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Reviewed 6 December 2020

Wanted to experience the bay of islands at its best and you couldn’t do better than Vigilant Yacht Charters. We booked a day sailing charter and it was perfect. Natalie our skipper for the day was friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome. If it’s a relaxing cruise your after we would highly recommend. We spent an hour or so gently sailing out to a secluded island and even got to take the helm. We wondered around a picture perfect island ( Motuarohia) to relax. There was kayaks and snorkelling available. After an hour or so of chilling we went back on board for a lovely lunch (provided). We then went around the island and spotted dolphins which we followed at a respectful distance for a while, which was magical. The best way to see the islands by far.

Date of experience: December 2020
Thank brownie198
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Reviewed 1 November 2020 via mobile

Very nice sailing day. Natalie the captain was professional, kind, chose a nice itinerary, and adapted the sailing to the needs of the group. Nice, sturdy boat and we didn’t have to work as deck hands because she was able to handle it so well. Great day!

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Reviewed 23 October 2020

My partner and I had a fabulous day out on Vigilant. We enjoyed learning more about features in the Bay of Islands and were highly impressed by the fresh salad and smoked chicken lunch which had been organically grown. My partner was thrilled to be able to sail the boat (under supervision) as he had never sailed before. It completely made his weekend and for me, going sailing on my birthday with such fabulous hosts was just ideal.

Date of experience: October 2020
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Thank vicnw
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Reviewed 29 September 2020

Though the weather was not perfect, we still had a great time with Nick and his friends. Wonderful trip for family which enjoy quiet sailing, may want to back again in summer.

Date of experience: September 2020
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Reviewed 20 June 2020

We had a great experience on the Vigilant Yacht Charters and had it all to ourselves. Nik and Nath were so lovely and friendly and explained the wildlife and about the Bay of Islands. The yacht was cute and had so much character.
We explored the Bay of Islands and went to Motuarohia Island. We spent an hour or so to explore the island and walk up to the amazing lookout point and they had prepared a cheese and cracker platter for us when we got back.
This was a highlight of our trip and we had a lovely time. We would definitely recommend this experience.

Date of experience: May 2020
Thank Keepingupwithmallie
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NikVigilant, Owner at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2020

Thank you so much for the review guys! You we're very sweet and we really enjoyed all the great footage and photos you got of your trip out with us!

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