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Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,

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    What to Expect
    • Meeting at the Salt Air Office (Next to the Paihia Wharf) at 3.20pm, for our 3.30pm departure. Our crew will greet you and welcome you on board for the day
    • 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.
    • 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 opportunities to 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 Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Paihia Wharf
    Departure Time
    3:30 PM
    Return Details
    Paihia Wharf
    • 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)
    • A truly personalised, local experience
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
    • Suitable for all ages
    • Please bring a swimsuit & towel
    • 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
    • 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 21 March 2019 via mobile

    Absolutely recommend it! Bay of islands is absolutely stunning and the cruise gave us the opportunity to hike, paddle surf, snorkel and admire the beauty of the area at 360 degrees in just few hours! The guide, Linford, has been great! He explained us a...More

    Thank emamasucci
    Reviewed 4 March 2019

    This was such a sick tour of the Islands and a blast of great activities. Lin was a great guide. He was very flexible and went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. Highly recommend if you're in the bay of...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank jscallen
    Reviewed 28 February 2019 via mobile

    Staff were absolutely amazing, greeting my boyfriend and I with smiles straight away, made us feel so welcomed, and we just chatted while we waiting for others to arrive. Remembered our names, and that we were Campervanning around New Zealand and where we were from....More

    Thank hayleeamber97
    Reviewed 28 February 2019

    We started out poorly, with the ship tender taking us to the wrong dock, but, with the help of our local shipboard friend, were quickly on a bus to the correct dock, and they call the group to let them know we were comng. When...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Beetsie
    Reviewed 20 February 2019 via mobile

    It was one of the nicest tour I had in my whole time in NZ - and I had a lot ! Adam, the owner and captain explains the Islands we pass. He Stopps here and there, either to pick some other clients up, or...More

    Thank Alexandra S
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