Our Bay of Islands sailing adventures are suitable for adventurous travellers, even if you’ve never sailed before. You have the boat and an instructor to yourselves for your own adventure sailing holiday in the beautiful Bay of Islands.
Sailing in the Bay of Islands is sensational. 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.
Explore our secluded bays and sheltered waters as you sail yourself through the world renown cruising grounds of the Bay of Islands.
With over one hundred islands, a handful of historic towns, calm waters, sheltered anchorages, numerous secluded bays, stunning scenery and fresh seafood we have one of the best cruising destinations in the world.
Sailing Adventures in the Bay of Islands
Affordable Bareboat Charter, Internationally Accredited Sailing Courses, Learn to Sail then Sail Yourself in the beautiful Bay of Islands.
Gain internationally recognised qualifications and practical skills to ensure you can safely skipper one of our boats. Join Great Escape sailing school graduates sailing all over the world.
Choose your boat from our fleet of well-maintained kiwi boats. We have affordable 20’ to 31’ yachts,fun and comfortable for couple getaways, to family and group holidays.
If you want to blend superb sailing in our fantastic cruising ground, with lively socials and the support of a lead crew join us on a flotilla sailing holiday.
Learn to sail, then sail yourself. Our instructors teach you to sail, to handle your boat under sail or power, to safely anchor, show you how to interpret weather forecasts, handle minor emergencies and ensure you know the basic maritime rules and can navigate safely from A to B. Everything you need to safely skipper one of our yachts for your own adventure sailing holiday in our beautiful Bay of Islands.