Welcome Windborne Charters
Windborne is a 62 ft. gaff-rigged topsail schooner that has been sailing the oceans of the world since 1928. A vessel of great character, charm strength, and comfort, she was rebuilt in New Zealand in 1981 to combine the finest of seafaring traditions with the comfort and safety of the 21st century.about windborne
Lovely Day on a Sailboat.
Cook family trip.
Best way to explore mercury bay.
Fun, Relaxing, and Entertaining Day on the Water.
A great way to spend a day.
A magical day on the water!
My husband and I had a wonderful day out on this glorious old gal and her truly delightful crew. The skipper is exactly what this glamorous schooner deserves. A charming old sea rogue with a gorgeous off-sider. Avon and Mihaela are warm, funny, knowledgeable, generous hosts. We did a 6-hour sail and we both wished it could have been longer. The skipper is an agile gentleman who manages all the sails( there are a few) on his own while the lovely Mihalea takes the helm. A great working team. We had a very pleasant day making our way down to Cathedral Cove alongside dolphins and penguins. We sailed into Cooks beach and little coves on our way back to Whitianga. We shared the experience with two families and 3 lovely English girls. We all agreed it was a great day out.
A great trip to Mercury Island.
A super day out on a lovely old topsail schooner. Professionally run, lovely food and snacks, wonderful wildlife and lots of laughs.