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

Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland

Explore the Bay of Islands on a full day trip from Auckland and discover the historic sites of Waitangi and Russell. You’ll visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, ferry from Paihia to Russell, New Zealand's first permanent European settlement and sea port, and take an informative tour with a local guide. Before returning to Auckland, enjoy free time to check out Russell’s bustling shops, cafes and museums at your leisure.
12 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
Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Bay of Islands Trip from Auckland

This comprehensive 3-day tour of the Bay of Islands is ideal for the first time visitor to New Zealand. With natural beauty, rocky islets and pristine beaches, the Bay of Islands is the water playground of the North Island. Learn about Maori culture, travel to the northernmost point of New Zealand and take a cruise through the famous "Hole in the Rock".
3 days
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
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Cape Brett Hole in the Rock Cruise from Auckland

Jump aboard a catamaran to Cape Brett Lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. It's the Bay of Islands' most popular cruise.
10 hours