We will board and set sail from Opua Marina. This is New Zealands most northern Entry point for yachts arriving in New Zealand. Our day will involve sailing clear of the islands picking up the more gentle morning land breezes. This will give those wishing to try their hand at sailing time to hone their skills. Whether on the helm ( steering), working the winches or adjusting the sails the skipper will be alongside offering his experience We will stop at a secluded sandy bay for a hike/ swim/ snorkel and gourmet BBQ Lunch of either New Zealand Lamb Leg or free range Chicken- butterflied and grilled, served alongside a roast vegetable salad of the day. The return trip picks up a fresher( stronger) afternoon sea breeze. Often we enjoy social racing with others on this leg ( part) of the trip For those that wish to learn and participate the passage back to Opua allows them to bed in the skills picked up in the morning For others relaxing on the bean bags/ under the shade cloth may well be enough After the sails come down we have a debrief to answer any questions and a fun quizz on sailing terms learned
Hi, after over a decade of sailing the coasts of Northland and Bay of Islands 2020 has seen "Kiss" our vessel, and myself fully certified for commercial operations. Demand for an active educational day on the water is in strong demand We are continually excited as we sail around a number off the Bay of Islands 144 islands. on our daily sailing experiences. Bay of Islands are some of the top sailing grounds in the World. No wonder New Zealand leads the world in sailing !!!
Our Gourmet BBQ lunch will be prepared and cooked from scratch aboard by our skipper who is also a certified Master Chef
4 of our 6 hours will have the sails hoisted as we cruise the glistening waters that are the Bay of Islands. Their will be an opportunity while we prepare lunch to hike among historical cultural interests. Swim and snorkel the pristine waters, beach comb and relax under our shade cloth
SUNKISSED GOURMET SAILING ADVENTURES