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Barefoot Sailing Adventures

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Fabulous Day Sailing

Highly recommend heading out with Luke and his great catamaran. Stunning scenery guided by a very... read more

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Reviewed 20 April 2018
Lexie05
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Perth Western Australia
Excellent day in the bay

I could not recommend this cruse more highly!! We had a wonderful day, plenty of things to do but... read more

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Reviewed 10 April 2018
Sophiefromgissy
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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
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Sailing is a great way to explore the Bay of Islands. Join us for an Island Hopper Day Cruise, enjoy a 2hr island stopover with snorkeling, paddle boarding, bush walks, beach picnics . Or take a Sundowner Evening Cruise (Dec-March) for an evening...more
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Marsden Rd | Paihia Beach Front, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Fantastic day out, great to be on the catamaran. Spoilt only by the weather which wasn't ideal for sailing and meant we had to motor for a significant part of the trip. Would do again, particularly if a good forecast. Kids aged 8 and 10...More

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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi, we're pleased to hear you had a fantastic day out despite not having ideal sailing weather, we like the windy days too! Glad the kids enjoyed the activities provided.

Reviewed 20 April 2018

Highly recommend heading out with Luke and his great catamaran. Stunning scenery guided by a very experienced sailor who made the trip a memorable one. Would definitely do this again if we ever get to Russell.

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Thank Lexie05
rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi Lexie, thanks for your great review. We'll look forward to seeing you again sometime!

Reviewed 10 April 2018

I could not recommend this cruse more highly!! We had a wonderful day, plenty of things to do but didn’t feel too commercial, could just sit back, relax and enjoy the day.Topped off by an awesome captain and even a beer! Thanks guys!!

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Thank Sophiefromgissy
rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Wow, thanks Sophie, good captain, good beer, great guests!

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We toured the bay with a total of 16 passengers on board. The boat was comfortable and with plenty of room. We spent the day sprawled out on our bean bag chairs. We leisurely explored the bay and islands. We had a nice two hour...More

Thank Charles W
Rachael B, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi Charles, thanks for sharing your experience with Barefoot Sailing Adventures. We look forward to seeing you again one day!

Reviewed 8 April 2018

My husband and I had previously gone on dolphin tours in this area and really enjoyed it. We decided to try out a sailing adventure this time. From the minute we walked on board, it was awesome. Luke took our group out. He was very...More

Thank OpinionExpert
Rachael B, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Hi there, thanks for your fantastic review. I'm glad you had such a great day out with us and we would be happy to see you again some day :)

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked last minute at 4pm the day before, Rachel was really friendly on the phone explaining that although they were hoping to get some more bookings still for the following day. Turns out it was just the 2 of us and...More

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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Naomi, thanks for coming sailing with us. We didn't want you to miss out on a great day out there so I'm glad you enjoyed it! Your own private tour, excellent! Thanks for your review and I hope you enjoy the rest of your...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

Comfortable boat and nice view on the way. We snorkelled on the island and saw some fish feeding on the weed. As a bonus, the crew, Rachel and Luke, were super friendly.

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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi, thanks for joining us on the day cruise. You were really enjoying the snorkeling and paddle boarding I wasn't sure if we would be able to get you out of the water! Glad you had such a good time, thanks for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had the best day with the Barefoot Sailing team. Beautiful people, magnificent day. You can choose to do as little or as much as you want in regards to snorkeling, exploring the island, swimming, stand up paddle boarding. Lunch was delicious. If you’re in...More

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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks Haley! You are very kind, we love what we do and it is great to hear that our guests enjoy it so much. Thanks for sharing and we hope to see you again sometime :)

Reviewed 5 April 2018

We wanted to go out on the water to enjoy the beautiful Bay of Islands. We searched the different excursions and chose to go on Barefoot Sailing over many others........we are so glad that we did!!! The Catamaran was very nice, clean, bean bag cushions...More

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rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hello, and THANK YOU! This is such a wonderful review! We are so pleased you had so much fun and are happy to share your experience with others. We just love what we do, and glad that you do too!

Reviewed 4 April 2018

The sailing adventure is a lovely way to spend a day in the Bay of Islands. The boat is spacious and comfortable and the staff are really friendly and interesting. My only criticism would be that it got a little boring when out on the...More

Thank Brian P
rachael b, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hi Brian, thanks for your review we really appreciate your feedback and glad you had a great day out with us! Sailing is a very unique experience, some days it is really fast paced and exciting, other days it is slower and very peaceful. We...More

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