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Bay of Islands Sailing/Gungha II

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Address: RD 1, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 407 7930
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Great day on the water

Had a great day on the water with Mike and Melissa. Saw Penguins, kayaked around and enjoyed swimming at the beach. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day on the water with Mike and Melissa. Saw Penguins, kayaked around and enjoyed swimming at the beach. Highly recommended!

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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381 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a low key daily out on the water then head out sailing with Mike on his sail boat. You visit an island for a hike and swimming, look for Dolphins (we saw a few) have a good lunch and if you feel like it help sail the boat. A nice day for sure.

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A brilliant day, extremely well organised, Mike & Melissa are a slick team. A dreamy and blissful Island stop off and a chance to swim in crystal clear waters, kayak and walk. Simple but fresh and delicious picnic style food, perfect for sustaining post swim hunger. Good crowd, 20 of us. Highly recommend.

Thank Pacific9Rose
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderfull day with Mike and Melissa. We sailed to a beautifull island with an amazing view over the bay. Dolphins swam underneath our boat. Good simple sandwiches for lunch and nice healthy snacks.

Thank Juul S
Calgary, Canada
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127 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This past Friday we enjoyed a wonderful day sail with Captain Mike and his first mate Melissa, aboard the Gungha II. While hubby enjoyed being able to help with the sails and such, I was able to sit back and relax. We spotted some dolphins and enjoyed an hour long stop at a beautiful white sand beach. Had fun puttering... More 

Thank scubamom33
Mount Dandenong, Australia
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

This was just what my hubby and I needed. It was so relaxing. We had great weather for sailing. Loved laying on the deck in the sun while cruising along. Mike and Melissa were fantastic. Plenty to eat. Canoeing was good fun. Would definitely do it again.

Thank jowazza
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

The weather wasn't all that great the day we booked onto the sailing trip. With a lot of cold wind and barely any sunshine it made it super cold out on the water. However, bring a coat and something warm and you'll have a great time. Excellent, friendly and informative staff. Mike was super knowledgable about the area and almost... More 

Thank YorkshireKiwis
Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Sailing out onto and exploring the bay of islands is a marvelous time. Beautiful landscapes and picturesque views in all directions. Bring some Dramamine in case it gets choppy at the far end of the trip. Great day on the lovely waters.

Thank Rgould24
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful day out on the Bay of Islands in the more than capable hands of Mike and Melissa. The weather was gorgeous, the boat was fantastic with plenty of space for the 16 travellers. Saw lots of dolphins, a couple of penguins and beautiful scenery. We were offered hot chocolate and biscuits, then delightful and healthy snacks,... More 

1 Thank Sandra P
Underhill, Vermont
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic day?!! The views were just gorgeous. Plenty of light and fresh snacks served throughout the trip. You were able to get involved and help crew or steer the boat. Ben was our skipper and Melissa was the busy crew member paying attention to all the details. We anchored in some little bay and either swam/kayaked/tendered to shore... More 

1 Thank Jeff S

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