Full day fishing charter (outside the
Blue Cod closed area) -
$185 per person (minimum 7 persons) plus $125 per additional person up to
a maximum of 12 persons. These rates are exclusive of fuel. For parties smaller than 7, the minimum vessel
hire is $1,295 per day. Rates includes vessel, experienced skipper, expert fishing
guide, and scallop dredge. Add $23 per head for optional catering package
including morning and afternoon snacks, lunch, and non-alcoholic
(as at 1 April 2015)
The following prices include the vessel and skipper. Fuel is charged separately
on an as used basis. A catering package (morning and/or afternoon tea, light lunch,
and non-alcoholic beverages)
is available for $20 per person. Agent enquires are welcomed.
Full or part day scenic cruise
- $1,135 for up to 12 guests and $1,295 for 13 to
20 guests. Please contact
us for part-day options and rates.
Overnight or extended charters
- Contact us for details. Rates will vary
depending on length of charter, number or guests, activities and
- For weddings,
breakouts, VIP cruises, and other special events,
contact us to discuss your requirements.
You should book your cruise or charter at
least 48 hours in advance although late notice bookings may be accepted
depending on availability. If you are staying at a lodge or other
accommodation in Marlborough your hosts will be happy to make the booking
for you or simply call Overture Charters on +64 27 444 1495 or +64 3 572 9570.
We accept Visa / Mastercard / Eftpos / Cheque and Cash. Payment can also
be made by direct credit to the operators (Overture Charters) bank account
and this can be done conveniently and securely via internet banking.
Please call us for bank account details or for any assistance. Charter
balances need to be paid in full before charter commencement.
How much deposit is required?
one third (33%) deposit is required to
confirm the booking, with the balance payable to the boat prior to leaving
the dock. Incidentals and some additional charges are billed later but
only if we incur additional costs on your behalf and at your request.
What happens to my deposit if the charter is cancelled by me?
Answer: If the charter is cancelled
by you prior to the commencement of the charter then unfortunately you may
lose your deposit. This is because other business may have been turned
away during the period that you had booked for. However in some cases (and
this is entirely at the boats discretion) we can re-arrange charter dates
and times with the boat, and if this is possible and causes no commercial
inconvenience/loss to the parties involved you may not lose any of your
deposit and the charter will simply take place on another date/time. We
are interested in giving our clients value for money and sending you home
happy, and in our experience we accommodate the client wherever possible
in order to achieve this.
What happens to my deposit if the charter is cancelled by the skipper?
Answer: If the skipper cancels the
charter, sometimes due to unfavorable or unsafe weather conditions or
reasons of that nature, you receive a full refund of your deposit or you
have the option of moving your charter to another date.
What insurance do I
The boat and boat
property are insured by its owners for accidental damage as a results of
actions by the crew or acts of god. However damage to the boat or its
property by you, in line with standard public liability terms, may be