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About Gourmet Sailing
We offer private yacht charters around the stunning Abel Tasman National Park in the South Island of New Zealand, with comfortable on-board accommodation for overnight trips. Experience unparalleled service and exceptional cuisine.
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Charlene wrote a review Apr 2021
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We spent a very relaxing and enjoyable afternoon on the Sh’khinah, touring Nelson harbour. It was just wonderful. Milo and Sophie were excellent hosts and their efforts made the cruise that little bit extra special. The children loved the Easter Egg hunt on Haulashore island, Sophie did an amazing job as the Easter Bunny! The whole experience from booking the excursion to the actual day was easy and efficient, Milo gets 5 stars for his customer service skills.....equalling his sailing talents! He personalised the trip to suit us and was very flexible with our requirements. A very special day that we will all remember!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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ConradAdams wrote a review Aug 2020
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Spent two days and a night aboard the yacht Sh'khinah visiting Abel Tasman. Had the most amazing time, the vessel was very comfortable and well laid out. Milo the skipper is extremely knowledgable and showed us around the area and even taught us a thing or two about sailing! The food was AMAZING! We had Texan rubbed beef fillet, home made lemon meringue pies and locally grown salmon marinated in genuine Canadian maple syrup, smoked by a real live Canadian bloke on deck in front of our eyes! Without being able to go on an overseas trip due to covid, we decided to sample something we have available locally. The only thing we regret is not booking to stay away for a week!!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Mmcg5, Manager at Gourmet Sailing
Responded 14 Nov 2020
Thanks so much for your review. We really enjoyed hosting you and showing off this beautiful area
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Tessa S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Wonderful experience! We had a white dress themed work do and the gourmet crew took care of us amazingly. Created such a nice atmosphere matching to our theme. Hand towel and mocktail on arrival - Perfect. We handed them all our food and they prepared and served to us on platters. Best hassle free cruise with lovely hosts. Thanks again GS Team
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Date of experience: February 2020
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andym wrote a review Mar 2019
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We sailed and motored around the Abel Tasman Sound, periodically taking a Zodiac onto land to hike the Abel Tasman Track, hang out on the beautiful beaches, kayak and swim. One morning we chartered a Waka canoe and learned some Maori language and culture from our guides. The meals were fantastic; one highlight was a beach picnic complete with a table, chairs and canopy. The water in mid-February was very comfortable, sunscreen was mandatory and our crew--Andy and Sharon--were great cooks and great company. We were on the boat four days and three nights, which was perfect for us. The boat was large enough to be comfortable but one very gusty day was a reminder that boats can rock too! We moored in lovely coves for very comfortable evenings under the Southern Cross.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Mark J wrote a review Mar 2019
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Andy was our skipper and Sharon was our steward/gourmet chef - they were the BEST. We did a 4 day/3 night through the Abel Tasman Sound. It was a experience we won't forget. Great hiking, kayaking & swimming plus phenomenal meals. We chartered the 65' boat and only had 4 passengers so it was plenty spacious. An added bonus was Milo arranging a private Waka canoe with Maori guides. The coves we anchored in at night provided calm waters for sleep. It was flexible and great communication by Gourmet Sailing. THANKS !!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Milo Coldren C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing
Responded 3 Mar 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review your experience, we really value your feedback. We're so glad you had the best trip! Andy and Sharon are exceptional and you really did a lot in the 4 days. Thanks to your feedback on the Waka we're going to make it a feature, instead of having to start at a public beach farther south . Again, thank you for trusting us with your holiday.
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