Activities

Mahurangi Harbour Day Boat

The Mahurangi Harbour has many sheltered bays on any given day. Hire the "Shuckleferry" for the day and make the most of level two.
Leaving Scott's Landing at 10am, the fully qualified skipper will inform you of the choices for the day and the rest is up to you.
Choose from:
Oyster Farm Tour
Fishing
BBQ on a beach only accessible by boat.
Swimming and paddle boarding
The vessel takes up to 16 people comfortably ( 10 people max due to level two restrictions)
BYO drinks and food
Returning at 4pm

We Provide

Fully qualified skipper for the day
BBQ
Fishing rods x 5 and bait
Chilli bin
Ice

Please Bring

Towels
Food and drinks ( Oysters Included )
Warm clothes
Camera

Restrictions

No restrictions - all ages and ability can enjoy.

Duration

6 Hours>

Season

All Year

Matakana River Cruise Private

This cruise is perfect for entertaining, groups or a birthday. We can tailor this to suit you around the high tide, with the following options:
1. Matakana Round Trip - Starting and finishing at Matakana Wharf
2. Matakana to Sandspit - Starting at Matakana and finishing at Sandspit
3. Sandspit to Matakana - Starting at Sandspit and finishing at Matakana
We cruise the safe waters passing a diverse landscape of native bush, farmland and mangrove environment, of the upper reaches to the busy boating hub of Sandspit. Sit back relax with friends and enjoy a drink, commentary or music and freshly made platters (available on request)
We can even organise a local cocktail bartender to mix and serve some delicious drinks - enquire for more info

We Provide

- Music
- Sunscreen
- Commentary
- Tables arranged in a "U" shaped lounge type setting
- Toliet
- Glasses, Ice and Chilli-bin
- Water and juice

Please Bring

Coat (in case it's windy) and a camera.

Restrictions

None - all ages and ability can enjoy

Duration

90 minutes>

Season

All year

Other Information

BYO is allowed. Glasses, Ice and Chilli-bin provided
Water and juice also provided.
Own platters and finger food allowed.
20 people allowed, working out be be $25.00 per person - GREAT VALUE
Private 60 min cruise also available at $400 for boat hire ($20.00 per person)

Matakana River Discovery One Hour Cruise

Departing the Main wharf in the heart of Matakana we cruise the historic and scenic river meandering though Native Bush, farmland and Mangrove habitat until we reach the clear waters of Sandspit.
The captain will give you an informative commentary, with lots of opportunities for photos and viewing of the diverse landscape, birdlife and fish such as string rays. A perfect short escape during your Matakana Coast day out.

We Provide

Sunscreen, Water and also Wine and Beer Bar Service
BYO beer, wine and soft drinks is also allowed

Please Bring

Bring a coat (just in case the wind's blowing) and a camera.

Restrictions

No restrictions - all ages and ability can enjoy.

Duration

One Hour>

Season

All year

Other Information

Groups and private trips available , please email for further infomation.

NZ Oyster Farm Tour - Full Shucking Experience

New Zealand's only Oyster Farm Tour
Departing Scotts Landing, nestled in the Mahurangi Harbour we cruise to the Historic G Browns Bay.
Not only rich in history, as the first area oyster farming started in NZ, the bay still thrives with Oyster farms growing the popular Pacific Oyster species.
We take you to the centre of the farm, where we teach the way these salty bivalves are caught, grown and ultimately eaten!
Collecting fresh oysters straight from the water, it's your turn to "shuck"
The skipper will teach you how to open, while you have a go yourself. We even cook some on the BBQ!
Once finished eating as many as you seem content and with the tide flowing back in covering over the farm, we head back to Scotts Landing taking in a few shallow sheltered bays spotting stingrays and enjoying the beauty of the harbour.
Tour takes approximately 2 Hours.
Based around the low tide
BYO drinks

We Provide

Oysters up to 2 dozen per person natural and also cooked oysters
Juice and water

Please Bring

Warm Clothes, Jacket, Camera.

Restrictions

No restrictions - all ages and ability can enjoy.

Duration

2 Hours>

Season

All year

Other Information

Oysters to takeaway can be purchased in Comments when making booking - $10.00 per dozen
Groups and private trips available for unto 10 people , please email for further information.
Tour is weather dependent for cruise and oyster availability.

NZ Oyster Farm Tour - One Hour Shucking Experience

New Zealand's only Oyster Farm Tour
Departing Scotts Landing, nestled in the Mahurangi Harbour we cruise to the Historic G Browns Bay.
Not only rich in history, as the first area oyster farming started in NZ, the bay still thrives with Oyster farms growing the popular Pacific Oyster species.
The oyster farms are tidal so depending on the tide, we take you to the location in the bay that suits for that day, where we teach the way these salty bivalves are caught, grown and ultimately eaten!
Collecting fresh oysters straight from the water, it's your turn to "shuck"
The skipper will teach you how to open, while you have a go yourself.
Limit of 12 oysters, more oysters can be brought at $10 per dozen.
This tour provides the opportunity to eat fresh oysters, experience the farms, and allows time for other activities in this beautiful area.
BYO drinks

We Provide

12 Oysters per person
Juice and water

Please Bring

Warm Clothes, Jacket, Camera.

Restrictions

No restrictions - all ages and ability can enjoy.

Duration

One Hour>

Season

All year, however January 20th - February 20th will be with frozen oysters due to a seasonal closure.

Other Information

Oysters to takeaway can be purchased in Comments when making booking - $10.00 per dozen
Groups and private trips available , please email for further information.
Tour is weather dependent for cruise and oyster availability.
BYO beer and wine