Your hosts are husband and wife team Gordon and Natissa Hammond. Gordon is a qualified skipper with 20 year's experience of the Far North coast. Natissa was born and bred in Russell. She is a qualified chef with many years sailing experience. Their two daughters complete the family theme and are qualified deck hands.
Dine and cruise
Sail away and enjoy all that Zig Zag and Bay of Islands have to offer on one of our family-friendly boat trips. You will experience the time of your life. All prices are inclusive of New Zealand GST.
Depart Paihia: 10.00am : Return Russell: 4.00pm (daily)
Depart Russell: 10.15am : Return Paihia: 4.15pm (daily)
Bookings are essential.
Lunch cruises include a delectable lunch with time to swim or snorkel. There are two Island stopovers (weather permitting). Equipment is provided for you on board but don't forget your swimsuits, sun block and cameras.
You may also be lucky enough to spot penguins, albatross, dolphins and orca amongst the abundant wildlife. Or you can just relax and listen to your skipper Gordon as he tells you about the area. Meanwhile, your hostess Natissa will be preparing a lunch worthy of the appetite the fresh sea air will have given you.
Take time to rediscover the art of relaxation while you enjoy delicious fresh food.
Pick up and drop off can be in Paihia or Russell. You are welcome to BYO wine and beer. Minimum number of guests is five - maximum number is 30.
We offer snorkeling, swimming, island walks, relaxing on the boat and provide local knowledge coupled with imparting our interest in preserving our native wildlife.
A charter of Zig Zag is perfect for intimate weddings, conferences, staff gatherings and corporate meetings. Zig Zag has also enjoyed 21st birthdays, hen and stag nights and has had the honour of hosting Ashes Ceremonies at sea.
We can accommodate and cater for up to 30 people or for smaller gatherings.
Food is charged extra with catering provided by a NZQA Chef.
Zig Zag can cater to a maximum of 30 persons. Choose to self cater using our built-in barbeque or we can cater to your requirements. Please contact us for more details.
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About Zig Zag
Zig Zag is fully licensed for operations on the east coast of Northland New Zealand - between Cape Reinga to the north and beyond the Bay of Islands to the south.
Zig Zag is a highly-stable 63 ft long by 30 ft wide catamaran with easy access. She has two full bathrooms and a large saloon. She is licensed for up to 30 passengers and three crew, powered by two 110hp Nissan engines and has a single-mast self-furling rig for sailing and relaxing.
Fantastic from start to finish!”
If you're trying to decide who to do your trip with - stop looking! Book with Zigzag Charters, Tissa and Gordon and have the day of your lives. In short, awesome crew, comfortable catamaran and plenty of delicious food! Things we loved: - the warm and friendly welcome - the relaxed and professional manner in which the trip was managed. - TripAdvisor