1.  (verb) To move with the wind

Synonyms - to relax and immerse ones self in nature and luxury with family and friends.



Join us for an unforgettable day exploring the endless bays, caves and coves of Lake Rotoiti under sail on our beautiful sailing catamaran ‘Tiua’.

Our guests can fish for rainbow trout, soak in the lake edge thermal pools and explore our favourite places on the lake. All while being entertained with local Maori legends, fine wine and great food by our fabulous crew.

We specialize in tailor designing private group experiences to suit group  timeframes, itineraries and budgets.

Compliment your charter with fine cuisine from the delicious Pure Cruise menu. Our food is locally sourced and freshly prepared by our professional chef. The yacht Tiua has a fully licensed on board bar serving local New Zealand wine and beer, and a great selection of spirits.

Our Rates

Our minimum charter length is three hours and retails for $1890. Each additional hour is $630.

The price covers yacht hire for up to 20 guests. It includes Skipper, Crew and complimentary hot drinks and ice water. 


We can cater for up to 35 guests onboard in any weather. Please note that there is an additional surcharge per person for groups of more than 20. 

If your numbers exceed 35 guests please get in touch, as we do have further options to accommodate for higher numbers and are always happy to answer any questions.

Food & Beverages

We have a range of full catering options available on request, or alternatively you can arrange to bring your own food and snacks onboard.

We have a fully licensed bar onboard, with a great selection of NZ Wine Beers and Spirits. With prior arrangement, we are happy to stock our bar with particular beverages or RTD’s for your group's requirements.

What to bring & what to expect?

Our number one exclamation when guests step aboard 'Tiua' is a reaction of delight quickly followed by the words "I had no idea what to expect". Primarily, the best answer that we can give is that we are here to curate a charter that encompasses the best possible experience for your group.

Lake Rotoiti holds an abundance of amazing spots that compliment every activity and weather condition. We can accomodate from the most adventurous to the most relaxed of itineraries, and anywhere in between. If you would like more information regarding possible activities on your charter, please check out our 'experiences' link below.


Your packing list will include suitable for the forecasted weather conditions, warm jacket, soft-soled footwear, swimming gear, towel, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Please bring cash, eftpos or credit card if you intend to enjoy our great selection of beverages and refreshments from the bar.