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Sounds By Sail day trips

Kenepuru Sound, New Zealand
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About Sounds By Sail day trips
Join us for your sailing adventure , exploring the magic of the Kenepuru & Pelorus Sounds. we offer 3 hour Sailing trips come sailing with us be part of the crew or just sit back & enjoy the exhilaration of sailing within the backdrop of this stunning waterways.We'll explore the many bays ,drop anchor for a swim, glass of Marlborough wine, marinated green lip mussels, dips & crackers. Private Charters Half day 9am-1pm \ 1pm-5pm Full day 9am-5pm Lunch provided 2 day overnight with skipper -self catered Luxury night Afloat After a private 2 hour sail, treat yourself to a wonderful night on luxury Beneteau yacht, moored in a secluded bay. Sip a glass of Malborough wine, complimenting your gourmet meal, your skipper will leave you for the night, enjoy a continental breakfast and morning swim your skipper will then pick you up and sail back to your pick up point.
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lisak12 wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC257 contributions303 helpful votes
My husband and I spent an afternoon with Phil and another couple exploring Marlborough Sounds under sail. It was a relaxing afternoon and very enjoyable. If you want to learn about how to sail, Phil is happy to teach you the basics, but if you'd rather sit back and relax that's fine too. About halfway through he anchored in a sheltered bay for some lovely wine, marinated mussels, and crackers with dips and feta cheese,.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sarah H wrote a review Jan 2019
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We spent a most amazing day on board Phil's beautiful "Beneteau' yacht. He was a magnificent host and skipper - the children loved being able to crew and be at the helm. The picnic lunch and snacks provided by Phil were excellent and there was plenty of liquid refreshment for adults and children. it was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our holiday.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Susannah P wrote a review Jan 2019
Matarangi, New Zealand4 contributions
Phil hosted my family on his beautiful boat for a 1 day charter. The food and drink was delicious (& plentiful) including wine for the adults & juice for the kids. We spent the day sailing around this magical part of New Zealand. Lunch was in a little cove only accessible by boat. Phil is clearly very experienced in sailing & hospitality. It was one of our favourite days and the kids are still talking about it.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Pragati N wrote a review Nov 2016
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We had the most amazing experience sailing on our trip to NZ back in March. Phil was the nicest guy we have ever come across. The 3 hours sailing trip was the perfect way to see the sounds. It was also our first time sailing so it made it even more special. The local wine and muscles were delicious too. I am not usually someone who writes reviews on trip advisor but really had to on this occasion. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: March 2016
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Indiebar wrote a review Mar 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom14 contributions11 helpful votes
We booked the overnight stay and sailing experience with Phil and it was by far our favourite thing we did during our month-long holiday in New Zealand. My husband has discovered a new hobby and has now even signed up for a skipper's course! Phil picked us up from Te Mahia, saving us an extra 90 minute drive and we explored Keneparu Sound by sail before settling in a cove for the evening. He's a great character and we got along really well. He then prepared a delicious dinner with marinaded mussels for starters, Moroccan chicken for mains and a lovely cheesecake for dessert. I believe that his wife, Deb, had prepared it all prior and it was lovely. We enjoyed a glass of fizz on deck before Phil left us for the night, returning the following morning to sail us home. The bedroom was as you'd expect on a 30ft yacht but it was comfy and lovely to hear the water lapping on the bow. The deck was also a great opportunity for star gazing. Overall we would definitely recommend this experience. It's pricey when compared to overnight in a good hotel but it's a lot more than that. A very special treat which we're glad we did.
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Date of experience: February 2016
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