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Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

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    What to Expect
    • Check-in at the Salt Air Office (Helicopter office next to the Paihia Wharf) at 9.45am
    • Our crew will greet you and bring you down to our boat as they welcome you on board
    • Take a seat as we begin cruising the sheltered coastline towards the outer islands
    • Keep and eye out for local wildlife as your skipper and crew will point out local hot-spots and provide plenty of history and information about the area. 
    • Our first stop is Roberton Island (also known as the famous Twin Lagoons) where we disembark and take a 10 minute walk amongst native flora and fauna to the island lookout point - a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay of Islands. 
    • Upon returning from the walk, your crew will provide beachside morning tea with coffee/tea and biscuits. 
    • Take some time exploring the tidal lagoons, or take relax on this secluded island before making your way back on board the boat. 
    • Our tour continues as we cruise among the 144 islands the bay has to offer. Keep an eye out for marine life and unique shore birds that live in the area - sometimes we are lucky enough to spot dolphins and a variety of other wildlife throughout the day!! 
    • Arriving at our second island stop, we begin our activities....all equipment is available for you to discover the underwater reefs with snorkelling gear provided and give Stand-up Paddleboarding a try.
    • Take a walk along one of the island trails, enjoy a swim or relax on the unfrequented beaches in the warmth of the sun....some days, you can even try fresh NZ Kina (seafood)  - there are options for everyone. 

    • After our time on the second island, we begin our cruise back home through the islands following the coastline back into Paihia. 
    • Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple on a honeymoon, or a family on vacation, your visit to the Bay of Islands isn't complete until you have experienced our Island Getaway Day Cruise
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    Reviewed 22 April 2019

    A great way to see the Bay of Islands area in a few short hours. We visited 2 islands along with running commentary on some of the history and current happenings. There is a good balance of boat travel, walking, water based activites, or just...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank RLBates
    Reviewed 21 April 2019

    This cruise was amazing! Lin and Blue are giving their absolute best to make it the best day you've ever had!!! The group was small enough for it to be a very personal experience. Everybody enjoyed it and they told us so much about the...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank Victoria L
    Reviewed 15 April 2019 via mobile

    We had a wonderful time on this small and intimate cruise through Bay of Islands. We did a short hike to a lookout over the lagoon on Roberton island, and our guide was waiting for us back at the beach with tea and cookies under...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank wilcoxtw
    Reviewed 11 April 2019

    My partner and I had a great day out on this tour. Lin was a great guide, relaxed and made everyone feel comfortable. He was really knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife we encountered. Bonus that we saw both penguins and dolphins throughout the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Annemarie S
    Reviewed 31 March 2019 via mobile

    Absolutely brilliant day out. The weather wasn't great but we went anyway. The kids loved the roller coaster ride through the waves on the way out. Toured the islands and had a go at paddle boarding. Lin was a great guide, super friendly guy who...More

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    13 February 2019|
    Response from chickyskids | Reviewed this property |
    No that was not part of this cruise. There are specific cruises to the hole, which is much further away
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