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Hire a runabout and have the freedom and flexibility to explore the Marlborough Sounds at your own pace and to your own schedule. Stay at a BACH and enjoy the tranquility that comes from staying away from it all. During the days head out fishing, diving, walking and exploring. Possibly out for coffee or lunch at one of the resorts ......... the options are endless.

We have 6 runabouts to choose from to suit all needs, if you need help deciding which boat would be the best for you just give us a call or email. We're here to help.

Some of our runabouts are available to tow away to the Nelson lakes or locally so please enquire about this. Otherwise all our boats are launched for you from Waikawa Marina, Picton.

 "Slingshot II"

Fi-Glass Cavalier 115, 5.4m


Marlborough Rapier, 5.5m

Frewza F18, 5.8m Hardtop


Huntsman 6000, 6m


McLay 650 HT, 6.5m


Rayglass Legend 2150, 6.65m


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


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State Highway 1 north and south of Kaikoura to REOPEN for night time travel from Monday, 30 April

Until then the below diagram is still valid...

WARNING: Google Maps sometimes displays State Highway 1 status incorrectly. Do not always rely on your GPS for accurate journey information. 

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Special Offers

The longer you charter the more you save! Our MULTI DAY CHARTER DISCOUNT has proved very popular so we are continuing to offer them for the 2018/19 season.

Get your crew organised and book 6 months or more in advance and get an additional 5% off your daily rate with our EARLY BOOKERS DISCOUNT.

To view the latest Compass Charters Special Offers click here.

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