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Besides providing the boat for your holiday, Compass Charters can also help you with other related services.

For Our Clients :

  • Moorings: are available for the charter vessels throughout the Sounds. We have a network of moorings (including moorings exclusively for Compass Charters vessels) spread through Queen Charlotte Sound. A Moorings Manual is onboard the vessel.
  • Pick up/Drop offs: Waikawa Shuttles or Picton Shuttles MUST be pre-booked and payment made to them direct on the day.
  • Onboard Accommodation: Spend the night before your charter starts onboard getting used to the boat before heading out the next morning. Complete your briefing and let it all sink in without the rush of heading straight out. See "onboard accommodation" details in our rates section and FAQ page.
  • Provisioning service: just send us your shopping list (at least 3 days prior to your arrival) and we'll arrange for everything to be onboard for your arrival. A 10% fee will apply on top of the costs of provisions (min $25 fee).
  • Online shopping deliveries: There is a $30 loading fee for any deliveries to Compass Charters organised by yourselves (online shopping etc).
  • A Professional skipper: can be provided to take you out on your chosen vessel for a familiarisation or provide you with tuition.
  • Extra Hours: Enjoy a "late checkout" by opting for an extension of your charter, for up to 4 extra hours. This is charged at an hourly rate so you can have anything from 1 to 4 extra hours. The hourly rate is calculated at the daily rate divided by 12.
  • Kids Life jackets: are available for the kids under 40kgs. Please advise us prior to your arrival the weights of your kids so that we can have the correct life jacket ready for them on arrival.
  • Safety and Systems Manual: Our comprehensive manual covers all aspects of your vessel, is onboard for your reference during your charter.


  • Bedding Hire: Hire of duvets, sheets and towels needs to be arranged beforehand. For a charter of 7 days or more bedding is free but still needs to be arranged so that we can get the correct bedding onboard. A set is a covered duvet, a sheet and towel (or 2 towels for a double set). Pillows and pillow cases are supplied as standard.
  • Fishing Rod Hire: Rods are available for hire at our base. Bait, tackle and ice are available for sale at our Base in the marina.
  • Water ski's and ski-biscuit Hire: available on request, comes with an adult ski jacket and towrope.
  • SUP Hire: Standup paddle board, we have 2 available for hire, comes with life vest and paddle.
  • Kayak Hire: Single seater 2.7m, comes with life vest and paddle. Stocks are limited so please book in advance.
  • Outboard Hire: 2 - 2.5 HP outboards are available, stocks are limited so please book in advance.
  • Waeco Portable Fridge/Freezer Hire: great for vessels with limited fridge space, longer charters or day charters on runabouts. Please book in advance.
  • Scallop Dredge Hire: UNAVAILABLE for foreseeable future due to closed season.

All these services are subject to availability. Our Crew can help you with any queries you may have. Just ask...

See our RATES page for more info and pricing.

For Boat Owners :

  • Vessel Management for your private vessel: Take the hassle out of boat ownership. We can make sure your boat is ready to go for your holiday, do any jobs and grooming, organize maintenance etc. Please enquire for more information.



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 2021/22 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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