Waidroka Bay Resort owns and operates a fleet of boats to choose from for various purposes. All of our boats are continuously looked after and maintained to a high standard to ensure our guests safety. Our boat drivers are all local and know the reefs extremely well. They are all specifically trained to operate the boats for surf trips. Our ‘Boats’ are listed below and on any boat trip will always stay with surfers at the various surf-breaks. The boats will always stay on special moorings near the surf spots in safe channels and boat drivers will remain on the boat at all times to ensure safety, as well as serve as a haven for the surfers wanting to rest, have a drink or eat their lunch.
All boats always go out with mobile phone (nowadays there is coverage even at Frigates Passage and many of our guests send back surf pictures straight from the boat) and are always in touch with the base at the resort. Water, snacks, lunch packs and if you wish to order bar drinks will always be onboard, as well as of course medical kits. Our boats are always in contact with base and we ensure maximum safety.
“YAMMY” 23 foot fiberglass Yamaha boat with single 40 HP Yamaha outboard. The “YAMMY” is our local reef boat and has a low drought, is simple to use for quick sessions to any one of our local surf breaks. She can handle the outside reef very well with a V-Hull shape and is great for quick trips anywhere. The YAMMY is the quickest and simplest way to get to any local surf break or dive site and due to its size and drought is the most versatile in our local reef conditions.
“WAVE HUNTER” 29 foot fiberglass Yamaha boat with single 4-stroke 90 HP Mariner. The “WAVE HUNTER” has a roof top, she will go with larger groups to our local surf breaks, as well as out to Frigates and is as fast and comfortable as any of our larger boats.
“WAVE RIDER” 30 foot aluminum mono-hull with a twin engine Mercury 115HP setup. The “WAVE RIDER” is our larger work horse and spends most of her time taking our surfers to trips further out, mostly for fast Frigates trips and back. She has a roof top. The Wave Rider is a V-Hull shape, is spacey with much comfort.
“FIJI EXPLORER” 32 foot aluminum catamaran with two new 250 HP Mercury Verado 4-stroke outboards. The “FIJI EXPLORER” is our largest boat and will take out large surf groups only, mostly when there are larger parties and groups. She is one of our larger and faster boats, specifically designed for large groups, with a back entry ladder for easy step up and has a hard roof top.
“DAU WAI” (Wtare Expert) 35 foot aluminum catamaran with twin 300 HP Mercury Verado 4-stroke outboards. The “DAU WAI” is our largest boat and will take out large dive groups (up to 18 divers), mostly when there are larger parties and groups. She is very comfortable, extremely fast and specifically designed for large group diving, with a back entry ladder for easy step up after dives and has a hard roof top.