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Yacht Charter and Sailing School, Bay of Islands NZ

Enjoy a Bay of Islands sailing holiday to remember, with Great Escape Yacht Charters and Sailing School.

The beautiful Bay of Islands is a sailing and boating paradise, with calm waters, sheltered anchorages and breathtaking scenery. Plus there’s world-class fishing, diving and snorkelling on offer as well.

If you’re looking to enjoy the best of what New Zealand has to offer, why not sail the Bay of Islands on board one of our 20 to 31 foot charter yachts? Or if powerboats are more your thing, we offer power boat hire too.

Whatever type of boating you’re into, we guarantee you a Bay of Islands sailing or boating holiday to remember.


Sailing School

Learn to sail in the Bay of Islands with one of our qualified sailing instructors. Choose from an intensive two-day learn to sail course, or enjoy a more relaxed five- or six-day learn to sail holiday.

Whether you’re new to sailing, or you want to develop some more advanced sailing skills, we offer a Yachting NZ sailing course to suit you. With Great Escape Sailing School, you’ll learn to sail by getting out on the water in a small group of two to three people. Learn the basics of sailing and then leave the instructor behind and sail the Bay of Islands by yourself.


Yacht and Power Boat Hire

For boat hire in the Bay of Islands, come and see us at Great Escape. You can choose from our large and well-maintained fleet of 15 boats, including both yachts and trailer boats for hire, for anything from a few hours to a few days.

Why not sail the Bay of Islands in one of our charter yachts from 20 to 31 feet? Or spend the day fishing, diving or exploring the Bay of Islands in our safe, stable and economical Mac 420 powerboat with 50hp outboard.

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