Our day of sailing was as good as I could imagine it could get. Captain Mike and his crew, Melissa, were super, with Mike having lots of sailing stories to keep us entertained when we were not looking at the scenery. The Bay of Islands are super. Finding some penguins and dolphins was a big plus. The lunch was good and there seemed to be a never ending supply of snacks. I was amazed at how efficient Melissa was in taking care of all the guests. If you are near the Bay of Islands, I highly recommend this trip.