Luxury Night Afloat: $395 per person

For the ultimate romantic getaway, or that very special occasion: Engagement, anniversary, birthday, wedding or just because you want to spoil yourself.

Our luxury night afloat will treat you to a private, skippered 2 hour sail after which your yacht will be moored in a secluded bay. You’ll enjoy a gourmet meal complimented with Marlborough wine, while you marvel at the magic of the Sounds by night before retiring to your cabin. Your skipper will return in the morning to sail you to a waterside resort where you’ll be served breakfast before being returned to your lodgings.

What our customers say


We booked the overnight stay and sailing experience with Phil and it was by far our favourite thing we did during our month-long holiday in New Zealand. My husband has discovered a new hobby and has now even signed up for a skipper's course! Phil picked us up from Te Mahia, saving us an extra 90 minute drive and we explored Keneparu Sound by sail before settling in a cove for the evening. He's a great character and we got along really well.

He then prepared a delicious dinner with marinaded mussels for starters, Moroccan chicken for mains and a lovely cheesecake for dessert. I believe that his wife, Deb, had prepared it all prior and it was lovely. We enjoyed a glass of fizz on deck before Phil left us for the night, returning the following morning to sail us home. The bedroom was as you'd expect on a 30ft yacht but it was comfy and lovely to hear the water lapping on the bow. The deck was also a great opportunity for star gazing.

Overall we would definitely recommend this experience. It's pricey when compared to overnight in a good hotel but it's a lot more than that. A very special treat which we're glad we did.

Indiebar

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Indiebar

We booked the overnight stay and sailing experience with Phil and it was by far our favourite thing we did during our month-long holiday in New Zealand. My husband has discovered a new hobby and has now even signed up for a skipper's course! Phil picked us up from Te Mahia, saving us an extra 90 minute drive and we explored Keneparu Sound by sail before settling in a cove for the evening. He's a great character and we got along really well. He then prepared a delicious dinner with marinaded mussels for starters, Moroccan chicken for mains and a lovely cheesecake for dessert. I believe that his wife, Deb, had prepared it all prior and it was lovely. We enjoyed a glass of fizz on deck before Phil left us for the night, returning the following morning to sail us home. The bedroom was as you'd expect on a 30ft yacht but it was comfy and lovely to hear the water lapping on the bow. The deck was also a great opportunity for star gazing. Overall we would definitely recommend this experience. It's pricey when compared to overnight in a good hotel but it's a lot more than that. A very special treat which we're glad we did.