Paihia Tours
Day Sailing Catamaran Charter with Island Stop and Lunch
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Day Sailing Catamaran Charter with Island Stop and Lunch

By Bayscapes Charters
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120, max of 19 per group
Duration: 6h
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  • Our lunches are catered in and Include a sandwich item (croissant, panini, bun or wrap), a piece of fruit, cookie/slice and scone/muffin
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Use of SUPs
  • Restroom on board
What's not included
  • Available for purchase
  • BYO


Start:
  • Paihia Wharf, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
    Walk out onto Paihia Wharf and look for the Bayscapes Catamaran, it has a dark blue stackpack with "Bayscapes" in bold white lettering.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 334487P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 19 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 334487P1

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    • Bayscapes Charters
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      Paihia, New Zealand
      Joined in January 2022
    • jhanlaw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful day in the Bay!
      We had an amazing day on the water with our Bayscapes private charter. Monique and Brad were lovely to work with both during the planning stages and during the trip itself. The day we originally booked had rain forecast for the whole day and before I even noticed Brad had emailed me to help us plan another day to sail. During the trip they gave us a few options of islands to visit, letting us know which might be best for what activities we enjoyed. We sailed to Motorua Island where we walked to the top of the island for some amazing views of the bay. My husband was able to paddle board while we explored the beach then we headed back to the boat for a delicious lunch. We relaxed up front with drinks (don’t forget to BYOB!) as we sailed back and got dropped off in Russel for the rest of the afternoon. If you have a chance to book the private charted you won’t regret it- it was so special to have the boat to ourselves and Monique and Brad are great!
      Written 8 May 2024
    • michaeltF8203YP
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best day ever
      Absolutely BRILLIANT. Brad and Monique run a VERY professional, seamless operation from the initial booking to the trip itself. Can talk to others if wanted OR have quiet time. No pressure to 'mix'. We went for a short bush walk on the island we stopped at, even went paddle boarding (sitting only!) for the first time - see image. Lunch was wonderful (even the provided gluten-free option). A very relaxing and enjoyable day. "Best day ever", said my wife. We would give it 6 stars if that were possible. Bugger it - here they are ... ****** !
      Written 22 February 2024
    • fancie1966
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best way to see the Bay of Islands!
      Fantastic experience seeing the Bay of Islands on this beautiful catamaran.we were welcomed on board by Brad and Monique , who made this trip even more memorable with their friendly hospitality! We visited Honeymoon bay , where we stopped to visit the beach and climb the hill to take in the views of all the other islands.we had time to explore and swim, they provided us with paddle boards, snorkels and dingys. We had a lovely lunch provided and then continued our trip around the islands.
      Written 28 January 2024
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    Phamer
    San Ramon, CA96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    This was an ideal excursion for my wife and I. It was a 2 hour sail, anchor for 2 hours, then sail back for 2 hours. This may sound boring for some, but I found the whole experience so relaxing. The husband and wife team explained about what they were doing while sailing and gave some historical information about Bay of Islands and what we were seeing. The island we anchored at was beautiful! It included a little hike over the hill to a private beach, and a small lagoon and beach where we could swim and use the standup paddle boards. They provided a nice, hearty lunch, and I liked that they let us bring beer and wine onboard and store it in their refrigerator. The catamaran was really nice, with plenty of seating areas and some beanbags for extra comfort. I’ve done some similar excursions where they try to create some crazy party atmosphere, not this one, which was perfect. All in all, a great day!
    Written 21 February 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thanks for your great review of your day charter experience with us.
    Written 25 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Louise M
    Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Brad and Monique were very friendly, professional and organised. The boat is fantastic, well-kept with good facilities, and a good size for day trips. We had a beautiful sail out to Army Bay and time to walk on the island and spot many native birds, as well as swimming and paddle boarding. Just what we were looking for as a day trip in the Bay.
    Written 27 November 2023
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    Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We appreciate your kind words and are so glad that you had a great experience with us.
    Written 7 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Deee K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Friends
    Spent a days charter with Bayscape Charters - Brad and Monique
    It was such an amazing day, the highlight of my Bay of Islands holiday. We saw dolphins, a shark and a sting ray.
    They were very helpful and knowledgeable of the area and tolerant of a big group.
    Lunch was a packed lunch but very yummy. Id recommend them highly.
    Written 18 March 2024
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    Marty O
    Las Cruces, NM7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    It was a great day on the water sailing with Bayscapes Charters in the Bay of Islands. The crew was professional, friendly and very helpful. The trip included a stop at Moturua Island where we anchored for water sports, exploring the island and a wonderful lunch. If we ever return to the Bay of Islands we would definitely do this trip again.
    Written 26 February 2023
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    Thanks for your review. We hope to see you again soon!
    Written 25 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Aga & Antony
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Amazing trip with beautiful views and professional crew. Monique and Brad were very attentive, friendly and experienced. They ensured we had a wonderfully relaxing time. Catamaran was in a very good condition, lunch provided was yummy. Highly recommended!!
    Written 22 November 2023
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    Thanks for your lovely review Aga, we loved having you both onboard!
    Written 25 November 2023
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    Dream64389249237
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    We had a fab day, Monique and Brad looked after every detail, very attentive and friendly. The Catamaran was comfortable and sailed beautifully.
    Written 23 March 2024
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    wendyoflaherty
    Silverdale, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024
    We had a wonderful day bay of islands is a beautiful place
    Brad and Monique were great hosts highly recommend
    Written 3 March 2024
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    WilliamvL0
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024
    Monique and Brad were excellent hosts! We had a great day exploring the islands, swimming, and sailing. Highly recommended
    Written 22 January 2024
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    Thank you for leaving us a review! We are so glad that you had a great experience with us and hope to see you onboard again.
    Written 5 February 2024
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    William van Loon
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    We had an awesome time out sailing on the Hibiscus Star 🌟 The water was so clear and warm, the views were incredible and the catered lunch was delightful. Highly recommended day out with friends/family!
    Written 14 January 2024
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    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we would love to have you back soon!
    Written 5 February 2024
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    Adele Tuckey
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Smooth sailing seated on the front of the catamaran with hosts Brad and Monique ensuring our safety and comfort. Dolphins approaching and frolicking nearby, a stop to swim and trek on the island, a magical day!
    Written 24 March 2023
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    Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating – it’s much appreciated!
    Written 25 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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