Ted Ashby Sunset Charter

Christmas parties, team building or client hosting - a private chartered cruise on the sparkling Waitematā Harbour is a unique and memorable experience for larger groups. Take in the city skyline with wine in hand or help the crew hoist the sails as you cruise the water at sunset. 

  • Capacity up to 40 people

  • Includes 2 x bubbles or beers per person 

  • Sailing 5pm - 6.30pm 

  • Catered canapé platters onboard 

  • Pricing from $2,760

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Nautilus High Tea

Cruise the harbour in vintage style and enjoy high tea aboard 110-year-old motor launch Nautilus. Treat yourself and your guests to cake, savouries and tea with this private heritage vessel experience. Perfect for small groups, families or couples.

  • Capacity up to six people 
  • Bookings required minimum one week in advance
  • Catered cake, treats, savouries, sandwiches and tea on board
  • Pricing from $930 for six people.
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Charter FAQs

Ted Ashby can accommodate up to 40 passengers per charter and Nautilus can accommodate eight for high tea.

Charter sailings leave from the New Zealand Maritime Museum at the corner of Quay & Hobson Streets in Auckland's CBD.

Ted Ashby sunset sailings run for 90 minutes and Nautilus High Teas run for 60 minutes.

Charter bookings must be made a minimum of two weeks prior to your preferred sailing date.

Yes. A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking. The total balance must be settled seven days prior to the event, unless other arrangements have been made between us in writing.

Notice of cancellation must be received in writing:

  • Notice given 15 days or more before event date: Full refund
  • Notice given between 7-14 days before event date: Full refund, les 5% administration fee
  • Notice given less than 7 days before event date: No refund

All sailings are subject to weather conditions and operational requirements. The museum may cancel a sailing due to poor weather and, in the event that this happens, we will offer you the opportunity to reschedule. If the rescheduled timing doesn't suit, a full refund will be issued (minus 5% administration fee plus any catering costs). 

Full sailing terms and conditions can be found here.

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