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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Paihia Wharf
    Check-in at the Salt Air Office, 9.45am ( Helicopter Office next to the Paihia Wharf)
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Paihia Wharf
    Inclusions
    • Small group tours (20 people maximum)
    • 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
    • A truly personalised, local experience
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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 11 February 2019

    A relaxed day out including swimming at a beautiful island bay. We were lucky enough to have a pod of dolphins come swim with us just off the beach.

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Rustyman67
    Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

    This was a great trip! I was a solo trip and the guides made me feel so welcome and included. Some beautiful stops and great commentary about this history of the area. Highly recommended!

    Thank 286abigailh
    Reviewed 10 February 2019

    Gwen & Adam were great hosts provide great information and made this a really fun experience. Great organisation and really accommodating. Definitly recommend this trip.

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank 955alanaf
    Reviewed 6 February 2019

    Had a great day with an excellent crew. Most beautiful scenery and lunch on the beach. Very knowledgeable about local geography and history.

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank rosqui9
    Reviewed 3 February 2019

    Lyn and Gwen do a great job on this cruise to create a relaxed, and fun trip in the stunning and under-rated Bay of Islands. We were made to feel welcomed from the beginning and we really enjoyed the day. It was the high light...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Jeremy S
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    No that was not part of this cruise. There are specific cruises to the hole, which is much further away
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