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Skippered Charters
Half or Full Day

Laze on deck beneath the sails, lulled by lapping water on the hull, or help trim the sails in a fresh breeze.   Our experienced skipper will do all the work while you relax and enjoy the picture postcard scenery, or take the helm and learn the ropes.  The boat is kid friendly, with kid sized life-jackets, toilet on board, and of course, safety is #1. It’s a great way to spend the day with the family. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Contact us to arrange a picnic basket.

Ruby Island & Beyond

Ruby Island & Beyond is a great way to explore our stunning lake and mountain scenery under sail power. It is the best option if you have limited time and want to get out on the water. It’s short, (2.+ hrs) affordable and we’re flexible with time and even where we go. Dont' forget your togs, or camera, bring a picnic and enjoy an experience of a lifetime. 


Picture yourself watching the sunset from the deck, while dinner cooks in the galley. You've just been for a walk on your own private beach after a dip in the crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka. Come sail away with us on New Zealand' most spectacular lake, and let the boat rock you to sleep. Our comfortable self-contained Yacht is the perfect way to experience an unforgettable get-away.

Bareboat Charters


Half Day

Set sail on The Astrolabe for your half-day bareboat charter on one of NZ's most beautiful lakes. It's the ideal way to explore the lake for a morning or afternoon under sail with you at the helm.
Available to experienced qualified sailors.

Full Day

An all-day bareboat charter allows ample time to explore the farther reaches of Lake Wanaka! Idylic Mou Waho or Stevensons Islands, Glendu Bay with specatular views of Mt. Aspiring. We'll set you up for a great day of sailing, with a run-down of the yacht operations and area.

Available to experienced qualified sailors.


An overnight bareboat charter is the ideal way to explore secluded moorings in a sheltered bays with private beaches. Watch the sunset over the mountains on the comfortable self-contained Astrolabe.  A permanent mooring is available in Glendu Bay! If the fish are biting, you might even catch dinner.

Available to experienced qualified sailors.

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Special Charters


Intro to Sailing

Ever wanted to learn how to sail? Now's your chance! If you want to learn from the start or want to brush up on your sailing skills. Our Noelex 25 is the perfect sized comfortable yacht for learning the basics of wind direction and sail trim and even reefing the sail or anchoring.  We'll  tailor our teaching  to  your learning  style. Skipper Randall is an experienced sailing instructor and would love to help you learn heaps in a beautiful environment.


Sail off into the sunset after your wedding  as your guests wave from the shore. It's a classy way to transition from your ceremony.  Or better yet, have the ceremony on-board our sailing yacht. We'll be dressed for the occasion and we can even drape the yacht with bunting! Complementary wine and nibbles of course are part of the service. We'd love to be a part of your special day! Contact us to help arrange your wedding plans on Lake Wanaka under sail

Corporate Fun-Days

Sailing on our 7.7m yacht is perfect for bringing your team together for a memorable and productive day out on the water. Sign up on Astrolabe for a custom-built program of experiential team-building, focusing on community-building, leadership, good communication and planning, all through sailing skills and navigation. Expect challenges, growth and a deeper sense of healthy community with your group.

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