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Kurt & Family

Gulf Eco Charter Owners

// Kurt & Family

We are a young family based in Matakana, one hour north of Auckland city. We have always had a love of the ocean and native landscape, and we base our lives around the outdoors, living healthily and being environmentally conscious. We try to live a self-sustaining lifestyle – small farming sheep, bee-keeping and producing our own fruit and vegetables. Our home also incorporates solar power to reduce our carbon footprint.

Gulf Eco Charters

Our Eco Charters has been established to share our love of the Hauraki Gulf and its amazing scenery and ecology. We strive to offer a quality sight-seeing and water based experience on a well-appointed comfortable launch.

We want to move away from the traditional ‘fishing’ charter operation (with all the connotations of being dirty, smelly and a bit rough and basic), and bring a youthful, modern approach to show-casing the outer Hauraki Gulf, whilst incorporating environmentally friendly operating policies and providing some education on history, ecosystems, wildlife, and conservation measures.

// Our Boat 


Kokomo is an 11m launch, fully surveyed to take up to 15 passengers. Capable of cruising at 22-26 knots, she will get you out to great dive spots or remote islands quickly.


The boat has just been extensively refurbished to kick off the spring 2016 season. Part of this refurb is brand new Hyundai twin diesel engines, providing more speed and power, lower emissions, better fuel economy and a quieter, smoother ride.

She has a brand new, well-appointed cabin with full galley, toilet and shower facilities, along with a large cockpit and viewing flybridge. Indoor or covered, sheltered outdoor seating to ensure you stay warm, dry and comfortable.

The boat can accommodate 4 people plus skipper on overnight trips, or we can provide packages to Great Barrier Island including quality land-based accommodation.


Kurt & Family

Gulf Eco Charter Owners