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All Inclusive Overnight Sailing Experience - Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is New Zealand's premier sailing playground and is a world renowned holiday destination offering over 144 islands in a sub tropical paradise.

This once in a lifetime overnight sailing experience is the ultimate way to discover the bays hidden gems, wildlife and remote places - many of which are only accessible by boat.

Included in your trip:

  • Accommodation - 1 nights accommodation aboard the Vigilant with linen etc provided
  • Snorkling - The Bay of Islands boasts some of the best snorkelling spots in New Zealand
  • Kayaking - Go and explore as you glide of crystal clear turquoise waters
  • Lure fishing - Cast a line in at this world class fishing destination
  • Lunch and Dinner from locally sourced produce
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Island Walks - Immerse yourself in the lush green paradise
  • Wine tasting from two local wineries - Enjoy premium quality fine wines that have won international acclaim
  • Personal guided tour of the bay by skipper - With in depth local knowledge of the bay, your skipper will show you the very best of what the bay has on offer
  • Sailing lessons - Take the helm and try your hand at sailing!

  • This magical experience takes place on board a 42ft beautifully crafted single mast sailing yacht, with two twin bunk cabins and two bunks in the saloon.

    The Vigilant sails like a dream and provides for a true and authentic sailing experience.

    With trips restricted to just 6 passengers, you'll be able to discover the bay in a small group and escape the crowds on a cruise that provides that special personal touch.

    If you want to feel the boat is truly yours for the duration of the cruise, select the charter option by simply booking 6 passengers on your chosen date.

    For the best in quality, comfort, safety and style choose The Vigilant and discover the magic of the Bay.

    Price: $300 Per person

    Departure: From Russell Wharf at 11:00am

    Return: Russell Wharf 10:00am

    What To Bring: Sunhat, sunscreen, towel, camera, walking shoes, jacket, warm clothing

    Minimum Numbers: Minimum 2 passengers per trip. Single bookings wait listed to confirm

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    Jonna Knudsen from Denmark wrote on 20 January 2015

    Fantastic sailing trip

    Relaxed sailing experience. Nice and friendly Company , great food. You see this beatifull landscape and sea. The Best was to see a adult and a juvenile dolphin Playing , just beside the boat- i Will never forget it. Highly recommend it If you like sailing and being on a boat. We did some fine Walks to wonderful lookouts and did some kayaking / snorkeling.

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    Kelly Donnelly from New Zealand wrote on 21 November 2014

    Night onboard the Vigilante

    Myself, my partner and our two friends booked the overnight trip onboard the Vigilante before we went to the Bay of Islands for a holiday. It was by far the highlight of our trip. Nik was a fantastic Skipper who catered to our every need. We were able to enjoy fishing, even catching a King Fish for our dinner, kayaking, exploring the islands and sailing. The two boys were thrilled to try their hand at sailing. I would highly recommend the overnight trip as its ax experience of a lifetime.

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    Evangelia Bahas from New Zealand wrote on 17 September 2014

    Beautiful Boating

    Fantastic experience and such a lovely boat. Nik (tour guide, skipper, chef and all round great guy) was an amazing host as we toured the Bay of Islands. The boat was a good size for us, 3 people plus Nik, and could probably hold up to 5 guests and Nik comfortably. Over the day and a half we went walking, kayaking, fishing and lots of sailing, and had a blast doing all of this. I would recommend going on this overnight adventure.

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