Bay of Islands Sailing Day Cruise - 6 Hours

Meals included
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Highlights & inclusions

Experience sailing around the Bay of Islands
Sail the catamaran yourself - ahoy, captain!
Optional snorkeling, swimming, paddle boarding & hiking
Walk around a wildlife sanctuary island
Your ticket contributes to conservation projects
Complimentary packed picnic lunch
or 4 payments of $46.25 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

What you can expect

Spend a day in the Bay of Islands sailing aboard a spacious 33ft performance catamaran. Enjoy a complimentary packed lunch and leisure time while taking in spectacular views. Along the way, visit a beautiful wildlife sanctuary where you can try to spot some of New Zealand's iconic seabirds, such as the blue penguin. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of dolphins and orca whales. There are also plenty of opportunities for water enthusiasts, with a variety of activities available, from paddle boarding to snorkeling, or even just swimming.

Immerse yourself in the famous nature that New Zealand has to offer with this Island Hopper Day Cruise, where every moment promises an unforgettable adventure.


What you need to know

  • Morning coffee/tea
  • Delicious packed picnic lunch
  • Afternoon refreshing cold drink
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Paddleboarding
  • Island bush walks
  • Bird watching
  • Beachcombing
  • This experience is seasonal and operates between October to May
  • This cruise begins boarding at 9.45 am
  • Boat departs at 10 am and returns at 4 pm
  • This experience runs for six hours
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from Paihia Beach, Marsden Rd Paihia Auckland and North New Zealand 0247
What To Bring
  • A hat, sunglasses and sunblock
  • Swimwear and towel
  • A bottle of water
  • Suitable shoes or sandals for the beach and walking tracks
  • Comfortable clothing – jeans are not recommended
  • Warm clothes and a jacket as weather conditions may change
  • A sense of adventure
Additional Information
  • The island we visit is a pest-free wildlife sanctuary. Please check your gear before you board the boat, check your shoes are clean of mud and weed seeds, and ensure there are no ants or other pests in your bags. Biosecurity at the islands is very important to keep our endangered wildlife safe, and it is everyone’s responsibility.
  • The Bay of Islands is a fully protected marine mammal sanctuary, this means all seals, dolphins and whale species are protected and no boating or human interaction is allowed.
  • The seating is arranged on deck. There is a range of seating from bean bag seating to comfortable bench seating in the cockpits with the crew.
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no-shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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