Water Taxi

Enjoy the convenience of travelling to the world famous Abel Tasman National Park directly from Port Nelson with Seabird Charters. We can drop you off at some of the beautiful golden beaches to marvel at the stunning scenery.

Coastal Survey

Our charter boat has an offshore survey and our skipper, Barry Bird, has a New Zealand offshore masters qualification. With a large fuel capacity, we are available in a variety of different locations for commercial work.

Short Notice

Seabird Charters are available on short notice for all commercial work, including photography, coastal surveying, support and crew transfers, and with a 50 hour range, we can get to you fast and take you where you need to go.

Fast and Effective Commercial Work

Our vessel has an offshore coastal survey extending from Hokitika to New Plymouth, and Cape Campbell to Cape Palliser including Tasman Bay and the Marlborough Sounds. We are available at short notice for all commercial work including crew transfers, photography, and support work, as well as being a water taxi to the Abel Tasman directly from Port Nelson.

Oil Rig Crew Transfers

Seabird Charters also has experience with assisting oil rigs with crew transfers and other support work. We carry 1800 litres of fuel on board which at a normal operating speed (18 knots) gives a 50 hour range. There is plenty of dry storage available and a deck payload of up to two tons. Accommodation is also available on the boat.

A minimum of 10 people are required for full-day charters and 7 people for half-day charters.

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