Celebrate by Sail
Celebrate by Sail
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Learn to sail, celebrate a special occasion or just chill out with a bottle of bubbly while the sun sets over the hinterland. Enjoy romantic, calm water, smooth sailing aboard our Catalina sailing yacht "Stella Maris II" on the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater
Southport, Queensland, Australia

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Joey L
1 contribution
Feb. 2023 • Friends
No question. But I would like to say thank you to Kim for the amazing job on my face, she is so lovely and welcoming. Your guys customer service is awesome keep up the great job. Will be back to see you guys on our next holiday.
Written 14 February 2023
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Jane T
1 contribution
May 2021
The 3 of us had limited sailing experience but after Terrys course we all felt reasonably confident.
Along with our partners we hired a 40 foot catamaran and confidently sailed around the Whitsundays for 7 days- full sail and Jib - winds ranging from 5 - 25 knots from either the SW SE - we had a blast.
Written 4 July 2021
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jona_delannoy
Surfers Paradise, Australia12 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Family
Absolutely amazing experience, probably one of my best so far in the Gold Coast! Perfect to learn the basics of sailing - step by step - and in a fun way! I’ve always been scared of sailing, but after this, I know my next holiday will be on the Whitsundays!
Did this with 2 kids (10yo), and they learnt a lot too and had lots of fun. Thanks Terry for the day!
Written 27 March 2021
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Kristin
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
Oct. 2020
My husband and I took sailing lessons with Terry to prepare for our upcoming sailing week in the Whitsundays were we have hired a catamaran. I have never sailed before and found Terrys training AMAZING, i left feeling confident enough to go on our trip, and may even do a refresher just before we leave. Terry has a gift for being able to deliver information in a relevant manner that is easy to absorb and relevant to us. I would highly recommend learning to sail with him. It was very hands on and he made sure we understood everything. Terry is a very lovely human
Written 11 October 2020
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I really appreciate your feedback and am so pleased I reached MY goal of instilling confidence in you and your husband to get the most out of your Whitsundays bare boat charter. It will be great to see you back for a refreshing and build on those new skills you've learnt. Terry SailGoldCoast ⛵.
Written 12 October 2020
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Geoffrey T
6 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
Terry was excellent teacher. Patient & explained well. We are to have a trip in the Whitsundays & the outing was well worth it to brush up on a teamwork approach to give us an enjoyable holiday.
Written 23 December 2019
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Zoltan N
3 contributions
Sep. 2019
We had a great time on board of Stella Maris, Terry was an excellent instructor, we learned lots of sailing skills in a few hours. It was a great preparation crash course for our planned bare boat charter. Looking forward to go back again to learn more! Highly recommended!
Written 23 September 2019
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shellandsquizz
1 contribution
Sep. 2019 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our sail with Terry. We learned a lot and gained greater confidence. Terry was patient and happy to adapt his coaching to suit our needs. Thanks Terry!
Written 17 September 2019
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natalie houghton
5 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Family
Terry is a fabulous instructor. He is a natural and very understanding. As a family we are about to bareboat around the Whitsundays with zero sailing experience. Terry taught our family (11 & 14yrs kids) the basics which we all thoroughly enjoyed.The kids also had jobs and we were taught to work as part of a team/crew. We highly recommend Terry as your instructor and will always remember, If in doubt let it out and If its flappy it's not happy.
Written 3 August 2019
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David S
2 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Family
As we are planning an overseas trip bare boating on a yacht, we thought it may help to at least learn the basics of sailing, even though we planned to motor. Not anymore, our motor is now just in case there is no wind !

Terry the skipper showed us the ropes so to speak as well as handling the sails, tacking & safe anchoring on his 28ft yacht and we all as a family, with 3 kids under 12, had a job to do - and honestly we absolutely loved it ! Terry was informative and patient and this is what put us all at ease.

Even my 10 year old daughter who didnt even want to get on the boat in the first place was a gun at trimming the sails and we all cant wait to set sail again.

We are doing a refresher session with Terry just before we head off on our trip and are really looking forward to it.

If you are thinking or had dreamed about a bare boat charter perhaps on the whitsundays or abroad, or perhaps just want to see what all the fuss is about regarding sailing, then we recommend Terry to set you on your way.

As Terry will tell you himself flappy sails are not happy sails’ so get on board & learn the ropes !

Dave & Tammy
Written 8 April 2019
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Wow!!!, Thank you so much for your generous review. It was terrific to see a young family enthusiastically transforming into a super-efficient crew ready to tackle a new sailing adventure. I think you should prepare yourself for a new Olympic sailing champion with your 10-year-old, she really picked it up quickly and I can see a lot of talent there. I look forward to meeting you all again for the refresher before your big trip. Terry
Written 9 April 2019
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Shorty B
3 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Family
Terry was awesome. Friendly, kind and knows his stuff. He tapped into the exact experience we were looking for. A little understanding of sailing, hands on and a moment to sit back and just enjoy the sail. We had the best time ever. If you want the full on sailing experience he has your back. If you want to learn a little bit, but enjoy just sailing he has your back. He meets your needs in every way. 10 out of 10.
Highly recommend. Enjoy a champagne as well, makes it even better as the sun goes down.
Written 17 January 2019
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I really appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure looking after you all. I 100% agree, champagne, evening breeze, sail up and Sunset...what more do you need. Terry SailGoldCoast
Written 19 January 2019
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