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Address: Berth I/30, Nelson Marina, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
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+64 3-546 9700
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We offer private yacht charters around the stunning Abel Tasman National...

We offer private yacht charters around the stunning Abel Tasman National Park in the South Island of New Zealand, with comfortable on-board accommodation for overnight trips. Experience unparalleled service and exceptional cuisine.

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Best Christmas Party ever!

We used Gourmet Sailing as venue for our Christmas party and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everything was worldclass, from my first point of contact with Milo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Dan P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We used Gourmet Sailing as venue for our Christmas party and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everything was worldclass, from my first point of contact with Milo, through the planning stages and the actual event. I was in charge of organising this year's Christmas function for a group of ten and Milo made it so easy to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing time!! Felt great to unplug and explore one of the most stunningly beautiful areas I've ever seen. The food was incredible, the boat felt like home, and Milo was the best guide we could possibly ask for. The trip felt personalized and unique, and it's tough not to be absolutely floored by waking up to dolphins every... More 

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Milo Coldren C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this review

We're so glad you felt the yacht was like home! Thank you for your feedback and recommendation. The Abel Tasman National Park truly is one of the most beautiful areas on earth, and it's an honour to share it with people like you. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was one of the most magical experiences I have ever had. From waking up to dolphins every morning, to walking through caves with glowworms, to eating the most amazing food, there is no better place that I would have liked to spend Christmas. Milo is an amazing captain and made us feel so relaxed and at home. He worked... More 

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Milo Coldren C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We really enjoyed meeting you all, and we are so glad you enjoyed it so much. That it was one of your most magical experiences really confirms we are on the right course. All the best for 2017, and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I and 5 adult children had an absolutely perfect 3 day and 3 night trip in and around Abel Tasman with Milo and his chef Tatiana. We sailed, motored, hiked, swam, kayaked, paddled, frolicked with dolphins and relaxed with the most perfect and accommodating host. Milo bent over backwards to be sure that everyone was happy and... More 

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Milo Coldren C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this review

We are so glad and your family enjoyed themselves. We love creating a space for families and friends to relax and really connect. Your review is humbling, and will help us focus on what to keep doing as we strive to grow. Thank you More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Had an amazing experience with Gourmet Sailing! Milo and Grace made us feel like we own the boat. Everything was perfect on that day, weather, food, the team and we even saw an Orca which was so cool! We had such a good time that we would recommend anyone who is travelling to Nelson or wanting to host any kind... More 

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Milo Coldren C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback. We are so glad you and your guests enjoyed yourselves and that we were successful in making you feel the yacht was yours for the day. Orca only visit Nelson occasionally, so it was particularly fitting they should arrive for you, after you had to miss your whale watch in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The staff on this Yatch are amazing, they will do anything for you "Our yatch is your yatch, make yourself at home" I highly recommend this activity as it is so special, unique and everyone had a fantastic time. I was the Hen and I felt like a princess! The meals and service was amazing, Both Grace and Milo were... More 

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Milo C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this review

We're so glad you felt like a princess! Thank you for taking the time to review. We really enjoyed meeting you and your friends, and helping make your day memorable. We look forward to seeing you on an anniversary cruise in a few years ;) More 

Takaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

It was amazing from the start the skipper milo and his staff grace was amazing and so kind they help set up and made sure we had everything we need with so worry . I would highly recommend this and will definitely be doing it again !!! The staff were so accommodating and made you feel like a million dollars... More 

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Milo C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We really enjoyed being a part of this, and helping make your evening special. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend gourmet sailing for any function or event! I recently organised a sunset cruise for a hens night and everything was unbelievably amazing! The crew (Milo and Grace) were so friendly and helpful. They really go the extra yard to help make your time with them perfect. Everything was just wonderful. The yacht, the crew, the food... More 

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Milo C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We had a lot of fun helping decorate the yacht and finding ways to make your guests feel special. It's really humbling to see a group of friends make such an effort to create such special memories for the bride to be. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Had such a lovely time with Milo and Kimberley on their yacht . Fantastic food , great people . Diffently would recommend this as a great thing to do as a couple or a family . We will be diffently be planning another outing with them . Thanks heaps .

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Milo C, Owner at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this review

Thank you for the review :) We really enjoyed helping create your romantic dinner cruise, and are so pleased you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you two again! More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Had a wonderful time celebrating my 21st birthday with family and friends on a gourmet sailing trip! the staff were friendly and very approachable. Nelson pulled off stunning weather and everyone enjoyed the trip. A little rough sailing made for some sea sickness but over all an amazing experience!!

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Milo C, Manager at Gourmet Sailing, responded to this review

The best part of our business is seeing people really enjoying life, friends and family. It was a privilege to be a part of your birthday celebration, and we hope you are having an amazing year! Thank you for the review More 

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