About the Galileo

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

Galileo Charters in the Abel Tasman National Park

Nelson's Most Luxurious Charter 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 has a coastal survey and provides a range of extravagant commercial and leisure charters, including fishing, parties, coastal tours, filming, corporate events, harbour cruises, and much more. Galileo Charters are licenced for alcohol, amatuer fishing, and have operating concessions for the Abel Tasman and Fiordland.

Your Highly Experienced 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 40 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. Your crew is highly qualified with Barry Bird having a offshore masters and MEC6 qualification and Lynley Bird having a SRL 24m qualification.

An Incredible Country to Explore

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, Fiordland, Stewart Island, as well as the entire country.

Galileo Charters provides luxury marine experiences throughout New Zealand

Take a Look Onboard

Comfortable seating is available onboard the Galileo
Licenced bar on the Galileo available for charter
The Galileo's kitchen provides full catering for events and charters
The Galileo can cater for 48 passengers, with accommodation, toilets and showers for 12
The beds onboard the Galileo are comfortable and spacious
Outdoor seating is available on the top deck so that you can take in the amazing New Zealand scenery
Galileo Charters has a coastal survey and are available anywhere within New Zealand
The large rear deck is perfect for hosting parties, weddings, corporate events, and cruises
Take a break from the sun under shade on the Galileo's spacious rear deck