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Are you searching for boat hire in Auckland?

On this website you will find links to some of the best boat hire companies in Auckland and the surrounding areas.

You will also find special offers on boat hire, fishing charters, party boat hire and more. Just see the links to the right on each page.

Aucklands Hauraki Gulf is world famous for its fishing, sheltered waters, stunning islands and secluded beaches. Hiring a boat in Auckland allows you to experience some of the natural wonders Auckland and New Zealand have to offer.

There are many companies in Auckland that hire boats and you have options starting from short four hour hires to a full week or more. You will also have the option to have a hire boat launched for you and in the water ready to go on your arrival, or you can pickup a boat on a trailer, hook it up to your vehicle and drive to a boat ramp of your choosing.

Boat hire Auckland contractBoat Hire requirements

When hiring a boat in Auckland many companies will require the following information:

Hire Bond: This bond can range from $200 - $1,500 and is fully refundable when the boat is returned as long as no damage has occurred to the boat and any additional equipment supplied.

Skipper License: Many boat hire companies will require at least one person to have a skippers license. This is not a legal requirement and some companies may not have this as a requirement to hire a boat. So if you or anybody travelling with you do not have a skippers license don't give up there are several companies the will hire about without one.

Photo Identification: All companies will require photo I.D. usually in the form of a drivers license or a passport.

Hire Boat Launch & Retrieval Locations

Aucklands Hauraki Gulf has dozens of amazing fishing locations, beautiful Islands and wildlife in it natural enviroment. Hiring a boat to spend a day out on the water is a fantastic way to relax and enjoy a beautiful sunny New Zealand day.

If you are launching a boat in Aucklands CBD then their are several close boat ramp options including Mission Bay and Half Moon Bay. Launching at these locations will give you easy access to Rangitoto Islands, Waiheke Island, Aucklands East coast and more.

If you want to go fishing a bit further North then a short 30 - 60 minute drive can get you to boat ramps in Takapuna and better still the stunning Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

If launching your hire boat from Whangaparaoa you have four boat ramp options:

  • Big Manly Beach: This is a stunning sandy beach on the North side of the Peninsula, it has a large boat trailer parking area, changing rooms and childrens play area. Great place to drop the girls and children if they don't want to go out on the boat. If using this location you will have to launch your boat from the sand.
  • Arkles Bay: This is a small beach on the South side of the Peninsula that has limited parking and a concrete boat ramp that makes launching a boat easy at high tide. Two hours either side of low tide your will have to launch your boat from the sand.
  • Army Bay: This boat ramp is situated near the end of the Peninsula on the North side opposite Shakespeare Regional Park. At high tide this is a great ramp to launch from, very steep and don't have to get your wheels wet. At low tide you will have to launch and retrieve from the sand.
  • Gulf Harbour: This boat has recently been upgraded and no has a break water to shelter it from the wind. Great boat ramp in any conditions and at any tide. Has a floating jetting that make loading people and gear easy. This ramp is on the South side of the Peninsula in Gulf Harbour.

Launching a boat from the Whangaparaoa Peninsula will also give you much easier access to several stunning islands and more sheltered fishing locations.

Islands such as Tiritiri Matangi, Motuora, Kawau and Saddle Island are all within 30 minute by boat.