About The Galileo

Galileo provides luxury charters and harbour cruises from Nelson, New Zealand to the Abel Tasman National Park, D'Urville Island, the Marlborough Sounds and the rest of New Zealand.

The Boat

Designed by Richard McBride, and built in Picton, this luxurious 20.5 metre (67 foot) vessel is owned and operated by Seabird Charters Ltd out of Nelson, New Zealand. The Galileo surveys out to 200 miles and provides a range of extravagant commercial and leisure charters, including fishing, parties, coastal tours, harbour cruises, filming, corporate events and much more.


The Crew

Owned and operated by Barry and Lynley Bird of Nelson's famous Seabird Charters Ltd, you know you'll be in safe hands. A combined 32 years experience in the industry guarantees you a good time out on the water. The crew provide outstanding hospitality and service, catering for a wide variety of needs and requirements.


The Country

New Zealand's beautiful coastline is within easy reach onboard the Galileo. New Zealand provides some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and attracts millions of tourists each year. The Galileo offers harbour cruises in Nelson and tours throughout the Abel Tasman National Park, the Marlborough Sounds, D'Urville Island, as well as the entire country.