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Zig Zag Charters

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22 May 2017
“Very well organised and relaxing”
20 Mar 2017
“Excellent Trip”
ZigZag is a beautiful, all weather 60ft sailing catamaran. We are available for daily lunch cruises, which includes one or two island stop overs, kayaking, snorkelling, wild life watching and our gourmet lunch. We also offer private charters for up...more
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78 Florence ave | Russell Bay Of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 21 150 6563
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This is a long overdue review: We were extremely lucky to catch our cruise on the last week before their break in mid April. Even more so as there were only two couples on board, including us. We were greeted with lovely breakfast scones, followed...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank CarolynRedDot
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is such a great day out. The catamaran is spotlessly clean, spacious and the staff/owners are friendly and helpful. We were able to kayak, snorkel and swim in the bays where we moored. Our 11 month old grand-daughter was even give her own plastic...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank FossieBromley
Reviewed 18 March 2017

These guys are friendly and down to earth. Homemade scones for morning tea, lunch with a great variety of food and a slice for afternoon tea. The food, swimming and sighting combination made for an excellent day out on board a very spacious catamaran. Enjoyed...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Lynley M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had a nice day with plenty of wind for sailing but we motored the entire time! Next time I will take a cruise that actually sails! I made a reservation through an online, discount tour company, not directly from the owners. As a result,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank aplustc
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We fancied seeing the bay on a sail boat an dafter a little research chose Zig Zag. We really enjoyed it. The weather was sunny and windy - good for sailing. The crew were very welcoming, told us about what we were seeing and some...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank SkaraBrae
ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thankyou for your wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed your day out in the Beautiful Bay of Islands.

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Originally we had booked another boat which was canceled due to heavy rain so we got transfered to the Zig Zag, but I think it could have hardly been better. The Zig Zag has a lot of space inside but also outside. So no matter...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Mesch81
ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thankyou for having such a positive attitude! You make our job fun and a pleasure to do.😊

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If you want a good fun day out then look no further! Gordon the captain and the crew are very nice and accommodating and make you feel right at home as if you know them. Scones, lunch and afternoon tea were amazing. Plenty of it...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank GuyLB
ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Cheers for that review! Was a lovely day out...thanks for being part of it😊

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wow, what a wonderful way to spend a day. I have memories to treasure for ever. A warm welcome from our two lovely hosts. They made everyone so welcome and that enabled easy chatting amongst our small group. The forecast hadn't sounded too good, but...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank LJD1250
ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Aaww you are so kind!! Thankyou thankyou! We do love our job and when we have wonderful people aboard like you, how can it not be a great day! Thankyou for Zigzagging with us and your amazing review. 😊

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

What better way to see Bay of Islands than cruising in the sun on a catamaran? Crew was excellent - welcoming and informative - and they provided one of the best lunches I had during 3 weeks in NZ. A fantastic day.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank valyo54
ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thankyou for your lovely words!! Glad you enjoyed the food...we are amazed always at the amount we can all eat on the catamaran. .must be the sun sea and company! Thankyou😊

Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had an amazing day on board the Zig Zag. The crew were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The lunch was awesome and the mussels in particular were to die for. We had picture postcard weather which of course helped but I...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank dcraig9965
ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Thankyou for that wonderful review David. It was a great day out and we find that it is really the lovely people like you guys that make the day what it is...so thanks to you too😊

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4 January 2017|
Response from jenpel15 | Reviewed this property |
For our cruise (emerald princess) there were shuttle buses from the tender access point into Paihia. I got the impression this is a standard thing, as they have craft merkets etc set up in town for the ships.
19 February 2016|
Response from ZigZagCharters | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for your inquiry Our lunch cruise is $115.00 which includes 2 island stopovers, snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. Lunch inclusive. Thanks for your interest. Zigzag