance yacht, fun to sail and with the self-tacking headsail easy to sail shorthanded. With the hydraulic lifting keel you can get closer to the beaches and explore areas others can’t reach.

Noelex 25

Noelex 25

The Noelex 25 is simple and responsive to sail. Elegant, well-equipped and very spacious, comfortable for two to four sailors. With a large cockpit, self-tacking jib and sensible sail wardrobe it is easily handled by two people but with enough accommodation for the family. It is a very popular cruising yacht and the lifting keel makes it ideal for the numerous shallow bays and inlets in the Bay of Islands.

Davidson 20

The Davidson 20 is a big volume small boat. It’s great for learning and for those cruising on a budget. Good sitting headroom with fixed table and galley, making a very usable space below. Ideal for four people for day sails. Recommended for two people for longer stays.