If you're keen to go sailing, but perhaps just are not quite ready to take charge of the vessel, you can, of course, go to sea in one of our vessels if you hire a licensed skipper from us.... We have a number of knowledgeable, qualified and very experienced skippers on the books who know and understand the Hauraki Gulf and would be delighted to share it with you and your party..
While on your sailing/cruising holiday your skipper can show you the ropes.. they can instruct in sailing techniques, navigation, boat handling seamanship skills etc, and they may even "sign you off" for a solo charter if say you have previously had the required skills and just needed a refresher. Even on a skippered charter, you will get involved in helping with the physical running of the vessel unless an additional crew member is also hired.
There is an extra charge for their services, which can be discussed on application. Bookings for these skippers depends on availability... so the earlier you can request a booking, the better. Also, it should be noted that the skippers will occupy a cabin on your vessel.
Let us know if this is likely to be a requirement, and we'll try to source one for you.