Pricing and Conditions

Adult $790.00 - $990.00
(14 year(s) and under)
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Fuel as used, optional insurance bond fore self-sail days, linen if required

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This sailing adventure is suitable for those with some sailing or boating experience It is a tailored private adventure. The minimum number of participants is two. Children (4-14) may accompany their parents or caregivers.

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Cancellations 30 or more days prior to commencement of sailing holiday; deposit refunded less $250 administration fee. Cancellations within 30 days of commencement of sailing holiday; deposit retained by Great Escape with the balance retained unless the dates can be resold.

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Perfect for those with some boating or sailing experience ready to step up to skippering their own boat. Designed for couples, groups of friends, and families. This adventure is available in either a Davidson 20, Noelex 25 or a Noelex 30.

The training content will be tailored to the experience of those aboard. On days one and two you are out with your instructor. On days three to five, it’s time to set sail by yourself, explore the wonderful Bay of Islands, and practice your new sailing skills. Before you cast off we discuss your passage planning, review navigation in the Bay of Islands, give you updated weather forecast information, guide you on suitable anchorages, and points of interest for the following days.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.00am - 5.30pm Seven days a week.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


1 Richardson Street, Opua, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
Kerikeri Airport 29 kms away.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
Walking distance to Opua Hill bus stop.
decisions Proximity to town:
Russell or Paihia approximately 8kms away.

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