TARANAKI • NEW ZEALAND
Chaddy’s Charters is one of the oldest attractions in Taranaki. It was set up by ‘professional sea dog’, David ‘Chaddy’ Chadfield, in 1993, and has operated continuously since then.
It was taken over Carl Hayman and Kiko Matthews in October 2020. It provides a wildlife cruise to NZ’s most northern fur seal colony as well as bike, kayak and standup paddleboard hire and lessons.
As well as customer satisfaction, the community and environment are at the heart of the business.
SUP is the fastest growing Watersport. It is easy to start and our professional SUP instructor will help you gain confidence and fall in love with the sport. What’s more, the harbour is a great safe spot to learn.
We have bikes, e-bikes, kayaks and paddleboards for hire by the hour, half day or full day. A great way to explore the Taranaki coastline with friends and family. Don’t forget to check the weather!
Rescue III can also be hired privately for various special occasions. The friendly team at Chaddy’s Charters can help you plan your onboard wedding ceremony, stag or hen party, family birthday, team building event, end of year jolly, corporate entertaining, school trip, family occasion, or memorial (scattering ashes).
The team at Chaddy’s Charters ensure that our passengers Heath and safety is of utmost importance. We operate according to regulations, feedback and advice from Maritime NZ and SBS-Safe Business Solutions to make sure we maintain our overall health and safety on an ongoing and consistent basis.
What’s On today?
Our services are quite weather dependent and seasonal, and our opening hours can vary from day to day. When it’s very wet or super windy, we tend not to be open so recommend calling in advance if there’s any chance you think we could be shut. We are closed at the beginning of the week except in the summer holidays, for private or advance bookings. All trip times are available online or by calling the office.