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“The Jib Boat”
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Explore- Sail Lion New Zealand
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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...
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.

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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

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is a really good day out. The crew are amazing - they manage to get pretty much everyone who wants to be, involved. My husband is not a keen yachtman, but held the helm, and we have the photo to prove we both did - a once in a lifetime experience. Peter Blake sailed this 80 foot maxi yacht round the world. The day includes lunch and a stop over on an island to swim, snorkel or kyak. Despite there being very little wind on the day we went out, by staying out for a bit extra as the wind picked up in the afternoon and doing a few tacks the team managed to get a bit of that racing excitement into the day as we safely experienced a little of what this yacht can do! Really great value.

Thank Tourmaline42
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

As a weeding gift, we were given a voucher to go on Sail NZ Lion New Zealand. It was just an absolutely perfect experience. A crew of three made the trip a fun and exciting experience. Hands on with the grinders, sheets, steering and pulling in sails. Highly recommend as a must do if in the Bay of Island (Russell area). Consider book for yourself, or as a wonderful gift that is really very different.

Thank Russell W
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Did the fast 2.5 hr trip to Hole in the Rock, was fantastic! Awesome scenery including dolphins, great informative host, and comfy ride! Highly recommended :-)

Thank Dave_Barb32
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