Boat Rides & Cruises in Paihia

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Paihia

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  • Beth K
    Paihia, New Zealand2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional tour with friendly, knowledgeable staff - skipper Hamish, along with Bluebelle and Tish. Saw penguins, seals, and many dolphins. Went through the Hole in the Rock twice! Excellent information on the geology, wildlife, and the 144 islands. Restful break on the beach while some swam and snorkeled. Had gorgeous weather on this morning tour.
    Highly recommend this locally owned company.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • Mark W
    Minneapolis, MN1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent captain and crew, very comfortable ship, and absolutely beautiful views from the ship and the tops of 2 islands!
    Written 14 March 2024
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  • charlenemmm
    Annecy, France33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 day : nice boat, lovely local and knowledgeable host, relaxing moment on the boat, snorkeling with equipment provided, paddle board, lunch, there is nothing else you need. I highly recommend as I also think it is very good value for the price
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Dave D
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day out but disappointing that the cost did not mention anywhere it was in American dollars as I was booking from Australia.
    Written 12 March 2024
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  • Robert D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a fantastic time, it was a beautiful cruise, and we even tried paddle boarding and snorkelling for the first time. Our hosts, Nicola and Zac were great and really looked after us.

    Would highly recommend this trip
    Written 13 February 2024
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  • ACS O
    Bury St. Edmunds, UK119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one of the highlights of our three week trip to New Zealand. We'd booked a great lunch at the Duke of Marlborough then joined the sunset cruise. It was great to meet the young people working the boat and the Captain and everyone else were knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a really great trip, there was a bit of wind and we helped put the sails up and our eldest climbed the rigging. Would thoroughly recommend it, great way to spend a late afternoon and support a very worthwhile cause.
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • Linda Z
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even with the weather against us, it was very rough, we had an amazing time and felt reassured by the professionalism of the staff. We didn't get to go through the hole in the rock but it was still great.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • ruthieb02
    Ely, UK16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Bay of Islands is a beautiful area and what better way to see it than by boat. The 6 hours flew by as we cruised around the bay. Although we didn’t see dolphins, we saw little blue penguins, gannets and rays. It was great to see how respectful Vanessa and her crew are to the wildlife. With a stop at a beach, with an opportunity to snorkel, it really is a great way to spend the day. Good value too.
    Written 19 March 2024
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  • Brad F
    Auckland Region, New Zealand6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to see the Bay of Islands! The service, crew and food were great. I’ll be back to have another cruise next summer for sure.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Dream64389249237
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Kristin
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing sunset tour. Rachel made the booking easy. Luke was a very informative skipper. Cait was crew made sure we were all comfortable and felt special.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Gerard L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, what an experience! There was so much to do, a cool boat design, lots of games, musical instruments and a bar, the boat was well kitted out - the only time you needed your phone was for the photo taking. I loved the fishing the most, there were constant bites on your line, a handful of keepers and a massive one which got away. I also enjoyed the snorkelling, night kayaking, seeing the bioluminence at night, lagoon swim, Island walk and learning about the general information about the area. Food was filling and delicious too!

    I still have adventure withdrawals thinking about it all. I had so much fun. Thanks to the Skipper - Erin and First Mate - Sarah for making the trip so memorable. Wish I could work a job like that! Definitely recommend this trip for people who love adventure and new experiences. 10/10✌️
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Liz
    Auckland Central, New Zealand85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a private charter for a large family group of 21 people. It was an amazing way to show all of the overseas family the beautiful Bay of Islands. Skipper Nick was excellent and knowledgeable. Everyone loved the trip, thank you
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Duff Man
    Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We spent today with John and his crew and had an awesome day. Loved the boat (The Rock), loved the crew, loved the snorkeling, loved the kayaking, loved the food and the beer was cold. If you haven’t gathered yet, we loved it
    Written 31 December 2019
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