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Port - Viaduct Harbour, Auckland & Hauraki Gulf

Arcturus is a John Alden designed schooner, built in Maine on the east coast of America. She was owned by General George S Patton, who sold her shortly before the outbreak of war. She spent her later years between Hawaii and California until she struggled in to New Zealand in 1990, sorely in need of a major refit.
Now faithfully restored to Alden's plans, this stunning schooner is available for excursions or cruises. Up to date comforts and safety equipment have been discretely added to her traditional mahogony interior but her oregon masts still carry the clouds of sail of the period.

Arcturus is available for your customised yacht charter and can accommodate up to 15 passengers on a day charter, or a maximum of 6 overnight. We have designed several packages to suit everyone's ideas of the perfect sailing experience.

Perfectly located in the heart of the Viaduct Basin, Auckland, New Zealand, you can step out of your hotel, apartment or office back into the glamour of 1930's America.

Our options include excursions (harbour cruises), full days charters, sunset cruises, romantic getaways and eco-adventure charters.

Boat Specs

Guest Day Trips: 15
Guest Overnight: 6
Length: 20.0m
Cruising Speed: 8.0kn


Skippered Liveaboard
Skippered Daytrips

New Zealand

Auckland & Hauraki Gulf, Kawau to Cape Colville - Auckland to Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
Also operating in:
Bay of Islands, Northland


Sunset Cruises
An hour and a half sunset cruise on board 5 star luxury schooner Arcturus.
Join in and help to sail this beautiful boat or just sit back, relax and watch downtown Auckland slowly passing by. $97 per person, minimum 10 people.

4-5 hour Cruise $2000 (max 15 people)

8hr Day Cruise $2500- explore some of the islands in the Hauraki Gulf

Extended Charters POA
  • Classic Alden schooner
  • Superbly restored
  • All bronze fittings
  • 4 burner stove, oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • CD stereo
  • Licensed bar
  • Spacious cockpit
  • Cellphone
  • 86hp diesel
  • Gourmet mealsavailable
  • North to East Cape
  • Hot drinks provided
  • Hot shower
  • Group charters to 45 pax

Cabin Layout

Cabin 1: 3 single berth Cabin 2: 1 single berth 1 double berth