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Vigilant Yacht Charters

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Capture the magic of this classic single mast yacht as you sail around the aquatic playground of the bay of islands. Design your own day, your own custom built adventure, aboard this 14 meter fully equipped yacht which offers you the very best in...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An absolutely stunning day on the water. Classic cutter rigged sloop to access one of the best cruising grounds- the Bay of Islands. Kit and Nat are happy to provide all the necessities. The only thing missing was shade. Not a problem for some and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank billandeva
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bay of Islands are best experienced from the sea, and this is really the way to do it: a small group, with capable skippers and your choice of activities on an island in the Bay, followed by a pleasant lunch and sailing. Nik and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you really want to spend time hurtling around the bay bothering dolphins (who frankly have better things to do, such as catching fish) then this is not your trip. If you would prefer a slow leisurely mooch through beautiful islands stopping off at a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dawlschool
NathalieVigilant, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hahaha your review made us laugh! Thanks for that, we’re happy to hear you had a leisurely day out with us!

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I chose this trip as it was advertised as a 10 person maximum (we had 4) and Nik/Nat responsed almost immediately when I emailed them inquiring about the trip. The day was a bit overcast and windy but Nik/Nat made the trip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank enkravetz
NathalieVigilant, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the amazing review guys! We love hearing back from passengers. We’re glad your trip was enjoyable!

Reviewed 5 December 2018

This 42 foot sailboat was a delight to spend the day on. Nik and Natalie are a great team and made us feel very comfortable as we sailed around a few islands. We stopped at a beach and were tendered there in a small dinghy....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan L
NathalieVigilant, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

We appreciate the review Susan! We're glad you got the chance to come out with us, and happy you enjoyed yourself!

Reviewed 4 December 2018

Nik and Natalie gave us a spectacular experience on Nik's ocean-cruising 42' cutter. The breeze was up, and he really sailed the boat, though always keeping an eye on the comfort of those of us aboard. Mid-cruise, we stopped at one of the islands used...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David H
NathalieVigilant, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Thanks for coming out with us David! It was a pleasure having you on board, we're happy to hear you had a good time!

Reviewed 23 November 2018

Nick and Natalie are a young couple who welcome small groups on their beautiful yacht. It is extra wide so very good for viewing the bay, islands and wildlife. Nick has been a chef and made us a great veggie salad. Chance to walk on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Devaflam
NathalieVigilant, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Thanks for the review!! We're happy to hear you had fun and had a go at the helm! We love making sailors out of our passengers.

Reviewed 19 November 2018

Nick was great host. The boat is in great condition. It's ideal sailing, steady wind, flat water. Pleasant cruise (broad reach) out to the islands, really great walk up the hill to a fabulous view. We had fun and sailed hard in the upwind tack...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy7P
NathalieVigilant, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

We really appreciate the review Andy! Happy to hear you enjoyed the sailing, definitely a great day for it. You we're great to have on board, cheers!

Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

Was in Bay of Islands for a weeks holiday. Am a regular visitor to this area. For my partners birthday treat we booked on Vigilent for a days sailing. The welcome was warm and relaxed. The boat is lovely and comfortable. There were 8 guests...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JulieC601
NathalieL1233, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We're glad you liked your day out and we're even more glad you got to enjoy some time in our giant bean bag!! It was lovely having you on board, cheers

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We had such a great day on the water today. Skipper Nik has a lot of knowledge of the Bay of Island and is a really good sailor as well. No big groups so lots of space and time to do some sailing ourselves. Lovely...More

Thank pauline782017
NathalieL1233, Manager at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Great to hear you had a good day out on the water with Nik on board Vigilant! Thanks for the great review!

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Response from NathalieVigilant | Property representative |
There’s ferries that run from paihia to Russell every 20 minutes! All you have to do is walk down to the paihia pier and hop on one of the ferries. Well be on the Russell wharf waiting for you. As long as you catch a ferry... More
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