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Address: 78 Florence ave | Russell Bay Of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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+64 21 150 6563
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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ZigZag is a beautiful, all weather 60ft sailing catamaran. We are available...

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 to 30 people at the date and time of your choice, with the option of a catered menu, or bring your own food and use our on board BBQ.

We begin operating in the Bay Of Islands from December.

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
FossieBromley
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Bromley
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59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 tub filled with water to splash around in. The food provided is fresh and plentiful.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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114 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 it so much we have already booked for another trip.

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California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, when asked where we meet the cruise, the owner was rude and said to ask... More 

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Auckland
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 of the local stories and legends - but in an informal way so it felt... More 

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ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this review

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

Hamburg, Germany
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 which weather you might catch you always will find a great spot. Eventhough it was... More 

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ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this review

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

Amersham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 with tea and coffee on the go. Snorkelling equipment provided as were 2 kayaks. Plenty... More 

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ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this review

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

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 I was enjoying myself so much I never even noticed the weather, which was actually... More 

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Thank LJD1250
ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this review

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. 😊 More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank valyo54
ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this review

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😊 More 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 think this is a 'can't miss' activity when in the Bay of Islands. At the... More 

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ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this review

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😊 More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had a very great time with Zig Zag Charters. Tess cooked excellent vegetarian food for us, simple but so yummy and satisfying. Our 7 and 5 years old loved it too, and my son had eaten so much of the homemade scone made by Tess. Although it's a bit disappointed we didn't see any dolphin, we had a different... More 

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ZigZagCharters, Manager at Zig Zag Charters, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind words. The bay of islands is a beautiful place! More 

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