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Address: 2 Little Queen Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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We had really nice time on the both with Steven ! We saw many beautiful places at bay of isands and we stopped by one of the beaches of one island. And there we were snorkeling... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had really nice time on the both with Steven ! We saw many beautiful places at bay of isands and we stopped by one of the beaches of one island. And there we were snorkeling and walking on the beach. We also had a delicious lunch on the boat and we got some awsome muffins as well :) All... More 

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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. My wife Sue is quite proud of her home made muffins, and we believe they are well on their way to being world famous, just Like Kingfisher is, being on the Air New Zealand you tube video. Regards Stephen More 

Hingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a private day sail on the Bay of Islands on captain Stephen Weston's Kingfisher. It was the most beautiful sunny day of the year. From the minute we set sail we felt safe. The captain's knowledge of the Bay of Islands is exquisite as well as his sense of humor. We had an awesome day... More 

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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this review

Well I guess it is all about finding the time? Your comments about Collette in the information office do not surprise me, as she has always done a fantastic job in keeping all and sundry happy. Skippers are as demanding of her as are the guests, not knowing what they really want, and how to get it. We are glad... More 

Noosaville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Lovely day with Stephen on his yacht Kingfisher. Best muffins ever! Stephen looked after us very well and it was a very enjoyable and memorable day sailing amongst the beautiful islands of the Bay of Islands. Karla, Arnold and Adele - Noosa Queensland

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Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Stephen was a fabulous host, he made us feel welcome and we soon made sail around the islands. The wind was missing but we motored and sailed around the islands and stopped for a walk on one of them. Dolphins swam by and Stephen took some amazing photographs that he gave us that evening on a CD. Later on we... More 

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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. As you may be aware, most people put wonderful comments in our visitors book and forget about trip advisor, so your comments here are most welcome. Being the local photographer, and having my camera aboard, made it easy to give you some fond memories for the future. When you look at the CD, you will... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We really enjoyed our day with Stephen! He made sure to find a great cove on a choppy day. The lunch was fantastic with real plates! Not only did we find a nice cove but we actually did a lot of sailing! A great day!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

A super day out with Steve and Tim. My extended family all enjoyed our sailing trip to Paradise!! I was pretty pleased that I managed to swim ashore. It wasn't cold at all. Lunch was delicious and our crew looked after us very well. They were both knowledgeable and helpful. Initial cloudy weather was actually a benefit as we got... More 

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Harbor Springs MI, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Had a wonderful trip with Capt. Tim - had a great time even though the water was a bit choppy we had a blast.Had delicious muffins for breakfast and sandwiches and beer/wine for lunch!

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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - we love what we do and the Bay of Islands is a special place regards Sue and Stephen Western More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Took this trip after our original sailing trip was cancelled, so pleased we did. Steve the skipper was the perfect host, only 5 or 6 of us on the trip so felt very personal. The weather helped, Steve was happy to go where we wanted but we let him choose as he knows much more than we do. Lunch was... More 

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Sue W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - we love what we do but it is lovely to be recognised Sue and Steve Western More 

Mount Maunganui
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

What an amazing day - highly recommend you do this! We sailed aboard the Kingfisher with Stephen as our skipper. 6 of us aboard. We were encouraged and offered the chance to take the wheel and help out with the ropes, great learning experience. A nice morning tea was provided of homemade muffins and tea and coffee before arriving at... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Our skipper Steve was very experienced and knows the Bay of Islands waters well. He was happy to tailor our sail to suit both our family and the weather. We are sailors but he would make non sailors feel just as good. A much better way to get out on the water than the fast tourist boats for not much... More 

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