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Island Hopper Day Cruise - sailing to wildlife sanctuary island - 6 hr cruise provided by Barefoot Sailing Adventures

Island Hopper Day Cruise - sailing to wildlife sanctuary island - 6 hr cruise

Island Hopper Day Cruise - sailing to wildlife sanctuary island - 6 hr cruise
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Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran for a sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands. Bean bags and comfortable seating help you relax while a small-group atmosphere is maintained with a maximum capacity of 16 passengers on board. It’s an ideal way to visit this remote island destination.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Discover the Bay of Islands on an adventure cruise
  • Set sail from Paihia aboard a 16-passenger catamaran
  • Island stopover: snorkel, paddleboard, hike, or swim
  • Crew serves morning tea, picnic lunch, and cold drinks
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Discover the Bay of Islands on an adventure cruise
  • Set sail from Paihia aboard a 16-passenger catamaran
  • Island stopover: snorkel, paddleboard, hike, or swim
  • Crew serves morning tea, picnic lunch, and cold drinks
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 60061P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Please bring your own water bottle, we can refill for you. Tea/coffee provided.
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Barefoot Sailing Adventures, Marsden Road, Paihia Beach, Paihia 0247, New Zealand You will find the Barefoot sailing catamaran anchored on the shore line at Paihia Beach, it won't be hard to find, it has Barefoot Sailing Adventures sign written along the side, and it is usually anchored at least 30 min prior to departure.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Please bring your own water bottle, we can refill for you. Tea/coffee provided.
Departure details
  • Barefoot Sailing Adventures, Marsden Road, Paihia Beach, Paihia 0247, New Zealand You will find the Barefoot sailing catamaran anchored on the shore line at Paihia Beach, it won't be hard to find, it has Barefoot Sailing Adventures sign written along the side, and it is usually anchored at least 30 min prior to departure.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Sep 2020
A note from Island Hopper Day Cruise - sailing to wildlife sanctuary island - 6 hr cruise
We do our best to provide a safe and healthy environment for our guests and staff. Please consider that everyone has different levels of comfort in our new Covid world, so be sure to give people space on board, practice good hygiene & avoid crowding areas of the boat when boarding and disembarking.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Barefoot Sailing Adventures
    Marsden Road, Paihia Beach, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
    You will find the Barefoot sailing catamaran anchored on the shore line at Paihia Beach, it won't be hard to find, it has Barefoot Sailing Adventures sign written along the side, and it is usually anchored at least 30 min prior to departure.
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    Bay of Islands
    Stop: 2 hours
    Enjoy a 6 hour sailing cruise in the beautiful Bay of Islands. We take you on a cruise among the many islands of the Eastern Bay of Islands, and enjoy a 2 hour island stopover at a wildlife sanctuary island to enjoy optional activities like snorkelling, paddle boarding, and nature walks. This really is the Ultimate Bay of Islands Sailing Cruise.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
102 reviews
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Peter Clifford
2 contributions
Friendly, relaxing and fun
Apr 2021
Rachael and Luke, lovely people a fabulous day, relaxing, informative, entertaining with enough activity on hand if you wanted it it.
Written 25 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emma
Brighton, UK3 contributions
Awesome adventure!
Apr 2021
We loved our relaxing day sailing with Luke & Rachel onboard their Cat! Started with a coffee and sail out to one of the islands where we snorkelled, paddle boarded and walked one of the tracks. Our packed lunch provided was great, plenty to eat! ..sailing home my partner even helped sail - brilliant day! Thank you!
Written 22 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dan V
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
Beautiful relaxing adventure around the Bay of Islands!
Apr 2021
Absolutely loved our sailing adventure! The boat is awesome we lay comfortably nb in the sun on bean bags while Rachel and Luke guided us around the islands, they were knowledgeable, friendly, professional and extremely hospitable! Lovely lunch on a stunning island snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding and then a walk to another epic beach. Highly recommend this experience 👌 Thanks team
Written 6 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Oli on the road
Queenstown, New Zealand5 contributions
Easter Birthday Escape
Apr 2021 • Solo
Awesome Catamaran trip spent for a birthday Celebration.

Highly knowledgeable and Friendly Skippers- Guide Luke and Rach.

Relaxed cruise,Great water activities,perfect hike on island.

If you after A true Bay of Islands Experience,don’t look further...
Written 4 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Slingerness
Hamilton, New Zealand16 contributions
Wind, waves, sun and a good experience
Feb 2021 • Couples
Had an awesome day out, unfortunately the weather wasn’t great, the winds did make it good sailing weather. Luke and Rachel were fantastic hosts; relaxed, knowledgeable and helpful. The catamaran was immaculate and the bean bags were cosy and we got given ponchos to keep us warm. The destination island was beautiful with stunning views. We also did a quick snorkel and saw allot of rays and small fish. The lunch was great you definitely won’t go hungry, just remember to pack some extra water for the trip. Overall would definitely recommend.
Written 8 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alice O
Auckland Central, New Zealand16 contributions
Best way to see the bay !
Solo traveller here and booked the night before.

Have been to Paihia about 5-6 times and I always do a boat day of sorts ... this was by far the best.

Rachel was great on the phone and meeting us on the beach. On the boat Luke was really knowledgeable about the local area and I was so impressed he took the time to learn our names right from the go !

Lunch was a cute picnic that you could take off with you on the island stop over, giving you the freedom to choose what you want to do. Our options were paddle boarding, snorkelling, a short walk to the most beautiful bay and just lounging on the beach if that’s what you want to do !

Nothing beats the sailing aspect of this day, no motor and a chill out on the bean bags making new friends with a beer in hand - perfect !

If you are stuck choosing which boat trip to do - take this one ! I’ll be a repeat customer for sure :)
Written 26 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

roger d
Southland Region, New Zealand11 contributions
Top trip sail, dolphin, beach and bush walk, snorkel and SUP
Superb sail in itself, neat and comfy boat, Skipper, Luke, very at home on board and happy to let we punters “ help”. Spotless boat, lunch fine. Idyllic trip, the feet enjoyed being shoe free.. Enough time on peaceful island for walk and swim and SUP. Well worth going back again.
Written 13 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

722berniej
7 contributions
Great day on the water
Feb 2021 • Couples
We had a great day out on the water, Luke was really helpful and informative. Great way to see the islands and to hear about the work that has been done on the island to bring back the wildlife.
Thanks I would recommend this experience
Written 8 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Courtney M
7 contributions
Unique and beautiful NZ adventure
Jan 2021 • Couples
We had the pleasure of sailing with Rachel and Luke on their beautiful catamaran and would hands down recommend. An awesome chance to see the best of what NZ has to offer: native birdlife, bottle nose dolphins, little blue penguins and to swim alongside some reef fish. We loved the food, drinks and company- and the extra effort you take to preserve NZ. Thank you again!! Can’t wait to come back.
Written 30 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trace
2 contributions
Amazing!!!
Jan 2021 • Family
A magic day out. Luke was a great host with fantastic knowledge and passion for the environment and wildlife, both above and below the ocean. Would highly recommend this trip for people of all ages.
Written 29 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Sandy F
Sandy F
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Travis is Terrific!
We thoroughly enjoyed our sailboat cruise and snorkeling. The captain, Travis, was so pleasant and answered all of
RachelS6347
RachelS6347
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Wonderful relaxing sailing trip
Loved our day on board the catarmaran, Luke was en excellent host making coffee while we chilled on the bean bags o
michellelR8516WE
michellelR8516WE
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Incredible experience
This was a fantastic trip. Sailing around the islands in a truly authentic way. Luke the captain was a great guy- s
nerisasue
nerisasue
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Amazing Cruise
Amazing!!. Racheal and Luke are awesome hosts ,very interactive and make sure everyone’s comfortable and having a g
RangaEli
RangaEli
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Best sunset cruise
Amazing cruise with Luke. He is full of good stories and great chat. The cruise is a perfect way to spend the eveni
nziamsam
nziamsam
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Sunset sailing
It was one of our highlights in Bay of Islands trip and the entire family loved the sunset sailing experience with
Jet268855
Jet268855
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Sundowner cruise
Excellent trip, great hosts, very knowledgeable and super friendly. accommodated our friends and family at short n
Ozzy6204
Ozzy6204
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Awesome Trip
Excellent Island hopper trip, superbly looked after by Luke who was knowledgeable and a great host. One of the best
jkgibbo
jkgibbo
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Awesome day out on the water
Luke made us feel very welcome and at ease, was a great host, and knowledgeable of the islands. Would highly recom
Kate C
Kate C
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Perfect day out
This was truly the perfect day out. 2 hours of sailing, 2 hours chilling on an idyllic island, snorkelling, paddle
aprince95
aprince95
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Highly recommend
Booked the island hopper for a group of 7 ladies and it definitely was the highlight of our trip up to Russell from
Ayush099
Ayush099
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unique experience
Without doubt one of the favourite sailing experience I’d!! Upon arrival I was warmly welcomed by the amazing staff
Kaelyn_c
Kaelyn_c
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Best experience ever
Luke was kind enough to let us try to sail the boat and teach us how to stand up paddle. We love the yummy gourmet
H3388BXsusans
H3388BXsusans
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Peaceful and perfect
We loved our sailing adventure with Luke and Rachael! Great info about the bay along the way to the island. Nice ti
VolunteerAAA
VolunteerAAA
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Great sail
Wonderful day, Wonderful crew. Wonderful island and trail. Wonderful food and activities. Highly recommend.
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