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Sail the Bay of Islands with us, Kingfisher Yacht Charters, in Northland, New Zealand. We will take you on a cruise where you will explore the beautiful bays and sights it has to offer. Feel the gentle breeze in your hair and the warm sun on your...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
2 Little Queen Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 8845
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have daysailed many times in Europe and this trip was right up there with the best the Balearics and Croatia can offer. Stephen and Adrian were excellent hosts and we were joined by a lovely young couple from Italy. The crew could not have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dmjplus3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite some good reviews, please be prepared for a self obsessed and rude skipper. Please DON'T expect: The skipper to ask anyone's name or use your name at any point in the day...despite only 6 people on the boat. The skipper to pay any interest...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MrandMrsPoynton
Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

WOW. I have never experienced such a response like this before. I am very sorry you did not have a great day. I do not like to ask lots of questions about our guests as we respect their privacy but am always happy to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best thing we did in NZ as a family of 8 (4 couples) We caught a big fish, did some great sailing, went swimming, got some sun; had some great morning tea. Couldnt recommend more highlyMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeremy L
Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jeremy. Thanks for this not expected report. Yes you did all that and it was in only three hours, so for us quite an accomplishment. You did not mention seeing dolphins as well. It was great having you, even for only such a short half...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This is late but worthy. This charter was to say awesome. Stephen loves the water and it was a fantastic sail around the Bay of Islands in the sailboat. We learned a lot about the local area on and off the water. If you want...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank brad1133
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We spent a great day out on the waters in the bay. Marvelous lunch and nice sailing all over the day

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Booking with Kingfisher Charters was the best decision we could have made! It was just our group of 5 and one other couple so the experience was very personable, relaxed, and a truly incredible day. Steven and Sue were so nice and accommodating (they even...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank chloeschonfeld
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I really haven't been out on the ocean very much and I was apprehensive about the sailing trip. Steve, the captain met us at the dock. He is a very confident and helpful captain.He told us how to board, what to expect and off we...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank VenturaTraveler1234
Sue W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we enjoyed the day with you as much as you did cheers Sue and Steve

Reviewed 7 May 2017

This sailing trip was excellent. I've been on other sailing days in BOI (that I loved too) but this one is by far the best. Skipper Steven was awesome and I felt fully confident in his ability. The food was very good (both lunch and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Jamie B
Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments. We strive to do our best and it's nice to see we are appreciated.I hope we see you again sometime. Regards Stephen

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stephen is an excellent skipper, with a vast knowledge about the Bay of Islands and boats. He was happy to share his knowledge and told us of many sailing stories. Stephen was happy to let us all have a drive of the boat and help...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you for the lovely words. We love to share our world here in the Bay, and look forward to seeing you again hopefully in the not to distant future. You two being teachers showed great skills in communication and I bet the kids in...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had really nice time on the both with Steven ! We saw many beautiful places at bay of isands and we stopped by one of the beaches of one island. And there we were snorkeling and walking on the beach. We also had a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank lharbert
Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thank you for your kind words. My wife Sue is quite proud of her home made muffins, and we believe they are well on their way to being world famous, just Like Kingfisher is, being on the Air New Zealand you tube video. Regards Stephen

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