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“Experienced sailors and new sailors will love!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Explore- Sail Lion New Zealand

Explore- Sail Lion New Zealand
Corner of Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 8234
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Ranked #3 of 38 activities in Paihia
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Experience a full day sailing adventure on the legendary ocean going maxi yacht. Feel the thrill of taking the helm that Sir Peter Blake once steered on course. Join the crew in sailing this great vessel around the spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands...
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“Experienced sailors and new sailors will love!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

I've been traveling for about 7 weeks now and this was my best day by far. Paul and Kerri were very knowledgeable about the boat and waters of the bay. Both had extensive sailing experience that everyone learned from. We had the rail in the water for most of the afternoon and were each given an opportunity to skipper! It was a great trip for someone who loves being on sailboats. Lunch was delicious and the stop at the island had great views from the top. Perfect day. Thanks guys!

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Sydney, Australia
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“Exhiliarating day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We had a fantastic day out with Lion NZ. Warm and sunny but also plenty of wind - we were sailing for almost the full 8 hours of the trip, except for a couple of hours moored at an island (where we enjoyed walking, snorkelling and kayaking, and a good lunch). The 3 crew members were friendly, entertaining, and inspired confidence. It is a lovely boat, with a distinguished history, and it felt like a real privilege to be able not only to sail on her in beautiful surroundings, but to take an active part in sailing her. Recommended for anyone who doesn't mind spending a lot of the day at an angle of 45 degrees!

Visited February 2013
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“Best day out ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Wow, what a day. I could write for hours what we did on the boat. The crew were amazing, the boat was brilliant, sailing excellent, fabulous food. Simply the best day out. highly recommended.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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“The Jib Boat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My friend and I went out to The Hole In the Rock on a Jib boat, Rob, our Skipper was great. Informative and afew jokes mixed in. It was a great trip.

Visited February 2013
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“AWESOME!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The NZ Explorer staff is so enthusiastic, playful, helpful and informative. I am very impressed with the level of customer service experience I got. The one day sailing on the Lion proved to be exhilarating and has gotten me hooked to sailing! Thank-you Elise, Tania, Keri, John, Felix, Gemma, etc. You sure make us feel happy to be alive! Mirella

Visited February 2013
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