My family hired the Catamaran from Great Escape in January for 4 days. It was very well fitted out, in great condition and had really good living and sleeping accomodation. It was a good bit cheaper than catamarans from other bigger charter companies and you can book by the day rather than a whole week.. and although perhaps not as new with less bathrooms than other cats, was perfect for us. Especially liked the freezer, fridge and fantasitc BBQ off the back and the large eating area. This is a family run business and they were extremely helpful, from booking right through to the end of the charter. Highly recommend. Bay of Islands is a great cruising spot for young families, plenty of islands to visit, sheltered water for swimming off the boat and lots of blue penguins and dolphins to spot..