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Overture Luxury Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a list of some of the more common questions we get asked. The answers provided are a general guide only. If you have other questions or would like more specific information either contact us or ask your skipper when you get onboard.

QuestionWhat do I bring on board?

Answer:  For day cruising, you only need to bring non-black sole shoes, your camera and usual personal items. Explorers should also bring a windproof jacket & walking shoes. Windproof jackets are also recommended for the guided fishing charters.

QuestionHow easy is it to get onboard and to move about?

Answer:  Overture is extremely easy to board and all areas (except for the flybridge) are on one level or at most, only three steps down. We have had guests in their nineties onboard with no problems.

QuestionShould I take seasickness remedies before coming aboard?

Answer:  Power catamarans like Overture are extremely stable and inside the sheltered waters of the Marlborough Sounds, even more so. You are unlikely to be troubled with any motion sickness and we have standard remedies onboard just in case.

QuestionHow do I stay in touch with my business?

Answer: Vodafone and Telecom's cellphones and data networks (internet) have good coverage in the Sounds. If reception is unavailable in some sheltered bays, it can normally be picked up again when the boat repositions. Emergency communication is available via the marine VHF broadcast network from anywhere in the Sounds

QuestionWhat food is on board?

Answer For day cruisers, you can either bring your own food and beverages (including Marlborough wines of course) or we can provide a food package for you at a cost of $20 per head. Cooking appliances, fridges, a microwave, and all food and beverage service items are onboard. Overnight or extended charterers should discuss their catering requirements with us at the time of booking.

QuestionNeed to organise additional accommodation on land?

Answer We can arrange any accommodation required prior to and after your charter. See the Lodging link for a selection of the fine establishments recommended by us.

Question: I need a vehicle transfer arranged.

Answer:  No problem, just advise us what you need as we have access to various Limousines, helicopters and tour companies. We can arrange it all for you.

QuestionWhere can we anchor - how flexible is the cruise itinerary?

Answer:  Both the skipper and the boat are fairly flexible in their activities while you are on board. Ultimately its your charter and if you wish to make changes along the way you are more than welcome, although any changes will be accepted entirely at the skippers discretion and are generally only affected by the weather or safety concerns.