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Bay of Islands: Island Hopper Day Sailing Cruise from Paihia

Product ID: 187431
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Enjoy a day of sun-kissed skin, windswept hair, and salty smiles on an active day sailing adventure through the spectacular Bay of Islands. Sail into the stunning bay for a 2-hour island stopover with picnic lunch and refreshments included.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
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  • Explore the Bay of Islands the Kiwi way on a day sailing adventure
  • Help sail the boat or relax in a bean bag
  • Stopover on an island to snorkel, paddle board, hike or swim
  • Encounter native bush and rare bird species on wildlife sanctuary islands
  • Savor morning tea, a picnic lunch, and a refreshing cold drink on the return sail
Full description
Embark on a magical day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands. Experience the Kiwi barefoot culture for yourself as you step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran. 

Set sail through the bay's 144 islands to a remote island stopover aboard Kopiko, a 33-foot performance catamaran built for speed, comfort, and style. Lend the friendly crew a hand with sailing the boat, or spread out with plenty of deck space where you can grab a bean bag and chalk up some leisure time. Discover a wealth of wildlife from seabirds, stingrays, seals, penguins, to dolphins. 

Arrive in a stunning bay, where you'll anchor close to the beach. Step off onto the island and enjoy a delicious packed lunch at a stunning picnic spot of your choice. Enjoy short walking trails, picturesque views, snorkeling, paddleboarding, swimming, or digging your toes into the sand. After your island adventures, set sail and watch the wind fill the sails as you relax on the return trip. 
  • Day sailing adventure aboard a 33-foot sailing catamaran
  • Experienced crew
  • Picnic lunch
  • Morning tea
  • Cold beverage on return sail
  • Use of snorkel and paddleboarding equipment
  • Waterproof rain ponchos - if required

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Meeting point

Meet on Paihia Beach. The boat will be anchored close to the shore. You will see the Barefoot Sailing Adventures catamaran when you arrive at the beach.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Your ticket includes a contribution to Project Island Song Wildlife Sanctuary
• A moderate level of physical ability is required for this active adventure-style cruise
• For your safety and enjoyment, a reasonable level of spoken English is required for communication, understanding of safety briefings, and spoken instructions
• To participate in water activities, you must be able to competently swim a distance of 200-meters unassisted (no lifejackets)
• A vegetarian lunch is available by arrangement - please state at the time of booking
• For specific dietary requirements or allergies, it is recommended to cater this yourself for your personal safety and satisfaction
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Product ID: 187431