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Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island - CLOSED

5A Crescent Road West | Palm Beach, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Beautiful memories of a wonderful evening's sailing at Waiheke

We took the captain’s table evening cruise and Maire and Phil were charming hosts. Maire kept our... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2013
Hillstrom
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Tipperary
World Class experience aboard Te Aura

This is "MUST DO' experience if you are visiting Auckland and Waiheke. Phil and Maire are the... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2013
SusanDW D
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Auckland
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Te Aura is a 12 metre skippered catamaran designed for sailing charters in style. Guests can enjoy catered, hands on sailing or relax amongst the numerous scenic bays, wildlife and breathtaking scenery of Waiheke Island and Hauraki Gulf. Options include a range of shared or exclusive day or twilight wine tasting cruises. Te Aura is safe and stable, and is ideally suited to a wide age range including children and has an on-board galley bar.
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19 Nov 2014
“Great Day Out”
24 Aug 2014
“Staff Xmas party”
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5A Crescent Road West | Palm Beach, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

We took the captain’s table evening cruise and Maire and Phil were charming hosts. Maire kept our glasses topped up and regaled us with information on Waiheke, New Zealand and Ireland while we sat on the bow of the catamaran. A full moon silhouetted the...More

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Maire B, Owner at Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Finally writing a response, thank you for booking Te Aura and we really appreciate your lovely words.

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Reviewed 13 April 2013

This is "MUST DO' experience if you are visiting Auckland and Waiheke. Phil and Maire are the perfect hosts providing a professional and friendly cruising experience on board their lovely catamaran Te Aura. This is the best way to see Waiheke, enjoying beautiful wines and...More

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Maire B, Owner at Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

We really appreciate your kind words, it was all our pleasure!

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Reviewed 3 April 2013

We spent a fabulous evening cruising around Waiheke enjoying the wonderful company of Maire and Phil. Terrific wines and amazing food, good friends and a beautiful boat - what a way to spend the evening! It exceeded all of our expectations. We would highly recommend...More

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Maire B, Owner at Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

It was fantastic to host you at the Captain's table and we enjoyed meeting you over the Easter Holidays. Thanks for the great review and also the amazing kawhai which we smoked, delicious!

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Reviewed 27 February 2013

An amazing way to spend a day. The island is so beautiful, and there is no better way to see it than from a boat. Phil and his crew, Moira and Janine, were an absoloute treat, friendly, and cooked an amazing meal for us as...More

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Maire B, Owner at Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Thanks for the great review, delighted you enjoyed Te Aura and the charter. It was our pleasure to host you on board the catamaran.

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

If you ever want to spend a day with 2 total professionals who make you feel right at home then book with Phil and Maire. We arrived with no great expectations. We are seasoned travellers who don't get our hopes up too soon because we've...More

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Maire B, Owner at Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

We loved meeting you guys and enjoyed our day together. This is what we love most about what we do, the people we meet and sharing the amazing Waiheke Coastline with our guests.

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Reviewed 17 February 2013

We pitched up at the Waiheke ferry pier on Saturday morning, the beautiful catamaran "Te Aura" pulled up and our hosts Phill & Maire invited us on board, We booked a 3 hour sailing experience and it was absolutely fantastic. You could help out if...More

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Maire B, Owner at Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback....we have been very busy and I have been very tardy in responding to the great review..Thank you. We love it when our guests enjoy the charters.

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Reviewed 2 February 2013

This was one of the best weekend getaways I have ever been on. Sailing around Auckland and the Islands was stunning with gourmet pre-lunch, lunch and cocktails to complete the journey. Phill and Maire were fantastic hosts who went out of their way to cater...More

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Maire B, Owner at Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2013

Hi Aishling, Thanks for the fantastic review..it was a fantastic weekend for us as we really enjoyed hosting you and your friends...what a fabulous bunch of young people. We look forward to hosting the hens/stags in years to come! What a great way to start...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Forget the xmas presents (stress of buying and do you really need it anyway! )- go for a family fun experience instead , thats what we wanted and that's exactly what we got with a chartered sailing day with the Te Aura and the crew....More

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Maire B, Owner at Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2013

Hi Pat and Tim, Finally back in the. Office after a sailing charter to Great Barrier. It was lovely to meet you and the family and small world that you knew the Bellerby clan. Delighted you enjoyed your Christmas gifts and we certainly will promote...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

Our full day sailing abord the Te Aura was PERFECT! I originally contacted Marie via Facebook and she was fantastic providing options for our day and responding to personal requirements of members of our group. Marie, Phill and Brendan were great hosts - and the...More

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Maire B, Owner at Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2013

Jane, I really enjoyed meeting your lovely family and it was our pleasure to host you on board Te Aura and share the beautiful Hauraki Gulf. Thank you so much for all those lovely goodies you left at the house. See you on your next...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2013

My husband and I were fortunate enough to have spent 2 days with Phil, Maire and their son Brendon with our family. Our first experience was sailing around the bay wine tasting. This was a magnificent way to spend our first afternoon on Waiheke tasting...More

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Maire B, Owner at Island Sailing onboard Te Aura - Waiheke Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2013

We so enjoyed meeting you all and I really enjoyed introducing you to some of Waiheke's delicious wines. Thank you for booking two charters. It was a fantastic end to 2012 to spend the day on board Te Aura with such a lovely family. Thanks...More

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