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“Had a great day out”
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...
Abuja, Nigeria
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“Had a great day out”
Reviewed June 17, 2010

I noticed that noone had put a review up about this trip since 2008. Well my brother and I did the day trip back in March 2009 and its was great fun. Although the wind let us down for the first half of the morning the afternoon we got plent spped up. The Captain and Mate we realy friendly and cooked up a excellent lunch. Would definatley go on this cruise again next time I'm in the Bay of Islands.

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Mumbai, India
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“An absolutely perfect day”
Reviewed November 8, 2008

We visited Paihia in Oct 2008. We'd planned to stay 2 nights but hadn't booked any excursions / activities in advance.

Then we came across "On the edge".

Since it was the beginning of spring, (and rather cool for a seaside town), it still wasnt peak tourist season in Paihia. So when we called to book the tour, we were informed that it was cancelled due to to lack of a minimum quorum. However, we lucked out when they called our hotel back to inform us that other people had booked as well and the cruise was back on.

We were just 6 of us + Capt Darren (i hope i'm getting the name right) and Brendan on the catamaran - felt like a private charter...:)

It was a fabulously sunny day and we stopped at 2 private islands along the way - one for a short trek up a hill for fantastic views of the bay of islands and the other, we did kayaking / swimming. though the water was freezing, we didnt seem to mind...... absolutely beautiful

After a good roast lunch, the wind picked up and we got in a good amount of sailing.They even let us help with the hoisting of the sail. (a big deal to us as it was our first time on a sail boat).

We could not have found a better way to spend the day

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