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 SAILING! During these interesting times with NZ's borders shut, it's a bit quieter on on the lake, plus this is a great time of  year to  get out and enjoy the lake.  

OVERNIGHTERS: We've been doing some great overnight trips on when the winds forecasts are amenable to being farther up the lake,  anchoring at remote harbours and beaches. We also offer half-day, or even a 2.5 hr sail in Roy's Bay and beyond .

SAILING RETREAT / YOGA: During these Covid times, it's apparent that there's a need to relax, reconnect with yourself, others and our natural world. Whether you need some time out to refill your cup, do some journaling  or be taught Yin-Yoga on a remote beach, or just be in nature, we can set the stage for a fulfilling and facilitated experience, for you, your family or organisation. Get in touch about what we can offer.

SCHEDULED TOURS: This spring and summer, we'll be introducing regularly scheduled sailing times 2  times per week, where you can join others on a very affordable way to sail on Lake Wanaka.

Don't forget to enquire about our NZ'rs discount

KIDS LEARN TO SAIL / AFTER SCHOOL sailing programs. Randall is an experienced educator and is offering this program for local and holiday makers during the holidays and autumn school term. Get in touch for more info.

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 & Transformative Adventures

  • Healing Recharge, and Transform

  • Team-building for Businesses and Organisations

  • Yin Yoga and Sailing

  • The Zen of Sailing - Sailing and Meditation on the water and shores of Lake Wanaka


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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