Bareboat Charter

Great Escape yachts are perfect for exploring the compact, sheltered cruising in the Bay of Islands.  The yachts are easy to manage short-handed and fun to sail.  The lifting keels on some of the boats allow you to sneak into private bays and take the best spot right off the beach!

bareboat charter

One of the Noelex 30s heading down Veronica Channel

  • Well-maintained Kiwi designed and built yachts from $180 – $430 day (plus fuel and optional insurance).
  • Eleven yachts from 20′ to 31′, suitable for two to six people.  If you have a big group take a couple of boats for even more fun.

Great Escape fleet

“We took a Noelex 30 out for four days with our two sons, 15 & 12 years old, and it was just awesome. Nicely kitted out yacht that was easy to manage and good to sail. There’s nothing nicer than waking up in a beautiful bay after a night on the water, and the friendly and helpful owners of Great Escape made everything ‘easy as’ – we’ll be back!”  TripAdvisor Reviewed by Faaaarrrrrkkk, 23 May 2019

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Raven 31

Raven 31

Maximum six sailors $430-$390 per day (plus fuel and optional insurance). Built for fun comfortable, cruising. Easy to handle short-handed and plenty of room down below, you’ll have a great sailing holiday.  This is the perfect yacht for two couples or a family to explore our wonderful cruising area.

Noelex 30

Noelex 30

Maximum five sailors $390-$350 per day (plus fuel and optional insurance). A cruising performance yacht, fun to sail and with a self-tacking headsail. Hydraulic lifting keel means you can get closer to the beaches and explore areas others can’t reach. Well set-up with plenty of room down below, they are an excellent boat for a small family or group of friends to explore the Bay of Islands.

Noelex 25

Maximum five sailors $290 – $250 per day (plus fuel and optional insurance) Simple and responsive to sail. With a large cockpit, self-tacking jib and sensible sail wardrobe it is easily handled by two people with plenty of accommodation down below. It is a very popular cruising yacht and the lifting keel makes it ideal for the numerous shallow bays and inlets in the Bay of Islands. Great for a couple or four good friends.

Davidson 20

Maximum four sailors day sail, two overnight – $180 per day (plus fuel and optional insurance). Big volume small boat, great for learning and for those cruising on a budget. Sitting headroom, fixed table and galley, generous berths. Anchor in the same bays as the superyachts and enjoy the same natural beauty and splendour of the Bay of Islands at a fraction of the cost!