Commercial & Filming

Thinking of filming out on the water or in a remote location? Then look no further than the Galileo. We provide a variety of commercial and transportation services.

Commercial, Transportation, and Filming Services

Coastal Survey

Our vessel has a coastal survey for all of New Zealand. We are available at short notice for all commercial work including crew transfers, photography, and support work, as well as being a water taxi to the Abel Tasman National Park, the Marlborough Sounds, and D'Urville Island directly from Port Nelson. Our skipper, Barry Bird, has a New Zealand offshore masters qualification and MEC6 qualification and Lynley Bird has a SRL 24m qualification. With a large fuel capacity, we are available in a variety of different locations for commercial work.

Filming & Crew Transport Services

The Galileo is an outstanding platform for ocean filming and documentaries all throughout New Zealand. Whether it be filming onboard or transport to a location, the Galileo can help you to get the best shots.

Water Taxi Services

Enjoy the convenience of travelling to the world famous Abel Tasman National Park, the Marlborough Sounds, or D'Urville Island directly from Port Nelson with Galileo Charters. We can drop you off at any of the many beautiful beaches after you marvel at the stunning scenery along the way.

Available on Short Notice

Galileo Charters are available on short notice for all commercial work, including photography, coastal surveying, support and crew transfers. We can get to you fast and take you where you need to go.

Commercial services include working with oil rigs, filming, crew transport, surveying, and working as a water taxi