Water activity

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

4.9 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: Island Getaway LTD

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

Activity provider: Island Getaway LTD

From US$ 76.33 per person

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.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Date

Meeting point

Please check-in at the Salt Air Office 15 minutes before your departure time (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 77 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Great tour. Met hosts charming hosts at the quay. Just 21 guests and three great hosts. Really informative and enjoyable day. Lucky enough to see Blue Penguins on the way out and about 20 dolphins on the way back. Excellent information given through out. Enjoyed the snorkelling and the paddle boarding. Blue was a particularly great host (just a pity she was a Man Utd fan).

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November 30, 2022

We had an amazing time on our trip with Blue and Nic! They were really informative and were always on hand to help / assist anyone. There were 2 stops offs on the boat, one for about an hour and the other for a couple of hours. There were also a number of quick boat stops so that Nic could give us information about the various islands, wildlife, history etc. The second stop also gave us a chance to paddle board and snorkel, which was really fun! All equipment was provided by the team. Overall we really enjoyed our trip and would recommend this to anyone that is looking to do a tour around the Bay of Islands!

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November 2, 2022

This was honestly the most amazing day for our family. My husband, mother and 3 kids. Lyn was amazing, he is really knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the Islands, nature and Maori culture. The boat is nice and small and there were only 3 familys on-board. We stopped at Robertson Island which had some stunning views at the top, we also had cookies and tea for lunch. From there we went to Moturua Island for a swim, paddle boarding and snorkelling. We took our own lunch and just relaxed. Our kids said "this was the best day ever" hehe. He even educated us on kina's and our kids enjoyed tasting it. We highly recommend this tour/day trip. You won't regret it at all. Will come back again. A++++

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January 22, 2022

Product ID: 171426