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Kingfisher Yacht Charters

2 Little Queen Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 8845
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Sailing the bay!

I really haven't been out on the ocean very much and I was apprehensive about the sailing trip... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
VenturaTraveler1234
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Ventura, California
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Best in Bay of Islands

This sailing trip was excellent. I've been on other sailing days in BOI (that I loved too) but this... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Jamie B
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Lakewood, Colorado
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2 Little Queen Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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+64 9-403 8845
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I really haven't been out on the ocean very much and I was apprehensive about the sailing trip. Steve, the captain met us at the dock. He is a very confident and helpful captain.He told us how to board, what to expect and off we...More

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Sue W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we enjoyed the day with you as much as you did cheers Sue and Steve

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

This sailing trip was excellent. I've been on other sailing days in BOI (that I loved too) but this one is by far the best. Skipper Steven was awesome and I felt fully confident in his ability. The food was very good (both lunch and...More

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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments. We strive to do our best and it's nice to see we are appreciated.I hope we see you again sometime. Regards Stephen

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stephen is an excellent skipper, with a vast knowledge about the Bay of Islands and boats. He was happy to share his knowledge and told us of many sailing stories. Stephen was happy to let us all have a drive of the boat and help...More

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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you for the lovely words. We love to share our world here in the Bay, and look forward to seeing you again hopefully in the not to distant future. You two being teachers showed great skills in communication and I bet the kids in...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had really nice time on the both with Steven ! We saw many beautiful places at bay of isands and we stopped by one of the beaches of one island. And there we were snorkeling and walking on the beach. We also had a...More

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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thank you for your kind words. My wife Sue is quite proud of her home made muffins, and we believe they are well on their way to being world famous, just Like Kingfisher is, being on the Air New Zealand you tube video. Regards Stephen

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a private day sail on the Bay of Islands on captain Stephen Weston's Kingfisher. It was the most beautiful sunny day of the year. From the minute we set sail we felt safe. The captain's knowledge of the Bay of...More

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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Well I guess it is all about finding the time? Your comments about Collette in the information office do not surprise me, as she has always done a fantastic job in keeping all and sundry happy. Skippers are as demanding of her as are the...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Lovely day with Stephen on his yacht Kingfisher. Best muffins ever! Stephen looked after us very well and it was a very enjoyable and memorable day sailing amongst the beautiful islands of the Bay of Islands. Karla, Arnold and Adele - Noosa Queensland

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Stephen was a fabulous host, he made us feel welcome and we soon made sail around the islands. The wind was missing but we motored and sailed around the islands and stopped for a walk on one of them. Dolphins swam by and Stephen took...More

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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2016

Thank you for the review. As you may be aware, most people put wonderful comments in our visitors book and forget about trip advisor, so your comments here are most welcome. Being the local photographer, and having my camera aboard, made it easy to give...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

We really enjoyed our day with Stephen! He made sure to find a great cove on a choppy day. The lunch was fantastic with real plates! Not only did we find a nice cove but we actually did a lot of sailing! A great day!

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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

A super day out with Steve and Tim. My extended family all enjoyed our sailing trip to Paradise!! I was pretty pleased that I managed to swim ashore. It wasn't cold at all. Lunch was delicious and our crew looked after us very well. They...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Had a wonderful trip with Capt. Tim - had a great time even though the water was a bit choppy we had a blast.Had delicious muffins for breakfast and sandwiches and beer/wine for lunch!

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Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2016

Thank you for your lovely review - we love what we do and the Bay of Islands is a special place regards Sue and Stephen Western

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