“The family that sails together stays together.”
Sailing is an activity you can all enjoy together, it can be immensely rewarding and help create lasting memories. The key is to make that special time together fun, enjoyable, and safe.
Great Escape six-day adventure includes three full days with your instructor where we teach you everything you need to safely and competently handle your yacht. You then cast off for your own wonderful adventure exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands by yourselves.
Book now for the school holidays
Trips operate all year round and start on demand. A fantastic family adventure holiday activity.
Complete the registration form to check boat and instructor availability Click for Sailing School Registration
Read what others have said on Trip Advisor
“Brilliant experience with Great Escape on Carousel (Noelex 30). We had no sailing experience but within 3 days Martin managed to bring us up to speed and ready for the following 3 days solo. Our 14 and 11 year old did most of the steering leaving the adults to deal with the sails. Wonderful family experience and an amazing way to see the Bay of Islands. Thanks Julie and Bill!” Tim L: Melbourne, Australia – Reviewed 10 February 2019
“We had 3 days of tuition from Daryl, who was just fantastic with us he got us sailing the Noelex 25 with confidence and taught us everything we needed to know to enjoy 3 days sailing and exploring on our own. Bay of Islands is simply stunning and is a perfect sailing location with so many beautiful coves to anchor in. Bill and Julie at Great Escape couldn’t do enough for us and made sure we had a great time. I’d highly recommend them to anyone thinking of a sailing holiday in the Bay.” Ian T, Cardiff, United Kingdom. Reviewed 18 March 2019