Kimberly and Milo Coldren, Gourmet Sailing hosts Kimberly and Milo Coldren, Gourmet Sailing hosts

About Us

Milo & Kimberly Coldren

Milo began sailing at the age of 8, growing up racing and cruising Canada's Pacific coast. He has since sailed more than 40,000 miles commercially, competitively and recreationally, exploring remote areas of the globe such as Tierra del Fuego, the Falklands, Galapagos and Pitcairn islands. He is a commercial skipper, ASA Sailing instructor, New Zealand Coastguard Boating Education tutor and RYA powerboat instructor.

Kimberly’s background is food and hospitality and she possesses an insatiable curiosity for indigenous produce. Originally from the US, she has worked in one of Seattle's top restaurants, and went on to represent some of the world's finest wines. She learned to sail on a working holiday in Greece, and was taken in by the diversity, simplicity and peace of being at sea.

Kimberly and Milo met while racing in Seattle, bought a boat, and embarked on a memorable voyage circumnavigating the world, only to abandon it in 2002 when they fell in love with the beauty of the Nelson region. With their combined extensive experience in sailing and hospitality, they now take great pleasure in showing off this stunning region to locals and visitors alike.

Chef, Angela Kernohan


Angela Kernohan

Angela Kernohan was previously the chef of one of New Zealand’s top lodges, and when it became a private estate, she opened her own oasis in Nelson's historic Melrose House. Melrose Cafe has become one of Nelson's most famous and highly rated restaurants. Angela and Kimberly work together to customise your gourmet sailing experience to feature the region’s finest ingredients. Read more about Gourmet Sailing's catering options.

Stewardess, Laura Webster

Chief Stewardess

Laura Webster

Laura Webster grew up sailing in Nelson and has a passion for the sea. She loves sharing the beauty and tranquillity of Nelson and the surrounding waters with others, and will do everything she can to make your visit exceptional. She has been involved with Gourmet Sailing since 2010, between travelling around the world and completing a degree in Pharmacology and Neuroscience. She was part of the crew that sailed to New Caledonia on our 51' yacht and has recently joined us on a voyage from Fiji.

Nelson Charters Ltd.
PO Box 438, Nelson, 7040, New Zealand.
Phone: +64 3 546 9700
NZ Freephone: 0800 546 970