Rakoa LF CNR

Rakoa, The Boat

Rakoa is a fantastic playground on the water. She’s a 44-
foot Pelin Empress, cruising at 13 to 16 knots.

Her home is Z Pier in the Westhaven Marina of Auckland.

Naturally, Rakoa is fully Maritime Safety approved.

Rakoa is expertly managed by three passionate mariners
dedicated to your safety and comfort. Murray, Marc and
Richard are great fun and all are fully qualified skippers.

They’ll be there to facilitate your day and make sure
everyone has a great time.

Rakoa, the company

Rakoa have been showing clients a good time for over fifteen years, receiving her first guests in April of 1996.

As a team we’re keen on boating and love a good time on the water. Like most people we get a thrill from seeing our guests enjoy themselves, so drop us a line and come along to share in this remarkable experience.


Day Charters

Cruise the Gulf and enjoy the harbours, secluded beaches and fishing spots or relax on-board with a drink and your own music collection.

We’re here to show you a good time – whatever that means to you. When you go out on a Rakoa charter, it’s your boat!

The vessel can accommodate up to eighteen people so don’t be afraid to invite everyone along!  Rakoa is easy to charter and can be yours for however long you need her

A few ideas for fun activities on a Rakoa Charter:

  • NZ Extreme Limits Survey – both North and East Cape
  • Day and night cruises
  • Business functions
  • Drinks Cruises, private or business
  • Big Game fishing
  • Line Fishing – both Inner and Outer Gulf
  • Diving – Great Barrier, Inner and Outer Gulf, Moks, Arid Island
  • Parties!

3 Day Cruise

Only half a day’s travel away, Great Barrier Island offers some of the most spectacular fishing and diving you’re likely to find in New Zealand.

Rakoa Charters offer a three-day expedition for up to eight people to revel in all the Barrier has to offer:

  • explore the Northern Pinnacle’s natural formations where the mountains meet the sea
  • investigate Arid Island to the East
  • cruise the Fitzroy and Tryphena harbours
  • enjoy the excellent fishing and diving of the Broken Islands group
  • stay in the tranquil surroundings of Smokehouse Bay by evening


Food, food, food!

What maritime outing would be complete without a delicious feast to savour on-board and remember fondly when back on terra firma?

We’re proud of our food; always fresh on the day, we source from local suppliers and demand the very highest quality.

Our expert team will cook you a sumptuous dinner you’ll enjoy in a tranquil setting of your choice.

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Marc Taylor

Director / Skipper

The youngest of our team, Marc has been involved with Rakoa since an early age. His experience at sea is well beyond his years and he's well known to our repeat clients for his friendly and considerate manner.

Marc is a superb host but he's always ready to have fun with our guests.

Extra Information

Rakoa offers the up to date electronic systems; GPS navigation/Fish Finder, large screen televisions, stereo/iPod system,DVD and a fully equipped galley for your requirements.  Power inverter for cell phone charging.

Our skippers are fully qualified and very experienced in all areas of boating. Our rates are variable according to numbers, type of charter, catering requirements.

Please feel free to telephone us to discuss your requirements.  We look forward to hearing from you and we would be pleased to arrange a time to show you aboard ‘Rakoa’.


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  • $1200.00 – Half Day – 4 Hours
  • $1500.00 – Half Day – 6 Hours
  • $1600.00 – Full Day – 8 Hours (Approx 8am – 4pm)
  • $1900.00 – Outer Gulf past Tiri
  • $1200.00 – Evening Fishing (6am – 10pm)
  • $1000.00 – Cruise – 3 Hours
  • $50 corkage fee for all charters (BYO)

Prices are exclusive of GST (15%), 20 passengers maximun for a cruise, 15 passengers maximum for fishing, plus 1 skipper and 1 crew ($200.00 per extra hour)

Weekends / Customized Trips

  • Quoted on request.  eg: 6 people/+ Skipper/1 night/2 days/$3800 +  food
  • eg: Depart 9.00am Sat.(Friday evening optional)   Return 5.00pm Sun.


  • Rods (incl. tackle) $30.00 Per Person
  • Bait & Ice $20.00 Per Person
  • Targeting specific species i.e. Big game, Hapuka, King Fish (quoted on request).

Great Barrier / Coromandel

  • Starting at $2000.00 Per Day plus GST
  • BYO or food can be quoted on request
  • Rods & Bait available for hire
  • Passengers to supply own sleeping gear e.g. Sleeping bags, pillows, blankets.
  • Passengers to supply own snacks.
  • Tea, coffee, Juice and water supplied free of charge



Quoted per person


Barbecue & Full Kitchen Facilities available.

Catering Platters

  • Sushi, Savouries, Pita Pit
  • Vegetarian options available for Sushi & Pita Pit

Our catering is of high quality and fresh on the day, please ask about gluten free and vegetarian options. You may cater for yourself in our fully equipped galley (kitchen) and BBQ.