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“Bay of Islands Sailing Trip!”

Vigilant Yacht Charters
Ranked #2 of 17 Tours in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Capture the magic of this classic single mast yacht as you sail around the aquatic playground of the bay of islands. Design your own day, your own custom built adventure, aboard this 14 meter fully equipped yacht which offers you the very best in quality, comfort and safety and where your experienced skipper and crew are on board to ensure you have a day to remember.
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Russell, New Zealand
1 review
“Bay of Islands Sailing Trip!”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Had an amazing time with Nick as the captain. Was relaxing and fun. We sailed for a couple hours then stopped for lunch on Robinson island. Was a fantastic day! Got lots of beautiful pictures and Nick pointed out various islands, and told stories and a little bit of the areas history. Highly recommend going out in Vigilant.

Visited April 2014
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vigilant13, Owner at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Thanks Beau, Still remember that fun day of sail in some stiff breeze.
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Durham, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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“Great trip!”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We had a great day on the Vigilant sailboat. We saw lots of dolphins and the scenery was stunning. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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vigilant13, Owner at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Hello Kris, Thank you for your kind words, sure I sent a reply to your review but not sure what happened to it! Hope you and your parter are well.
cheers
Nik
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bay of Islands Best Water Trip”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We have had the most fantastic day out with the Skipper and Owner Nick. Vigilant is the most perfect sailing yacht you could wish for. It is beautiful and has absolutely everything you could want. Went swimming off the yacht and kayaking around some of the islands, dolphins up close and a beautiful lunch. Nick is charm personified. His relaxed manner and open, friendly nature made him a pleasure to spend the day with. We cannot recommend this trip enough.

Visited April 2014
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vigilant13, Owner at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Hello Nick thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure meeting the two of you.

I hope its warming up for you here in the UK

All the best
Nik
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Sailing for the soul”
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic day with skipper Tim. Lots of time under sail so lots of peace & the beauty of the Bay of a Islands. Generous time on our island stop. Plenty of time to walk, swim, kayak & snorkel. Tim made our smoked chicken & salad wraps fresh and supplied fresh fruit too. Great memories.

Visited March 2014
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vigilant13, Owner at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this review, 4 November 2014
Thanks for review, I agree, theres not too many things better for the soul than sailing in the Bay of Islands :)
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
“Wonderful day trip”
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Would recommend a day out on the beautiful vigilant yacht to everyone! My partner and I did the day trip in January, and really enjoyed it. Tim the skipper took us to a beautiful island which they call Robinson island, where he provided us with kayaks and snorkeling gear! There was a nice lagoon which we could snorkel in. Then he brought us lunch to the beach, which was great, and we then sailed back to Russell. This trip is great for anybody! We enjoyed it so much as there were only 8 of us and we all got to know each other.

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vigilant13, Owner at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this review, 16 February 2015
And thank you for your kind words, Tim sure knows how to put on a show, in and out of the water :)
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