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Great Escape Yacht Charters and Sailing School

Richardson Street, Opua, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7143
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Brilliant! Awesome company - very professional, organised, super friendly, and absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
306kirstyc
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Great experience, will be back!

We chartered the Noelex 25 and had a fantastic time in the beautiful Bay of Islands. As first time... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
rachienz2017
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Sail yourself yachts in the Bay of Islands. - Bareboat Charter - Flotilla Rallies - Learn to Sail courses
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant! Awesome company - very professional, organised, super friendly, and absolutely recommend. We’d booked for the 6 day trip on the Noelex 25, but unfortunately the weather gods weren’t on our side so only managed to fit in the 3 day course, and will be...More

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Julie K, General Manager at Great Escape Yacht Charters and Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time to write this review, very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you back here to complete your sailing holiday.

Reviewed 10 January 2018

We chartered the Noelex 25 and had a fantastic time in the beautiful Bay of Islands. As first time sailers we were joined for the first few days by Martin who was a friendly and patient teacher before sailing off for a few days on...More

Thank rachienz2017
Julie K, General Manager at Great Escape Yacht Charters and Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thanks so much I'm glad you had a lovely time, I'll put a pack of cards on the boat for you next time!

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Lovely people, nice boat and fantastic sailing waters. A couple of days of heaven. Sailing in the Bay of Islands should be on everyone's bucket list and Great Escape is a wonderful way to do it. Ian

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Julie K, General Manager at Great Escape Yacht Charters and Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you, we're glad you had a great couple of days. We think this is one of the best places in the world to sail; but we are biased!

Reviewed 28 December 2017

We booked a one day relaxing sail for our anniversary. As newbies to sailing, we were joined by Daryl, who was absolutely fantastic. He was highly knowledgable and taught us the basics of sailing including a lot of hands on instruction! It was a great...More

Thank nealconor
Julie K, General Manager at Great Escape Yacht Charters and Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks for this, we're looking forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We chartered a 31 foot boat (sorry, can't remember the exact boat) for 5 days to cruise in the Bay of Islands. The BOI is beautiful and we had a great time. Leaving in mid-October, we were the first charter of the year. The boat...More

Thank travelmojo1006
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Wow, what can I say. I can't recommend this trip enough. My partner and I did the 6 day learn to sail course in March - 3 days of instruction with the very knowledgable, patient and friendly Derrick, who taught us everything we needed to...More

Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 4 May 2017

My wife and I did the 6 day sailing package - 3 days instruction followed by 3 days off to the islands by ourselves. We took a Noelex 25, a good size for relative beginners like us and plenty of room for two. We really...More

Thank ximul
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Wow, what can I say, my wife and I did a 5 day learn to sail course with Darren and the crew, fantastic. They gave us a great experience and we've come away looking to plan our next trip. We've already book with Darren for...More

Thank mattshawcroft
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We did the inappropriately named Cliffs and Caves tour- this trip is much better than its name! This is on a jet boat which takes you into the Bay of Islands and you get a quick overview of a good selection of Islands plus a...More

Thank David S
GreatEscapeNorthland, Owner at Great Escape Yacht Charters and Sailing School, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thanks for Review but wrong company, you are looking for our Brothers and Sisters at Great sights. Glad you enjoyed the Bay

Reviewed 11 February 2017

We took a Noelex 30 for four days. Boats are not new, and a bit basic, but sail well to windward and the centre plate allowed us to get close inshore. Very quiet, even over a holiday weekend. Some stunning coves to visit as well...More

Thank Mark T
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