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Bay of Islands Gourmet Sailing Adventure with a Certified Master Chef

Relax, soak up some rays, explore and indulge in delicious gourmet food on an epic Bay of Islands Sailing Adventure...


Highlights

  • Soak up amazing scenic views while sailing around the Bay of Islands
  • Gourmet food including delicious BBQ lunch provided by certified master chef
  • Free time on the island to relax, explore, hike or snorkel
  • Small group tours ensures a relaxed, personalised experience
  • Perfect for all ages!

The Island life is calling! Find your bliss as we take a relaxing cruise around the world-famous Bay of Islands, where you can enjoy a range of activities and feast on delicious gourmet cuisine.

With a maximum of 8 passengers per cruise, you'll have plenty of space to spread out and relax on bean bags, lounger cushions or in the saloon on board "KISS" while we take a leisurely cruise around the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Soak up unobstructed views of lush scenery and landscapes from your unique vantage point on the water while enjoying drinks and tasty starters on-board, before we stop off at the islands for a few hours of exploration and relaxation.

Enjoy some island time as you please - find a spot on the beach to sunbathe, take a nature walk, or try some snorkeling before indulging in a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch lovingly prepared by a certified master chef on-board. It's the perfect way to spend the day!

Menu:

  • Nespresso, tea, hot chocolate & soda with a twist of lime. Seasonal bruschetta and savory tart

  • Lunch – BBQ New Zealand butterflied lamb leg served with seasonal grilled vegetable salad of the day with chimichurri & ciabatta.

  • A sweet treat!

  • Cold drinks and snacks available for purchase (Cash only). BYO Wine or Beer Welcome ( Maximum 1 bottle per adult) or beer ( maximum 6*330ml bottles)

  • Adult $150.00
    Child $95.00

    What's included

    • 4 hours of discovery and 2 hour Island explore or relax
    • Gourmet BBQ lunch and other treats
    • Mask and Snorkels available (if booked direct with tour operator)
    • Complimentary pickup and drop off from Paihia (if booked direct with tour operator)

    Duration

    • Allow approximately 7 hours for the whole experience

    Location

    • Opua Marina C Pier Berth 34

    Notes

    • Please note there is a minimum of 4 required for trip to depart.

    Available Bookings from December 01 to December 07

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult$90.00
    • Child$95.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult$109.50
    • Child$95.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult$90.00
    • Child$95.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    5.0

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    Peter from Switzerland wrote on 22 March 2020

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    A perfect day

    Russel and Karen are perfect hosts and we spent a marvelous day on board of their very practically arranged Benneteau 46! We would repeat that experience anytime and even sail with the to Fidji for that matter... We do hope to see Russel and Karen another time, maybe in Europe...?

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    HI Peter, Regine. Thank you for the time to review .... (i was going to ask !) You certainly picked the day. It was a pleasure to have 2 enthusiastic sailors on board. I relayed to Karen that if felt like you had bee on the helm of kiss for many years. She sailed home nicely with perfect balance. Yes perhaps after Fiji we will keep going ( perhaps not to Como) but would love to catch up. Travel safely. R&K

    Lisa from Australia wrote on 16 March 2020

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    Bay of Islands Cruise

    We had a fantastic day; delicious food and wine, Russell, Karen and Woody are terrific hosts, very friendly and knowledgeable; even had delightfully unexpected visitors (dolphins); perfect day. When we come back to NZ we will be booking again. Thank you :)

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    Robin and Natascha from Germany wrote on 15 March 2020

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    One of the best trips in NZ

    This sailing adventure was one of the best trips we had in New Zealand. Russel and Karen made us feel like being on a family and friends trip. The food was amazing especially the chocolate waffles in the end. We love the sailing yacht and we were really lucky to see some dolphins. Thanks a lot.

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    HI Robin, thanks for making the time to review. After 10 years of cruising independently in the Bay o Islands this is our first year of taking tours. We have had a great summer with the weather ..........and the dolphins. Just love how curious they are !!. Travel Well Russell and Karen

    Harry from New Zealand wrote on 06 March 2020

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    Amazing

    What an amazing day! The bay of islands is a lovely place to visit and spend the day sailing through some of the 144 islands. A really lovely way to see some of the islands and beaches. Russell and Karen were amazing hosts, friendly, welcoming, relaxed and good to have a laugh with. They are locals and have been coming by boat to visit these islands for years, so they have lots of interesting knowledge of the area to share. They have only been running commercial boat trips for a couple of months now, but you would think they had been doing it for years as everything was just perfect! Everything ran smoothly, effortlessly and perfectly timed. They were great hosts and looked after us so well. Delicious coffee and brioche cake in the morning and yummy brownie for afternoon cake. Plus a fantastic lunch! Russell is a chef and the bbq lunch and roasted veggies were delicious. You can also bring your own alcohol. It’s a lovely boat, plenty of space and small group sizes (unlike some of the other boats which have so so many people on and look uncomfortable and hectic). We spent time sailing around, docked by a lovely beach, a few snorkel masks and inflatable rings for people to use. Just a perfect way to relax and spend the day. I would highly recommend this trip, Karen and Russell (and their gorgeous dog Woody!!). Incredible experience and value, a must do!

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    HI Harry, we have had busy times since you were with us. Thanks for making the time to share your experience with us. Yes it is a "quieter" tour. I love to watch guests as i see them breath in the relaxation. NO loud speakers on our yacht. - just scenery and quiet thoughts...... Travel Well Russell and Karen

    Dave from United Kingdom wrote on 02 March 2020

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    Great day on the water

    Had a terrific day out with Russell and Karen.The day started with coffees and pastries and a gentle motor in no wind to an anchorage where we could swim or visit the nearby beach for a walk or just lazearound. Lunch was superb and in the spacious cockpit followed by a dail back to Pahia. 100% rating from ud in every respect.

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    HI Dave, Thanks for the kind review. It was great to find ourselves amongst a large pod of dancing dolphins. Being a sailor i know you were looking for a fresher breezer.... but we did spend time around 7 knots which you felt was very comfortable and balanced. Glad you loved the "NZ Lamb Leg on the Webber". i get them fresh and bone them out on board.

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