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Thanks for everything – it was truly a SUPER experience. I was stoked and it was absolutely wonderful to be able to take my father along with me.
Stephen S. Holden
The Mariner Boating Yacht Rally exceeded my expectations in all areas from travel organisation with Lauren to selection of the most interesting islands and anchorages and of course the restaurants and great friendship that developed among the participants. The support and advice provided by Trevor and Maggie and Tomo was without parallel. Trevor and Maggie's knowledge and experience over 20 years, made all the difference in being able to enjoy this wonderful experience. The comfort of sailing in company with others and the knowledge that help was readily at hand if needed, made the Rally the success that it was.
Trevor and Maggie, it was an extraordinary experience and one that will stay with us forever. It was one of the greatest things I have ever done and I think the rest of our party would agree. The Gulet was absolutely fabulous. It was such a beautiful wooden boat, clean, comfy, solid and huge with plenty of space to be alone if you wanted. The bedrooms were great even the smaller ones. The crew were charming and professional. To be honest it's hard to find anything that we weren't happy with in our seven days on board. And for that we only have you to thank. So from all of us, efkaristo! Hopefully we'll get to do another trip like this one again.
Hi Laura, Maggie & Trevor, Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your advice, assistance and work in making our gulet adventure so wonderful. The gulet was a superbly comfortable cruising boat for our party of 13. We felt in very safe, capable hands with our captain Mahmut who navigated the waters beautifully for very smooth sailing. The food prepared by our cook George was delicious and welcome by all. Mustafa and Isner should not go without mention for their wonderful attention to detail. The captain and crew were especially lovely with the children and we would certainly welcome them all back for future adventures. It was also great to have Dina meet us in Kos and give as the 'low down' on the boat and crew before we set sail. Your own travel tips for restaurants and itinerary were most welcome and very helpful. We were spotted by Sylvia in Vathi before we even had a chance to introduce ourselves! Sylvia was totally gorgeous and we enjoyed a wonderful meal at Poppy's. We would highly recommend this boat and crew to others and needless to say, we have all totally fallen head over heels for Greece and sailing holidays. Thank you once again
Just to let you know we all had a FANTASTIC time, the ship was wonderful, the crew absolutely, unbelievably helpful and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble for them and the food was beautiful, cooked to world class standards and worthy of a "3 Hat Restaurant" rating. Needless to say we all are keen to do another cruise so I am sure you will be hearing from us again. Having the boat to ourselves was an added bonus. It will be hard to return to our daily routine and fending for ourselves.
Island Escape Cruise 2013
Can you please pass this on to the Captain and crew aboard the Island Passage.
Tricia and I would like to once again say how much we enjoyed the recent trip around the Bay of Islands. We were especially impressed with the attention to safety which I observed was a key feature at all times.
Tricia and I are used to much more vigorous action but the more passive activities that were provided made for forced relaxation and were most enjoyable.The food was glorious and we are both home now and trying to shed the few extra kilos gained on the trip.
The genuine humour on board from the captain right through to the cooks in the galley made for lots of laughter and joyous moments and I could see that it was always coming from the right place and very real. The tours and history lessons from Luci gave me knowledge of N.Zs culture and were most enlightening.
I could go on but I think you can see we had a great time on the tour and in fact, on shore. We will do another cruise with you maybe next year and may bring some friends with us.
Thanks again for the cruise and may all your guests be pleasant.
Island Escape Bay of Islands Cruise 2013
Peter & Patricia