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Barefoot Sailing Adventures

| Paihia Beach Front, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Fabulous Day Sailing

Highly recommend heading out with Luke and his great catamaran. Stunning scenery guided by a very... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Lexie05
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Perth Western Australia
Excellent day in the bay

I could not recommend this cruse more highly!! We had a wonderful day, plenty of things to do but... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Sophiefromgissy
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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
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Bay of Islands is a truly magical place to go for a sailing trip, with its calm, pristine waters, marine wildlife and of course, the stunning scenery. All of which makes our beautiful place a world-renown sailing destination. Our boat, Kopiko, is a modern 33ft catamaran, which offers a comfortable sailing experience for everyone – you can bring the whole family!
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Travellers talk about
“bean bags” (8 reviews)
“island hopper” (4 reviews)
“packed lunch” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Paihia Beach Front, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

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Reviewed yesterday

Highly recommend heading out with Luke and his great catamaran. Stunning scenery guided by a very experienced sailor who made the trip a memorable one. Would definitely do this again if we ever get to Russell.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not recommend this cruse more highly!! We had a wonderful day, plenty of things to do but didn’t feel too commercial, could just sit back, relax and enjoy the day.Topped off by an awesome captain and even a beer! Thanks guys!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the bay with a total of 16 passengers on board. The boat was comfortable and with plenty of room. We spent the day sprawled out on our bean bag chairs. We leisurely explored the bay and islands. We had a nice two hour...More

Thank Charles W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had previously gone on dolphin tours in this area and really enjoyed it. We decided to try out a sailing adventure this time. From the minute we walked on board, it was awesome. Luke took our group out. He was very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked last minute at 4pm the day before, Rachel was really friendly on the phone explaining that although they were hoping to get some more bookings still for the following day. Turns out it was just the 2 of us and...More

Thank Naomi G
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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Naomi, thanks for coming sailing with us. We didn't want you to miss out on a great day out there so I'm glad you enjoyed it! Your own private tour, excellent! Thanks for your review and I hope you enjoy the rest of your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable boat and nice view on the way. We snorkelled on the island and saw some fish feeding on the weed. As a bonus, the crew, Rachel and Luke, were super friendly.

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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thanks for joining us on the day cruise. You were really enjoying the snorkeling and paddle boarding I wasn't sure if we would be able to get you out of the water! Glad you had such a good time, thanks for sharing your experience!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best day with the Barefoot Sailing team. Beautiful people, magnificent day. You can choose to do as little or as much as you want in regards to snorkeling, exploring the island, swimming, stand up paddle boarding. Lunch was delicious. If you’re in...More

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Thank Haley C
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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Haley! You are very kind, we love what we do and it is great to hear that our guests enjoy it so much. Thanks for sharing and we hope to see you again sometime :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to go out on the water to enjoy the beautiful Bay of Islands. We searched the different excursions and chose to go on Barefoot Sailing over many others........we are so glad that we did!!! The Catamaran was very nice, clean, bean bag cushions...More

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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, and THANK YOU! This is such a wonderful review! We are so pleased you had so much fun and are happy to share your experience with others. We just love what we do, and glad that you do too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sailing adventure is a lovely way to spend a day in the Bay of Islands. The boat is spacious and comfortable and the staff are really friendly and interesting. My only criticism would be that it got a little boring when out on the...More

Thank Brian P
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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brian, thanks for your review we really appreciate your feedback and glad you had a great day out with us! Sailing is a very unique experience, some days it is really fast paced and exciting, other days it is slower and very peaceful. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luke was a gracious host and excellent sailor. Watching out for our safety on and off the boat. We had a cuppa and delicious sandwich lunch provided. Paddle boards and snorkel equipment for use in the bay. Bean bag chairs for comfortable sitting on the...More

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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Luke is so happy with this review it really made his day, thank you. The bean bags are a nice touch, comfort and style! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, it really helps people to get a good idea...More

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