Luxury Boat Charter

Helena Bay owns and operates a 14.7m (48ft) luxury vessel from the property.

Ruru is perfect for couples or groups of up to twelve people who would like to explore the coastline and Bay of Islands. Ruru is fully equipped with two bathrooms including a shower. There is also an indoor dining area and a large open rear deck for maximum enjoyment and comfort. Ruru has paddle boards, kayaks and snorkelling gear on board.

Ruru is the ideal fishing vessel with outriggers, downriggers and plenty of rods and tackle. A qualified, professional and knowledgeable crew will be at your service as we head offshore.

Several options are available including full and half day charters. Any of our trips can be customised to your exact preferences to ensure everyone makes the most of their time onboard.

Helena Bay Lodge is positioned on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. The best way to see this is from the sea. A sightseeing trip along the coast with optional stops in the nearby Bay of Islands will make this a day to remember. Historic Russell and Waitangi are within easy reach of the lodge on a full day cruise. Other highlights en-route also include the famous Hole in the Rock and we are always on the look out for the many dolphins which call this area their home.

The Poor Knights Islands are another destination lying only 34km offshore from the lodge. In less than an hour you can be paddling around the untouched landscape and exploring the islands steep cliffs and many sea caves. The wildlife here is also world class with a large and varied amount of fish species.

Lunch is available on board as a takeaway picnic from the lodge. Please see separate information for the latest menus and prices.

Helena Bay Lodge reserves the right to cancel any trip before departure due to unforeseen circumstances including weather. In this instance a full refund will be provided if your trip cannot be re-scheduled during your stay.

For pricing and more information please contact us.

Boat Specifications:

Length14.7m / 48ft
Beam4.8m / 16ft
Draught1.1m / 4ft
Fuel Capacity2000L
Cruising Speed22kts
Max. Speed28kts