Terms & Conditions


Full payment required before departure, including BYO fee.

If skipper cancels trip due to bad weather, full refund or postponement offered less administration fee of $50.

If client cancels, no refund given if slot cannot be filled.

Sensible shoes required. Non-slip, non-marking, soft-sole shoes. No high heels or biker boots with buckles or similar sharp, pointy bits that might scratch the boat.

Non-marking clothes required, so no coming straight from a paintball session.

No crepe paper, marker pens etc.

Intoxication NOT permitted and will result in early end to trip with no refund. No bottles of straight spirits.

Stag parties require a bond of $500 paid on arrival in cash. Bond returned at trip’s end if no damage.

Smoking tolerated. Rear of boat only; any burns to vessel will incur $100 fee.




Q: Is 20 the maximum number of guests we can have on board?

A: Yes, that is our survey limit and also the number catered for with safety gear, including lifejackets.

Q: Can we land on any of the islands?

A: You can land on Mākaro/Ward Island but need to swim, kayak or paddle-board ashore. Matiu/Somes Island is a nature reserve and landings are permitted only at the main wharf on the north-east point of the Island.

Q: Can we use the dinghy?

A: The dinghy is set up as a rescue lifeboat and cannot be used for recreation.

Q: Can I buy a gift voucher?

A: Yes you can. We can arrange a gift voucher for any value. Call today to find out more.