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“Truely a great experience”
Review of Gourmet Sailing

Gourmet Sailing
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Owner description: We offer private yacht charters around the stunning Abel Tasman National Park in the South Island of New Zealand, with comfortable on-board accommodation for overnight trips. Experience unparalleled service and exceptional cuisine.
Nelson
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Truely a great experience”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Sailing with Milo and Kimberley on the beautiful 'Simply Wild' Beneteau in Nelsons' lovely waters is an experience not to forget. They are the most lovely of hosts who just enjoy sharing themselves with guests. The Abel Tasman and Tasman Bay are certainly on of NZs' nicest and safest areas to be sailing in. Wearing just boardshorts for a whole afternoon crossing from Anchorage Bay to Nelson city was a lovely experience, with a warm breeze pushing us along at good speed.

Visited December 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Surprise Birthday - simply stunning”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Friday week ago, I arranged a surprise 50th birthday party for my partner on board Gourmet Salings 65ft Ketch. What a fantastic night, we had a 3 course gourmet meal for the 24 guests that was simply outstanding, Duck Confite, the best I have ever tasted and service that was second to none, Milo, Kimberly and his team provided a wonderful experience, sailing around the harbour and out through the cut, we dropped anchor near Haulashore Island where we had dinner, the sea was flat, the sun streaming in and what a view back towards Nelson, simply stunning. Milo and his team were great to work with leading up to the event, JoJo made sure everything was perfect right down to the decorations and decking the cabin out for the overnight stay.

Everyone on board was pampered with great wine, fantastic food and we were made to feel like the yacht was ours for a day. What an experience, fantastic hosts!

If you are looking for something that will be truly memorable then I suggest this is the answer. it will certainly stay in the memories of everyone that was aboard and a trip out on Tasman Bay will remind you of how beautiful Nelson is. Thanks Milo and Kimberly we will be back for another experience soon

Visited October 2012
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Generous and Lovely”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Our trip aboard Gourmet Sailing was a thank you gift to volunteers for Purple Cake Day. This gift came from Milo and Kimberley - the company's owners. They didn't have to do this but they wanted to which really just goes to show what kind of people they are.

They pampered us, made us laugh, warmed us, fed us, and gave us a very cruisy sail around the bay. We saw seals bathing and resting on rocks. We talked and walked around the decks of the boat. We even had warm blankets brought to us for our laps.

I think my favorite things were Milo's safety talk (which was given with great humor), the cucumber and salmon nibbles, and the delish glass of Sauv (okay, I'll admit it... 2 glasses...)

All in all it was amazing. I feel so grateful not just to have experienced one of their adventure sails but to meet them. I'll never forget it. I want to bring back everyone I know!

Tami M.

Visited May 2012
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Nelson, NZ
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“We felt truly spoilt!”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Thanks so much to Kimberley & Milo for a fabulous afternoon cruising the Nelson Haven, we were pampered with wine & delicious canapes (loved the mini pork belly quiches!), the weather was stunning & the ambience on your beautiful yacht was very relaxing. Just the tonic for a busy Mum!

Visited May 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Gourmet sailing afternoon”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

This was such a beautiful way to spend a glorious Nelson afternoon - Milo, Kim and staff were so lovely and attentive. The food was delicious too - thanks so much. Ali

Visited May 2012
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