We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kingfisher Yacht Charters

2 Little Queen Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 8845
Save
Review Highlights
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 8 May 2017
Jamie B
,
Lakewood, Colorado
A majestic day of sailing and laughs

Stephen is an excellent skipper, with a vast knowledge about the Bay of Islands and boats. He was... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Amanda W
Read all 35 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good5%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“morning tea” (6 reviews)
“set sail” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
2 Little Queen Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
CONTACT
+64 9-403 8845
Write a Review
Reviews (35)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 8 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

Thank Jamie B
Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 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

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

Thank Amanda W
Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 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

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

Thank lharbert
Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 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

Reviewed 11 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

Thank cbell_13
Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 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

Reviewed 19 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

Thank adelemoon
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

Thank Wringtonian
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

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!

Thank KMayATX
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

Thank jimkenyon
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!

Thank GoodHartGirl
Steve W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 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

A TripAdvisor Member
91
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Took this trip after our original sailing trip was cancelled, so pleased we did. Steve the skipper was the perfect host, only 5 or 6 of us on the trip so felt very personal. The weather helped, Steve was happy to go where we wanted...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sue W, Owner at Kingfisher Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2016

Thank you for your kind review - we love what we do but it is lovely to be recognised Sue and Steve Western

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Gables Restaurant
766 reviews
.42 km away
Duke of Marlborough
1,285 reviews
.30 km away
Spice Route
116 reviews
.41 km away
The Duke of Marlborough Tavern
152 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pompallier Mission and Printery
401 reviews
.39 km away
Christ Church
247 reviews
.49 km away
Flagstaff Hill
302 reviews
.44 km away
Russell Museum
200 reviews
.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kingfisher Yacht Charters staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit