Private Tours, especially the way you want it....
We take small groups for private charters or transfers.
And larger groups for ferry transfers to harbourside locations including Portobello,Careys Bay Historic Hotel, Macandrew Bay, Glenfalloch and Dunedin City. Visit the various pubs and restaurants along the harbourside.
Other options include private wildlife and harbour cruises, parties and celebrations, Fish and Chip Cruises, wedding or funeral ceremonies, and school groups.
We also offer in house and proffesional photography and packages, on request.
Private Wildlife Charters and V.I.P.s
See the fur seals, albatross and marine animals in the privacy and comfort of having the boat to yourself.
Our maritime experts can tailor the trip to suit your needs and wants. If you desire, you can be dropped off for a meal at Careys Bay after the wildlife cruise and be picked back up later in the day, to explore the local area more fully.
Or we can organise a packed lunch for you to enjoy on board.
Would you like to exlpore the city and surrounding areas too? Let us combine your boat trip with a shore based activity also, such as visiting the wetlands, tidal inlets or Larnach Castle.
We can come up with a package that will suit what you are after in a private tour.
Contact us to find out the options and book your private tour.
Work Do Ideas
Fish and Chip Cruise
Join us on a Fish and Chip Cruise from Portobello or Port Chalmers! Everyone get their own little parcel of delicious hot chips and your choice of other hot food, while you enjoy the scenery and interesting aspects of the Otago Harbour.
You'll be treated to a commentary on the volcanic history, the shipwrecks and ships graveyards, Careys Bay and the shipping movements on the harbour.
Enjoy a cold beverage onboard Sootychaser with your food.
An interesting, cosy and delicious way to entertain the workplace or groups of friends!
Ghost Tour and Cruise
Take your group out to explore some of the spookiest graveyards, in the darkness of Port Chalmers.
Learn the history of the people buried here, in the graveyards that over look the Otago Harbour.
Take a cruise to visit the sites of maritime disasters and hear about the history of the sea men and passengers that first came ashore here.
Refreshments available onboard during the cruise, and at the Careys Bay Hotel afterwards.
Dinnder, Drinks and Wildlife Cruise
Get your group onboard for the most magical time of the day, with evening wildlife viewing at Taiaroa Head of albatross, seals and keep an eye out for penguins. Enjoy beverages and snacks onboard while we cruise.
Then finish up at the Historic Careys Bay Hotel for a scrumptious meal, before being transfered back to Dunedin by shuttle, at the conclusion of your evening, meaning you and your group can relax and enjoy your evening.
Pub to Pub Transfers
There are many harbourside pubs and restuarants on the Otago Harbour. Why not go between them on the harbour ferry!?
Enjoy refreshments onboard as you cruise between locations.
Fit in with the usual ferry timetable or request something different.
Get in touch to discuss options.
Waikana, in it's graveyard
Morning tea at the Historic Carey's Bay Hotel
Larnach Castle, Otago Peninsula
The vessel, Sootychaser is warm, covered in and with viewing on the aft deck too. With a heated cabin and full bathroom facilities.
Private parties and transfers across the harbour. We are surveyed for 20 passengers.
Make it a themed event...
Visit restaurants and pubs on each side of the harbour
Let us transfer you directly to the Historic Careys Bay Hotel