3 Hour Sail: $ 145 per person

Join us for a 3 hour sailing adventure exploring the magic of the Kenepuru and Pelorus Sounds. Step aboard our luxury “Beneteau” yacht and become part of the crew or sit back and enjoy the exhilaration of sailing within the back drop of this stunning waterway.

We’ll explore the many bays and inlets of the Sounds, anchoring for a glass of Marlborough wine, marinated greenshell mussels, dips and breads. There’ll even be time for a swim off the back of the boat.

Our 3 hour sailing trips depart at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Pick-ups can be made from any of the following resorts in the Kenepuru: Hopewell Lodge, Raetihi Lodge, Portage Resort, Te Mahia Resort and St. Omer Homestead.

What our customers say


"We had the most amazing experience sailing on our trip to NZ back in March. Phil was the nicest guy we have ever come across. The 3 hours sailing trip was the perfect way to see the sounds. It was also our first time sailing so it made it even more special. The local wine and mussels were delicious too. I am not usually someone who writes reviews on trip advisor but really had to on this occasion. Highly recommended!"

Pragati N

2018-08-26T01:26:41+00:00

Pragati N

"We had the most amazing experience sailing on our trip to NZ back in March. Phil was the nicest guy we have ever come across. The 3 hours sailing trip was the perfect way to see the sounds. It was also our first time sailing so it made it even more special. The local wine and mussels were delicious too. I am not usually someone who writes reviews on trip advisor but really had to on this occasion. Highly recommended!"

Thanks Phil, just a fabulous afternoon. Really appreciated, absolutely professional, excellent hospitality, incredibly friendly, well organised. Just a superb experience.
2018-08-27T04:00:43+00:00
Thanks Phil, just a fabulous afternoon. Really appreciated, absolutely professional, excellent hospitality, incredibly friendly, well organised. Just a superb experience.

We had the pleasure of taking a 3 hour sailing trip with Phil on his boat. The afternoon was really very enjoyable and this is a great way to see the sounds. We were picked up from Te Mahia, which suited us perfectly. The local wine and mussels were delicious. We had never sailed before and had the chance to join in with a bit of the sailing in a very relaxed and easy going way.

Louise K

2018-08-27T04:00:59+00:00

Louise K

We had the pleasure of taking a 3 hour sailing trip with Phil on his boat. The afternoon was really very enjoyable and this is a great way to see the sounds. We were picked up from Te Mahia, which suited us perfectly. The local wine and mussels were delicious. We had never sailed before and had the chance to join in with a bit of the sailing in a very relaxed and easy going way.

I was very lucky to pick this company to go out and sail on the Kenepuru Sounds. The boat is run by a great guy, Phil, who will arrange everything to suit, and in a friendly kiwi way. The boat is a Beneteau, in wonderful condition (not very old) and very pleasant to sail. You can choose between half day, full day and overnight trips, and I am already thinking about doing some longer trips. Even if you have not sailed before, it will not be a problem, as you can do as much or as little as you like onboard. The boat is ideal for these sorts of trips, and sailing down the sounds is so enjoyable. I guess that the trips on this boat would suit both complete novices and experienced sailors.

I was impressed by the new boat and by how friendly it all was. The sailing trips might be on a 'must do' list for the Kenepuru Sounds. It is one of those sorts of trips that when you come back, you will immediately want to do more of. So it gets a highly recommended rating !!! Worth staying longer in the area to do a trip on this boat !!

centraltraveller

2018-08-27T04:01:37+00:00

centraltraveller

I was very lucky to pick this company to go out and sail on the Kenepuru Sounds. The boat is run by a great guy, Phil, who will arrange everything to suit, and in a friendly kiwi way. The boat is a Beneteau, in wonderful condition (not very old) and very pleasant to sail. You can choose between half day, full day and overnight trips, and I am already thinking about doing some longer trips. Even if you have not sailed before, it will not be a problem, as you can do as much or as little as you like onboard. The boat is ideal for these sorts of trips, and sailing down the sounds is so enjoyable. I guess that the trips on this boat would suit both complete novices and experienced sailors. I was impressed by the new boat and by how friendly it all was. The sailing trips might be on a 'must do' list for the Kenepuru Sounds. It is one of those sorts of trips that when you come back, you will immediately want to do more of. So it gets a highly recommended rating !!! Worth staying longer in the area to do a trip on this boat !!