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We’re based just north of Auckland.

With vessels based in the city and at Gulf Harbour we have access to Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand’s Snapper fishing capital, boasting 25 islands within 2hrs boat ride from Auckland City.

Charter Boat Hire

Ranked as one of NZ’s top 10 fishing charters

Skipper Solutions NZ is a charter boat company based north of Auckland, locally owned and operated.

Commercially qualified, experienced charter Captain with nearly 10yrs of chartering around Auckland, the outer Gulf and Northland. Here at Skipper Solutions, we have a selection of boats for charter to cover all your needs, whether it be corporate entertaining, team building, harbour cruises or fishing and diving. Our chartered boats depart from Auckland’s Viaduct as well as Gulf Harbour, however we can pick up from other areas.

Charter boat hire is based on a half day rate (4hrs) or a full day rate (8hrs). Take a look at our available boats for pricing. Skipper Solutions can also organise special packages to accomodate extended trips, overnight, weekends or even longer. All the necessities for boat trips can be provided, from rods/reels and bait to catering. Get in touch with the skipper for a quote.

Our charter trips are tailor made to suit your budget and boat hire needs.


cool running fishing charters

Having a license for 36 pax, for the inner islands, and 15 pax for those exotic destinations further a field, COOL RUNNINGS is a popular choice for that special occasion, weather it be a birthday party, wedding, stag or hen party, corporate function, or dinner cruise.( Has on board BBQ and sound system)

FISHING EXCURSIONS for up to 15 pax, (rod hire available and bait can be supplied)

SLEEPS 8 plus crew for those overnight get ways featuring two cabins each with 1 double and 2 single beds.

BAREBOAT CHARTERS available for experienced boaties for a min of 3 days

COOL RUNNINGS is a 40ft catermeran,offering comfortable cruising in most weather conditions. With panoramic views from the all weather, fully enclosed flying bridge, to the comforts of the leather and teak saloon, she makes the perfect choice for your on water adventures. COOL RUNNINGS is available for either skippered or bare boat charters.

COOL RUNNINGS is a 12 meter powercat, with cruising speed of up to 14 knots in most weather conditions. She offers all on board facilities including:

  • Fully equipped galley
  • Hot and cold running water
  • 2 showers
  • 2 fridges and lg freezer
  • 3 burner BBQ
  • Large fish bin
  • Live bait tanks
  • Sound system/TV/DVD
  • Flush toilet
  • 12 and 240 volt power supply

Based at Z pier Westhaven, but can pick up from any destination by arrangement.
In survey from Nth Cape to East Cape.