Sunkissed
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Sunkissed Gourmet Sailing Adventures in the Bay of Islands offers its Sun downer Dinner Cruise 5pm-8pm Daily over Summer. We pick up at Paihia wharf and softly motor across the glistening waters that are the Bay of Islands ( no sails for dinner cruise). 4 Courses served in a leisurely pace. Plenty of time for a dip in the warm afternoon waters of a sunny private bay.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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Steve Munford
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
Perfect hosts, amazing value and we will be back.
The food was first class and the sailing was great.
Written 2 February 2021
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Kathy R
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Russell and Karen were so welcoming and provided an evening to remember. The food was amazing and the experience of sailing the Auckland harbour in the evening gave us a view of the city and the harbour bridge that we will never forget.
We will be looking for you in bay of islands for our next trip.
Thank you Russell, Karen & Woody
Written 7 November 2020
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DRMB
Bongaree, Australia2,011 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We booked the sun kissed evening gourmet dinner cruise after sorting through about 5 or 6 evening cruises around the Bay of Islands and it was a fantastic experience. Communication was superb and Russell was happy to pick us up from our accomodation and as we were allowed to bring our own alcohol it meant I could have a wine with dinner and not worry about driving home.

He is a gourmet chef and avid yachtie and has a huge luxury sloop. He limits numbers and there were only 6 of us on board. He introduced us to his partner Karen, and a gorgeous Tibetan terrier called Woody. Then it was 3 hours of unbelievable good food cooked for us on board while cruising and a little bit of sailing around the Bay of Islands. We cast off and motored out of the marina and soon the food started. Soft Brie cheese, hot smoked Marlborough salmon, hot tiny sausages cooked on the Weber bbq hanging in the stern, and more. Downed with a gin and tonic we bought with us. And more!

Then as a light breeze in the right direction prevailed it us up with the foresail unfurled and a pleasant sail past russel and along the coast. Once we anchored there was swimming for brave souls and just yakkityyaking for us others. Dinner was a slow bbqed butterflied lamb, green beans, potatoes etc all just perfectly cooked and served by the galley below. The best dinner I think ever at least for a long time. And with a 3 gold Taylor’s Shiraz we brought with us. Delicious.

The wine flowed the talk flowed as the scenery turned gold from the setting sun. Soon it was getting dark and we motored back to the marina with Russel producing a special treat to eat a gourmet chocolate blueberry cheesecake smothered with fresh Kiwi cream. Then Russel drove us back too our Airbnb.

Without a doubt the best ever experience in my memory bar none.

Thanks Woody.

Thanks Karen.

And really big thanks to Russell. You made our holiday the most perfect ever.

Unforgettable!
Written 14 March 2020
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Melanie L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I highly recommend this boat trip, we did the one day but next time would love to do a weekend or a week. The boat was beautiful and very well kept, we were taken to gorgeous spots around the Bay of Islands where we could swim, relax and walk along to beach. The food was outstanding as you can see from the photos healthy and freshly cooked on the boat. Russell and his lovely wife were such gracious knowledgeable hosts. Very welcoming, fun and easy to be with. Highly recommend this experience if your on the Bay of Island we will be back!! A big thank you....
Written 29 February 2020
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