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“mussels”(8 reviews)
“beer and wine”(2 reviews)
“mercury bay”(11 reviews)
Pure Sailing Fun! Come on an action packed, yet chilled out exploration of Mercury Bay by sail, taking in Coromandel icons, Cathedral Cove, Hahei Marine Reserve, Cooks Beach and beyond from a racing grade catamaran. Boom Sailing provide a 3hr 'jump...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Buffalo Beach, Whitianga, New Zealand
+64 22 327 8510
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All reviewsmusselsbeer and winemercury baycathedral coveperfect endspent the afternoonthese guyssmall groupvalue for moneygreat hostsamazing tripnew zealandlocal knowledgefishthe ownercatamaranmatt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had an awesome session with Mat and crew on their foiling cat! Such an amazing experience to feel the cat lift up and fly along in what seemed like silence at the time, such a rush! We can't wait to book...More

Thank ZinZin82
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Friendly crew. Knowledgeable. We were well fed. Wonderful experience. Chose a good day weather wise! Lucky me.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Recently went on this trip with a family and had an awesome time. The crew were so friendly and their local knowledge was great. They provided fresh seafood snacks and craft beers good wines and organic juice. The boat had everything we needed on board...More

Thank Danni S
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

One of our highlights of NZ. Spent the afternoon on the catamaran - easily the best way to see Cathedral Cove and Mercury Bay. Sailing, swimming, snorkelling, smoked mussels and chilled beers - such a brilliant, relaxing sail. Then went back the next day to...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We spent two afternoons with Mat and crew aboard Excess - a Team NZ training catamaran designed for speed. We designed a portion of our round-the-world trip here just to sail this majestic beast, the closest thing to being on an America’s Cup foiling Cat!...More

Thank PalmerMichael
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We recently spent the morning with Mat and his crew of awesome guides as part of a team trip away. Although the weather made us change plans Mat went over and above to ensure we had a good day. The team were still buzzing about...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much to Mat and Jack for a great trip out sailing Excess in Mercury Bay. I was the only guest so got a full hands-on experience, just what I wanted! Always in contact about the weather pre-trip, Mat picked the best time...More

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I was met by the owner at the beach and even though he only had me booked and no-one else he still took me out! It was like I was on a private charter! I had the BEST experience. The sailing was fantastic, the crew...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Today's sail (4 March) with Mat and Jack was the best thing we could have chosen to do on our last afternoon in Whitianga. The boat is great, the crew is top notch, and the sights and sounds of Mercury Bay are awesome. But, the...More

1  Thank DuneDuo
Mat C, Manager at Boom Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

As a small business owner this review is priceless, thank you. We are small and want to stay that way as it enables us to give the level of service to our guests we know is both appreciated and expected. We have just as much...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

Sailed, together with our friends the Murrays, two evenings ago - absolutely superb evening on Boom Excess with Mat and Jack who made it a very special experience. We were very fortunate with the weather - warm and sunny with a decent breeze which made...More

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