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Cruise Ship Excursion - 5 Hour Day Cruise & Island Tour provided by Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands

Cruise Ship Excursion - 5 Hour Day Cruise & Island Tour
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Cruise Ship Excursion - 5 Hour Day Cruise & Island Tour
By Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Swap your cruise ship for a small motorboat while in port in Paihia, and set sail around the stunning Bay of Islands. Zip around the bay’s 144 islands, stopping to visit two of them, and take part in fun activities including snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding. Enjoy plenty of beach time, chance to hike around the islands, and spectacular views over the bay.
from
$125.00
per adult

Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:
5h
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
  • Magnificent views of the Bay of Islands from the water
  • Visit two different islands with beach time at each one
  • Active tour including hiking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Hassle-free shuttle transfer from Paihia cruise port
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
  • Magnificent views of the Bay of Islands from the water
  • Visit two different islands with beach time at each one
  • Active tour including hiking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Hassle-free shuttle transfer from Paihia cruise port
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66991P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small group tours (22 max)
  • Scenic Cruise among 144 Islands
  • Two remote island stopovers
  • Swim, Snorkel and relax (all equipment provided)
  • Wildlife spotting, commentary and information throughout the day
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding (all equipment provided)
  • Complimentary Morning Tea/Coffee and Biscuit
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (unless pre-ordered packed lunch)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Check-in at the Salt Air Office, 9.45am ( Helicopter Office next to the Paihia Wharf) Address: Paihia Wharf, 69 Marsden Road CRUISE SHIPS: Cruise ships will tender you into Waitangi Wharf, or Paihia Wharf. If you are tendered into Waitangi Wharf, FREE shuttle buses are provided by the cruiseship company to transfer you to Paihia Wharf. (5 minutes)
  • Ports:
  • Paihia Wharf, Bay Of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: If you are arriving in Waitangi Wharf, the cruiseship provides FREE shuttle buses for cruise ship guests to transfer you into Paihia (5 minute bus ride) The bus will drop you off outside the Paihia Wharf next to our check-in location - SALT AIR HELICOPTER OFFICE
  • PLEASE BRING LUNCH IF YOU HAVE NOT PRE-ORDERED A LUNCH PACK AT TIME OF BOOKING
  • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Please bring a swimsuit & towel, and appropriate clothing for the day
  • Please bring lunch& drink for the day
  • Minimum numbers apply. (3 people) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours of departure will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • No-show will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • Cruise-ship guests need to insure their travel insurance covers them in the unlikely event that the cruise-ship does not stop in port, as we are unable to refund in these situations.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small group tours (22 max)
  • Scenic Cruise among 144 Islands
  • Two remote island stopovers
  • Swim, Snorkel and relax (all equipment provided)
  • Wildlife spotting, commentary and information throughout the day
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding (all equipment provided)
  • Complimentary Morning Tea/Coffee and Biscuit
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (unless pre-ordered packed lunch)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Check-in at the Salt Air Office, 9.45am ( Helicopter Office next to the Paihia Wharf) Address: Paihia Wharf, 69 Marsden Road CRUISE SHIPS: Cruise ships will tender you into Waitangi Wharf, or Paihia Wharf. If you are tendered into Waitangi Wharf, FREE shuttle buses are provided by the cruiseship company to transfer you to Paihia Wharf. (5 minutes)
  • Ports:
  • Paihia Wharf, Bay Of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: If you are arriving in Waitangi Wharf, the cruiseship provides FREE shuttle buses for cruise ship guests to transfer you into Paihia (5 minute bus ride) The bus will drop you off outside the Paihia Wharf next to our check-in location - SALT AIR HELICOPTER OFFICE
  • PLEASE BRING LUNCH IF YOU HAVE NOT PRE-ORDERED A LUNCH PACK AT TIME OF BOOKING
  • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Please bring a swimsuit & towel, and appropriate clothing for the day
  • Please bring lunch& drink for the day
  • Minimum numbers apply. (3 people) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours of departure will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • No-show will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • Cruise-ship guests need to insure their travel insurance covers them in the unlikely event that the cruise-ship does not stop in port, as we are unable to refund in these situations.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Bay of Islands
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Motuarohia (Roberton) Island Track
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Urupukapuka Island
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Waewaetorea Island
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Moturua Island
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Angela B
7 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
Fantastic day out exploring the Bay of islands. Paddle boarding, snorkeling, swimming, walking or just laying in the sun. Super relaxed pace and Nick was a brilliant host. Loved it.
Written 9 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

552kittys
Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions
The beaches Nic and Yana took us were top notch! Warm and crystal clear water, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding was so easy and fun! It’s the perfect way to explore the islands. Nic and Yana were so much fun and friendly, they surely know where to take us regardless the weather. The day went so fast, the water travel wasn’t trough, the size of the group is perfect too! Even the lunch we bought from them were delicious! Highly recommended!
Written 9 January 2021
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Dags
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We loved Lin and Blue! We had a wonderful day with them, felt very safe on the water, and they kept us to time. They were very knowledgeable when it came to local customs and traditions and directed us to some nice walks and views. A great day for a reasonable price.
Written 10 February 2020
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Anne M
Bojonegoro, Indonesia1 contribution
We had a really great time! The tour guide knew everything there was to know about the islands! He spoke so passionate about it that it really made me excited! If you want to do a personalised tour in a small group where you don’t get the ‘mass tourism’ feeling, this is definitely the perfect trip for you!! Thanks again, Lynn!
Written 19 November 2019
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Emma
4 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We have had a day we'll remember forever! Beautiful views, shimmering green waters and trying snorkeling and paddle boarding in the sea for the first time! Lin and Jake were really friendly and were interested in getting to know our names and where we came from. We even got a cup of tea and a cookie as we sat on the beach at our first stop! A completely different experience from what you'd get in a larger tour. Topped off by seeing a penguin! So worth booking and you won't be disappointed.
Written 7 November 2019
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TinaandHoney
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Family
This tour would have to have been the highlight to our trip to New Zealand, Adam and Linford made us feel welcome and relaxed and had plenty of interesting facts to share with us. They were also mindful of getting us back to our cruise ship on time as well :) We had the best time snorkelling and paddle boarding the beautiful water at our afternoon stop. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a relaxing informal day out.
Written 3 February 2019
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Ian W
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Family
We're a family of four, with two kids (8 & 6), and we had a really great time on our excursion. I chose Sea Shuttle because it looked a bit more personable that the larger more commercial tours, and it didn't disappoint. Adam and Gwen were both great - friendly, competent and relaxed. Of course the highly was the great show the dolphins put on for us, but it was all good - the walk, the snorkelling, paddle boarding, and of course the views everywhere. A great day and fully recommended. Cheers guys!
Written 21 January 2019
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holly_stuart_1993
Urenui, New Zealand150 contributions
Adam was such a star for my day trip! Such a knowledgeable guy too. He really went the extra mile educating us about the area too. He dived for sea urchins and gave us a start to finish lesson on how to prepare them and eat them! Crazy experience but really cool. I was traveling on my own which can be daunting on trips but he made a special effort to involve me and the whole trip was just epic!!
Written 21 December 2018
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Hi Holly! Thank you so much for the lovely review. I really appreciate you taking the time to share about your trip and for the kind words. We are so glad to hear you had a great experience with Sea Shuttle and enjoyed our small & personalized cruise and had an epic day. You are always welcome onboard. All the best, Adam
Written 26 December 2018
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Angelique
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Friends
First of all Linford and Adam are total legends! The day trip exceeded expectations, got fun tidbits about the local areas and the islands we visited without overloading information which I've come to learn is a hard balance on day trips! We had a beautiful sunny day fortunately with dolphins and other wildlife almost like it was orchestrated just for us! Everyone had smiles on their face all day thanks to those guys, very considerate when it came to speeds and splashing water. The paddle boards and snorkeling with options to hike or relax at our own pace was a nice touch as well. Highly recommend !!!
Written 16 December 2018
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BillyWaller
3 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
All I have to say is wow. Such a beautiful part of New Zealand and an incredible way to experience it. On Robertson Island, we were lucky enough to see dolphins hunting stingrays. Adam was extremely knowledgeable about the local sea life and was explaining everything as it was happening. The dolphins were so close that we couldn't even leave the island for an extra 20 minutes because they were playing and hunting. Afterward, the snorkeling and paddle boarding was one of the most relaxing experience I have had in a long time. If I had the opportunity, I would have done it again the next day.
Written 11 December 2018
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By: Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands
raupo_1
raupo_1
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Great Service
Adam was a fantastic skipper and extremely accomodating - highly recommended. Great knowledge of the area
Keryn611
Keryn611
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Great boat trip.
Fantastic day trip to the hole in the rock. Excellent commentary from the captain and crew. Unfortunately it was a
Alfaromeo137
Alfaromeo137
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Well worth it.
Well run and managed trip. Very safe. Great skipper Lyn, nice bloke, well spoken and competent. Perfect length of t
Curiosity489538
Curiosity489538
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Fantastic!
Fantastic trip! Lyn was a fantastic guide who made our day special. Great boat with everything on board. Good for a
zarajohnstone
zarajohnstone
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Excellent Service and Unforgettable Experience
Amazing day on the island tour. Plenty of time to do everything we wanted - scenic walk, snorkel, paddle board, and
ripplesb13
ripplesb13
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Great Day Out!
Some friends and I decided to play tourist for the day and chose this tour (the 5 hour one). It was great! Our guid
bronwynj552
bronwynj552
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Just Fabulous
We had a fabulous time with Nick such a lovely guy a wonderful trip to two outer islands just beautiful thought we
Betsy R
Betsy R
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Teens and adults LOVED this trip!
This trip was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family. The 2 stops (One for the viewing and the other for snorkellin
RoamingKiwi123
RoamingKiwi123
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Well hosted and hugely relaxing.
This was a low key, friendly and relaxing experience with a good variety of activities in good balance with pure be
SJW_Traveller
SJW_Traveller
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Excellent short island tour
A great 3 hour trip around a couple of islands and beaches. Lyn was helpful and knowledgeable. Great boat handling
Aygnin
Aygnin
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5/5 tour
Lynn our tour guide was superb, our day couldn't get any better! Thank you for the amazing tour. Highly recommended
Mother_of_sea_lions
Mother_of_sea_lions
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NZ Must Do!
Sea Shuttle Paihia is locally owned and operated and is a NZ must do! I booked their 5 hour Island Stopover Tour an
KingLZupp
KingLZupp
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Best boat trip ever
Mate, if you want value for money look no further. I'm terrible with names, so I've forgotten the name of our ski
mazen-kasser
mazen-kasser
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Great 5 hours tour
Nick the skipper has been super friendly and helpful. Provided tea time with cookies tea and coffee. Gave us a less
afrowoman
afrowoman
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A lot of fun
We went for my husbands' office do, we had a lot of fun and I learnt some interesting facts. We got to see many is
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