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About Great Escape
Escape from ordinary and set sail with us. We have a fleet of well-maintained Kiwi yachts for Bareboat Charter, Flotilla Rallies and Learn to Sail courses. Our boats are suitable for two to six people; complete novices can be out skippering their own boat in the beautiful Bay of Islands after one of our sailing courses, experienced sailors can cast off straight away. Great Escape is an authorised Yachting New Zealand and International Yacht Training sailing school. Our instructors are all experienced passionate sailors with thousands of ocean miles under their belts. Come sail with us.
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Zoe B wrote a review 11 May
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WE had an amazing time sailing the Nolex 30, was an awesome boat. We were a family of five, and there was heaps of room. The guys at Great Escape were very helpful, and gave us a complete rundown of the yacht before we took her out and also gave us heaps of advise where to go with the weather condition over the few days that we had the yacht. Will definitely be going back again!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Caitriona C wrote a review 10 May
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
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My partner and I did the 2 day course with overnight at Otehei Bay, beautiful little spot for stargazing. We gained confidence sailing and also picked up a lot of navigating knowledge from Daryl, our wonderful instructor. We saw more of the Bay of Islands than expected, some stunning picnic and trails stop offs for lunch. This is a brilliantly run company, Julie, Josh, and Daryl were extremely accommodating and just so chill... we're planning our next trip to Bay of Islands for a longer course asap :D
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Renata K wrote a review 8 May
Auckland, New Zealand24 contributions1 helpful vote
Thankyou Great Escape (Josh) . I'm not a natural at sailing but definitely felt more natural on day 2. Will be back for my level 2
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from GreatEscapeSailing, Owner at Great Escape
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and your great rating, it is very much appreciated. We're so glad you learnt a lot from Josh and are keen to keep sailing. We look forward to welcoming you aboard for your Level 2 training soon.
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Tom wrote a review Apr 2021
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This is the second time we ve chartered from Great Escape. Bill and Julie make sailing in the bay of islands accessible, affordable and stress free, offering well maintained, good quality charter boats. The team is well organsed so that you can take the boat away in the morning, on the first day and return it at the end of your last days charter, maximising the time you have the boat.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from GreatEscapeSailing, Owner at Great Escape
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and your great rating. The team work hard to ensure you have a great sailing holiday and your positive feedback is really appreciated. So glad you enjoy being out in the beautiful Bay of Islands and had a good time on our boats, we look forward to having you come to sail with us again.
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Paul M wrote a review Apr 2021
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Loved our trip on the Noelex 30. Great Escape is very organized and the boats are in great condition. Cant wait to book again for next season.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from GreatEscapeSailing, Owner at Great Escape
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and your positive rating. Our team works hard to ensure you have a stress-free charter and your comments are really appreciated. So glad you had a great time in the beautiful Bay of Islands and we look forward to welcoming you aboard again next summer.
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