Discover Coromandel’s special treasures by sea – explore the coastline,
bays and islands
in a well-equipped vessel with an experienced skipper.
the boat - M.V. Te Wairoa
M.V. Te Wairoa (translated as the never-ending water) is a spacious and comfortable 52-ft steel launch, with ample room to sleep eight in three separate areas. The vessel has a large galley with a fridge and freezer; a bathroom with bath and shower; and 2 toilets. Te Wairoa can carry up to 16 passengers on day trips and up to 8 overnight; and is approved by Maritime New Zealand to operate between East Cape and North Cape.
We have moorings on both sides of the Coromandel Peninsula, at Kennedy Bay and Coromandel Harbour.
We are available for day trips around the Coromandel coastline and islands, leaving from either Kennedy Bay or Coromandel.
We specialise in overnight trips to Great Barrier Island, Cuvier Island, and the Mercury Islands.
We enjoy taking groups for two or three days to truly experience the magic of the area and its marine wildlife.
We can tailor trips for fishers, divers, trampers, holidaymakers, or for special events.
Please contact us to discuss your particular needs.
We also offer guided offshore kayak fishing adventures. Contact Justin Orton - ORTON EVENTS NZ for further details.
Accommodation in Kennedy Bay - Lazy Daze ~ Stunning Estuary Location
- Our basic 24-hour charter rate is NZ$1400 (inc. GST)
- Ice is provided
- For a modest additional cost we can also supply rods and bait.
- We can provide food if required, or you can self-cater.
- Tea and coffee are complimentary.
Discounts are available for longer charters.
Talk to us to work out the arrangements that would suit you best.
what you need to bring
- Tea and coffee are complimentary and the galley is well stocked with the basics.
- Sleeping bags and towels if you’re sleeping aboard - pillows are provided.
- Any extra food or refreshments you require.
We return all non-degradable items to land, so we prefer that you bring cans rather than bottles.
We use and recommend Tackle Edge NZ's products on our charters.
Available online from www.tackleedgenz.co.nz
the owners & skipper
Owned by Michael & Kate Donoghue. Mike Donoghue is a marine biologist and has worked for many years in the areas of ocean ecology and conservation. He has a special passion for whales.
Kate Donoghue is a teacher who has lived and worked in the Coromandel Community for many years.
Skipper, Peter McKenzie, holds a Launchmaster’s qualification and has been fishing these waters for 30 years. He knows all the best places to explore and where to catch fish.