Mac 420 boat hire

The Mac 420 is ideally suited for first-time family boating needs, with the added feature of high sides providing security when in a heavy seas and with a young family on board.

Great Escape winter sailing featured in NZ Herald travel section

We were lucky enough to have Alexia Russell, Auckland Journalist join us for an off-season winter weekend, she wrote an article on her experiences which we think captures the joy of sailing here in the bay during the quieter months.

Great Escape wins TIA (Tourism Industry Aotearoa) DGiT Do It marketing grants

Great Escape wins TIA (Tourism Industry Aotearoa) DGiT Do It marketing grants

We’re going to be offering our sailors an opportunity to sail in company with the support of a lead boat this summer. The Fun Flotillas are a new sailing holiday opportunity for Great Escape sailors and we think they will be very popular, so does Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

IYT (International Yacht Training) announces Great Escape as the first and only IYT Accredited School in New Zealand

IYT Worldwide partner school nz

We are very proud to now be accredited as an IYT Partner School for their recreational sailing courses up to International Bareboat Skipper Sail, with ICC (International Certificate of Competence).

Friday 13th April to Sunday 15th April Inaugural WOW (Women on Water) Weekend Bay of Islands

women on water

Our inaugural Bay of Islands WOW (Women on Water) Weekend was deemed a success by all who participated.