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“Best Christmas Party ever!”
Review of Gourmet Sailing

Gourmet Sailing
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We used Gourmet Sailing as venue for our Christmas party and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everything was worldclass, from my first point of contact with Milo, through the planning stages and the actual event.
I was in charge of organising this year's Christmas function for a group of ten and Milo made it so easy to get everything set up and finalised with minimum input from me. Special dietary requirements - no problem; pick up and drop off from the airport - no problem; best day ever - done!
Milo and his crew were absolutely fantastic. Very welcoming and super friendly! Service was superb and the crew was extremely knowledgable and courteous. Food was impeccable and I probably had one of the best steaks ever that will turn a vegan into a carnivore. Gourmet Sailing is an absolute 'must-do'! Put it on your bucket-list or you will regret it.

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Milo Coldren C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dan, thanks for all your feedback. Our crew loves making people feel special, so it's important to hear how we did. Please keep in touch, and happy sailing :)

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing time!! Felt great to unplug and explore one of the most stunningly beautiful areas I've ever seen. The food was incredible, the boat felt like home, and Milo was the best guide we could possibly ask for. The trip felt personalized and unique, and it's tough not to be absolutely floored by waking up to dolphins every morning. I would definitely recommend gourmet sailing to anybody and everybody!!

2  Thank Lucy E
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Milo Coldren C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

We're so glad you felt the yacht was like home! Thank you for your feedback and recommendation. The Abel Tasman National Park truly is one of the most beautiful areas on earth, and it's an honour to share it with people like you.

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This was one of the most magical experiences I have ever had. From waking up to dolphins every morning, to walking through caves with glowworms, to eating the most amazing food, there is no better place that I would have liked to spend Christmas. Milo is an amazing captain and made us feel so relaxed and at home. He worked with us to create a perfect personalized experience, I wish I could have stayed on the boat for 5 more days. Thank you Milo for such a magical experience.

2  Thank Jane S
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Milo Coldren C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We really enjoyed meeting you all, and we are so glad you enjoyed it so much. That it was one of your most magical experiences really confirms we are on the right course. All the best for 2017, and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I and 5 adult children had an absolutely perfect 3 day and 3 night trip in and around Abel Tasman with Milo and his chef Tatiana. We sailed, motored, hiked, swam, kayaked, paddled, frolicked with dolphins and relaxed with the most perfect and accommodating host. Milo bent over backwards to be sure that everyone was happy and comfortable on the 65-foot ketch...he sprinkled blow up chairs and various hammocks about, ensuring that everyone had a comfortable place to visit, hide or just rest. And Tatiana's cooking lived up to the "Gourmet" moniker and more.. it was all fresh, local and mostly organic just as we'd requested. She is brilliantly creative in a small galley and he is pretty terrific on the grill as well. The boat was spacious and accommodating and the dinghy made it convenient for all or some to take off for hikes, glowworm exploring, and lots more. They put out an exquisite picnic on the beach and anticipated our needs or wants at every moment. This was a superbly, delicious, nurturing and nourishing getaway. I cannot be more effusive with my praise and thanks...

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Milo Coldren C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

We are so glad and your family enjoyed themselves. We love creating a space for families and friends to relax and really connect. Your review is humbling, and will help us focus on what to keep doing as we strive to grow. Thank you

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Had an amazing experience with Gourmet Sailing! Milo and Grace made us feel like we own the boat. Everything was perfect on that day, weather, food, the team and we even saw an Orca which was so cool!

We had such a good time that we would recommend anyone who is travelling to Nelson or wanting to host any kind of event with Gourmet Sailing and we will definitely do it again when we are back to Nelson next time!

3  Thank Tony Y
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Milo Coldren C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are so glad you and your guests enjoyed yourselves and that we were successful in making you feel the yacht was yours for the day. Orca only visit Nelson occasionally, so it was particularly fitting they should arrive for you, after you had to miss your whale watch in Kaikoura.

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