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Wildlife Boat Cruise

Jump aboard this 1953 classic wooden rescue boat – Rescue III – from the UK. The Wildlife Island Tour takes you out of the port into the Tasman sea, around the culturally important Sugar Loaf islands where you will see the seal colonies. Our skipper will tell you about some local history, information on the port and the Taranaki marine environment. You may also be lucky enough to pull up a cray pot or catch a fish!
Fishing trips also run weekly in holidays (public) or on request (private charters). Fishing rods and bait included.
Contact us for more details.

Bike Hire

Hire a bike or E-bike to cruise along the Taranaki coastal path taking in views of the Tasman sea, wind wand and our famous bridge! Kids bikes, seats and carriers available. The full length of the path is 20km return. Helmets provided.


StandUp Paddle boarding lesson and hire

SUPing can be a great work out or a relaxing activity and is becoming extremely popular – in fact it is the fastest growing watersport. We offer board hire or you can book a lesson with our experienced SUP instructor and learn how to balance, paddle, stand up and get back on the board (if you need to!). We will be running a paddle club by the end of 2021. Membership will be $90 per year, and this includes an initial lesson and board hire. Membership then entitles the user to a $10 board hire at any time there after. Bookings may be required. Paddle board hire is always dependant on weather. 

Please contact us for more details.


Kayaking is definitely preferred by those who don’t want to take the risk of getting wet on a SUP, or fancy sharing the activity with a friend, family member or loved one. They are also great for fishing trips.


Private Hire

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).

Contact us for a quote. Fishing trips also run weekly in holidays (public trips) or on request (private charters). Fishing rods and bait included.