Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Bay of Islands and Cape Brett Catamaran Cruise

This is the most popular cruise in the Bay for a good reason! The modern high speed catamaran wtkth large outdoor viewing decks and plenty of indoor seats escorts you in comfort around the Bay, past sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and the many varied island landscapes as you make your way out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock Learn the rich history of the area and take in the views of the 144 islands that make up the bay as well as view the wild life that inhabit the Bay of Islands including common and bottlenose dolphins. Cruise includes complimentary ferry ticket ti visit Russell or Paihia.
3 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

Take an action-packed day trip from Paihia to the tip of New Zealand’s North Island on a guided tour of the north including Cape Reinga where the Pacific and Tasman seas collide.  Your purpose built coach will take you in comfort along 90 mile beach to Te Paki sand stream where you can try your hand at sand boarding one of the giant dunes. During the day you will also take in stops at Taipa Beach for morning Tea , Ancient Kauri Kingdom , dig for some shellfish on 90 mile beach conditions permitting and at Houhoura for our exclusive lunch stop. Join our passionate driver / guides for a unforgettable tour of the top of New Zealand 
11 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing Tour and Barbecue Lunch

What better way to explore the peaceful waters of the Bay of Islands than by the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship. This replica of a 100 year old schooner looks just like a working ship of the 18th century and you can spend the day onboard exploring the bays and beaches of this beautiful Maritime Park.
5.5 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Best of the Bay Supercruise: Original Cream Trip

Take a sightseeing cruise through the Bay of Islands on the area’s only authentic Cream Trip — a 100-year-old tradition of delivering mail and supplies to island residents. On board a modern, multi-level catamaran with a knowledgeable crew, you’ll see idyllic bays, local homes and natural landmarks like the Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett , Marsden Cross and many of the Islands that make up the bay. Watch for whales, seals and other wildlife, and stop on a local Island to go for a walk or relax on the beach. You may opt to upgrade your tour with a swim in an area that dolphins frequent ( Additional $30.00 per person ) or have a go in the boom net. Its the ultimate Day in the Bay
7 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

Join this half-day tour of the wonderful Bay of Islands. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area rich in culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings. A tour you will never forget!
4 hours
Shore Excursions

5.5-Hour Bay of Islands Shore Excursion from Waitangi Wharf

Create lasting memories on this half-day tour of the Bay of Islands from your cruise ships arrival at the Waitangi Wharf. The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. This guided tour shows you an abundance of breathtaking picturesque views giving you plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. The area is often referred to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”, due to the past events that took place there. These historical events led to the shaping of New Zealand. Your tour will include a Bakery/Café stop for you to grab a coffee or something to eat “on the go”. Your Bay Of Islands tour guide will instruct you on where to catch the shuttle buses back to the tenders should you wish to stay in town longer once your tour ends.
5.5 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Island Cliffs and Caves Adventure Tour

Take in the stunning scenery of the Bay of Islands during a 2 1/2-hour sightseeing cruise on the Island Advetureer purpose build Naiad vessell that gets you in close to the sights. Depart from either Paihia or Russell and enjoy great photo ops of landmarks like the  Black Rocks ( found in only 3 places in the world ), Urupukapuka Island, Roberton Island (Motuarohia Island) and marine life such as dolphins and seals. Hear informative on board commentary and have the option to disembark at Urupukapuka Island to snorkel and explore on your own before taking a later boat back (8:00am departure only).
2.5 hours
Shore Excursions

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk

See New Zealand's stunning natural beauty on a guided walk through the Puketi Rainforest when your cruise ship docks at Bay of Islands. Take in the scenery as you look for rare bird and plant species, stroll among lofty kauri trees and pass by cascading waterfalls. You’ll enjoy a personalized experience on this rainforest walk led by an expert local guide, with a group limited to six people.
4.5 hours
Shore Excursions

Bay of Islands Small-Group Shore Excursion

Full of the major sights in the Bay of Islands, this small group tour gives you plenty of stops and photo opportunities. Visit the historic Waimate Mission Station (entry included), Haruru Waterfall, Kerikeri Stone Store, Makana Chocolates, Paihia waterfront, New Zealand's oldest oak tree and pear tree, and more. Tea/coffee and cakes included.
4 hours
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour including Scenic Flight

Discover the rugged natural beauty of Cape Reinga, located on the tip of New Zealand's North Island. Perfect for those short on time who want to make the most of this splendid area, this combination scenic aeroplane flight and driving small-group tour showcases the best of the top end of New Zealand. See the remote and beautiful silica sand beaches of Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay; wander the lighthouse at Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean; take a dip at Tapotupotu Bay; and sand-surf down the dunes at Te Paki.
4.5 hours