Many ways to enjoy the water

Here's some of what's on offer, at Z-Pier at Westhaven Marina:

From fishing trips to Auckland harbour cruises, self-drive boat hire, to party charters and dolphin watching. the fleet at the z-pier charter base in Westhaven marina offers it all. launch yourself at z-pier. the fleet is waiting.


Z-Pier at Westhaven is where you come when you want to go boating. It's the gateway to the Hauraki Gulf and beyond, for many thousands of people every year.

Z-Pier is also the home to the famous Billfish Cafe, which offers waterfront dining in a magic location, The Motor Yacht Centre, and the convenient Z-Pier store. It's the base for Auckland's Dragon Boats, the Etchell racing fleet, and Sailability.

On the doorstep
Z-Pier is the commercial heart of Westhaven Marina, which is the biggest marina in the Southern Hemisphere, home to more than 2,000 yachts of all kinds, four yacht clubs, and an iconic part of Auckland's waterfront. Across the bay is Silo Marina, a specialist facility for superyachts, and the Viaduct Marina in Auckland's entertainment precinct. Westhaven also offers many opportunities to go boating, even when you don't have a boat of your own to enjoy.

Fishing trips - buy a ticket for yourself, or charter a full boat
Party cruises - corporates, birthdays, pre-wedding celebrations, and fun times
Dolphin and whale watching
Skippered tours of the Gulf and beyond
Self-drive options and house boats
From small boats to the large and luxurious
Catering and cuisine is available
Waterfront dining at Billfish Café
Explore boat ownership at the Motor Yacht Centre. 

Sailability provides accessible opportunities for anyone with disabilities, to learn how to sail, and to race competitively. Sailability maintains a boat compound at Z-Pier, and the programme's sailors can be seen out training, throughout summer and winter.

Etchells race yachts are true one-design yachts that are embraced by top sailors as a way of pitting their skills against one another, in a true test of sailing mastership in which the boats are as close to identical as possible, making tactics and skill the determinant of race success. The fleet is based at Z-Pier and trains and races regularly.

And much more from the world of boating:
Paddling dragonboats as part of a team is great fun, and great exercise. Based out of Z-Pier, and using the sheltered St Mary's Bay and the waters outside of Westhaven Marina as training grounds, the Auckland Dragonboats Association runs events and coaching. It's a great way to hit the water and be as social or as competitive as you like.