Address: 1 Richardson Street, Opua
We share our love of sailing in the world-renowned Bay of Islands.
Operating a fleet of eleven well-maintained kiwi designed and built yachts from our dock in Opua, Great Escape teaches sailing and offers affordable yacht charter.
Great Escape can teach you the skills you need to safely cruise by yourselves. Our most popular course is the six-day adventure. Designed for beginners, the first three days it is you and your instructor out sailing each day. On the morning of day four, you head off, for three wonderful days exploring the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands by yourselves.
Experienced sailors can bareboat charter, casting off to explore the hundreds of islands and wonderful anchorages. All the safety equipment and cruising gear you’ll need is aboard. Our yachts are perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends to explore the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands.
Our crew are all passionate sailors with many ocean miles and numerous regattas under their belts. Our instructors all hold Yachting New Zealand and International Yacht Training Qualifications.
Great Escape is a certified New Zealand Maritime Transport Operator and we have been chartering yachts and teaching sailing for over twenty years.