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About Te Vaka Day Sail
Te Vaka is a modern powerful sloop rigged high performance off shore cruising yacht based in the Bay of Islands.This specially designed 60 ft yacht has an all weather cockpit to suit all weather conditions.Cruise the pristine clear waters of the Bay of islands for the day ,or design your own over night or week charter on board Te Vaka .Te Vaka has 3 double private cabins and 1 single berth.hot and cold showers .double kayak and an out board dinghy for island excursions
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Theresa H wrote a review Sep 2013
The Netherlands47 contributions29 helpful votes
We spent a day on Tevaka sailing in the Bay of Islands in July 2013. Tommo and Michelle could not have been more pleasant company. The catering was excellent and the scenery and wildlife were magical. Watching dolphins playing in the bow water whilst gliding past beautiful islands is as relaxing as it gets.
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Date of experience: July 2013
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Response from michelle P, Owner at Te Vaka Day Sail
Responded 2 Dec 2013
We always enjoy sailing with families out in the Bay of Islands .It was wonderful to see the pleasure that that Mathew and Robert got from seeing the dolphins out in the Bay Michelle&Tommo
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Gain4236 wrote a review Oct 2011
Victoria, Canada2 contributions
Sailing is a comfortable dream not to mention speedy. The yacht is spacious with ample room for our group to dance and enjoy the evenings to a huge selection of music. Of course all the usual toys but these operators know how to charter and have the stories to entertain plus exquisite cuisine Thanks Tomo and Michelle even though we weren't in the pacific islands we felt as if we were Dolphins, Wales and Tuna on the BBQ.
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Date of experience: February 2011
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kulakukuinut wrote a review Oct 2011
Kula, Hawaii9 contributions2 helpful votes
From the moment we stepped onto the beautiful and impressively kept Te Vaka, everything was perfect. Michelle and Tommo were extremely skilled sailors and hosts full of knowledge about the area, not to mention their great stories from years and years of sailing and delicious food! There is no better way to experience the raw beauty of the Bay of Islands: on the tranquil waters, sails up, wind rushing by. We kayaked along the coast, watched an overwhelmingly beautiful sunset and felt more alive than ever. Can't miss it if your are visiting the Bay of Islands. I'm looking forward to my next trip already!
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Date of experience: February 2011
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Lynnypoo wrote a review Sep 2011
Kirkland Washington2 contributions2 helpful votes
Not only is the crew knowledgeable about local lore, the hospitality & food was amazing. The boat impressive...with everything you could possibly want. We sheltered in a couple of different spots and kayaks were available, so much fun. I would re-book in an instant and would love to experience an overnight sail.
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Date of experience: February 2011
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whiterosemary wrote a review Aug 2010
Taumarunui, New Zealand1 contribution
Wow what a fantastic family holiday! Michelle, Tommo and beautiful TeVaka were at the Russell dock to meet us at the very reasonable hour of 10 am to take us......well, really me......on a relaxing sun filled 4 day holiday around the bays and islands of the north. I was hoping the children would be so busy that they would allow me to relax, soak up the sun and rejuvenate the soul. My husband, of course, was there for the fishing, snorklling, kayaking, sailing and any other blokey activity Tommo could come up with. By lunchtime we were pulling in to a gorgeous bay with no one else around, and Michelle tells us that lunch is ready....I have no idea how she produced such a yummy and beautiful looking lunch from such a tiny kitchen....oooppps.......galley. I wonder what's for dinner? An hour later and it's swim or sail? I'm for the swim as the water looks perfect and I know I can get back on the boat easily! Then it's off to where we will spend the night. John and the kids tried their hand at the sailing and when we arrive they are off to explore the little bay. I went for a kayak as one should at least try to work up an appetite. Back on board and there are hors d'oeuvrers and drinks waiting for us before another scrummy meal and we are all sound asleep by 9pm. The next 3 days were just as perfect, each of us got the holiday we wanted, sailing, swimming, snorkling, kayaking, sleeping, eating, drinking but the best was the dolphins and the stars. Thankyou Tommo and Michelle for the holiday of a lifetime. Fantastic company, fantastic food, fantastic places, fantastic photos.We loved every minute.
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