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Boat and Bach


The idea of the Boat and Bach has been so popular in recent years. The Boat and Bach option allows the freedom of a Sounds Bach holiday with the fun and adventure of a runabout for all your days activities – fishing, diving, biscuiting, water skiing etc.

The Boat

You control your transport to and from the Bach without needing to coordinate with a water-taxi timetable further offsetting the cost as well.

IMPORTANT: All runabouts must be secured to a registered mooring overnight, not anchored or tied to a jetty. The runabouts may not be beached at any time. Please let us know in advance if you are planning on towing the boat (a suitable vehicle for the length of the boat is required).

See Runabouts fleet page for full list. Any boat (not only runabouts) can be moored at a Bach so long as there is a suitable mooring for it. See Rates page for pricing.

The Bach

We have worked for many years with Kathie at Kulak Rent a House. She coordinates the bookings for over 80 Sounds Baches and will tailor the Bach to fit your groups individual requirements and can ensure you have a suitable approved mooring with the Bach.

Contact Kathie direct (see below) regarding the Bach booking and be sure to tell her you want to charter a boat off us and how long the boat is. 

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NB: If you are organising your Bach rental privately, it is essential to get confirmation of a currently serviced and registered mooring suitable for the length of the vessel for insurance purposes. Confirmation of this needs to be sent to us.

If you have any questions regarding Boat and Bach options please contact us.

Waikawa Marina * PO Box 334 * Picton * 
Toll Free 0800 1013320800 101332 FREE * Ph +64 (0)3 5738332+64 (0)3 5738332 * Fax +64 (0)3 5738587 * Mob 027 4340247027 4340247


Click below to see all our Boat Rates, Additional Services info and Rates, Season dates and Discount structure. As well as additional info about Bonds, Onboard accommodation etc. If you need a quote, further help or information please contact us.


Quick Quote

Simply give us a few details about your proposed charter and we will send you an obligation free quote back for consideration. It's QUICK and EASY,  just click below to take the first step towards your floating holiday.


Compass Fleet

Compass Charters' diverse fleet consists of fully equipped and well-maintained yachts, launches and runabouts. If you need help choosing which vessel to charter, just contact our crew and we will be happy to help you. 


Compass Fleet



Here's what our clients have been saying about us.

"Thanks to you and the Compass Charter team for the great day we had in the amazing beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Would love to come back within 12 months although not sure if I will be able to manage that. For sure I will connect again when ever I will be in New Zealand." - Chartered Orion

"Thank you very much, we really enjoyed our trip and are telling our friends and family that Compass Charters are a good company to deal with and offer great holiday opportunities." - Chartered Okoromai

Contact us now - spaces are filling up fast for the 2019/20 season!

Special Offers

The longer you charter the more you save! Our MULTIDAY DISCOUNT has proved very popular so we are continuing the offer for the 2019/20 season.

Now is a great time to get your crew organised, book 6 months or more in advance and get an additional 5% off your daily rate with our "EARLY BOOKERS" discount - make the most of this offer before the opportunity passes.

To view our latest Special Offers click here.

"Multiday" AND "Early bookers" discounts can be used together during eligible periods.


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