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Spring Specials 2010 


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Specials 2010/2011 season
 - book (deposit paid) during winter (Economy Season) and receive these great specials for our next Spring/Summer/Autumn season!  


"Long Charter Discounts" - This graduated discount is designed to reward the longer charters with a massive 25% off for charters of 7 days or more. The longer you book for the more you save!  





"Yacht of the Month - "Metaxa"

We are promoting one boat per month this season and

"Metaxa" is our September/October vessel. Book a charter on


 for September of 3 days or more and you will receive an additional 5% discount on top of the 'long charter" specials. "Metaxa" is a proven charter vessel in the charter industry.  Groups of up to 8 have been enjoying fantastic boating holidays aboard she has 3 double cabin with the saloon able to sleep 2. A great cockpit with all line run back make it very easy to sail. Metaxa has full head height through the main saloon, a large galley, a huge aft cabins and forepeak and an enormous cockpit. Book her for September/October and receive a further 5 % discount on top of our Spring specials (see above).

Click here to make an enquiry.

Launch of the Month - "Jumelle" 
We are promoting one boat per month this season and "Jumelle" is September's vessel. Book a charter on "Jumelle" during September for and 3 day charter or more and you will receive a 10% discount. For charters booked for more than 3 days the longer charter discount applies.

"Boat and Bach" - with "Orion", "Huntsman" or "Bowrider" The ideal runabouts for a group of up to 6, "Orion" has the advantage of a cabin to allow you to get out of all weathers – whether too hot or too cold and the other tow are great designs. This September all charterers will be offered the option of the ski biscuit at no additional charge. Click here for more info or Click here to make an enquiry.

  • Hire a runabout and a Bach in the Sounds. We have a choice of over 80 Bachs with own moorings/ or jetties in the Sounds. They are the perfect spots to get away from the pace of city life. Explore the sounds during the day with your own runabout. Fish, dive, bush walks, water-skiing or just read a book, you have the best of both worlds ashore and afloat.

  • For those of you who want civilisation close at hand, we have a great house (sleeps 12) in Waikawa Bay which is 2 minutes from the boat ramp. Plenty of space and parking for you and your crew. Great for kids and family if the men want to head out on the water for some serious fishing, the ladies can relax at leisure and the kids have plenty to do in the area.


  • Prices start at $190 (depending on which runabout you choose, which batch and the season) for 24 hrs. Minimum stay at some is 48hrs (depending on time of year). Leave on a Friday afternoon and spend all day Saturday in your own paradise then head back Sunday afternoon.

  • The runabouts we use for this special are Orion (left), Huntsman  (centre left) and Arnie ( centre right)


          • We have access to over 80+ Bach's in the Sounds here so we WILL have one for you! 
          • Call our staff to enquire on availability on 0800 101 332  



           "Boat & Bach" Package.

        From only $160 per person NZ. * 

        2 nights/3 days package

        The package includes:

        • 2 nights accommodation in your own bach.
        • Fully MSA surveyed runabout with full safety equipment. See below for boat options.
        • Transfers from Picton ferry/train/airport.
        • Arrive at our base around 12 noon Friday and bring the boat back at the same time on Sunday.
        • Shorter/longer packages can be arranged.
        • Don't hesitate to contact us if you need  more information. click here

        The idea of the "boat and bach" package has been so popular that we decided to add more baches for our clients. The "Boat & 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, waterskiing etc. You control your transport to and from the bach without needing to coordinate with a water-taxi timetable further offsetting the cost as well.


        With the choice of 3 runabouts and 80 baches well positioned through-out the Sounds, we have options for everyone. All we insist is you choose a bach with a safe mooring and/or jetty. You will find all details provided about this one each bach webpage. We also have a great holiday house (sleeps 12) 2 minutes from Waikawa boat ramp for those who still require a little civilisation close at hand!

        Boat Options

        Powered by a 150Hp Yamaha, with a cruising speed of 30mph, "Huntsman" will get you safely to your bach in no time. Priced from $270.00 per day in economy season. Great for skiing or sightseeing with comfortable seats for the ladies!

        For more info on Huntsman - click here

        "Arnie" is ideal for a smaller group, surveyed for 4 passengers.  Powered by a 18HP Tohatsu. Price from $80 per day in economy season. Great to have a cheap travel option with your bach.

        For more info on Arnie - click here

        "Orion" is the best of the lot. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha with a 15HP aux. Having an enclosed Hard Top you have all round protection from any weather you encounter. very comfortable with a fantastic cockpit and all the facitlites for fishing. Priced from $350 per day in economy season.

        For more info on Orion - click here


        Bach options

        For a complete list of bach choices in the Sounds

        click here

        Here's a sample of a few..................

        High end baches

        "Lochmara Homestead" - $200 - $350/night

        "Aratawa Homestead" - $200 - $250/night

        "Te Ranui" - $350 - $400/night


        "Aratawa Heights" - $160 - $250/night

        "Blackwood Bay Bach" - $160 - $250/night

        "Gemm" - $180 - $260/night



        "Curious Cove" - $100 - $140/night

        "Norfolk House" - $120 - $160/night

        "Robbies Retreat" $90 - $160/night

         Waikawa based Option.


        Waikawa Bay, Picton 

         The convenience of a bach in town with the option to get out direct from the marina for boating everyday. A lovely modern 5 bedroom/2 bathroom house, comfortably sleeping 12. Off street parking. Within walking distance to the marina. From $350/night

        For a complete list of bach choices in the Sounds

        click here


        *Price is based on 6 people at one of our $180/night bach chartering "Huntsman" (6m runabout with 150HP Yamaha) during our "shoulder" season. Prices vary between seasons and which boat or bach you choose. Please note that your skipper need to be experienced in handling the boat of your choice.

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        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

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        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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