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Avo of goodness: 3 Hour Chilled out Sail provided by Boom Sailing

Avo of goodness: 3 Hour Chilled out Sail

Avo of goodness: 3 Hour Chilled out Sail
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from $110.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Our afternoon trip departs the beach at 1:45pm and returns at 4:45pm. Plan to sail around the beautiful coastline on Fully Charged and visit local iconic locations, setting anchor for half an hour at Cathedral Cove. Either relax on the boat, or have a swim or snorkel in the marine reserve with the amazing fish life. Your trip includes a complementary chilled local beer or New Zealand wine along with some smoked local seafood. Every trip is different. Help to sail or sit back on our comfy beanbags, soak up the scenery and relax. Using wind power as opposed to engines and fuel allows us to take guests out with minimal impact on the environment.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 231416P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Your trip includes a complementary chilled local beer or New Zealand wine along with some smoked local seafood. • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Entry/Admission - Gemstone Bay
Duration
3h
Departure details
1 Buffalo Beach Road, Waikato 3510, New Zealand We are easy to find. You will see the big yellow sailing catamaran at anchor and we will be on the waters edge with the inflatable dinghy we transfer our guests to and fro the yacht in. A physical reference is the corner of Buffalo beach road and Albert street
Inclusions
Your trip includes a complementary chilled local beer or New Zealand wine along with some smoked local seafood. • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Entry/Admission - Gemstone Bay
Departure details
1 Buffalo Beach Road, Waikato 3510, New Zealand We are easy to find. You will see the big yellow sailing catamaran at anchor and we will be on the waters edge with the inflatable dinghy we transfer our guests to and fro the yacht in. A physical reference is the corner of Buffalo beach road and Albert street
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Stroller accessible
Wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Buffalo Beach Road
    1 Buffalo Beach Road, Waikato 3510, New Zealand
    We are easy to find. You will see the big yellow sailing catamaran at anchor and we will be on the waters edge with the inflatable dinghy we transfer our guests to and fro the yacht in. A physical reference is the corner of Buffalo beach road and Albert street
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Cathedral Cove Walk
    Mercury Bay
  • 1
    Gemstone Bay
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    If time allows we anchor at Gemstone Bay for a swim or snorkel in the marine reserve. The reserve is a sanctuary for marine life, as no fishing is allowed here.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    1 Buffalo Beach Road
    1 Buffalo Beach Road, Waikato 3510, New Zealand
    We are easy to find. You will see the big yellow sailing catamaran at anchor and we will be on the waters edge with the inflatable dinghy we transfer our guests to and fro the yacht in. A physical reference is the corner of Buffalo beach road and Albert street
    See address & details
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sheema s
Portland, OR2 contributions
Amazing people, stunning scenery
I surprised my husband with this trip! Was so relaxing and enjoyable! Matt had really thought of everything. There is something for everyone. Would recommend this trip for couples or families with children.
Written 28 April 2021
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Boomsailing
Hey! was a great windy day out with you guys. We agree, the boat is perfect for families and kids. Hope to see you on the yellow cat again!
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Loren C
Hamilton, New Zealand63 contributions
Awesome afternoon on the water
Feb 2021
Such an amazing experience from start to finish. We conquered a few fears (even swum with the fish!) and then had the most relaxing and entertaining afternoon on board, with a glass of wine in hand. Mat and Sam were great at explaining everything and made us feel right at ease.

Highly recommend this company and we can't wait to do it again! Thanks team!
Written 14 February 2021
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Boomsailing
Nice work on getting in with those fish! Its cool to sit back and watch people start out a little apprehensive about this new and pretty random adventure they have signed up for, and by mid way through a trip settle right in and, by the end, love it so much they don’t want to get off. Thanks for the nice review of Boomsailing!
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Kate
1 contribution
Perfect
I did this amazing trip today. 3 hours turned into four. BONUS.
Sam and Mat were our super attentive and wonderful crew. Nothing was to much bother and they made sure everyone was happy and taken care of.
There is no comentary, but questions are answered. It was great to get lost in thought and oggle at the scenery.
The swim was a highlight for me.
This is not an ordinary boat ride. This is time out from life. A time to kick back, relax, have your hair style ruined by the wind, have a drink and appreciate the beauty that surrounds. Perfect.
Written 12 February 2021
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Boomsailing
Thanks! It’s no secret that here at Boomsailing we are running on Island time and are quite often a little late to get back if everyone seems settled in and nobody’s in too much of a hurry. No running commentary is our style, we never wanted to be a tour bus on water and it’s nice you don’t have to hear me waffle on for hours on end, unless you want too. The last 5 lines of your amazing review sum up our trip and the experience we are trying to provide perfectly. I’m going to have to steal it for our new brochure!
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Elisha H
6 contributions
Awesome catamaran trip
Feb 2021 • Friends
Booked the avo of goodness tour for our girls weekend away. Mat and Charlotte were excellent hosts and took us on an awesome catamaran trip. Sun, bean bags, wine, fresh fruit, snorkeling with snappers, checking out Cathedral Cove from the ocean and learning how to sail made our afternoon super fun. Would highly recommend this trip 🙂
Written 10 February 2021
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Boomsailing
Hey thanks for this review girls. Was a fun trip out with you all. Very cool group to be stuck on a boat with for half a day!
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TinaOc
Auckland, New Zealand117 contributions
Magical day out on the water
Last minute decision to head to Whitianga for Waitangi Day weekend and a quick search for water activities resulted in booking the afternoon sail with Boom Sailing. Best decision ever. Mat and Charlotte delivered a wonderfully chilled afternoon - with plenty of opportunities to join in with the sailing or just relax on beanbags on the nets. The best way to see the coromandel is definitely from the water and the opportunity to sail along the coastline viewing cathedral cove and visit the marine reserve with a stop for snorkeling with wine, beer and fruit platter on hand made for a wonderful afternoon. Highly recommend this afternoon out to de-stress from everyday life. Mat is bringing his catamaran to Auckland for the Americas Cup and we’re looking forward to having the chance to get back on the water again with this lovely boat and crew.
Written 8 February 2021
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Boomsailing
Last minute plans are always the best. Was great the boat suited all the individual needs of your family for the day out. I think having you guys out was a good opportunity for us to sit back and reiterate how the layout of the boat and options for how you want to experience the trip is well balanced and can really suit any group. If your interested in sailing and getting amongst it there is plenty to do and if your interested in relaxing the day away staying away from any action there is always a few comfortable spots to settle into and watch the day go past at a leisurely pace
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Scottirocka
New Zealand1 contribution
Great afternoon on the water
Dec 2020 • Family
I highly recommend spending an afternoon with the Boom Sailing team. The Skipper, Mat is obviously a very experienced and skilled sailor, and has a winning personality to boot. Super personable and provides a very ‘real’ experience. It can be as laid back or involved as you’d like, it’s really up to you. Choose to chill on the bean bags and enjoy the scenery, the boat is very stable and sails very well. Or get involved and ask Mat or the crew about the history of the area, or sailing in general. They are all more than happy to answer any question you might have and will get you being part of the sailing itself as well. It can be fast too so if you’re keen on yachting then this is for you for sure. The crew and Mat are also very good with young kids, and they have a knack for engaging with pretty much anyone.
I definitely felt well looked after and in safe hands, and would most definitely repeat the experience.
Written 14 December 2020
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Boomsailing
Hey thanks Scotti. We loved having your family out on the water, and were impressed you guys jumped in! Hope to see you back up this way again. Cheers, Mat
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Vacationer144175
3 contributions
Best Trip!
Feb 2020 • Family
We took our two boys, 10 and 12, for an afternoon sail to Cathedral Cove. Man, it was AWESOME! Beautiful views that you could only see by water. Thought about taking a different boat, but laughed when they drove by. So glad we went on the sailing catamaran. Most relaxing trip. Boys even got to drive a bit. Snack was tasty as well. Matt and Joe were super nice, informative and hospitable. Just book the tour already. You won't regret it!
Written 17 February 2020
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Jan B
Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
Best time on the water in Whitianga
We had the absolute best time and cannot recommend this trip enough. It’s so relaxing being on the water with no engine noise. The crew are so friendly, relaxed and made for a great time. Beer and wine is available on the afternoon cruise making it even more fun!
Written 13 February 2020
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Boomsailing
Hey thanks for posting this for us, we really appreciate you taking the time. No engine, no noise, no burning buckets of petrol.....
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todd
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
A peaceful afternoon sailing
We had an excellent afternoon with Matt and the crew. Sailing is so much better to see the sites. Would recommend.
Written 30 January 2020
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