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Boat Hire in the Bay of Islands

Why hang out with the crowds? Hire a boat from Great Escape and see the Bay of Islands your way, for as little as $80 per person per day.

Whether you’re looking for yacht charter or power boat hire, you’ll find a boat to suit your needs here. Our varied fleet of 16 sail and power boats is available for bareboat charter or skippered charter throughout the Bay of Islands.

With a well maintained boat and our friendly, personal service, we guarantee you a boating holiday to remember.


Yacht charter Bay of Islands

Sail the beautiful and sheltered Bay of Islands in one of our charter yachts from 20 to 31 foot.


Power boat hire Bay of Islands

Take the family fishing, diving or exploring in a safe, stable and economical Mac 420 power boat.

Let us help you find the perfect charter boat

Choose from our varied fleet of charter yachts and power boats. Click the links or images below for more information and boat hire prices.

New to boating?

If you’re new to sailing, or you need to brush up on your sailing skills, why not join a learn to sail course? Our 5-day learn to sail course includes 2 days instruction and 3 days bareboat yacht hire. Or ask us about our power boat courses and learn to drive a power boat in the Bay of Islands.

Need a skipper?

If you’re unsure about whether you have the skills for bareboat charter, why not ask us about a skippered charter? We can provide you with a skilled and experienced skipper to help you enjoy your boating holiday in the Bay of Islands.

About our charter boats

All our charter boats are all New Zealand MSA certified and surveyed annually. Our charter boats were all designed by respected New Zealand yacht designers, and were chosen for their safety, performance and comfort. At Great Escape we personally own all the boats that we charter.


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