Charter Rates And Catering

We’ll tailor make a cruise on Wasting Light to suit your occasion. From a three hour leisurely cruise within the inner Auckland harbour or an extended cruise exploring the incredible bird sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi Island, or cruise on up to Kawau Island’s beautiful Mansion House, whatever the charter, the choice is yours... we suggest... you decide ...

Cruise Rates (NZD)
Up to 3 Hours $2,980.00  
Per Hour thereafter $890.00  
Day Rate 8 hours $6,700.00  
Overnight Rate $8,900.00  
Alongside Dock rate per hour $685.00 (Minimum 3 hours)
Stand Off (Waiting) rate per hour $615.00 (Minimum 1 hour)
Relocation Fee per hour $680.00  
Waiheke Landing Fee $60.00 (Approximately)
Jet Ski hire per hour $120.00  
Pole Ski hire per hour 95.00  

Fuel Surcharge: We cruise at a leisurely 8kn to 10kn, but If the destination is your focus, Wasting Light has a long range continuous cruise speed of 26kn (50kph), getting you to that special destination in quick time - more time for that swim, perhaps a water ski or explore the bay. An additional fuel surcharge of $26.00 per nautical mile covered, will be incurred while cruising between 14 and 26 knots.

Wasting Light is a fully licensed vessel supplying beer, wine, fruit juices and beverages of your choosing, charged on consumption.


All prices are in New Zealand Dollars and exclude GST of 15%

Fuel surcharge (for high speed cruising only) based on market price.

Overnight cruises include complimentary use of our Jet Ski.

Rates include crew and fuel, based on a leisurely 9 knot cruise speed.

A 10% surcharge may apply for special events.

Our chef can customise a menu for any occasion. Please contact us and we will send you some sample menu’s.

Alcoholic Beverages: Wasting Light is a fully licensed vessel with Premium Beers and Wines available along with Juices and Soft Drinks.

Pricing available on request.

Due to seasonal or catering demand, some items may not always be available.

Prices and items are subject to change without notice with confirmation upon reservation