Yacht charters in New Zealand

Sailing holidays in the Bay of Islands



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Fairwind New Zealand Yacht Charters.

Main Wharf, Opua, Bay of Islands.

Tel: +64 9 4027821 Mob: +64 274 789994


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Oke Bay

Come sailing in New Zealand with Fairwind Charters and discover the Bay of Islands - New Zealand's best cruising area.


Below is a brief description of the area - for more detailed information visit our full size pages.

Cruising in the Bay of Islands


The Bay of Islands is a compact body of water. It's just seven miles from our base in Opua to the nearest island anchorage and 9 miles more to Cape Brett at the southern extremity of the Bay. In this area are four main islands and numerous smaller ones. It is the most popular holiday sailing destination in New Zealand. Safe waters and variety make the Bay of Islands a sailing destination known world wide.

Waewaetoria anchorage

Cruising the Northland coast


For those who wish to head further afield, the spectacular Whangaroa Harbour (below) is an easy days sail north of the Bay and is a ‘must’ visit. Heading South there are numerous harbours and bays scattered along the 100 miles of coast between the Bay and Auckland, "The City of Sails". Those who wish to stretch the boat’s legs can experience the 50 mile open water sail to the rugged mountains of Great Barrier Island. One way voyages between the Bay of Islands and Auckland can be arranged. Visitors from the Northern Hemisphere are often surprised at the unexploited nature of the cruising area.

Rere Bay Whangaroa Harbour

Google Map

See a customised Google map showing anchorages and information on our cruising area.