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“A true sailing experience”
Review of Explore- Sail Lion New Zealand - CLOSED

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 January 15, 2014 via mobile

We did the combo trip with the dolphin cruise and joined this boats full day trip just before lunch. The crew were a breath of fresh air. We got to swim/snorkle/kayak along the beach, or we could go for a quick walk to a lookout point. After a fine lunch, we got a true sailing experience. The boat was leaning right over and the people got to do all the work adjusting the sail. The staff gave us a brief history of different islands we passed and were very helpful with any questions that were asked. Top notch!

Thank Trevtherevdogg
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Had a fabulous day experiencing this incredible maxi. Crew were extra friendly and very helpful in easing us into sailing a boat this size. If you get into working on the grinders, you won't need the gym for a day or 2. Saw lots of dolphins on the way back - they swam alongside us for quite a while. Everything was great. Ended with a fearsome Hakka from Tamaita - our trusty chef/crew/joker.
Best day of our holiday!

Thank TSailsman
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a beautiful day on the Lion New Zealand! The boat is gorgeous, the crew is fantastic. To explore the Bay of Islands with the Lion is the best you can do. We visited a small Island and afterwards we had also a great lunch. After 5 1/2 weeks visting New Zealand, the sailing with the Lion has been our favourite.

Thank ebab2011
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I felt a little nervous when my partner said we were sailing as I had never been sailing before.
It was with out a doubt an amazing experience. We became part of the crew, getting involved in the sailing with the skippers Tom, Kerry and Mike who absolutely made the day.
Their warmth, humour and knowledge made the whole day a wonderful encounter. The guys also provided a great lunch. Also involved a swim and small walk in the bush to a look out point.
Would recommend this trip to everybody!

Thank Jenny C
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

A great day with very attentive and professional skipper and crew. A hands on experience not to be missed while at the Bay of Islands.
Good food and great losction

Thank Jayne P
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