Private Charters are available in either Fiordland, Stewart Island or Bluff and are for groups who want to explore the area.
With Cruise Fiordland there is no specific day to day schedule on what you must do. We only take a maximum of 12 people on each Private Charter. Private charters can be aimed at a specific interest or even better a mixture of things. Anything from hunting, diving, fishing, sight seeing, jumping ashore, learning the history or just cruising. We take what you as a group are interested in and do our best to give you the experience of a lifetime.
While aboard you will have your own cabin (twin share) with attached private ensuite bathroom and all bedding/linen is supplied. Also supplied by us is all the meals/food and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is BYO and organised to be put on the boat prior to you arriving on board.
The beauty of private chartering the Cindy Hardy is you are not limited to any one of the below options. You can have a go at all 3 and this is a very popular style of charter all year round for groups to get away and enjoy what Fiordlands fish and game has to offer.
Private fishing charters can be arranged at any time of the year. We are a registered Amateur-Fishing Charter Vessel Operator with the Ministry for Primary Industries and hold Environment Southland resource consent to operate in the Fiordland Marine Area. MPI regulations for minimum size, daily species and bag limits, closed seasons and gear restrictions can vary from area to area. These rules apply at all times except where we have our own boat rules e.g. no accumulation of catch. For more information on fishing rules click on the link below.
Private Hunting Charters can be arranged at any time of the year. All Hunters must provide a copy of Firearms Licence and Hunting Permit for Area they wish to hunt before they can take firearms onto the Cindy Hardy. All firearms and ammunition are kept on board the Cindy Hardy in a locked gun cabinet in the crew’s quarters and will only be available for owner when going ashore to hunt and must be checked to be safe before boarding any aircraft or boats we provide.
To obtain a Hunting Permit from Department of Conservation click the link below
Privated diving charters can be arranged at any time of the year. Divers must bring some of their own gear e.g.their dive suit. We do however have dive tanks, weight belts and a compressor on board and we are fully certified to be able to fill our own tanks on board the MV Cindy Hardy. As per fishing charters above you can check out on MPI's website for catch allowances, rules etc.