I live two minutes drive away from the boat, so renting it is very easy for me. I have been on the river most of my life, and had a boat of some kind for 46 years. I retired recently so have plenty of time to look after guests and keep the boat in good condition.
Reviews as an owner
Friendly host and cozy boat.
Sunseeker Yacht in central Christchurch Marina
2 day stay in late September 2018
Amazing mini break
Would highly recommend this trip to any couple wanting to get away for a few days, staying on a boat was so much more interesting than staying in a hotel and was a great way to relax for a few days. We met Steve the owner of the boat who was so friendly and was able to recommend local beaches and resteraunts. Overall a perfect mini break in a lovely town.
It was perfect from finish till end, stayed 2 nights. Everything you need on Jamaican poppy. Very comfortable stay for a family of 4. We love a adventure and this was amazing. Local church is lovely to visit also fabulous restaurants (loch and quay was 5*). Plenty of beaches short drive or walks from boat. Steve makes the experience more amazing as he made it feel like we were at home. Can't wait to come back.
2 night stay in Christchurch
Thank you Steve & thank you Katie, we had a lovely stay on your boat, Very comfortable, very relaxing 👍🏻😁
Great Location, lovely boat.
Spent a wonderful night in Christchurch, topped off by staying on Jamaican Poppy. Steve, the owner, was extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome. We will most definitely be back.
Steve was there to meet us on arrival and showed us over his boat, Jamaican Poppy, in an amiable, relaxed manner. All was very simple and after a short chat, Steve left us to ourselves. Jamaican Poppy is a lovely boat, very comfortable and spacious for the two of us. This was a birthday surprise for my wife and she was 'over the moon' with the boat. (About a million brownie points earned - thanks Steve). After settling in, we had a walk around Christchurch before returning for a drink on the fly-cockpit and taking in the interesting and very peaceful surroundings. In the evening we went to the very local Italian restaurant,La Mamma. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere,food and service was amazing. After a comfortable, good nights sleep on board, we were reluctant to leave but had onward plans. We enjoyed Jamaican Poppy immensely and are confident that we will contact Steve/Beds on board for a future visit.
We have just come back from an excellent few days aboard “Jamaican Poppy”. I was surprised and delighted by the comfort offered by a boat of this size. Our 6’2” son joined us and we had some delightful evenings eating and drinking on board in real comfort. I expected the beds to be “ok” but they were very comfortable indeed. The location cannot be faulted give that it is circa 10 minutes walk into Christchurch centre. Communication with the owner was excellent and he even sent his son ‘round with some flowers on the first day. The only negative is that the shower block is a good 5 minute walk from the boat which was no problem for us but could present a problem if you had small children and / or it was raining. The vessel is opposite a working boatyard which starts work at 8:00am Mon – Friday but we were up before then anyway. All in all we would highly recommend this “venue” and I cannot imagine ever booking in a hotel in Christchurch again unless “Jamaican Poppy” was unavailable.
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