Cruise Options

Perfect for cruising Auckland Harbour, the Hauraki Gulf, Mercury Islands or the Bay of Islands, the luxurious ‘Escape’ is the ideal vessel for you to enjoy all that our unique coastal environment has to offer.  More details and pictures are on our Facebook page.

Auckland Harbour Cruises

Relax aboard your very own private luxury charter vessel “Escape” for a memorable few hours cruising the Auckland Harbour, or perhaps take an extended charter to one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf.

Anchor in a quiet bay and enjoy a range of fun activities on offer. Try your luck at fishing, enjoy snorkelling in the clean waters or kayak to a beautiful sandy beach where you can walk, play a game of cricket, volleyball or petanque followed by a refreshing swim. The choice is yours.  After a fun-filled few hours, enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch or dinner on board the vessel accompanied by fine New Zealand wine and beverages. What a way to spend a magical day … [more]

Corporate Cruises

The 55ft luxury catamaran ‘MV Escape” is brilliant to host business meetings on board while cruising the harbour or anchored up in a secluded bay.   

Stable, spacious and comfortable, private meetings, corporate and incentive hosting’s, product launches and team building exercises can be held on board. A fabulous way to wow perspective clients, discuss important projects or build relationships within your team.  When the business is done, why not enjoy a sumptuous meal accompanied by fine New Zealand Beverages. It’s amazing what can be achieved in a relaxed environment … [more]

Special Occasion

Celebrate a special Birthday, Anniversary or a unique Wedding with friends and family cruising the sheltered waters of the Waitemata Harbour or anchored in a quiet bay.

Let us arrange a cruise that you and your guests will never forget. During your cruise you may like to enjoy a range of water and land based activities which can be followed by a sumptuous meal accompanied by fine New Zealand wines and beverages. Then relax on the aft-deck and as you watch the sun set, listen to music, or perhaps dance the night away.

Pure luxury on the water, a unique and special way to celebrate your wedding, enjoy a milestone birthday or anniversary…[more]

Private Waiheke Island Transfers

Planning lunch at one of the many wonderful vineyard restaurants on Waiheke Island?

Let Escape take you and your lunch companions from downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island and back.  After a fine lunch, a leisurely cruise back to Auckland is perfect for digestion and relaxation.

We can also arrange land transport for you to and from any restaurant or vineyard.

Private Fishing Charters

Wanting something more exclusive and comfortable than the average fishing charter?

We can arrange a fishing guide to accompany your fishing charter and help you chase snapper and kahawai in our usual cruising waters.  Escape’s wide stern platform is a great place for up to 4 people to fish at once.  Bring your own tackle or use ours.

Contact us and let’s talk about what you’d like to do.


  • “We want to thank you and your crew for giving us a day that will live in our hearts forever. The crew cared for us and our party to the highest expectations. 

    All of our guests were so happy because of the outstanding service and the beautiful vessel, it just made our day so complete.”

    M. and D. Foot

  • “We want to thank you and your crew for what was an unforgettable experience aboard Escape on the night of my 60th birthday.  The crew were outstanding, and made all our party feel welcome and special from the minute we stepped on board. My wife set up this wonderful surprise for me and I did guess that a boat was involved, but I had no idea that it would be such a luxurious and beautifully crafted and equipped motor yacht.  All our family very much enjoyed the experience, – including some non-boating out of town family and right down to the grandchildren. A great family experience. Thank you.”

    G. Appleton

  • “I would like to thank the team at Cruise NZ for the wonderful afternoon they put on for our staff end of year xmas party.  From the minute we arrived until the minute we left we were very well hosted and entertained, from water sports to great food & beverage.  This is the second function we’ve had on Escape and it will be hard to top! What a great way to celebrate the past year !”

    Euan - CEO Guardian Group

  • “I had a wonderful time on board Escape and would like to say a big thank you for arranging this and in particular for the selection of the crew. Each crew member complimented each other and they worked as a great team.  They are all so enthusiastic wanting to make it all just right for their guests.

    Escape is absolutely stunning, very comfortable and fitted out extremely well with everything one needed on board, this combined with the crew, what else could one ask for? A big thank you from us all. We all appreciated all everyone did for us.”

    Beverley Cohen. Wentworth Travel Pty Ltd - Australia

  • “I have been chartering boats for client and staff events for many years and can honestly say that I can’t recall better service.  A superb evening and a truly superb vessel. The attitude of both the skipper and staff was excellent. The waiting staff were professional yet friendly, very considerate, and incredibly attentive making sure that drinks were topped up or replaced without guests needing to search out the bar. Please pass on my thanks to the skipper and staff.”

    D Holloway