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Island Hopper Day Cruise

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  • Embark on a magical day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands.

    Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran and set sail amongst the bay's 144 islands to a remote island destination. 
    • Discover the Bay of Islands the "Kiwi" way on a day sailing adventure
    • Set sail on a comfortable catamaran, with bean...Read more

Sundowner Evening Cruise

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  • Sundowner Evening Cruise, a summertime special!

    Departing Paihia beachfront at 5pm. The boat pulls right up to the beach where you can step aboard from the shore line. Enjoy a relaxed sail aboard a smooth sailing catamaran in a peaceful setting, while the sun is going down. For those who want to enjoy the beauty of an evening cruise taking...Read more

Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,

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  • Bay of Islands Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour.

    Departing 3.30pm daily, escape the crowds and discover the Bay of Islands

    Locally owned and operated, with a passion for sharing our beautiful area.

    Suitable for all ages, families, solo travellers and couples...experience it all!
    • Two remote island stopovers
    •...Read more

Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock with Island Stopover - Morning Cruise

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  • This is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia or Russell and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motuk-kako, or as it is...Read more

Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

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  • 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 that offers free Wi-Fi will take you in comfort along 90 mile beach to Te Paki sand stream where you can try your hand at sand boarding one...Read more

Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock with Island Stopover - Afternoon Cruise

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  • Meet your boat at the Maritime Building in Paihia or The Strand Wharf in Russell to start your 4-hour Bay of Islands cruise.

    Soaking up the varied landscape of some 144 islands, you'll make your way out to the remote Cape Brett Lighthouse and before visiting the famous Cape Brett Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island.

    While your...Read more

Far North New Zealand Tour Including 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga from Paihia

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  • Enjoy this full-day tour visiting the best of the Far North in a unique Dune Rider vehicle. Let our drivers immerse you in the culture and history of the Far North while taking in the amazing scenery of places like the 90 Mile Beach and Cape...Read more

Discover Kerikeri - Afternoon Tour from the Bay of Islands

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  • Visit the historical town of Kerikeri — home to the country’s first permanent mission station and some of its oldest buildings — on this afternoon tour from Paihia. With a guide, visit the Mission House and Stone Store to learn about the town’s Maori and European settlement history. You’ll also get a taste of the area’s delights with...Read more

Excursion: Bay of Islands Highlights Tour with Glowworm Caves

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  • Explore the main attractions in the Bay of Islands on this 6-hour, small-group tour with a local guide. Visit the historic Waimate Mission Station, the Kawiti Glowworm Caves, Haruru Waterfall, and more. Your tour will include port pickup and drop-off as well as a chocolate tasting at Makana...Read more

Skip the Line Waitangi Treaty Grounds Experience Pass

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  • Spend the day exploring the Waitangi Treaty Grounds while soaking up the scenery and story of New Zealand’s most important historic site.

    Your Waitangi Experience Pass includes admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, entry to the brand new Museum of Waitangi, an informative (50-minute) guided tour, cultural performance (30-minutes),...Read more

Dolphin Discovery in the Bay of Islands

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  • Discover dolphins in their own world. Get to know these majestic and intelligent creatures as you cruise the sparkling waters of the Bay of Islands. Watch as these mammals leap and dance over the waves. Take the plunge and join them for an unforgettable...Read more

Jet Boat Ride Tour in Bay of Islands

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  • This Jet Boat ride is sure to keep you on your toes with speeds of up to 80km on the water and twists, turns and spins that will make you scream with laughter! This is a great activity for both the old and...Read more

Electric Boats to explore Kerikeri river

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  • Electric boat hire is enormously popular in the rest of the world but ours are the very first electric boats for hire in New Zealand.

    Our boats are very easy to drive, no experience or license is required. The "Akaroa" boat is the easiest to drive so we recommend that one for complete beginners.

    We are in the most perfect, sheltered...Read more

The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise

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  • Immerse yourself in the Bay of Islands...

    The Ultimate Bay of Islands Boat Cruise!

    The only overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands, offering snorkeling, kayaking, island walks and the opportunity to catch or collect seafood. Come aboard The Rock for a truly unique experience - with a homely atmosphere, a warm welcome from our...Read more

Cape Reinga - 90 Mile Beach Tour

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  • Mullarkey tours – Cape Reinga Full day trip – offers a comfortable small group tour – maximum 11 passengers, with knowledgeable, humorous tour leaders – that will make sure you get to see and hear about all the best bits of the Far North and won’t forget the best photo...Read more

90 Mile Beach Bike Tour - Bay of Islands Pickup

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  • This tour offers clients an unique opportunity to ride on 90 mile beach, while enjoying the outstanding scenery. Our guides offer full audio commentary for the duration of the tour. On route clients will learn about local history and Maori culture while discovering the Aupouri Peninsula region. This tour will be the highlight of your trip and will...Read more

Bay of Islands Day Wildlife Cruise

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  • Experience with us and help protect our wild dolphins!

    Surrounded by deep blue waters, vivid green islands and diverse wildlife, sailing on Carino NZ our 50ft catamaran is the best way to experience the stunning bay of islands.

    We are a small, local family owned and operated wildlife cruise. Join us on our marine wildlife...Read more

Bay of Islands Dolphin Nature Cruise

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  • Embark on this scenic cruise through the picturesque Bay of Islands where we'll search for dolphins living in the wild. The skipper will also choose a spot to snorkel in the beautiful clear waters of the Bay of Islands! Enjoy full commentary on-board as you learn about the local marine and wildlife and the conservation efforts being made to...Read more

Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

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  • Go Parasailing in a tandem or triple flight with your friends
    NZ's HIGHEST Parasailing at 1300ft of towline.
    Enjoy fantastic sceneries over the Bay of Islands with views over Russell,
    the outer Islands and even to the "hole in the Rock".
    More than 30 years experience within the Parasailing industry
    Suitable for all ages, no...Read more

Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

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  • We only take 10 guests and offer a unique personal experience with 20 years taking guests on our beautiful live-aboard yacht and we still love it!!
    We share our passion for what we do and love meeting people from all over the world and sharing stories from our travels and lifestyle.
    We have sailed to many countries on many different boats,...Read more