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Address: 13 Garden Court | Haruru Falls, Paihia 0271, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 (09) 402 5425
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What a experience in the Bay of Islands!

We booked the full-day tour expecting to join others onboard however we struck a day with no one else, so my wife and I had the whole day with Tom our exemplary captain to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
62 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We booked the full-day tour expecting to join others onboard however we struck a day with no one else, so my wife and I had the whole day with Tom our exemplary captain to ourselves. The earlier dismal weather days before forced the cancellation of all boat tours, so we were lucky to have such a perfect weather day. The... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We decided on this particular coast trip around the bay a little last minute but it was wonderful - beautiful scenery, peaceful beaches, snorkeling with fish and a superb guide Tom. He gave us choice for the day's sail, plenty of information and some tasty banana bread to top it off, Thanks!

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

cha thats great it was a good day on the water if you get to the east coast in the waiarapa check out the Castle point light house an camping ground cheers tom More 

Liverpool
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had wanted to go kayaking in the Bay of Islands but as it was winter this was not an option. Instead we were pointed in the direction of Tom and Te Kaihau. We had an absolutely wonderful day sailing in quite testing conditions. Neither of us had sailed previously but we both got stuck in under Tom's watchful eye... More 

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

Cheers Team glad you enjoyed your day out on Te Kaihauit it was a great sailing day you guys timed it right and were a top crew as well hope you enjoyed your trip around NZ all the best Tom More 

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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Tom R, Owner at Te Kaihau Yacht Charters day trips, responded to this review

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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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