Sail Lion New Zealand
Experience a full day sailing adventure on the legendary oceangoing maxi yacht. Feel the thrill of taking the helm that Sir Peter Blake once steered on course. Join the crew in sailing this great vessel around the spectacular scenery of the Bay of Islands…
Participate in sailing, help the crew sail this oceangoing maxi yacht on this full day adventure
No experience necessary, our professional crew will share their knowledge and experience
Island activities included, snorkelling, swimming and kayaking during island stop
Lunch included, fresh buffet style lunch served onboard during island mooring
Spend the day with us on the famous 80ft maxi yacht Lion New
Zealand. Feel the adrenalin as you work the grinders, take the helm
and trim the sail.
Let our friendly crew show you the ropes and share the stories of the Bay and legend of Sir Peter Blake with you.
Unwind and relax on the expansive deck in the sunshine. Take in stunning scenery of the 144 islands of the Bay as you glide through the water under sail.
Take the opportunity to participate in some island activities during your afternoon mooring. Explore the island with a swim, kayak, snorkel or walk before returning to the boat.
Need to know:
- Lion New Zealand trips operate December-March
- Wear a light jacket and flat soled shoes
- Bring your camera, swim gear, sunscreen, sunglasses and sunhat
- Check in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure
- Fully licensed bar onboard for drinks and light snacks
- This trip is suitable for children
- Lifejackets will be supplied in the event of an emergency
We operate a wide range of vessels in our fleet across New Zealand...
Where to find us
Corner of Marsden & Williams Roads
Paihia, Bay of Islands
0800 365 744
(NZ calls only)
- From $110
- From $70*
- Trip Duration
- 7.5 hours
- Departs Paihia 9.00am, 30 minutes later pick-up in Russell.
* Not suitable for children under 7 years old. (prices valid until 30th September 2014).
0800 365 744
(New Zealand calls only).
Mike J, Trip Advisor, March 2014
'Sailing on Lion New Zealand Fantastic day out. Was great for us yachties and equally for our non sailing wives. Full day sailing from Paihia and Russell. Encouraged to participate in the "grinding" of the winches and with steering but no pressure for those who just wished to sit on deck in the sun. Beach stop whilst the crew prepared a nice lunch. Then on with the sailing around the Bay of Islands. All very convivial. Thanks to the crew for their welcome and hospitality.'
Mike S, Trip Advisor, March 2014