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Set sail on one of the picturesque bays that New Zealand has to offer. Relax on the deck, do some paddleboarding or snorkeling, or explore some of the shoreline with a dedicated crew.
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Duration: 6 hours
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Croatian, English, German
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  • Help sail a 1928 Topsail Schooner
  • Marvel at spectacular coastal scenery, crystal clear waters, and tranquil white sand beaches
  • Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales and a huge variety of other sea life
  • Paddle board, snorkel, and swim in crystal clear waters
Full description
Meet at Whitianga wharf bright and early to allow for a full day of activities. Step on to the great Windborne; a 1928 Topsail Schooner, and meet your crew for the day.

Once you devise a plan for the day the schooner will set sail. Sit back and relax on the large deck, listening to the tales of Windborne in the early days, and the captain's sea stories. Make sure to keep an eye out for dolphins, whales, and the vast array of birdlife swooping by.

Visit some of the most breathtaking places around Mercury Bay including Cathedral Cove, Devil's Point, and Pink Beach. Drop anchor at these locations and go for a snorkel in the crystal clear waters, do some paddleboarding, or swim onto shore for a little look around. Or you can simply relax on deck and enjoy a picnic lunch. Arrive back to Whitianga at approximately 4:00 PM.
  • Tea, coffee, water
  • Snorkels
  • Paddleboards
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch

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Where the ferry leaves.

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Windborne Sailing Charters

Product ID: 340481