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.
  • Eleven yachts from 20′ to 31′, suitable for two to six people, (if you have a bigger 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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Rates are in NZ$ and include Goods and Services Taxes.

Yacht Peak (20 Dec – 6 Feb) Off-Peak Additional costs / options
  Daily rate Minimum hire Daily rate Minimum hire  
Raven 31 $430


Five days $390


Three days Fuel as used, optional insurance bond, optional RIB for tender, optional linen package.
Noelex 30 $390 Three days $340 Two days Fuel as used, optional insurance bond, optional linen package.
Noelex 25 $290


No minimum Daysail premium $30 $250


No minimum Fuel as used, optional insurance bond, optional linen package.
Davidson 20 $180 No minimum $180 No minimum Fuel as used, optional insurance bond, optional linen package.

Raven 31

Raven 31

Our Raven 31s are built for fun family cruising, comfortable and easy to handle short-handed you’ll have a great sailing holiday.  Big volume interior, walkthrough transom for easy swimming or dinghy access. This is the perfect yacht for friends or a family to explore our wonderful cruising area.

Noelex 30

Noelex 30

The Noelex 30 it is a cruising performance yacht, fun to sail and with the self-tacking headsail easy to sail shorthanded. The 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

Noelex 25

The Noelex 25 is simple and responsive to sail. Elegant, well-equipped and very spacious, comfortable for two to four sailors. 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.

Davidson 20

The Davidson 20 is a big volume small boat. It’s great for learning and for those cruising on a budget. Good sitting headroom with fixed table and galley, making a very usable space below. Ideal for four people for day sails. Recommended for two people for longer stays.