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Client Feedback

Don't just take our word for it, here's what our clients had to say...........

Thanks for the opportunity to take our family on this adventure.
We had such a wonderful time and have many amazing photo's to
remember the trip by. It's hard to believe that we were actually sea
swimming in our togs!!!
We appreciate how awesome your company was to book through and
appreciated the service of being met at the ferry terminal etc.
We would love to come back again,
Many Thanks,
(Bugamar, April 17)

Thanks to the team at Compass, we really enjoyed our time over NY on Zachary Hicks.  We are now  thinking about next year.
(Zachary Hicks, Jan 17)

Thank you very much, we really enjoyed our trip and are telling our friends and family that Compass Charters are a good company to deal with and offer great holiday opportunities.
Judith and Ian
(Okoromai, Jan 17)

We very much enjoyed our time on Shard. We will definitely be returning soon. There is still so much to explore in the Sounds.
Thanks also for your excellent service.
Kind regards
Roland and Ingrid
(Shard, Jan 17)

Thank you very much for a lovely weekend aboard U4ria. She's a very nice boat to skipper.
We loved Lochmara Bay, Furneaux Lodge and Bay of Many Coves.
Thanks too for arranging such great weather.
Kind regards

Rob (Euphoria, March 16)

We had a wonderful time aboard Sirocco. Wish we had more time to spare pottering around on boats, particularly in the Sounds.
We will be recommending you to any of our friends looking for a holiday in NZ.
And of course we hope to be back soon.
(Sirocco, Dec 15)

We had a wonderful time and our Norwegian in-laws loved it - especially catching the sharks and the two terakihi. Thank you for the upgrade. It was wonderful.

Janet (EJ, Dec 15)

We had an awesome time and will be back.... Sailing again next time :)
Thanks again
(Huntsman, Dec 15)

We had the BEST time! Thank you so much! 

(Southern Endurance, March 2015)

Had a great time on U4ria and the folks especially enjoyed it.
Excellent service from all!
Thanks & Regards
Geoff W
(U4ria, March 2015)

Thanks for the invoice, we had a great time in the sounds and are keen to come back for another visit,
(Orion, March 2015)

Hi Shirley!
We certainly had a wonderful time on board of Orion and the day on the Marlborough Sound was one of the absolute highlights of our two month trip on the South island. Cordula was even swimming with a seal and a bunch of hector dolphins, simply unforgettable memories!
Thank you for your help and your patience :)

Jürgen & Cordula  (Orion, Feb 2015)

Thanks Louise,
We had a great time and I think we're all feeling a lot more confident now that we've done it once and have learnt a few lessons. I'm definitely keen to book again - just need to give people time to save some money and some leave.
Thanks to everyone for the briefings, tuition and advice which no doubt helped us out over the weekend.  Look forward to seeing you again.
(Okoromai, Jan 2015)

Aaron and his team at Compass Charters made it easy for us to organise our holiday aboard Euphoria, professional yet relaxed. We had a great time and are looking forward to our next trip with Compass Charters!
Maree & Steve G (U4ria, Jan 2015)

Cheers Aaron we had a great time and the boat was really suitable for what we do.
(June 2014)

Gidday Aaron.
 Thanks for everything regarding the charter.  It was a breeze dealing with you and the guys.  The boat was presented in a really neat and tidy condition. It was perfect for what we needed. The kids nicknamed it the Onion, as Orion wasn't a word they liked??   Glad we got the great weather, pretty shirty here in Timaru today. 
Hope we can use your services again.

 Best Regards
(Orion, April 2014)

Hi guys,
Absolutely no problems!
We really enjoyed our weekend on Zach and the kids and I are already talking about our next adventure. My wife and I are going to Fiji in September so I'm in the process of looking at a day charter of a yacht there. I have also recommended you guys to several work mates who are also involved in boating who have already been on your website checking it all out and like me were impressed with your
available fleet.
Have a great week.

 See you again in March hopefully.
 Sam, Trace, Lucas and Petra. (Zachary Hicks, March 2014)

Hi, I found your web site was great, your customer service excellent and wouldn't hesitate to book through your company in future.
 Thanks Jo (Jan 2014)

Finally, I would just like to add that all my experiences with Compass Charters have been excellent.  Full credit to you Aaron for a professionally run operation and thank you again for another great weekend on one of your boats.   We all loved EJ and are keen to use her again it's a very comfortable ride and perfect for diving and fishing.
Mark P
(EJ, Mar 2013)

Hi Guys,
Just wanted to say thanks.  We had a great few days and really enjoyed it.  Boat was great and you and yours teams service was really good.
Cheers Matt
(Southern Endurance, Jan 2013)

We had a great time and will be looking forward to coming up again next year when work out a suitable time.
Many thanks for all your help and encouragement.
 Doug & Russell (Okoromai, Nov 2012)

We had a great time and will definitely be back.
 Thank Aaron for his help and just making sure we had it sussed
 Mike D (U4ria, Aug 2012)

Thanks for that.
Yes, we had a great time, and particularly appreciated the excellent tuition and useful hints, at exactly the right level for beginners, from Graeme Henry - who managed to remain patient and cheerful with us as complete novices despite his obvious great experience.
(Southern Endurance, April 2012)

Thanks Louise,
  We had a wonderful Easter and were so very lucky with the weather, though could have done with more wind.
 Have you deducted the $5.15 for the LPG from the credit card or do I still owe that? If yes - give me you account number.
 Oh yes - we will be back within the next year. Have to say all the staff at Compass are the absolute best, a delight to deal with, thank you.
 Regards - Graeme B (Southern Endurance, April 2012)
We had a ball and were pretty impressed with your teams setup and attitude.
 Please pass on our thanks to the lads for their help.
 Regards Wayne H (U4ria, April 2012)

Hi Adam
Thanks for the provisioning and everything – we had the most amazing holiday and came back home so relaxed.  
The service of been able to sleep on the boat the night before was awesome, it meant we could start the morning with the briefing and everything out of the way and just get in holiday mode!
Once again thanks for everything – we will be back
Cheers Thom
(U4ria, April 2012)

We had a fantastic time every single one of us. The boat was great to handle for us first timers and the lesson was just what we needed to get confidence before setting off.
To be honest chartering is the only way to go, has to be more cost effective than owning a boat that only get used a couple of times a year.

  Marty A (Zachary Hicks, Feb 2012)

Fantastic crew to work with, excellent communication and very helpful in organizing our trip &
charter. Highly recommended!!
Trademe "Boat & Bach" Feedback Feb 2012

Thanks Team
We expect that we will be back again. You have a great service - thanks again.

 Mark C (Slingshot II, Jan 2012)

Thank you very much for making our recent charter a wonderful experience. Our family had a great trip and we really enjoyed exploring the Sounds and discovering some beautiful spots. Metaxa was an excellent choice for the three couples and we were appreciative of all your advice and help.
Chris B
(Metaxa, Jan 2012)

Thanks to the you and your team for the efforts put in to ensure our holidaying experience was as easy and safe as possible. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on EJ and I will be recommending your company to friends.
Colin R
(May 2011)

Many thanks for your professional service. We really enjoy the professionalism of the Compass Charters team and BUGAMAR.
  Reia S (Jan 2011)

Our holiday was the best ever in our lives
 Christina (Sept 2011) 

Your communication was awesome - informative, speedy, friendly.  The website and service was excellent.  
 Beth (2010)

We have sailed in many different countries, and the lack of crowding (as in all of New Zealand) was a blessing.
Mark J
(Zachary Hicks, 2011)

Great service & support. Phoenix was awesome. We had such a great holiday We already have recommended you as its such a great way to holiday with friends with some of the best scenery in the world
 Daryl K (Phoenix, 2011)

Perfect for our needs at the time. Very well equipped.
Daniel M
(Huntsman, 2011)

We were pleased with the info we received, was extremely helpful. Absolutely loved it. Great memories thanks.
Jamie S

Very friendly helpful service, Everything was as promised on the website and prior information or exceeded our expectations. Aaron had the right level of friendliness and professionalism and made you feel confident the company was well run. Was a wonderful, hassle free holiday, would rate as one of the best ever.
Marilyn S

Definitely our best family holiday so far. Boats are high standard and access to cruising area excellent. Arrangements were very easy including purchasing provisions.
David C
(Indulgence, 2008)

Our group charter almost every year. Great area for boating and good price if shared with several others with same interest.
Peter B
(EJ, Oct 2008)


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Here's what our clients have been saying about us.

"Thanks to you and the Compass Charter team for the great day we had in the amazing beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Would love to come back within 12 months although not sure if I will be able to manage that. For sure I will connect again when ever I will be in New Zealand." - Chartered Orion

"Thank you very much, we really enjoyed our trip and are telling our friends and family that Compass Charters are a good company to deal with and offer great holiday opportunities." - Chartered Okoromai

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