Sailing Trips

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Casual Sail

We leave from Wellington’s Queens Wharf (outside Dockside/Shed 5 restaurants) in good weather from spring until the beginning of winter, normally 11am and 2pm. Please email or text or phone 027 538 9472 to inquire and book. The skipper will answer between 9am and 6pm. These trips are 70 minutes long and are $50 for an adult. Minimum numbers apply but sometimes it’s just such a nice day that we sail anyway.


Private Charter

Great for a wide range of events, including corporate, stag or hen parties; romantic escapes; or wedding transfer to Dockside/Shed 5 or Foxglove. Learn to handle a big boat prior to an overseas bareboat charter. We take a maximum of 20 passengers, with the vessel providing enough space to shelter everyone should conditions change. We allow BYO food or can supply at extra cost. We are fully licensed and allow BYO drinks only on two-hour or longer trips, with a $5 a head corkage fee. For three-hour trips and longer we include use of two kayaks and three stand-up paddleboards. Rates for the 2019/20 season are $475 per hour. Options include 1½-hour trips.

  • 1 hour – $475 (no BYO drinks)

  • 1½ hours – $715 (no BYO drinks)

  • 2 hours – $950 + BYO at $5 a head corkage

  • 3 hours – $1425 + BYO at $5 a head corkage

  • 4 hours – $1900 + BYO at $5 a head corkage


Overnight Experience

For one couple at a time, we can do a short sail and anchor for the night in the harbour, leaving at 6.30pm and returning by 9am the next day. This costs $1,000, which includes dinner, bed and breakfast, or the off-season price is $800 (subject to conditions and availability). We can also host four to six people overnight using the three available cabins; this is $325 per person.


Floating Accommodation 

Just want a place to stay that’s a bit different but still handy to Westpac Stadium, TSB Arena and Wellington’s downtown hospitality scene? Stay on board Megisti and spend the night in the dress circle of the waterfront. Two cabins are available at $375 each, both with queen-size beds and private en suites, plus free coffee and tea-making. Subject to availability and conditions.


On-call short-notice sailing trips

Tim can call you at short notice when the weather is good. So send an email or txt Tim if you would like to be part of a casual sailing trip, and you'll be added to our list of people to call.



Catering is extra. We can arrange this from a simple sausage sizzle ($10 a head) to a full meal with three meats, four salads, new potatoes, fresh bread (from $35 per head) and BYO drinks (corkage applies). Minimum two-hour hire; minimum numbers may apply; and we need notice to hire a chef. Get in touch and we can quote a price.