Bay of Islands Sailing Experiences

We invite you to come aboard Ataahua. An exclusive and personalised Bay of Islands sailing experience in one of the world’s most stunning environments

Bay of Islands Sailing Aboard Ataahua

Ataahua is the Maori translation for ‘Beautiful’ – a beautiful Bavaria Vision yacht with a beautiful sailing vision

The Bay of Islands is not only one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking coastal regions, but above all it is also ranked as one of the best sailing environments in the world!

The many islands in the bay offer a multitude of sheltered anchoring spots. The crystal clear water and white sandy beaches are perfect to enjoy a gourmet lunch, a quick swim or perhaps a snorkel. Listening to stories of the early pioneers, mariners and settlers will complete your Bay of Islands sailing experience.

So, if you are looking to enjoy an exclusive and personalised Bay of Islands hosted sailing cruise, coupled with awesome New Zealand scenery, then an Ataahua sailing experience is a must do.

Ataahua offers something a little different

  • Ataahua only caters for a maximum of four guests. As a result we offer the discerning guest a more exclusive and personalised Bay of Islands sailing experience
  • Ataahua is built by Bavaria Yachts  and most importantly, designed by one of New Zealand’s leading yacht designers, Bruce Farr. With this combination, Ataahua is a great performance yacht. She was launched in New Zealand in 2018.
  • After many years’ award winning experience in 5 star hospitality, we are now combining our love of being on the water with hosting guests.
  • Finally, our vision is quite simple – to create a memorable Bay of Islands sailing experience for you. 
Ataahua offers luxury and personalised Bay of Islands sailing

Ataahua a ‘Beautiful’ Yacht, a ‘Beautiful’ Vision

Personalised & Breathtaking

a truly memorable Bay of Islands sailing experience

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About Ian & Fran Farrant

Owners & Hosts

Guest Comments

It is hard to write when you are in a state of bliss. A wonderful cruise to a beautiful bay, a nice walk and swim, a fabulous meal matched by relaxed conversation – not unrelated to an excellent wine. Thank you for creating such a special experience.

Tony & JulieUSA

What a brilliant experience – great couple, great lunch and really enjoyed the chance to helm the yacht. Thoroughly recommend this experience. Thank you Fran and Ian wish you all the luck with your business you deserve it.

Dennis, Elaine, Michael & KathyUK

Absolutely wonderful day. Lovely hosts, beautiful sailboat and delicious lunch. Thank you for such a fun, relaxing day.

Matt & LoisUSA

Fran and Ian made us feel comfortable and secure as we sailed the Bay of Islands. Wonderful hosts, flexible in their itinerary to accommodate the changing conditions as well as our needs and wants. We enjoyed snorkeling and hiking on an island as our gourmet lunch was prepared aboard. We recommend this relaxing day.

Lloyd & SusanUSA

You are wonderful – your boat is beautiful, the food was wonderful and you taught us so much about the area. This truly will always be a great memory. Thank you.

Craig, Alison, Rick & ChrisUSA