Private Skippered Charters

Freedom to set your own pace



South Island's first and only Charter Lake Sailing Experience

The only overnight Lake Wanaka Boating Experience

Consistent 5-Star Reviews

Welcome Aboard

Latest News: We're running charters. This is a great time of  year to  get out and enjoy the calm and quiet waters during our winter, when marine weather is very predictable.  We've been doing some great overnight trips on sunny days, staying on board, anchored just offshore in our heated yacht, staying in remote harbours and beaches. Or just do an afternoon sail in Roy's Bay .

We're offering  an automatic 15% off the listed prices.
(Note: We will be away for the 1st half of winter school holidays, back  on the 14th of June)

The boat will be out of the water for a bit of winter maintenance,

so please enquire before booking.)

Enjoy an unforgettable, private & personalised sailing experience 

One-of-a-kind sailing adventures, with a focus on freedom and flexibility

We offer a wide variety of skippered and Bareboat private charters.  Are you looking for an overnight charter, or just an afternoon? Would you like Skipper Randall Richards to do all the work, or are you qualified to take our yacht out yourself? Whatever your preferences, wherever you’d like to go, we’re ready to make your sailing Wanaka adventure one you’ll remember for years to come.

Private Charters




Private charters offer the best in convenience and flexibility. Sail from island to island,  set your own pace and sail wherever the winds and weather permit.

With decades of sailing, skippering and teaching under his belt, Skipper Randall Richards knows Lake Wanaka. Not one for tourist traps and run-of-the-mill tours, he’s thrilled to show adventurers of all kinds the true beauty of Lake Wanaka. 


For experienced, qualified sailors, grab your family and friends and take the Astrolabe wherever the winds lead you! Our bareboat charters can be booked for the afternoon, a full day, or even overnight, giving you unfettered freedom for the ultimate sailing Wanaka experience.


Learn to Sail, allowing you to learn the basics in just a few hours with the possibility of going on with more detailed small keel-boat training.

Educational Adventures

  • Team-building for Businesses, NZ and abroad

  • Yin Yoga and Sailing

  • The Zen of Sailing


This sailing trip was a unique way to explore Lake Wanaka, to feel truly connected to the water and the beautiful mountains surrounding you. I highly recommend it!

Cristina & Remo



Wanaka Marina

100 LakesideRoad

Lake Wanaka, NZ

M: 0204 111 2668

T: 03 443-5669

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