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Bay of Islands Sailing/Gungha II

Rd 1, Kerikeri, New Zealand
+64 9-407 7930
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okay, but nothing spectacular

Sailing trip, not more, not less. Boat was quite loaded with 17 guests. Snacks were fresh, but few... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rotscher13
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Zurich, Switzerland
The Best Way to See the Bay

Fabulous day of sailing, seeing dolphins and swimming. Mike has a great knowledge of the area and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trevor S
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Sydney, Australia
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Rd 1, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sailing trip, not more, not less. Boat was quite loaded with 17 guests. Snacks were fresh, but few and lunch very small. Only one (!) drink in six hours. Mike didn't really care about providing an unforgettable experience to his guests but just having to...More

Thank Rotscher13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous day of sailing, seeing dolphins and swimming. Mike has a great knowledge of the area and captains the boat very professionally. Lunch was a large sandwich, which was perfect for the day, with tasty snacks served as we sailed.

1  Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On your booking it will state “weather permitting”. This is acceptable, a fair policy. What however it doesn’t tell you is that Mike and Melissa will take 23 people out in torrential rain and promise you the sun instead of rescheduling. Why would they lose...More

1  Thank jenlewis0912
bayofislandssai... g, General Manager at Bay of Islands Sailing/Gungha II, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jen your comments are unfair and misleading. The forecast for the day was scattered showers and that is what we got. One reason the tour went ahead is that customers such as yourselves were keen as you indicated in an email the day prior to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

*** Be Careful Evryone*** I have rated this tour very bad and I’m not sure how many times he did this and probably so many people suffered who didn’t reviewed in trip advisor. When I arrived in the wharf, I didn’t see the Gungha II....More

Thank Abdullah-Al-Asif
bayofislandssai... g, General Manager at Bay of Islands Sailing/Gungha II, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Abdul your comments are almost entirely incorrect. Our tour was cancelled for weather related reasons and multiple passenger cancellations due to rain. Our crew met you at the jetty and you were given the option of sailing another day or transferring to another sailboat on...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017 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...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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,...More

Thank BillU614
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...More

Thank Rachel50_10
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....More

Thank Genea R
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...More

1  Thank Layla B
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...More

Thank Chocky1948
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