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Bay of Islands Sailing/Gungha II
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“captain mike”(8 reviews)
“island stop”(7 reviews)
“tasty snacks”(2 reviews)
Awesome day sailing adventure on our 65 foot go-fast ocean cruising sailboat. Heaps of sailing, unique island stopover and yummy fresh sandwich lunch included!
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Paihia, New Zealand
+64 274 770 354
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Great chance to see part of Bay of Islands from another perspective for competitive price. With captain Mike and Melissa (and Gungha II- of course ;-))-You can do that!! Wonderful landscapes...and If you're lucky-could see some marine life-LIVE!! Bay of Islands it's a unique place,saturated...More

Thank Tomasz C
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Our day of sailing was as good as I could imagine it could get. Captain Mike and his crew, Melissa, were super, with Mike having lots of sailing stories to keep us entertained when we were not looking at the scenery. The Bay of Islands...More

Thank Jasper1800
Reviewed 17 March 2018

In a small group of about 12 (compared to the 100's on the other boats) we all had a really fun time with Mike and Melissa. Mike is an excellent captain with a lifetime of training and experience, and his crew Melissa is also experienced....More

Thank JenniferB9339
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Spent a wonderful day on the Gungha II. I don’t usually review but if I’d gone by TripAdvisor rating alone, I would have missed out on this opportunity. If your goal is to have a relaxing day of sailing (versus just being on a boat),...More

Thank newtorreviews
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Mike and Melissa were the ultimate hosts on this amazing sailing yacht. You always felt safe and catered after. Mike kept his eye on the wildlife and was able to get us right beside a wonderful school of dolphins, with a baby beside them. It...More

Thank surfingirl_10
Reviewed 25 February 2018

As an adventure tour operator, I always seek the best product for my customers. Our annual day-sail with Mike on Gungha II is a huge highlight of our NZ trip. He offers a grand experience whether there is a light breeze or plenty of wind....More

Thank hikenomore
Reviewed 25 February 2018

The other reviews give plenty of details, so I will just say that the personal service and knowledge, instructions, meal and sea tales made this a great day. I was grateful to not have been in one of the mega boats pouring hordes of tourists...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This was a super day pit on a large boat that wad not crowded even with 16 on board. It did exactly what it said on the brochure. Mike the skipper is very experienced and Melissa his crew looked after us all day. A big...More

Thank Margstr
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The Gunga II is a 65ft sailing boat offering day trips in the Bay of Islands. We enjoyed a pleasant days sailing with an island stop and a chance to snorkel, swim and explore the island. Lunch was snacky but good and the crew were...More

Thank Bernard R
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We absolutely lovely our day on gungha. The crew were super friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Lunch was great and the views are simply spectacular. Would 100% recommend.

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Mike F
3 November 2017|
Response from Jasper1800 |
There were several people on the boat who were traveling alone. The number of people on the boat allowed my wife and I to meet and talk with everyone else.