Hi, and welcome to Sun Kissed Charters . In a previous life, Russell lead award winning restaurants and established Kato, an internationally renowned premium producer of condiments, dips, sauces and char-grilled vegetables – “all the really tasty bits that make going to a restaurant great” While Karen initially trained in beauty therapy and has enjoyed a career in hospitality, she has also undertaken a number of formal qualifications on the sea Now, after a decade of sailing our 14 meter Beneteau Kiss “up North” and further afield with friends & family, we are excited to share our experience, adventures, ….and love of foraging.

Your Bay of Islands cruise includes everything you require including fully personalised catering by certified onboard master chef Excludes Beverages: Full Range of Beverages including bar available


Certified skipper

20 years of local knowledge with Sailing Bay of Islands and Auckland Harbour Cruises

Master Chef

20 years leading award winning kitchens. All meals prepared from scratch aboard

International Yacht

46 foot French Built, Kiwi designed yacht was winner of international ocean sailing yacht of the year​