Island Hopper Day Cruise

Embark on a magical day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands.
Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran and set sail through the bay's 144 islands to a remote island destination. 
• Discover the Bay of Islands the "Kiwi" way on a day sailing adventure
• Set sail on a comfortable catamaran, with bean bags and comfortable seating for you to enjoy
• Relax or take part in sailing the boat with your friendly, experienced crew
• Enjoy a 2-hour island stopover and snorkel, paddle board, hike or swim
• Visit wildlife sanctuary islands to encounter native bush and rare bird species
• Savor morning tea, a packed picnic lunch, and a refreshing cold drink on the return sail
• The catamaran pulls right up to the beach where you can step on and off from the shore for your island adventures!

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6 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • All activities
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks - please bring a water bottle - tea/coffee provided.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Embark on a magical day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands.
    10am departure - 4pm return. 
    Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran and set sail through the bay's 144 islands to a remote island destination. 
    Cruise among a beautiful marine playground aboard 'Kopiko', a 33-foot performance catamaran built for speed, comfort, and style. Lend the crew a hand with sailing the boat, or spread out with plenty of deck space where you grab a bean bag and chalk up some leisure time. Discover a wealth of wildlife from seabirds, stingrays, seals, penguins, to dolphins. 
    Arrive in a stunning bay, where you'll anchor close to the beach for a 2 hour island stop over. Step off onto the island and enjoy a delicious packed lunch at a stunning picnic spot of your choice. Wander short walking trails leading to picturesque views or head to the water for activities like snorkeling and paddle boarding. Enjoy a refreshing swim or simply dig your toes into the sand and relax. 
    After your island adventures, set sail again and make the most of the sea breezes on the home run. Watch the wind fill the sails, kick back, and relax. Enjoy the peace and tranquility for a perfect end to your day sailing adventure.
  • Departure Point :
    Paihia beach, you will see the boat anchored close to the shore when you arrive at the beach
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This trip requires a reasonable level of physical ability to safety board the boat, this can be challenging for people with knee problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A maximum of 16 people per booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved if you choose to do the island walks, please wear appropriate footwear
    • Due to uneven surfaces, and a moving boat, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Snorkel participants must be able to swim competently in open water for a distance of 200m
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 16 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Barefoot Sailing Adventures

Activity ID: V-60061P1

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