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Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips

13 Garden Court | Haruru Falls, Paihia 0271, New Zealand
64 (09) 402 5425
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Ranked #7 of 38 activities in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I can only concur 100% with all the positive comments before. Tom is so charming, his boat so beautiful, the lunch so simple and perfect, the locations so stunning and the sailing itself- from a slightly nervous novice in a family of keen sailors, we were all deeply impressed and wildly excited by the thrill of this incredible yacht! I... More

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Tom R, Owner at Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips, responded to this review

many thanks for your great review you and your family made it a day i will remember for a long time it was an absolute pleasure to have you on board cheers More

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you really want to see the Bay of Islands up close, sign up for an all-day with Tom, Skipper of Te Kaihau, a beautiful red trimaran. Our day started early with a quick ride in a baby dingy out to the tri. In no time, we had cast off, motored for maybe 10 minutes clearing the harbor and hoisted... More

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Tom R, Owner at Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips, responded to this review

many thanks for your kind words of praise for te kaihau and myself cheers More

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Well greeted by Tom then quickly onto his huge yacht with an amazing size in area to move around on you could sit around the wheel and listen to Tom's excellent knowledge of the area and the you could just go lay in the netting which I did for an hour or so letting a wonderful day just float through... More

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Tom R, Owner at Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips, responded to this review

Hi Guys many thanks for your great review its always good to read a good review glad you enjoyed a little history of the Bay of Islands and thank you for your words on the way te kaihau sails i think you got it rite even if i am a bit biased cheers team for an enjoyable day out More

Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Booking an overnight trip with Tom on his yacht turned out to be one of the best experiences we had in New Zealand. He took us to some beautiful remote spots and beaches, around the bay of islands and gave us great insights on local facts. Of course we got a crash course in sailing too, which was incredible! Tom... More

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Tom R, Owner at Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips, responded to this review

its just the best to have a night away on the boat see more do more and good food always helps Good luck Tom More

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

An outstanding experience and we can recommend the Sailing Trip with Tom to everyone who likes to learn about sailing but also enjoy the nice scenery of the Bay of Islands. Tom is really nice, very patient, knowledgable and a great host. We felt at home instantly. Tom build the boat by himself which is very impressive as the boat... More

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Tom R, Owner at Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips, responded to this review

thanks for your kind words and great to hear you checked out a few of the sights we talked about cheers tom More

Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We left Paihia at 10am and returned at 6pm. Tom made us very welcome, you didn't feel as if you were on the boat with a stranger it was as if we had known him for ages. Tom was also very knowledgable about the area, we were allowed to help out with the sailing. Lunch was good washed down with... More

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great to hear of your fantastic day out on te kaihau More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Awesome experience with the boys, cheers Tom. You are the man. Organising us free dive bottles and catching a 104cm kingfish trolling on our way home. Epic trip, would do again in a heart beat.

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Tom R, Owner at Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips, responded to this review

it was a great nite away you guys made it happen and the kingi was the bonus cheers team for a great nite away More

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Te Kaihau was a real highlight of our whole trip to New Zealand. It felt like a day sailing with a friend rather than an overly structured tour. Tom is very friendly and welcoming, and has great knowledge of the area. He is also very flexible -- whether you wanted to take an active role in sailing the ship, or... More

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Tom R, Owner at Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips, responded to this review

thanks for your great review you descibed the trip just as i would like the people to enjoy their day on the water relaxed and enjoyable cheers tom More

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Family of 6, that is made up of 2 adults, two teens and two pre-teens (youngest being 7). Kids got to steer, sail, snorkel, jump from the yacht. I got to lay in the sun and relax. Great memories of my youngest steering the yacht at its fastest, and also leaping from the boat into a beautiful green sea when... More

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Tom R, Owner at Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips, responded to this review

thanks for your great review and to see your family having having a great time makes it worth the effort cheers More

Tokoroa, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This was by far the best sailing trip we have done. The yacht is very stable and very fast. We sailed twice as far as any other charter we have been on. It was great fun and we helped to sail and steer the whole day. My wife is a reluctant sailor but she really enjoyed it. Tom is a... More

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Tom R, Owner at Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips, responded to this review

thanks guys its great to take people out who love sailing as the boats designer once said ive never seen anybody having more fun sailing slower than sailing faster and we did strike perfect weather for that day out More

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