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Address: RD 1, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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+64 9-407 7930

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What a great trip!

I loved this trip! Mike and Melissa are very friendly and we have a beautiful day out on the bay of islands! We saw dolphins, penguins and a hammerhead shark! Amazing! Stopped at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kelly B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I loved this trip! Mike and Melissa are very friendly and we have a beautiful day out on the bay of islands! We saw dolphins, penguins and a hammerhead shark! Amazing! Stopped at a beautiful island for activities of our choice and Lunch was a tasty fresh sandwich, we had snacks and popcorn throughout the trip! Was a great day... More 

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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't have had a better time cruising around the bay on this beautiful 65ft sailboat. Mike and Melissa were great and the other people on board were super friendly from all different countries. Got lucky with an incredibly sunny day and got to kayak, snorkel, hike up a mountain for some stunning views and lay in the sun. Food was... More 

Thank BillU614
Oxford, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The skipper of this yacht is a Canadian called Mike. He doesn't overload the boat, so you can feel you're out with a group of friends; his 65' sailing yacht is charming, as is he in a quiet, non-commercial-seeming way, and he doesn't do that cheating thing of saying he'll set sail but never actually doing so. Other reviews describe... More 

Thank Rachel50_10
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Mike and Melissa were awesome! We had a group of 8 and then there were about 12 or so others that we didn't know. It was lovely. There was plenty of room for everyone to have a seat out on the deck and just enjoy. This is a very relaxing day so don't expect a lot of entertainment. It's a... More 

Thank Genea R
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had SUCH a lovely time with Mike and crew! We sailed for about 2 hours before reaching a private little island with a stunning beach, where we anchored for about and hour, which allowed time for snorkelling, kayaking, swimming and a hike to some amazing views! Lunch was so yummy as well! Would 100% recommend this trip!

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Seasoned traveller from Devon
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300 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Firstly the skipper and crew. Mike and Melissa looked after us, he's an extremely knowledgeable guy with a wealth of sailing and ship experience. From salmon fishing off BC in the Canadian Pacific to yachting long distance journeys, Mike has been there, done it, got the T shirt. Melissa is the crew and she's been with the boat for 2... More 

Thank Chocky1948
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Booked this tour through an "I site" for my partner and I. Late-ish departure from Paihia which is nice. Greeted by the captain Mike and his offsider. Gorgeous day sailing with opportunities to help sail and steer the boat. We stopped off at a beautiful island, had an opportunity to walk round the island, kayak and snorkel ( although a... More 

Thank Kate X
Speyer, Germany
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The trip was realy cool till we had to travell back cause of an emergancy ( it wasn't Mike and Melissas fault!) . Mike and Melissa ( not sure :D ) did everything with high professionality! The sandwiches and crackers were awesome! We want to say thank you for this trip!

Thank Backpackerins
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Having been let down on our original booking, we were extremely fortunate to stumble across Mike, the skipper & host aboard the Gungha sailing yacht. He came to our rescue with a full day of sailing about in the Bay of Islands. Not only that but he was more than happy to take our 12 month old son too and... More 

Thank J0sephine2014
Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I truly enjoyed my day outing with Mike and Melissa. We had a great tour of the Bay of Islands, stopped off at a beautiful island that we hiked, swam, snorkeled and kayaked around. Lunch was delicious. Melissa made sure everyone had enough food and snacks all day. The views are breathtaking. If you are lucky you can see blue... More 

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