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We had a great time aboard the boat. Andy, the captain, was very easy to talk to and could tell us... read more

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Had an amazing trip!!

The boat trip with gourmet sailing was amazing!! The crew made sure they did everything for us to... read more

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Milo and his team really go above and beyond to make sure you have an outstanding experience. It's hard to imagine how they could outshine the beautiful part of the world they work in, but they seem to manage it. A lovely boat, fabulous food and really world class service made for an amazing day we will never forget. Thank you Brian, Hilary, Annabel and of course Milo for showing us Abel Tasman and making us (and our one year old son) feel so very special. We'll be back

Date of experience: December 2013
5  Thank 470ruthc
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Milo C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2014

Ruth, thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you all enjoyed your trip. It was great meeting you, and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

These guys are consummate professionals who offer an experience that is second to none. I was fortunate enough to enjoy the "works do" to beat all works do's, courtesy of my wife's business. Thirty of us spent a full day being hosted by Milo and his crew cruising Tasman Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park. Despite having sailed my own boat from the UK to NZ I was deeply impressed and even humbled by the understated level of experience and competence of these guys. Never mind their competence as sailors (two of the hostesses, still in their early 20's have sailed the Southern Ocean and circumnavigated the globe aboard small yachts), but many top class restaurants could also learn a lot from these guys: The food was superb and served in an extremely slick and unobtrusive manner. To be served the standard of food we enjoyed was impressive in any environment but to have it taken to the beach in a small dinghy and then served in such style was quite simply brilliant. Thank you Milo and your crew for an unforgettable day. I can't recommend you highly enough.

Date of experience: December 2013
5  Thank Chris R
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Milo C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip. Our crew loves to hear how they did. It was a typical gorgeous day in the Abel Tasman National Park, and It was a privilege to share it with people who really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We held our Xmas function on Simply Wild. We couldn't believe the value for money. We were served an amazing 4 course meal whilst spending a wonderful 4 hours cruising around Nelson harbour. Two thumbs up.

Date of experience: December 2013
5  Thank Andrew P
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Milo C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your staff function, and particularly that you felt it was such a good value for money. Thank you for the feedback, we use these for our crew debriefs to ensure we deliver unparalleled service and exceptional cuisine.

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Recently two girlfriends and I went out with Milo & Kathryn on a Gourmet Sailing tour to Peppers Lodge in the Abel Tasmin National Park. It was a rough, cold, windy day ... nothing like the promotional photos. Didn't have high expectations to begin with and felt a little sad about the weather. Milo & Kathryn quickly compensated showing us a brilliant time and making us feel so special. There was a magical dinghy tour down a river and so much beautiful food and luscious wine & then the sun came out. Must say in the end was very happy we'd had the contrast of rough seas and then smooth sailing as it made it an absolute luxury adventure. Would highly recommend the sailing tour and look forward to the day I can head back to NZ and do it all again.

Date of experience: December 2013
4  Thank Sally R
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Milo C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Thank you for your review, Sally. As the sunniest part of New Zealand we do need the occasional spell of rain, but we were truly inspired how the three of you made the most of it. We look forward to sailing with you again!

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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Well, what can we say? Just amazing. We are a couple from the UK who along with our celebrant Rachael Schepers had planned our dream wedding at the lighthouse in Nelson. Although the weather wasn't smiling on us for the morning of our wedding day, everything else ran smoothly and went perfectly as planned. This was in no small part thanks to Milo and Kimberley and the girls at Gourmet Sailing. They absolutely went above and beyond our expectations and what was expected of them; making our rather unique wedding day even more special and memorable than we could've imagined and quite literally making our dreams come true! The food was also outstanding; absolutely first rate and delicious. Plus the sun finally started shining on us once we set sail after the ceremony!

Milo and Kimberley are lovely, wonderful people and we thank them with all our hearts for making our wedding day so fantastic and beautiful. In fact, we cannot thank them enough. During the planning of our wedding, they were helpful, friendly and enthusiastic and have remained in contact since the wedding too: they offer top-notch before, during and after service!

We would highly recommend Gourmet Sailing. We will definitely be back to New Zealand to see Milo and Kimberley and for a sail over to the Boulder Bank some time in the not-too-distant future... Perhaps an anniversary?!

Thanks again to Gourmet Sailing for making the best day of our lives even more wonderful than we could have hoped for.

Date of experience: September 2012
6  Thank BeccyC
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Milo C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2013

What a dream wedding! Thanks not only for your review, but also for inspiring us all. Our crew is still talking about it, and It's wonderful to see romance still thriving in today's modern world. We had a lot of fun helping make your wedding extra special, and will never forget it.. Don't forget you have a piece of wedding cake in our freezer for your anniversary :)

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