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Nelson Scheduled Trips

If you are exploring the Nelson region we can offer you short sails, day excursions and overnight accommodation. A great way to experience Nelson.
  • Harbour Cruise and Lighthouse visit
  • Short sails
  • Wednesday evening racing
  • Nelson Overnight, dinner, bed and breakfast, and sail
  • Mapua day sail
  • Cycle and Sail tour
Day Trips, Some of our many options are:
Nelson Harbour Cruise & Lighthouse Visit Sail Nelson Harbour and see the working port, fishing boats and marina from the water. Discover the unique naturally made Boulder Bank and Historic Lighthouse. Climb to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy the fantastic views.

Price $85 adult, $60 Child

Run on demand or scheduled trip. 2.5 hours.
Short Sail Out for a fast sail or leisurely cruise. Sail Nelson Harbour and out through The Cut into Tasman Bay. Enjoy the wind in the sails, maybe try out the helm, work the sheet ropes, play sailor!

Price $75 Adult. $50 Child

Run on demand or scheduled trip. 2 hours.
Wednesday evening sailing
wed races

Join us with the Tasman Bay Cruising Club on their Wednesday night racing series. Experience the excitement of sailing while in close quarters with other yachts.

Price: $70 Adult

Depart: 5:30pm
Return approx. 7.30pm
Mapua Day Sails mapua

Sail along the Rabbit Island (Moturoa) coastline. Cross the sand bar and moor at Mapua Wharf. Mapua is a vibrant hub of galleries, studios, restaurants, wine bars, cafes, and boutique breweries. Dine here for lunch and explore Mapua. Sail back to Nelson on the afternoon breeze.

Sailing Schedule:
10.00 am    Depart Nelson
12.00 pm   Arrive Mapua
1.30 pm     Depart Mapua
3.30 pm     Arrive Nelson

(tea and coffee provided, meals not included, but we have negotiated some special deals at the local cafes just for you)

Price: $179 Adult $ Child

(Departure times may have be varied to suit the high tides.  We will let you know about this at time of booking)

Cycle and Sail

This one day Cycle & Sail adventure takes in some of the most stunning scenery on Tasman’s Great Taste Trail, and the amazing experience of Sailing in Tasman Bay. We have teamed up with Trail Journeys Nelson who supply you with the bicycle and cycle equipment to provide you a great day out - a half day cycle, half day sail and chance to explore and dine at Mapua seaside village.

You choose one of the four options, which direction and what location to suit your schedule. Cycle in the morning, return by Sail in the afternoon, or Sail then Cycle!    

Option A: Cycle from Nelson City to Mapua, Sail Back to Nelson

Option B: Sail to Mapua, Cycle Back to Nelson

Option C: Cycle from Kaiteriteri to Mapua, Sail back to Nelson

Option D: Sail from Nelson to Mapua, Cycle to Kaiteriteri (Catch Trail Hopper bus back)

Your destination – Mapua Wharf is a vibrant hub of galleries, studios, restaurants, wine bars, cafes, shops and the Golden Bear Boutique Brewery. A Perfect destination for lunch while sampling the relaxed atmosphere and vibe.

Sailing Schedule:
10:00am        – Depart Nelson
12:00pm        – Arrive Mapua
1:30pm          - Depart Mapua
3:30pm          - Arrive Nelson

Total maximum cycling distance - 32 Km's (Nelson to Mapua), 40 km's (Kaiteriteri to Mapua)

Price: $179 Adult $130 Child

Cycle equipment which includes bicycle, helmet, repair kit, carrier bag, odometer and trail map. Mapua Ferry crossing, 10% discount voucher at the Apple Shed Café or Jellyfish restaurant in Mapua, Complimentary Tea & Coffee on board the Turissimo yacht, 2 hour sail.

Nelson Overnight Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Cruise
Nelson Overnight Sail, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Cruise.

Depart Nelson 5.30pm for an early evening sail on Tasman Bay. Opportunity to go ashore at the Boulder Bank and visit Nelson's historic lighthouse. Climb to the top for some fantastic views. Anchor for the night here or Haul-a-shore Island. Enjoy a sunset dinner. Take in the evening stars, chill out onboard and enjoy a peaceful sleep on a sailing catamaran. Breakfast in the morning and return to dock.

Bed & Breakfast Option, Price $250 per person . Bedding & Linen provided. Minimum numbers apply.

Please enquire.


Prices are correct as of August 2016 and may change without notification. All prices include GST. Minimum numbers may apply. All prices are in $NZ. We reserve the right to reschedule, reroute or cancel a trip due to weather or safety reasons. See our Terms and Conditions.

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