Luxury  Harbour Cruises

The Ocean Eagle

Luxury Harbour Cruises For Up To 150 Guests

Ocean Eagle Charters is the leading luxury charter vessel operating out of the Viaduct Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand. We specialise in Corporate Meetings & Events, Weddings and Private Functions such as birthdays and Christmas parties.


At Ocean Eagle Charters we offer a great selection of local cuisine and beverages – which comes with:

  • Friendly and professional Service Staff, Crew and Bar Staff
  • A variety of Menus ranging from Canapés, Buffet Meals and BBQ’s – all with full service
  • A Cruise Co-ordinator to help tailor a menu to suit your event
  • Gluten free options and special requirements upon request.

Our crew are friendly, professional and dedicated to making your cruise an unforgettable one…

Corporate Entertaining

For years Ocean Eagle Charters has been the first port of call for discerning corporates looking for memorable and cost-effective ways of entertaining their clients while cruising on the Waitemata Harbour.

Corporate Entertaining for Groups of 10 - 150

As the leading charter vessel operating out of Auckland's Viaduct Basin, the Ocean Eagle also caters to companies seeking a unique, versatile and cost-effective alternative for a wide range of business meetings and events, including:

Awards dinner cruises or conference finale events

Senior Management Team Strategy Days:
Off-site management team 'Away-Days’ and business planning sessions

Brainstorming Sessions:
Group brainstorming in larger areas, multiple 'Breakout Areas' for smaller groups

Social Club Events / Team Building:
Themed events, cocktail parties, lunch or dinner cruises... try a Casino Night - the options are only limited by your imagination

Key Account Hospitality:
Day or night cruises, dinners, lunches, 'Wine & Cheese' afternoons, cocktails cruises, and even pre-match rugby hospitality

New Product Launches:
Flexible spaces, minimal decoration required, pop-up banner friendly - all to a captive audience.

Versatile Meeting Spaces - We've got you covered

With a number of different sized spaces across three levels, the Ocean Eagle is an extremely versatile venue. The best way to see which of these spaces will work best for you is to come aboard for an obligation-free.

Private Functions

Unforgettable Functions and Events

Whatever the occasion, the Ocean Eagle is the perfect venue for your next private function. Our experienced team can help you organise the kind of event that your family, friends and colleagues will never forget.

Our Cruise Director can help you create the perfect day or night cruise for any occasion, including:

  • Corporate Entertaining
  • Private Parties
  • Social Club Function
  • Engagement Parties
  • Wedding Anniversaries
  • Birthdays & 21st
  • Family Reunions
  • Retirement Parties
  • Christmas Functions and more…

Private Functions for Groups from 10-150

Ocean Eagle Charters caters for groups of 10 to 150 people with ease. We offer a variety of menus to suit all budgets, and our fully licensed bar offers the best local and international brands at competitive prices. Furthermore, when you make a booking with Ocean Eagle Charters.

Come Aboard for an Obligation-Free Tour

Our many customer testimonials consistently reinforce just how special an event with Ocean Eagle Charters can be. We also know, however, that there really is no substitute for coming aboard and seeing first-hand just how special the Eagle is, so we invite you to contact us today to arrange an obligation-free tour with our Cruise Director.

You can trust Ocean Eagle Charters with your next Private Function on the water.


At Ocean Eagle Charters we understand that on the most important day of your life, you need to be 100% sure that everything is going to go just right.

Stress-Free Wedding Cruises

Our experienced team specialise in making wedding cruises exciting, elegant, and most importantly stress free. With Ocean Eagle Charters you can rest day you've always dreamed about.

Our Cruise Director, can help organise everything from fine dining & beverages, through to stunning decorations and entertainment options. Our Captain is even available to perform the wedding ceremony upon request.

Make Yours a Wedding to Remember

Having your wedding at sea aboard the Ocean Eagle will guarantee your big day will be an occasion to really remember.

Wedding Packages

At Ocean Eagle Charters we appreciate that everyone's wedding needs are different so we prefer to work with you to tailor a wedding package specifically for your special day, to accommodate any unique requirements you may have.

With this in mind, we now invite you to contact us for an obligation-free appointment aboard the Ocean Eagle. There really is no substitute for seeing the Eagle first hand, so come a tour of the vessel and discuss your ideas and dreams with us.

About the Eagle

About the Eagle

Vessel Origin

The Ocean Eagle (formally called ‘Chubasco’ & ‘American Eagle’) is a 72foot Swath Ocean catamaran, designed and built in 1987 in the United States. She was originally built for the owner of a San Diego boat building company ‘Swath Ocean Systems’ as his own personal pleasure vessel. She was designed to travel the world with all her sophisticated systems.

America's Cup History

The Ocean Eagles involvement with the America's Cup Challenge has been a long and colourful one. She was bought by the billionaire 'Bill Koch' who also owned the yacht America 3, defeating the Italian team four races to one in the 1992 Challenge. The Eagle was used as his personal chase boat.

She was also involved in the 1995 Challenge when Bill Koch financed another team to compete for the Cup. This time the crew consisted entirely of women except for tactician David Dellenbaugh on a yacht named the Mighty Mary, skippered by the New Zealander, Leslie Egnot. The Eagle was once again his personal chase boat.

She then went on to being the San Diego Yacht Clubs committee boat for the New Zealand 'Big Boat KZ1', defeated by the defender, a catamaran, Stars and Stripes – US1. The 'Big Boat' is still being displayed today in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour Basin.

When New Zealand won the America's Cup in 1995, the owner of the vessel New Zealand Challenge, purchased the Ocean Eagle from Bill Koch and shipped her to New Zealand. Since then, amongst being the most popular corporate function vessel, she has been Team New Zealand's hospitality boat for the two America's Cups held in the 'City of Sails'.

Current Ownership & Management

The Ocean Eagle is 100% NZ Owned & Operated vessel. The vessel is in the expert hands of a team of professionals.
Carey Shelley (Captain) and PJ Dhatt (Business Development Manager)

Ocean Eagle Charters...
Events that move you

(0800 842 3828)
+64 9 3773877

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