Bay of Islands Sailing/Gungha II

Bay of Islands Sailing/Gungha II

Bay of Islands Sailing/Gungha II
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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!
Paihia, New Zealand

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Johanna L
Cambridge, MA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had an incredible day sailing with Mike on the Gungha II. The experience was great and one that I would really recommend it to anyone looking for a full day experience in the Bay of Islands - even for solo travelers like me. He and his skipper took great care of our group, from providing constant snacks (which I love) to answering all of our (read: my) questions about the Bay of Islands, to pointing out blue penguins, and more. Mike sailed us toward Robertson Island, and once there, we jumped off the boat and swam (or took a boat) to the island, which we then had about two hours to explore. Mike and crew provided snorkeling equipment for exploring the lagoon, and there was a small hike people could do to a viewpoint, as well. The provided lunch was tasty (and included dessert!) and the sail back was just perfect. Truly a great day and an experience I'll never forget. 10/10 would recommend!
Written 29 February 2024
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Fiona D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
If you're in Russell or Paihia, this is the trip I would really recommend. Tge boat left from Paihia but ferry transfers were included from Russell which timed perfectly for the main excursion. Being on a sail boat the group is smaller and Mike and staff were amazing with great stories.
The food served throughout the day was so fresh and tasty, we were all kept well fed.
Bonus that we even saw a pod of dolphins. You won't be disappointed with this tour of the Bay Islands
Written 2 January 2024
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kdow625
Lincoln, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This sailing excursion was the highlight of our cruise in New Zealand/Bay of Islands. Captain Mike and his Daughter Misha were incredible and listening to their stories of sailing the world was an extra bonus. Lunch and snacks were amazing and the sailing was incredible. The beach stop and hike had stunning views and great snorkeling.

If you like to sail or are just wanting to get out on the water in The Bay of Islands this is a must do!
Written 10 February 2023
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Poppy
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great day with Mike and the crew. Staff were fun, friendly and educational. We saw parts of Russel we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. We even saw a dolphin whilst snorkelling !
We were well fed and really enjoyed the above and beyond service. We will highly recommend this adventure.
Written 18 January 2023
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TVNZ
Ngongotaha, New Zealand63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Wow got to say what an awesome day out. We were looking at things to do to celebrate my daughter's birthday and we couldn't have been more pleased. The trip was awesome the crew fantastic and sailing smooth as. I had phoned before to see if the day was available as it was my daughters birthday, little did I know but they made it available and also provided birthday cake for my daughter. What a great day and she'll remember it for a long time. Thank you so much
Written 9 March 2021
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Annabelle Chapman
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
This trip was a highlight on our recent trip to the Bay of Islands.
Mike and the crew kindly took us on board after a mix up with a another boat trip and we were so glad they did!

The trip is a beautifully chilled way to see some
of New Zealand’s coast.

Not only did they make everyone feel safe and comfortable, Mike and his wife Debbi made sure to go round and chat with all the passengers, showing genuine care and interest when they did.

The trip was relaxed and fun with the right amount of time spent on the island and sailing.
There was plenty of room for everyone on board and our group was filled with a friendly, relaxed and fun bunch of people who made the day all the better.

{ Yet it felt like there was no pressure to mingle if you wanted to keep to yourself! }

Mike, Debbi and Robert made sure we had everything before venturing onto the island and even providing us with snorkels and crocs.

Once on the island we were left to explore and walk around with the option to snorkel too.
Snorkelling was so great, and we got to see a range of sealift from Stingrays to octopus!
Though we were last minute additions to the group, there was plenty of food to go round and the crew even made sure to cater to a gluten free diet despite our last minute addition.

Highly recommend this trip for a chilled yet great days activity with a wonderful crew!
Written 8 February 2021
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Robin H
UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Excellent day on a wonderful real yacht, with a fantastic skipper who really knows how to get the best from the available conditions. Mike has clearly learned heaps from life and his 27 seasons in Paihia. Thanks for a great day Mike. Robert was a great Mate, cook and dogsbody, thanks for the great snacks and lunch. I've never enjoyed popcorn so much.
Written 11 January 2021
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realtangobabe
NEW ZEALAND73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed this day trip. The yacht went to parts of the harbour that you don’t normally see. Mike the skipper had great local knowledge which he shared. We stopped at Roberton Island for a walk and snorkel. The harbour can be quite windy so make sure to take something warm with you. Highly recommend
Written 16 December 2020
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Guy Sutherland
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Great day out with Mike on Gungha 2. So knowledgeable about the area and he is very friendly and professional
Written 3 October 2020
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KJ1998
Papamoa, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Awesome day sail for our family of 4. Loved it all. Especially exciting to see Orcas! The service, snacks and lunch and island stop for a snorkel were all brilliant. Definitely recommend for a great day out on the water.
Written 9 March 2020
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Thank you guys, yes very special to see the Orca! Captain Mike
Written 11 March 2020
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