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We have a huge range and variety of Yachts to choose from

All our charter yachts are all New Zealand MSA certified and surveyed annually.

They were all designed by New Zealands yacht designers Laurie Davidson, Bruce Farr & Owen Wooley.
At Great Escape we personally own all the yachts that we charter.

With a well maintained boat and our friendly personal service, we guarantee you a holiday to remember.

At Great Escape we have a fleet of 14 well-maintained yachts from 20-31 feet to suit all budgets. All you provide is food, personal gear, and a sun hat.

The Bay of Islands is a sailors paradise and has good sea breezes with flat water, sheltered anchorages for any wind direction, all in a maritime reserve which allows you unlimited access to the bays and islands.

Learn to sail with one of our qualified instructors. We offer beginners to advanced Yachting NZ certified courses focusing on learning by getting out on the water in small 2-3 person groups. Learn the basics and then leave the instructor behind and explore the Bay of Islands yourself.

One of the world’s finest sailing area – Tranquil Waters – Safe, calm anchorages – Lovely sailing breezes