Phantom Yacht Charters, Bay of Islands

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Phantom Yacht Charters

Sail away with us – small groups, beautiful anchorages, full service charters.

Day sailing in the Bay of Islands has never been better than on Phantom Yacht Charters. We’ve been sailing charter boats for over thirty years now, and we have a true passion for sharing our unique slice of the New Zealand coastline. We’ll take you to the best beaches in the Bay of Islands – not the biggest, or the most talked about, but the quiet, remote places that will truly take your breath away. Allow us to take you on a sailing trip you’ll never forget: sheltered anchorages in one of the hundreds of beautiful bays, private white-sand coves with crystal clear water for swimming and snorkelling and fascinating historical walks.

A Day in the Bay of Islands

Enjoy sailing to an island stopover

Sailing charter schedule

Phantom Charters leaves at 10am from the port of Russell, arriving back at 3.30pm in the afternoon after sailing the Bay of Islands. We are also happy to offer exclusive, tailor-made charters to suit your needs. During your trip with us, we will take you to a personal favourite location, featuring island stopovers and snorkelling opportunities. We will stop in a sheltered cove for lunch, giving ample time for a lazy, enjoyable meal before travelling on. Sail with a small group – maximum 10 guests – for a more personal experience.

We operate from mid October through to the end of April each year.

Catering on board

We cater for any tastes and most dietary requirements, with both vegetarian and gluten-free options available on request. You will enjoy New Zealand cheeses and seasonal fruits, home-made bread, chutneys and sweets while on board with us, and you are more than welcome to bring your own beer or wine if you fancy! Our lunches have become the stuff of legends around here: and there’s nothing like a day on the briny blue to whet your appetite.

Swim, snorkel, explore and discover

Picture yourself sailing to islands in unspoiled beautiful surroundings, turquoise water lapping at your feet, arriving at golden sands untainted by footprints… This is the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Phantom Charters are your small group tour operators, providing a comfortable and personal sailing experience to many of the Bay of Islands’ ‘secret spots’. Take advantage of your day with us to explore this coastline from a completely new perspective: whether you have a destination in mind, or whether you’d like us to guide you – the choice is yours, the pleasure is ours.

Our Vessel

One of the reasons we’ve become so well known for our sailing charters in Northland, is the quality of our yacht. Phantom is an ex-racing vessel, which has been used as a liveaboard boat for many years now. She is both comfortable and high-performing, guaranteeing an exciting (and very safe!) day in the bay. Phantom was built by C&C Yachts in 1972, she was our live-aboard home for 18 years. Experience the beauty, pedigree and safety of this heavy displacement performance yacht.

Phantom Yacht Charters, Bay of Islands Enquiry Form


1 The Strand, Russell Wharf, Northland, Russell 0272

Phone: +64 274 869 407

Freephone: Within NZ: 0800 224 421


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