Your ultimate getaway to New Zealand's gorgeous Bay of Islands.

See New Zealand's coastline like few ever do from the comfort of our luxury yacht, Serenity.

Adventure, exploration, romance, fine dining, sight seeing, relaxation — these are just some of the reasons people choose us as their luxury holiday, private charter or day cruise experience. Catering for every event, from a family trip to a corporate party, we specialise in providing our guests with truly unique experiences. With over a hundred island destinations to choose from and dozens of activities to try on land or on the waves, no two journeys with us are the same.

If you're someone who likes to travel in style and can't bear the thought of being without a bathroom or comfy bed, our luxury yacht, Serenity, will surely delight you. Equipped with four spacious staterooms, each with its own private ensuite and shower, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and two dining areas that can be opened out to include the full view of the ocean, Serenity is a luxury yacht in a class of her own. Being on our yacht is rather like having your own classy hotel room that travels with you.


Here comes the adventure.

On the water or under the water, we've plenty of ocean-going activities to keep you amused.

Serenity comes equipped with a full assortment of water toys, so you can explore under the water and have fun riding over it. Anchor at an island of your choosing and spend a day exploring the various hikes, wineries, activities and nature trails along the coast. Or sit back and let our team of seasoned professionals chart your journey. From our skippers who know the Bay of Islands and surrounding coastline the back of their hands to our gourmet chefs who create fine dining experiences, we can supply enough crew to make your trip completely hands free, no matter how many nights you stay. Or, if you prefer, Serenity is your ship for the duration of your holiday, with minimum crew on deck.

At Silver Wave Yacht Charters, we also take sustainability very seriously. We are committed to tourism practices that protect the environment and support local communities. We work closely with local suppliers and service providers to ensure that our operations are as eco-friendly and as socially responsible as possible.

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Your Captain Scott

Scott was raised in the Bay of Islands. He spent a lot of his upbringing cruising the Bay of Islands, Hauraki Gulf, South Pacific and Australian coastline on the family sailing yacht.

From this grew a passion for travel and sailing. It was only natural then that he decided to study at the New Zealand Maritime School, ultimately obtaining his Diploma in Nautical Science, Unlimited Master Mariner license and Inshore Launch Master license. He started his career at sea at the age of 18 by securing a cadetship with Carnival, the world’s largest cruise ship operator. While working for Carnival, he sailed for numerous cruise lines such as Princess Cruises, P&O Australia, P&O UK, Cunard, Holland AmericaLine and Seabourn. Once Scott had obtained his Master Mariner license at 27, he moved into the offshore industry for a couple of years, working on survey and supply vessels off the New Zealand and Australian coasts before finally moving into the superyacht industry, where he earned his first command as Captain.

Scott considers the highlights of his career to be navigating the 345 metre, 149,215 gross ton, and only remaining ocean liner still in service today, the Queen Mary II, as well as his time serving as Captain on a 77-metre super-yacht in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

With his wife and two little ones at home and a desire to keep spending time on the water, Scott decided it was time to transition to a life based on terra firma. From this, Silver Wave Yacht Charters was born. Scott is excited to welcome you onboard to share with you some of the best cruising grounds that the world has to offer.

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Reasons to jump aboard Serenity

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Expert skipper and crew

Ensure a safe and stress-free, trip at the hands of our experienced crew.

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Exclusive access to water toys

Head out for snorkelling, biscuiting, paddleboarding and more with our water toys.

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Fuel provided

Fuel expenses are covered in all our private charters and day cruises.

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Additional luxuries

From à la carte menus to extra towels, we go the additional mile to ensure complete satisfaction.

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I am still raving about it...

I am still raving about it we had the best time the best spot it was amazing. Thanks to Scott and crew and chef for endless pit of nibbles and drinks and hospitality 110%.

Maude Milina

Te Tau Hou Māori Sunset Cruise
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We can't fault anything.

My partner and I totally enjoyed ourselves last night. We can't fault anything. From the vessel, the crew, the food and where we anchored up to watch the fireworks display. All were amazing. Thanks so much for a great night.

Dave MacDonald

Te Tau Hou Māori Sunset Cruise
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Very comfortable cabin and leisure area...

I had the pleasure of sailing onboard Serenity with Captain Scott and it was truly an exceptional experience. The boat itself was exquisite, with luxurious amenities and a sleek design. We made the most of the opportunity to crack open the bar & to relax on the spacious deck while taking in the stunning views was unforgettable.

Todd Wiseman

Private Infinite Horizon Overnight Charter
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Onboard Serenity

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