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  1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Islands
  3. Paihia

Bay of Islands: 5-Hour Day Cruise and Island Getaway Tour

Product ID: 171426
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Experience a personalised, small group tour to explore the Bay of Islands. Cruise around some the 144 islands taking in the stunning views and looking for wildlife. Enjoy stops for snacks, paddle boarding and snorkelling.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Relax on the boat listening to the interesting commentary as you sail around the islands
  • Take in stunning views and keep a look out for local wildlife
  • Walk around Roberton Island and enjoy beachside refreshments
  • Stop to swim, snorkel and paddle board in the beautiful, blue water
Full description
Escape the crowds and experience the Bay of Islands on a personalised, small-group, interactive boat cruise. Combine the best activities of the Bay of Islands with interactive and informative commentary for an amazing day excursion.

Stop at Roberton Island and disembark for a 10-minute walk along a native bush trail. At the end of the trail discover a breathtaking 360-degree viewpoint over the bay. Enjoy a complimentary beachside morning tea provided by the crew and have the opportunity to explore the tidal lagoons. Climb back on board and continue cruising among the 144 islands of the Bay keeping a lookout for marine wildlife and unique shorebirds.

Your second island stop takes you to one of the Bay of Islands’ most secluded and unfrequented bays. Snorkel and explore the underwater reefs, take a walk along the island trail and try stand-up paddleboarding. Relax on the beach or jump in the water for a swim, do as much or as little as you want.
  • Scenic cruise
  • 2 stopovers on remote islands
  • Wildlife spotting native bush walks
  • 360-degree views from the island lookout points
  • Morning tea or coffee and biscuits
  • Use of snorkelling and paddleboarding equipment
  • Interactive commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please check-in at the Salt Air Office at 9:45 AM (helicopter office next to the Paihia Wharf). Address: Marsden Rd, Paihia 0247, New Zealand.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Be sure to bring your own swimsuit and towel
• There is a marine toilet onboard the vessel
• Tours are limited to a maximum of 20 participants for a more personalised and interactive experience
• A minimum number of participants are required, in the unlikely event that these are not reached you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 20 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

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Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands

Product ID: 171426