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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

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

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  • 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 on board exploring the bays and beaches of this beautiful Maritime Park. Operated by a charitable trust, funds raised...Read more

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

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  • Escape the crowds and discover the Bay of Islands on our 5 hour personalised and interactive Island Cruise & Tour.

    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
    • Native bush...Read more

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

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  • 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...Read more

The Cream Trip - Day in the Bay

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  • Enjoy a Bay of Islands cruise on the region's only authentic Cream Trip; a 100-year-old tradition of delivering mail and supplies to island residents.
    Climb aboard a multi-level catamaran and venture out to sea with a knowledgeable crew to inform you along the way. See idyllic bays, Marsden Cross, local homes and natural landmarks like the...Read more

Bay of Islands Excursion: Russell and Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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  • Experience the very best of the Bay of Islands on this shore excursion, including tours and exploration of Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri, Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. While your cruise ship is berthed in the Bay of Islands, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paihia, the beautiful Haruru Falls, and Kerikeri with its historic Mission House and...Read more

6 Hour Cruise with Island stop over- Gourmet lunch cooked aboard

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  • Enjoy Discovery, Island Time, Swimming & a Gourmet Lunch prepared from scratch on board Kiss as we spend a leisurely day gliding through the World Famous bays, beaches and waters that are the Bay of...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

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

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  • If you are short of time but still want a special tall ship experience or just simply looking for a pre-dinner activity, why not jump on this wonderful Sundowner Sailing- Operating on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, this short 2-hour experience offers a gentle sail in the inner bay. Light finger food is included and a cash bar is available....Read more

Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board

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  • Cruise and explore incredible locations by paddle board or kayak when nature is at its best. This cruise is designed for travelers & Kiwis of all ages, who seek a nature cruise adventure with some exciting paddling! The goal is to deliver fun cruise for all ages that gets people up close to nature and learning new...Read more

Bays and Beaches Cruise with optional Island Extension

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  • Short on time or have all day , this is the cruise for you , choose to either stay on board for the full 90 minute experince or extend your day with a island...Read more

FAQs about Bay Of Islands Boat & Cruise tours

Bay Of Islands boat tours are spectacular tours that take you through the waterways of Bay Of Islands city, which is famous for its rivers for the purposes of trade. They allow you to have stunning views of the Bay Of Islands city skylines, let you see the Bay Of Islands shoreline attractions and have great lunch and dinner options on the decks of boats.

Tripindicator's team has collected the FAQs about Bay Of Islands related to Boat & Cruise tours see below: