Testimonials from votes cast in the Corporate Events Guide

“Best National Charter Boat of the Year”

Message: Have been to 2 amazing parties on Takapu2 dancing to the fantastic Will Martin Trio. The best party boat, Will Martin the best entertainer – MV, Auckland

Message: A Great night on the Harbour, Great boat, good people and excellent Food! KB, Auckland

Message: The combination of Takapu 2's authentic naval history, stunning refit, Mandy and Bill's amazing hospitality and fun spirit, as well as professionalism, and the beautiful catering aboard make Takapu 2 an outright winner. – HM, Auckland

Message: Fabulous team and boat. Exceptional day out on the water. Loved every minute of it. – KD, Auckland, NZ

Message: Best of luck to Takapu 2 (a very well deserving Business). This business needs to be top of anyone’s list for a "unique" venue for a special event/experience Would always highly recommend this business to everyone I know or anyone wanting a first class experience where service is of utmost importance Go Takapu2!! – MS, Auckland, NZ

Message: I have spent time on a number of well-known charter and charter fishing boats over the years. They have been nice boats, with good crews and I have enjoyed my time on them. But, of course, there is always the exception, the one which soars and touches the stars. Takapu is right up there. Not only is it a fabulous boat, safe and comfortable, with every imaginable amenity - not only does it carry its guests to fantastic locations -what could beat Great Barrier Island, I ask you? Not only does is serve superb, master-chef style food, fresh from the sea - scallops, kingfish, schnapper and crayfish, and if that is not enough, it has Mandy and Bill Leckie, hosts extraordinaire. They are the real stars! They deserve all the accolades. They deserve to win!  - AC, Nelson NZ

Message: Celebrated my 50th Birthday there and felt treated like a king , now I am 2x 25 and have great memories . recommend it for any Party I R., Auckland NZ

Message: We took our land lovin’ staff from Wellington out for a day on this very comfortable ship and had a great day of fishing and team building. Being all foodies we were so surprised at the quality of fare that was offered for our budget and our normally reserved staff have not stopped telling every one about the superb day they had in Auckland on the MV Takapu 2. SG, Wellington, NZ

Message: Awesome Xmas function , great hosts , perfect location. ML, Auckland, NZ

Message: Great boat, fantastic hosts and absolutely superb food on Takapu 2. Hoping that our Christmas party will again be on this fine vessel. -  AS, Auckland, NZ

 Message: Absolutely brilliant time. The layout of the Takapu is excellent for corporate functions and hospitality. I would recommend Takapu 2 to any corporate interested in entertaining their clients for a fantastic day out in the Hauraki Gulf. – RS, Auckland, NZ

Message: Bill & Mandy are supreme hosts on the water and the Takapu2 is set up for the ultimate party on water. LM, Auckland, NZ

Message: Fantastic boat. Delicious food. Charming professional people. Best charter boat I have ever been on. IP, Auckland, NZ

Message: I would like to vote for Bill and Mandy from Takapu Cruises. I have had the pleasure in staying on the boat in their comfortable ensuite bedrooms in Vanuatu,  and also a day charter on the Hauraki Gulf. Takapu 2 is a very spacious and stable cruising boat. Bill and Mandy go out of there way to make sure you have an enjoyable time. Michael the chef serves delicious cuisine meals on the large outdoor entertaining area. Takapu 2 certainly has my vote. - LT, Runaway Bay, Australia

Message: Hosts who go to great lengths to provide a fully professional service. Nothing is too much trouble. – WT. Whangarei, NZ

Message: Having attended a Wedding on MV Takapu2 it was the most awesome atmosphere and experience. JH, Mt Maunganui, NZ

Message: Bill and Mandy outstanding hosts they catered for our every need and special requests. Will be using again for our next corporate event. DC, Gold Coast, Australia

Message: Takapu 2 is a fantastic company that offers exceptional service - they are comfortable with thinking outside the square offering clients an array of options to suit all their needs and requirements – JB, Auckland, NZ

Message: Seriously neat people, the food was terrific and we had a ball. Can't wait for summer to come so we can do it again - JC, Auckland, NZ

Message: Our time on Takapu 2, was relaxing and indulgent. The hospitality of Bill and Mandy was 1st class. A wonderful experience on an amazing boat. The comfort and space really made us feel very special – PC, Melbourne, Australia

Message: I cruised on the Takapu2 last year out to Great Barrier and had a fantastic time - Bill and Mandy were great hosts and Michael's cooking was amazing. - MG, Sydney, Australia

Message: Friendly, hospitable, relaxing atmosphere aboard a reliable seaworthy vessel crewed by professionals. From Tonga, Fiji or Hauraki Gulf, you couldn't wish for a better experience. -  AL, Airlie Beach, Australia

Message: Great knowledge of Hauraki Gulf and so many stories to tell, fantastic relaxed atmosphere with wonderful food and beverages - a pleasurable time is always had on this charter boat. - KJ, Auckland NZ

Message: I had such an amazing time on the Takapu2. The boat is luxuriously comfortable and the hosts are amazing. Thanks Bill and Mandy for an exquisite weekend on New Zealand waters. -  H. Canada

Message: The combination of Takapu 2's authentic naval history, stunning refit, Mandy and Bill's amazing hospitality and fun spirit, as well as professionalism, and the beautiful catering aboard make Takapu 2 an outright winner. – HM, Auckland, NZ

Message: Bill and Mandy are outstanding hosts and cater for every possible whim of their guests - the catering is simply superb. Takapu 2 is a very well appointed and stable boat - overall we rank our experience on the boat as a holiday highlight of a lifetime. – KK, Gold Coast, Australia

Message: Sensational hosts with wonderful personalities to meet every expectation. A bucket list certainty! MF, Whangamata, NZ

Message: Well there is just so much to say about this truly wonderful boat and its crew. Regardless of the weather the experience we had was one of the most enjoyable times ever. The food and hospitality as good as any we have experienced anywhere in the word. Great Barrier is one of the best kept secrets and will be back again this summer for more – MH, Auckland, NZ

Message: What can I say - this was fantastic experience from beginning to end. Once on board you know that you are entering a different world. Incredible food, people and surroundings that make you feel like a movie star - highly recommended! SL, Auckland, NZ

Message: Bill and Mandy provided the perfect charter for everyone on board. The food was stunning, the service non-invasively there and the boat beautiful. - IP, Auckland, NZ

 Message: I would like to vote for Bill and Mandy from Takapu Cruises. I have had the pleasure in staying on the boat in their comfortable ensuite bedrooms in Vanuatu, and also a day charter on the Hauraki Gulf. Takapu 2 is a very spacious and stable cruising boat. Bill and Mandy go out of there way to make sure you have an enjoyable time. Michael the chef serves delicious cuisine meals on the large outdoor entertaining area. Takapu 2 certainly has my vote. - LT, Runaway Bay, Australia

Message: Takapu 2 and its fantastic owners and staff offer an experience of a life time when on board this terrific boat, hospitality is 2nd to none and the food served is of 5 star quality with an extremely relaxed warm atmosphere. This top boat gets my vote. – SJ, Christchurch, NZ

Message: The best place to be in New-Zealand is on Takapu! - DL, Paris, France

 

Message: This is not just a cruise, it is a total experience! The food, companionship and facilities are truly first rate. - DH, Fiji

Message: Absolutely brilliant time. The layout of the Takapu is excellent for corporate functions and hospitality. I would recommend Takapu 2 to any corporate interested in entertaining their clients for a fantastic day out in the Hauraki Gulf. – RS, Auckland, NZ

Message: Best of luck to Takapu 2 (a very well deserving Business). This business needs to be top of anyone’s list for a "unique" venue for a special event/experience Would always highly recommend this business to everyone I know or anyone wanting a first class experience where service is of utmost importance Go Takapu2!! – MS, Auckland, NZ

 

 Message: I would like to vote for Bill and Mandy from Takapu Cruises. I have had the pleasure in staying on the boat in their comfortable ensuite bedrooms in Vanuatu,  and also a day charter on the Hauraki Gulf. Takapu 2 is a very spacious and stable cruising boat. Bill and Mandy go out of there way to make sure you have an enjoyable time. Michael the chef serves delicious cuisine meals on the large outdoor entertaining area. Takapu 2 certainly has my vote. - LT, Runaway Bay, Australia