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Welcome to our trade pages. Please make sure you and your clients are aware of our charter conditions.  

Compass Charters provides boating holidays to almost everyone's requirements: Stress-relievers, Action packages, Charters to the outer limits of the Sounds, fishing or dive trips, Eco or Nature experiences & corporate entertaining. Let us know the requirements of your client and we will put something together that will be perfect for your clients. Their charter could be self-drive if they have the boating experience. Other options can be: Cruise & Learn:  The first part of the charter a skipper will take them through the necessary tuition. This can vary from an hour to a couple of days. We also provide skippered or crewed charters, provisioning and/or catering can all be arranged.
Before you can confirm your charter with your clients, you will have to check availability of the required vessel(s) on the required dates  with Compass Charters. We will also need some information of your clients. For a self-drive charter we will have to acknowledge the boating experience of your customers.  Just let us know your requirements and we will quote you your tailor-made package or we can come up with an itinery to suit.

Charter seasons: Peak:  December 20 to February 15 & Easter Holidays Shoulder: February 16 to May 1 excluding Easter holidays and October 1 to December 19. Economy: May 1 to October 1

Commission: Local operators 5%, Other agents: 10% for shorter charters and 15% for charters over 7 days. The rates listed are gross and in NZ dollars.

A basic boating holiday will include the following items. Note: The bareboat rate displayed on our general pages will not include items like pick-up fees, surcharges, Fuel, fishing tackle, linen etc. We can quote you a package charter to make it easy for your clients.
Skippered Charters package rate: Included: Hire of fully equipped vessel, LPG, skipper, tuition during charter if required, linen, fishing rods, bait and tackle, transport from Airport, ferry terminal, car rental or accommodation in the Picton / Blenheim area, use of private moorings around the Sounds. Not included: Fuel used. Provisioning, Chef or host(ess), additional travel arrangements.
Self-drive Charters: Included: Hire of fully equipped vessel, LPG, extensive briefing of vessel, cruising area and safety, use of private moorings around the Sounds.  Not included: Fuel used, Additional tuition and services, Provisioning, Chef or host(ess), skipper, additional travel arrangements.

Options available: For example

  • Provisioning: Own list plus 5 % provisioning fee or $60 per person per day and Gourmet Provisioning $85 per person per day. Alcoholic beverages are not included in provisioning but can be arranged. Provisioning can also be sorted out by sending a provisions list with the items required.
  • Resort bookings for meals or accommodation 
  • Crew: Hostess $200 per day chef $250
  • Winetour $65 per person per day (Does not include lunch at vineyard but oportunity avail.)
  • Relocation of vessel to Portage/Nelson before/after charter $300-$550 depending on vessel and destination.
  • Additional equipment hire (scuba / fishing) Arrangement of dive trips. Dive master could meet the vessel during the charter.
  • See also trip itineries & descriptions on this website

Click here to download a bookingform for your clients.


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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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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