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Never too late to learn. Revisiting sailing after 40 years since the last time. So lucky to explore the beautiful BOI

Having the confidence to sail the last 3 days on your own. The weather and winds were perfect for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TrishJHowell
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Leadership and Yachting

WOW! What a day we had out on the water with Julie and Amanda a few weeks ago. I am a tutor at QRC... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2021
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

A great week on Kokako! Saw orca, dolphins, many fish species and too many stingrays to count!!!! Awesome set up and super helpful staff and service from Bill and Julie. Look forward to the next trip :)

Date of experience: November 2018
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Julie K, Owner at Great Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated. You picked a great time to be out in the bay, not too many boats and plenty of wildlife, it really is awesome! We look forward to seeing you back soon.

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Reviewed 15 November 2018

We had an absolutely amazing weekend away thanks to Julie and Bill. We took out the Noelex 25 and she was lovely - plenty of room inside, sailed really well and was easy to manage with two people. Julie and Bill gave us a good run down of instructions and advice on where to go, we stayed at Moturua Island overnight then visted Urupukapuka and did some of the walks around the islands which are beautiful. We had stunning weather and even did some dolphin spotting. Highly recommend and we will certainly be back!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Julie K, Owner at Great Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do this. So glad you enjoyed your time aboard the Noelex 25; they are such fun boats for a weekend getaway. We look forward to having you come back and sail with us again soon.

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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely boat tbe raven 31, roomy inaide and sails really well. Great service and instruction both pre and post sail. We swam with dolphins!! ... or more to the point they swam with us.
Take some tin foil and tape as there are no curtains on board.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Julie K, Owner at Great Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated. Yes, the Raven 31 is a great boat to sail and performs really well, very happy for you that you got to have a great dolphin encounter, .they are magnificent creatures to see in the wild Thanks for your note about the curtains, we've had them on and then taken them off - to see which works best for our sailors and the aesthetics of the interior. Perhaps we could keep a few for those that prefer them. Look forward to having you come sail with us again sometime.

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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Julie and Bill are lovely folks to deal with, very helpful and accommodating. Our instructor was awesome - patient, encouraging and extremely knowledgeable. The boat was great, beautifully maintained and a pleasure to sail. As an added bonus we encountered a pod of dolphins!

We can’t wait to return and highly recommend Great Escape!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Julie K, Owner at Great Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us, it is much appreciated. We have been working hard over the winter months to ensure our boats are a pleasure to be aboard. So glad you had a great sailing holiday, and we look forward to seeing you back here soon.

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Reviewed 5 November 2018

We had a fantastic experience with Great Escape. Julie and our instructor Daryl were incredibly knowledgeable and made both the tuition and our own overnight sailing fun and exciting. Will definitely be back for more.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Julie K, Owner at Great Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you coming to sail with us and spending the time to write a review. All our crew are extremely experienced sailors and we love to share our passion for the sport. We look forward to having you come to sail with us again soon.

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