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“A well worth it day.”
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Explore- Sail Lion New Zealand
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Owner description: Experience a full day sailing adventure on the legendary ocean going maxi yacht. Feel the thrill of taking the helm that Sir Peter Blake once steered on course. Join the crew in sailing this great vessel around the spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands...
Reviewed 27 February 2014

The whole experience was fantastic, from the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped off the crew looked after us really well, they were informative and friendly. You had the choice of either getting hands-on or sitting back and relaxing, we got hands on - it was great, grinding and taking the helm. We were lucky to have a windy day and sailing was awesome. Would totally recommend this trip to anyone. It was worth every penny. The food was lovely too.

1  Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Yesterday we spent a glorious day sailing around The Bay of Islands on The Lion of NZ? Weather was perfect with around 10 - 15 knots of breeze. Saw lots of playful dolphins up close and personal and penguins. Spent and hour and a half on an island, snorkeling and kayaking before going back on board for a great lunch. The crew were fabulous allowing guests to participate on winches and the wheel.
Thoroughly recommend this day trip, the only way to see the Bay of Islands.
Siety & Ashley

Thank Siety M
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Reviewed 24 February 2014 via mobile

I went on this with two girlfriends on a whim and it was so much fun. So relaxing as well as good to get involved. Stopped at a beautiful island for a swim and the lunch was delicious! A great way to see more of the picturesque Bay of Islands. Skipper Tom was awesome too!

1  Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Simply fantastic. great professional crew, we were lucky with the winds, heeling over at 45deg gunwales in the water flying at 25 knots. Just amazing.

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Had a fantastic time on the Lion. Such a gorgeous racing yacht and lots of room and places to sit. We got motor boated to the island for swimming or snorkel gear was provided and a few kayaks too. Afterwards back on the boat we had a great lunch with a cash bar. Then to the sailing which was lots of fun. We were encouraged to help on the grinders by the friendly and knowledgable crew. On the sail we saw penguins and a pod of dolphins. Excellent would highly recommend,

Thank JKDavies
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