Whether you’re a newbie looking to find your sea legs or an old hand who already knows the ropes, Great Escape has a sailing holiday for you.  We have a fleet of affordable kiwi yachts and a crew of very experienced sailing instructors.  Sailing courses, adventures, and charters from two to eight days, perfect for couples, small groups of friends and families.

  • Start as a complete novice and be out sailing by yourselves after only three days.
  • Bareboat charter yachts from 20’ to 31’

Explore our secluded bays and sheltered waters as you sail yourself through the world renown cruising grounds of the Bay of Islands.


·        Yachting New Zealand and International Yacht Training certified sailing school – gain local and internationally recognized recreational sailing qualifications

·        Maritime New Zealand certified – all required safety gear provided

·        Kiwi designed and built yachts – fun and easy to sail

·        Trip Advisor Travellers Choice


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Bay of Islands Marina, Opua
09 402 7143