Sail yourself holidays in the Bay of Islands
Whether you’re a newbie looking to find your sea legs, or an old hand who already knows the ropes Great Escape has sailing holidays for sailors of all abilities and experience levels. We have a fleet of affordable kiwi yachts and a crew of very experienced sailing instructors. Experienced sailors can bareboat charter, less experienced can learn to sail and then sail yourselves. We also have a couple of small powerboats for hire.
Explore our secluded bays and sheltered waters as you sail yourself through the world renown cruising grounds of the Bay of Islands.
Check out our Sailing School Holidays to see what works best for you.
Depending on the holiday selected and your experience you can gain international sailing qualifications.
If you have a sound knowledge of sailing and boat handling, you’ll be ready to charter one of our well-maintained affordable kiwi yachts and cast off with your family and friends for crew. We want to ensure you have a fantastic sailing holiday so provide a comprehensive vessel safety briefing and an overview of navigation in the Bay of Islands, with suggested highlights before you cast off.