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$104.79 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

Cruise and discover the very best of the Bay of Islands. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area that is soaked in rich culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings.Cruise among the 144 islands with skipper's commentary including a visit to the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, travel through it. View dolphins, with a success rate of over 90% of our trips along with other wildlife.Your trip will also include an island stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island with full catering (lunch or early dinner) and an opportunity to interact with our experienced Nature Guides.

$53.08 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Island Cliffs and Caves Adventure Tour

Hop on board your Bay of Islands sightseeing cruise at either the Paihia Wharf or Russell Wharf, then cruise at a leisurely pace through the Bay of Islands. Your boat is a small-size vessel that can maneuver with ease, allowing your captain to get close to the sights.Comfortably seated in your boat's all-weather cabin, hear about the region's history and wildlife from your informative captain. Keep your eyes open for marine animals such as dolphins, seals, whales, penguins and other sea birds. Travel to famous spots such as Black Rocks, and check out the lagoons, caves and sheer cliffs around Roberton Island (Motuarohia), before landing at the beach and walking to Cook's Lookout for panoramic views of the Bay of Islands.Admire the pretty beaches and hills of Urupukapuka Island, the largest island in the region. If you would like to explore Urupukapuka on your own, you can head out on a morning cruise and disembark on the island for the day. Simply select the option at booking and catch an afternoon boat to return to your starting point.

$241.28 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours


The Bay of Islands is an area on the east coast of the Far North District of the North Island in New Zealand.700 Years ago it was the 1st settlement for the Maori tribes when they came to New Zealand.It has the Second bluest sky in the World after Rio De Janeiro.This Full-day tour in search of Dolphins and other Marine life in New Zealand is definitely a must do while visiting Bay of Island.Tour starts by us picking you up from any location in Auckland, enjoy a three-hour scenic drive through North Auckland and into The Far North District.When you arrive in Paihia you will go to the Wharf to start your 4-hours guided boat cruise on the permits the skipper will go through the hole) , Stopping over in Urupukapuka Island where you can just relax on the beach, or walk to the top of the island to enjoy 360° views of this beautiful region before we make our way back to port caterman Dolphin seeker searching for Bottle nose Dolphins and other Marine Life. Visiting Hole in the Rock (if tide permits)After you come Back from your cruise we start our way to amazing Whangarei Water Falls where you can hike around the falls for 30 min and take lots of amazing photos.Then we head back to Auckland through the scenic roads of the North Land.Pick up Time: 8:30 am to 9:00 amDrop off Time: 8:00 pm -9:00 pm

$110.30 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Island Time Tour

Our tour starts when we pick you up from your accommodation and head for the car ferry to Okaito (NZ’s first Capital).From here we have a scenic drive along the Russell peninsula to where we start. After we get comfortable with the gear and cover a few safety points we can get our kayaks on the water. Our tour is very flexible due to the changing weather but one option is paddling to Motorua Island and then stopping at Twin Lagoons beach on Roberton Island. Another option is heading out to the white sands of Waewaetorea Island and some of the caves of Urupukapuka Island. Around half of the time is kayaking and the rest of the day is spent enjoying the islands.The Islands of the Bay are surrounded by white sand beaches and rocky coastline. There are caves to paddle your sea kayak into and explore and the water is crystal clear. There are over 100 islands in total and each one is different. We can stop and snorkel at one island, chill out and have some lunch on another and take a walk and get some photos on the next. This is a full day out on the water so there is lots of chances to come across dolphins or other amazing marine mammals. Your local guide will take you to the best spots and will spin you a few yarns about local legends and the rich Māori and European History. After an amazing day out at the islands we get back to the beach and will drop you back in town. We get back to Russell around 3.30pm and Paihia just after 4pm.

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