You’re the skipper. Escape reality, live out a dream, do exactly what you want, it’s your boat. With no one to tell you what to do, where to go or when to get there, a bareboat charter sailing holiday is your chance to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands at your own pace. It doesn’t get any better than a bareboat charter sailing holiday.
We have a fleet of well-maintained kiwi designed and built yachts perfect for exploring the Bay of Islands. Choose a quiet cove for lunch, enjoy a leisurely sail to a sheltered overnight anchorage, explore the historic towns, meander through as many secluded bays and daytime anchorages as you like. On a bareboat charter, you have the freedom to discover the reason our Bay of Islands is a world-renown cruising ground on your own terms.
Variety of vessels
Choose the right boat for you from the Great Escape fleet; the budget Davidson 20s suitable for two overnight, maybe a Noelex 25, offering compact cruising for a small family, perhaps a Noelex 30 which delivers performance fun for a group of friends, to the spacious Raven 31s suitable for up to six people for extended cruising in the Bay of Islands. Whatever your sailing aspiration and crew, we have a boat for you. If you want to holiday with a few friends, take a couple of boats and enjoy your own informal flotilla, if you want to meet new friends join one of our fun flotillas.
Great Escape boats are all fully compliant with Maritime New Zealand regulations and have all the safety equipment and cruising gear you’ll need. Whilst older boats we invest heavily in maintenance, many have been completely refurbished, we have new sails and new motors throughout the feet. We provide affordable, safe vessels so you can enjoy sailing with us, all you need to bring are provisions and personal gear.
Click on each type of yacht to see specifications and pricing details. In addition to your boat charter fee, you will be required to pay for fuel used, optional insurance bond and linen hire if required. A no-commitment detailed breakdown of all costs is provided when you book.
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