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Vigilant Yacht Charters

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Capture the magic of this classic single mast yacht as you sail around the aquatic playground of the bay of islands. Design your own day, your own custom built adventure, aboard this 14 meter fully equipped yacht which offers you the very best in...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I chose this trip as it was advertised as a 10 person maximum (we had 4) and Nik/Nat responsed almost immediately when I emailed them inquiring about the trip. The day was a bit overcast and windy but Nik/Nat made the trip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This 42 foot sailboat was a delight to spend the day on. Nik and Natalie are a great team and made us feel very comfortable as we sailed around a few islands. We stopped at a beach and were tendered there in a small dinghy....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan L
NathalieVigilant, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We appreciate the review Susan! We're glad you got the chance to come out with us, and happy you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nik and Natalie gave us a spectacular experience on Nik's ocean-cruising 42' cutter. The breeze was up, and he really sailed the boat, though always keeping an eye on the comfort of those of us aboard. Mid-cruise, we stopped at one of the islands used...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David H
NathalieVigilant, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for coming out with us David! It was a pleasure having you on board, we're happy to hear you had a good time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nick and Natalie are a young couple who welcome small groups on their beautiful yacht. It is extra wide so very good for viewing the bay, islands and wildlife. Nick has been a chef and made us a great veggie salad. Chance to walk on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Devaflam
NathalieVigilant, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the review!! We're happy to hear you had fun and had a go at the helm! We love making sailors out of our passengers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nick was great host. The boat is in great condition. It's ideal sailing, steady wind, flat water. Pleasant cruise (broad reach) out to the islands, really great walk up the hill to a fabulous view. We had fun and sailed hard in the upwind tack...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy7P
NathalieVigilant, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate the review Andy! Happy to hear you enjoyed the sailing, definitely a great day for it. You we're great to have on board, cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Bay of Islands for a weeks holiday. Am a regular visitor to this area. For my partners birthday treat we booked on Vigilent for a days sailing. The welcome was warm and relaxed. The boat is lovely and comfortable. There were 8 guests...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JulieC601
NathalieL1233, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We're glad you liked your day out and we're even more glad you got to enjoy some time in our giant bean bag!! It was lovely having you on board, cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great day on the water today. Skipper Nik has a lot of knowledge of the Bay of Island and is a really good sailor as well. No big groups so lots of space and time to do some sailing ourselves. Lovely...More

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NathalieL1233, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to hear you had a good day out on the water with Nik on board Vigilant! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous day on the vigilant, fantastic lunch, had a go at sailing, Nick and Nat were the perfect hosts would recommend this tour highly, nothing was too much trouble.

Date of experience: November 2018
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NathalieL1233, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the sweet review, we loved having you on board, we're happy to hear you guys enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

We were blessed with good weather and the good fortune of Nik and Natalie taking us on a wonderful day sail around the Bay of Islands. And the presentation of our lunch aboard was an unexpected surprise for a day out on the water. Cudos!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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NathalieL1233, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review Jim! We're glad you enjoyed your day out on the water with us! Cheers

Reviewed October 14, 2018

We were drawn to Russell for their annual Walking Weekend, but with one person who wasn't up for much walking, we chose to do this full day trip: motoring and sailing through the Bay of Islands (you really appreciate the name if you're on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NathalieL1233, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you so much Annalily! It was a pleasure to have you on board we are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself, it was lovely getting to know you!

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