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    What to Expect
    Embark on a magical day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands.

    10am departure - 4pm return. 

    Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran and set sail through the bay's 144 islands to a remote island destination. 

    Cruise among a beautiful marine playground aboard 'Kopiko', a 33-foot performance catamaran built for speed, comfort, and style. Lend the crew a hand with sailing the boat, or spread out with plenty of deck space where you 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 for a 2 hour island stop over. Step off onto the island and enjoy a delicious packed lunch at a stunning picnic spot of your choice. Wander short walking trails leading to picturesque views or head to the water for activities like snorkeling and paddle boarding. Enjoy a refreshing swim or simply dig your toes into the sand and relax. 

    After your island adventures, set sail again and make the most of the sea breezes on the home run. Watch the wind fill the sails, kick back, and relax. Enjoy the peace and tranquility for a perfect end to your day sailing adventure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Paihia beach, you will see the boat anchored close to the shore when you arrive at the beach
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • All activities
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Drinks - please bring a water bottle - tea/coffee provided.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This trip requires a reasonable level of physical ability to safety board the boat, this can be challenging for people with knee problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A maximum of 16 people per booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved if you choose to do the island walks, please wear appropriate footwear
    • Due to uneven surfaces, and a moving boat, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Snorkel participants must be able to swim competently in open water for a distance of 200m
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 29 April 2019

    Great Day out highly recommend, informative and casual Skipper and Sidekick, great packed lunch and beautiful location. Beanbags very comfortable and practical, enjoyed our day out sailing very much, had a bush walk on one of the islands then headed back to Paihia.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Matt H
    Rachael B, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

    Hi Matt, It sounds like you had a fantastic day! Thank you for recommending us, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I think the bean bags are enjoyed by all :)

    Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

    This was a fantastic day with wonderful crew and activities to do when we stopped at one of the islands for a picnic lunch. We were able to explore the island, snorkle and paddle board. Then st the end of the day returned comfortably sitting...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Trish M
    Rachael B, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

    Hi Trish, thanks for your wonderful review! I'm glad you had a great time on our Island Hopper Cruise, it sounds like you made the most of the activities on offer. We are pleased to donate part of every ticket price to Project Island Song...More

    Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

    We have just enjoyed the most fabulous trip with Barefoot. The sail, the team Luke and Rachel ,the catamaran and the food and drink were all first class.We were very well looked after as we sailed to Motorua Island. We had a close up encounter...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Copthorne12345
    Rachael B, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

    Hi there! Well thank you, we are always delighted to hear about peoples experience with us! We thoroughly enjoy sharing our slice of paradise with our lovely guests, and making it the best day out on offer :) Sounds like your day was just magic,...More

    Reviewed 12 February 2019

    From a very warm welcome to an even warmer goodbye these guys, Luke and Rachel, are very professional but manage to make you feel immediately relaxed and laid back. They provide a packed lunch to enjoy on the beach they pull into. Here you have...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Nicola B
    Rachael B, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2019

    Hi Nicola, thanks for the great review! We love hearing from our guests to know what you really enjoyed about your day. Glad you enjoyed it, we'd love to take you sailing again some day!

    Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

    I booked for three adults, all 60 plus. Getting on and off the catamaran was easy which was a concern I had prior to booking. Meet up time on Pahia Beach was 0945 which worked well with the timing of the ferry bringing us from...More

    Thank Grant W
    Rachael B, Owner at Barefoot Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

    Hi Grant. We thoroughly enjoyed your company on the cruise, and we had a fantastic day yesterday too! I'm glad you had a good time, it was great talking with you. Thank you for taking the time to write a great review of your experience...More

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    Sharron H
    26 December 2018|
    Response from Rachael B | Property representative |
    Hi, 16 passengers is our maximum number. We can take more for a Private Charter.
    Jim B
    13 December 2018|
    Response from Rachael B | Property representative |
    Hi, we depart from Paihia beach so you can catch the 9am ferry to Paihia, this should get you there in time.
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