Auckland's Outer Hauraki Gulf Islands

Drive through Matakana Coast, an easy one hour drive from Auckland City CBD to the small coastal village of Leigh, the gateway to Auckland’s outer Hauraki Gulf Islands. Brian, skipper of Apollo has over 16 years of experience as a dive, fish and ferry operator and knows the Outer Gulf Islands like the ‘back of his hand’. APOLLO departs Leigh Harbour to travel along the coastline into Goat Island, N.Z.’s first Marine Reserve or choose to make a day of it visiting Little Barrier or Great Barrier Islands, Kawau Bay, Sail Rock/Hen & Chicken Group or stunning Mokohinau Islands.

APOLLO, a 13 metre mono hull offers fast comfortable travel and is surveyed to carry up to 30 passengers. The wide open covered wet deck offers excellent versatility for scuba diving, fishing or ferry trips.


Get the most out of your day! APOLLO seat configuration is changed and the clear side curtains raised so fisho’s can set up their stations comfortably down both sides of the vessel.

Scuba Diving

Explore primo dive sites. Thousands of divers have explored the underwater terrain with OUTER GULF CHARTERS while enjoying the convenience of a purpose built diver lift, the only one of its kind in New Zealand.

Little Barrier Doc Approved

We are proud to carry a PEST FREE WARRANT. Our tender with a purpose built ramp safely transports our passengers on and off Little Barrier Island.

Day Excursions

Snorkelling, picnics, sightseeing, stag dos. Talk to us about your ideas, we will help you put a plan together to make your day one to remember!

Apollo Charter Destinations

Trip Schedule

All divers are required to carry a safety sausage & whistle, available for purchase...

Goat Island

Goat Island Marine Reserve, just 1 hr north of Auckland offers divers a taste of how our...

Mokohinau Islands

The Mokohinau Islands – the diving gem of the Hauraki Gulf. Experience clear blue waters...

Hen and Chickens Group

The Hen and Chicken Islands, with Sail Rock close by, offer divers clear visibility...

Little Barrier

Little Barrier Island is home to scallops, crayfish, school fish and invertibrae life...

Great Barrier

Great Barrier Island, boasting the most diverse dive sites in the Auckland Hauraki Gulf group...

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