We understand the importance of special events, so when you're onboard the Eagle we always endeavour to offer an outstanding experience and excellent service. Here is a small sample of what some of our clients are saying about their time on the Eagle...

Hi Kelly,

We cannot thank you and your awesome team enough for making a very special occasion more than we could wish for.
Please thank all of the team on behalf of my family and friends for their outstanding customer service and making our parents Anniversary one to remember forever.
Thanks again for everything Kelly. Will highly recommend your services to friends, family and clients. Looking forward to another trip soon.

Kind regards,
Nik G

Emirates Team New Zealand uses Ocean Eagle Charters as its preferred supplier for charters events on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.  Emirates Team New Zealand has an unyielding commitment to quality, and with this in mind, we accept only the best when it comes to every aspect of our operation. 

The team at Ocean Eagle consistently delivers service of the highest calibre and we have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking for a charter experience to remember.

Doug Reid
Supplier Liaison Manager
Emirates Team New Zealand

Hi Ocean Eagle crew,

Just a quick note to say how awesome the times I’ve had on your boat are. 3 consecutive years I’ve attended in tow with other work colleagues from Health and Sport Fitness Centers and I’ve counted yours to be the best party of the year!

Your staff are top notch – friendly, approachable and still know when to leave us alone. Anyway I loved it.  


  Jody Murray
Interlogica | New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 307 1636
Office: (09) 889 3555

Hi Kelly,  

Thank you so much for the most amazing work doo we have ever had.  Everybody who attended loved it so much that we have decided to rebook now for next year!!!  What stood out for us the most was the happy, smiling helpful staff that you have on board.  They stayed up-beat and fabulous all night.  Please pass on our thanks and admiration of the stunning job they all did.  Your organisation of the evening was superb, obviously you run a well oiled machine as everything appeared effortless and that only happens with a lot of background work.  

The food was perfect and the drinks were lovely.  The whole night flowed and we didn’t want it to end.  

Best regards  

  Suzanne Gillespie
HR administrator


Hey Kelly and the Ocean Eagle Crew,

We wanted to thank you all for making our Wedding so special. Your crew helped to make sure everything was in place and everyone seemed to do it without us noticing they were there. The food was fantastic, highly recommend the Kiwi barbeque!!! The DJ kept the party flowing and timed our choices perfectly!!!

All our guests have said they enjoyed themselves immensely and told us that it was a truly unforgettable wedding, one they will always remember!!!

Oh yeah, thanks for making the weather so awesome!!!!


Russell and Zoe Simpson

Hi Kelly

Thanks for a great day on Saturday. Really good feedback from all who came. You and your team did a great job looking after us and the food was excellent.

It has been suggested we book the same event for next year…


Wayne Pointon
Operations Manager
Debitsuccess Limited

Hi Kelly

Big Thank You to you and your team, from my Team and I. Everyone had a fantastic time I have had heaps of great comments on the whole night. Top work on the food, music & service :)

Kind Regards,
Aliesha Taylor
Receptionist, Office Co-ordinator
New Zealand Superannuation Fund

We had an awesome time on Saturday, thank you to everyone, you guys were great! The food was delicious, the drinks stunning, and of course who could fault the weather!

Thanks again for making our Christmas function so memorable :)

Jenny Hodgson
HR Administrator
Soltius New Zealand Limited

Hi Kelly I just had to email you to say a big "Thank You" Kelly and also to the rest of your staff for making my son's 21st birthday one of the best nights ever. Everyone couldn't stop raving about it the next day. There wasn't one person who didnt enjoy themselves that night. The food was great! the idea of having plattered food going around all night was an excellent choice!

The D.J was absolutely amazing! So please thank him for me. The Boat Cruise just made it even more special and I would certainly most definitely recommend your charter. I have had guests saying thats where they want their next function and were very interested in hiring your charter. I hope you and your staff enjoyed the cupcakes, just a little token of my appreciation of all the hard work that you did in preparing my son's 21st. So once again Kelly thank you for all your help creating a special night for my son Joey's 21st. Emz

Our wedding on board the Ocean Eagle was a fantastic evening – cruising the inner harbour and married by a Captain! Plenty of room for guests to be either inside or out and the food was superb. The crew were friendly and helpful, and everything ran on time - so many guests said it was one of the most magical weddings they had been to. I would do it again in a flash!

Maria Tyrrell | NeedScope International | +64 9 376 7760 | www.needscope.com

Dear Kelly and the Crew of Ocean Eagle,

Thank you so much for the wonderful evening last night. My father's 60th was a blast and we couldn't have picked a better night or better way to celebrate it.

Your friendly crew and awesome facilities were perfect! Also we would like to thank your DJ - he listened to our requests and made it a pleasurable 'party' atmosphere.

Every single person that attended had nothing but positive comments about the cruise...thank you so much.

We will be sure to look you up for our next up and coming events (as my nephew is already pleading with us to hire you for his 21st).

So when the time arises we will be touch again.

Once again - thank you for the wonderful evening. You made our night!!!!

Neta Sadlier & family

Kelly, thank you for showing us around, your vessel was the best presented and you were the best presenter.

Thanks Kelly.
Michelle and Chris Masefield.

Brad & Kelly Maker owners of Ocean Eagle Charters have looked after our Customer Christmas Cocktail Cruises for the past 8 years.

These cruises have always been a highlight every year, the presentation of their boat, food and hospitality are absolutely A1.

A wonderful experience to be had by anyone wishing to have a fabulous afternoon / evening entertaining.

Shirley Schollum


To all the crew on the Ocean Eagle, thank you very much. Our staff and clients had a wonderful time.

Bonnie Erickson

Hi Kelly, Both Matilda and Myself would like to give you and your colleagues a massive thank you for Saturday evening. It was the most fantastic day, and everything seemed to run so smoothly for us.

Everyone is saying how wonderful the whole thing was.

Like we have said above, we could not have asked for anything more from the day. The staff were immense, the boat set up (flowers and balloons) was great, the boat ride was superb,

The ceremony/Celebrant was fantastic and the food was fit for royalty, so a very big thank you for everything that you and the staff done to make our day so special.

Warmest Regards

Doug and Matilda xx

Morning Kelly,

What can I say - Saturday's party was the very best we've ever had (and we've had 20 years of good parties). The food was amazing, the music rocked, all your team were so friendly and helpful and the boat looked incredible with the balloons and table settings. Carol was very humbled at the effort you went to re the garlic issue. Everybody at work is still fizzing this morning and we all enjoyed ourselves so much. Thank you Kelly for making it all possible and for doing such a fantastic job.

I come up with a different venue and theme each year but the concensus is we'll come back to Ocean Eagle next year and just change the theme - how could we possibly better Saturday night!

Please pass on my thanks to your team,


Alison Turner
HR Director
Ph: (+64 9) 273-2001
Fax: (+64 9) 273-7487

Hi Kelly, Just a quick note to say thank you very much for our Christmas Party last night - everyone who attended had a wonderful time and we are all talking about it at work tonight.

Please pass on my thanks to the team who worked, including the bar staff, DJ (who was excellent!), the kitchen assistants, the Skipper and of course yourself.Your work throughout the whole planning process made things very easy for me!!

I would love to use the boat again at some stage, and will definitely contact you if the occasion arises.

Thanks again.

Cheers, Kim

Kim Henneker
Twilight Shift Manager


I would just like to commend the staff for their friendly and professional manner in catering for the Sandvik Xmas party on Saturday.

food was fantastic, and the music was outstanding and catered well for the diversity.

Many of the Sandvik staff commented that this was the best party thus far. Well done!

Thank you,

Best Regards
Rodney Chellan
Inside Sales
Sandvik New Zealand
Office Phone: +64 9 273 5856

To the Hospitality Providers of Emirates Team New Zealand:

We were privileged to spend a most pleasant day on the Ocean Eagle today - Thursday 12th February 09. We had a wonderful time (and neither of us "landlubbers" even felt the tiniest bit seasick!!!) Everything - from the warm welcome to the excellent food to the trip under the Harbour Bridge was very much appreciated.

Thank you for your hospitality and very best wishes to The Team.

Kind regards,

Cathie & Gary Parrott

Hi Kelly,

Thanks again for last Saturday night. Everyone had a blast and are still talking about it! We only wished we booked it for longer, we all said it was way more fun on the boat than in the bars! Better music and atmosphere.
And we all couldn't get over how efficient and friendly you and your staff were, including the DJ. It was the perfect night. Blair actually said it was the best night he's had, ever! And I think the same.
Thanks again Kelly. We will definitely recommend Ocean Eagle to others.

Amanda and Blair :-)

For more informations or booking enquires please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Kelly Maker
Ocean Eagle Charters.