As Mel had never sailed before we decided to try a one day sail. She enjoyed it so much we changed our holiday plans to spend another 3 days with Great Escape. Darren & his team could not have been more helpful & along with the welcoming Opua yacht club locals, we were made to feel at home. The Davidson 20 had the basics & was perfect for a couple for a few days sailing the magical Bay of Islands. A highlight was seeing dolphins in their natural habitat. One of the best things about Great Escape is that they are contactable whilst you're on the water by mobile or two-way, so you feel safe knowing help is at hand if you need it. I had looked at other yacht charters, but they didn't match Great Escape for value, whether bare boat or sailing courses. Darren & his crew's sailing enthusiasm shone through their good humour & smiles & extended to their expert knowledge & advice. They are down to earth & don't pretend to be a luxury yacht charter. If you are looking to do some hands on 'real' sailing, then we cannot recommend them highly enough. We are booked for another trip next year.
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