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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

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128
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$86.46
From
$86.46
Explore subtropical islands, Maori heritage sites and golden beaches on this cruise around the Bay of Islands from Paihia. Soak up the scenery as you float between the bay’s 144 islands, sail straight through the iconic Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) and tuck into a BBQ lunch or dinner at the stunning Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Along the way, spot dolphins swimming and playing alongside the boat.
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* A traveler said: "Really enjoyed the scenery. However on booking details it should tell you what to bring eg.... packed lunch, towel for swimming and stopping at the island of Otehei bay."


Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters

Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour by Vigilant Yacht Charters

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151
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$100.87
From
$100.87
Spend a day cruising through the Bay of Islands aboard a deluxe sailboat that sets sail from Russell. Your captain stops at a picturesque island where you have lunch, and time to snorkel, kayak, swim, and walk to a lookout point. Cruise over to The Black Rocks for photo ops of the volcanic formation, keep an eye out for marine life, and hear commentary from your captain about the region.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent trip with a lovely host! Lovely lunch and great island time! Would highly recommend! We had perfect weather which made for a great day out on the yacht."


Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board

Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board

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49
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.26
From
$50.26
Experience nature is at its best on a 40-minute Bay of Islands cruise followed by a kayak excursion. Paddle past mangrove forests to a wondrous waterfall, with the option to depart in the morning, afternoon or at sunset. If you’d like, opt for a paddleboard instead. You’ll view birdlife and learn the cultural history of the Maori people with commentary by a knowledgeable guide.
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* A traveler said: "Ben our tour guide was great, really got us all to know each other and we all had a lot of fun. The kayaking and waterfalls are great Would highly recommend"


Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

Phantom Sailing Bay of Islands

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90
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$93.67
From
$93.67
Cruising is the best way to see the sub-tropical Bay of Islands. Do this in style aboard the Phantom, a live-aboard private yacht. Your hosts are an enthusiastic sailing family who have traveled the world in their yacht. Sit back and relax on board the Phantom while enjoying views of the islands and bay, with possible dolphin sightings and the chance to snorkel.
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* A traveler said: "Robin and Rick are fantastic hosts making our day unforgettable (family of 5). Their passion of sailing exercised all over the world is really a plus. the Phantom is very confortable and surely one of the quickest boat of the bay. Encounter with Dolphins was incredible! Strongly recommended, best sailing experience you can find in Russell."


Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

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66
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.66
From
$75.66
There are few more unique ways to see the Bay of Islands than catching the wind and parasailing high above the water. See the Bay’s towns, forests and islands – all the way out to Cape Brett’s famous Hole in the Rock – from the sky on this aerial adventure. Take to the skies with your friends or family on tandem or triple flights. Your children can even go parasailing – this adventure is suitable for all.
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* A traveler said: "Fantastic experience , team were extremely friendly and professional.. Highly recommend doing you won’t regret it!"


Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife
Let seafaring experts show you the best of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands by land and by water on this adventure cruise. With 144 different isles, it can be hard to know where to start, but your captain and crew know all the best spots to swim, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard, and spot marine life. Hop off at two hand-picked islands for a hike to panoramic lookout points and beachside tea with biscuits.
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* A traveler said: "We had a mall group of 6 which was divine . Great experience. Walk up to lookout was sensational. Loved our guide who was informative, friendly and professional."


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

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

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50
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.78
From
$65.78
There’s no better way to discover the 144 sub-tropical islands that stud the Bay of Islands than on a cruise. With a top limit of just 20 passengers, this intimate boat trip delivers two island stopovers, one at Roberton Island or Twin Lagoons, plus the chance to hike, swim, snorkel, or even try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Look out for dolphins along the way.
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* A traveler said: "Great afternoon cruise and one of our favorite activities while staying in the north! We visited two of the Islands. Short stay at the first and a longer stay at the second with the possiblity to try snorkling and SUP."


Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

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80
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$133.02
From
$133.02
When your ship docks in Waitangi Wharf, explore the beautiful Bay of Islands and see the best of New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. Travel through the Bay of Islands with your guide and take in top attractions including Kawakawa and the Kawiti glowworm caves. Explore the Puketi Forest’s rich ecological diversity, sample New Zealand sweet treats at the Makana Chocolate Factory, and gaze out over the Haruru Falls and the Waitangi River.
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* A traveler said: "Our guide, Nick, was fantastic! Made the day feel like he was enjoying it as much as we were. His enthusiasm was contagious. Took us to some unique and local experiences."


Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

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203
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$114.56
From
$114.56
Sail the Bay of Islands on a working tall ship aboard the famed ‘R. Tucker Thompson,’ built in the tradition of a 100-year-old Northland schooner. Ply the waters of the pristine bay, where you can help hoist the sails, climb the rigging or simply relax on board, then swim while anchored in a sheltered bay in the maritime park. Enjoy morning tea and a barbecue lunch, with an optional complimentary ferry ride from Paihia to Russell, where your vessel departs.
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* A traveler said: "Steve, Abbie and Michelle were awesome. Very friendly and Steve was a real character, he had some very tall tales to tell hahaha It was our first time on a sail ship and loved everyy minute of it. I was a little disappointed that I had a shoulder injury and couldn't help out but there's always next time. Highly recommended Adventure 😁👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾"


Shore Excursion: Small Group Bay of Islands Highlights Tour with Glowworm Caves

Shore Excursion: Small Group Bay of Islands Highlights Tour with Glowworm Caves

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27
  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$92.38
From
$92.38
Spend your Waitangi port day exploring the Bay of Islands best attractions on this jam-packed shore excursion. From natural wonders like Haruru Falls and the Kawiti Glowworm Caves to cultural gems including the historic Te Waimate Mission House and famous Hundertwasser Toilets, make the most of your time on New Zealand's North Island while traveling with a guide and small group.
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* A traveler said: "Good tour with lots of interesting stops. Tour guide was a local who added a lot of local information."


Scenic Escape Private Tour

Scenic Escape Private Tour

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15
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$144.11
From
$144.11
On this half-day private tour of the Bay of Islands you’ll get to travel in a luxury, late-model Jeep Wrangler, for a unique sightseeing experience. Receive personalized attention from your driver and guide, as this tour is just for you and your party. The itinerary is fully customizable, so you can go at your own pace and choose from local historic sites, waterfalls, rainforests, and more.
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* A traveler said: "Mark from Private Backroad Tours was amazing. He was knowledgeable and took us on a wide area tour of the Bay of Islands. His air conditioned car was very comfortable and he made us feel very welcome. Such a friendly guy. I recommend this tour to everyone from Tania, David, Donna & Phil"


Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

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48
  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$192.14
From
$192.14
Discover the Bay of Islands by helicopter, with an optional landing at the Hole in the Rock. See Cape Brett from above during an aerial tour from Paihia, narrated by a professional pilot. Fly over Russell and Waitangi en route to the Hole in the Rock. Upgrade to land atop the iconic natural landmark, with an optional walk led by a Maori guide.
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* A traveler said: "Highlight of our trip. This is a must do. Great service, but landing on the rock is hard to explain except, do it."


Island Hopper Day Cruise

Island Hopper Day Cruise

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107
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$111.68
From
$111.68
The Bay of Islands is made up of 144 islands, and the best way to explore them is by boat. On this island-hopping day cruise, you can relax on board a comfortable catamaran while admiring the beautiful views of the sea, islands, and maybe even some dolphins. Snorkel, swim, or paddle board, and stop on land to visit a wildlife sanctuary. This is the easy way to see the bay, as it’s difficult to travel here independently without a boat.
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* A traveler said: "Very relaxed and wonderful day out. Guides were fun and helpful. Picnic lunch was just right. You are in full sun for a large part of the day, so hat, sunscreen etc are necessary. It was great to be on the water."


Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight

Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour Including Scenic Flight

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69
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$332.55
From
$332.55
Fly over the Northland coastline on a scenic flight between Paihia and Cape Reinga. Soar above Ninety Mile Beach before landing for a minibus tour at the top end of New Zealand's North Island. Visit Cape Reinga Lighthouse, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean, then stroll along the beach at Tapotupotu Bay and surf the sand dunes of Te Paki. Look down on remote Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay on your return flight. Includes morning tea and round-trip hotel transfers.
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* A traveler said: "Great experience overall! Unfortunately the weather at Cape Reinga was extremely foggy but the trip was still worth it overall. Great experience."


V8 Trike Tours 60 minute Bay of Islands Combo Tour - 2 Passengers

V8 Trike Tours 60 minute Bay of Islands Combo Tour - 2 Passengers

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99
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$207.51
per group
From
$207.51
per group
Explore the Bay of Islands from the seat of a 350 Chev Trike for a fun-filled and memorable experience. You can choose from three different routes that include some of the area’s must-see sights, or combine them all for a longer trip. Your driver keeps you safe and gives you local insights into the Paihia area. This tour is wheelchair accessible, so anyone can join.
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* A traveler said: "This was one of the best things we did during our stay in Paihia. Riding through the 80km areas with the wind blowing through your hair and the V8 blasting was just magic. Daz our driver/guide provided great commentary about the area was good to learn a lil on the way. So pleased we booked this it was well worth what we paid."


Skip the Line: Waitangi Treaty Grounds Experience Pass

Skip the Line: Waitangi Treaty Grounds Experience Pass

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119
  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$18.01
From
$18.01
Stand on the spot where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840. Find out how this document has forged with admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Your day pass is valid for two consecutive days and includes an informative 50-minute guided tour, introductory film, and 30-minute cultural performance.
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* A traveler said: "Loved this tour. The guide was informative and humerous. I learnt a lot about my own Maori heritage. The cultural performance was excellent, the singing was just beautiful and they involved everyone in the show. The Waitangi grounds are well cared for and the New Museum was emotional to visit."


Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Russell and Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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$114.55
Experience the very best of the Bay of Islands on this shore excursion, including tours and exploration of Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri, Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. While your cruise ship is berthed in the Bay of Islands, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paihia, the beautiful Haruru Falls, and Kerikeri with its historic Mission House and Stone Store. Following your sightseeing tour, your coach will board a vehicle ferry to Russell where you can explore New Zealand's oldest town on foot. You will then return to Paihia via passenger ferry and be transferred to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with time for lunch (own expense) and a fully guided tour of the grounds and Maori Cultural Performance. Finally you will be transferred back to your cruise ship tenders where your tour will conclude.
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* A traveler said: "Great tour and great local driver. Beautiful place and definitely a favourite of everyone on the tour"


Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk

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21
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$130.41
From
$130.41
Take a Bay of Islands shore excursion to the Puketi Rainforest for a half-day guided hike from Waitangi Wharf. You’ll follow a moderately strenuous footpath though a subtropical rainforest of lofty kauri trees and pass by cascading waterfalls as your guide shares local knowledge of rare bird and plant species. Enjoy morning tea on this small-group tour, limited to eight people for a personalized experience. Port pickup and drop-off included.
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* A traveler said: "Enjoyable few hours learning about the flora and fauna of the rainforest shown by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide."


Private Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour

Private Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour

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5
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$229.09
Price varies by group size
From
$229.09
Price varies by group size
This full-day Bay of Islands tour has been especially designed for cruise ship passengers, so you can get the most out of your short time in the area. You can choose to see natural spots like waterfalls and glowworm caves, or sites of historical importance, like the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi. The choice is yours, as this is a private tour just for you and your party.
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* A traveler said: "Great day with Slav. He was waiting at the tender on arrival. Easy day seeing the highlights of the area. Glow worm cave was cool and one of the best meals of the whole trip at the beautiful grounds of Marsden winery. Great deal when compared to cruise line options, paying more for a lot less."


Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

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54
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$48.64
From
$48.64
This 2-hour experience aboard a tall ship in the Bay of Islands offers a gentle sail in the afternoon. Step aboard the elegant 'R. Tucker Thompson' and enjoy an antipasto platter accompanied by drinks available for purchase at the bar. Round-trip ferry transfer to Russell is included.
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* A traveler said: "We enjoyed the whole trip it was something new for us both climbing the rigging and steering from the helm also the crew on board made the whole trip a great and friendly experience would recommend it for anyone staying in the area next time will do whole day trip"


Private Wine Tour in a Mustang or 4x4

Private Wine Tour in a Mustang or 4x4

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4
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$144.11
From
$144.11
The Bay of Islands is not only renowned for its beautiful landscapes and Maori heritage—it’s also home to some of the Northlands most popular vineyards. On this tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and enjoy a customized itinerary as you explore the region’s wineries. Visit up to four different wineries, sample a variety of local wines, and stop at attractions such as Rainbow Falls and the Kerikeri Mission Station along the way.
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Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves

Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves

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2
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$133.02
From
$133.02
Create lasting memories on this half-day tour of the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. This guided tour shows you an abundance of breathtaking picturesque views giving you plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. The area is often referred to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”, due to the past events that took place there. These historical events led to the shaping of New Zealand. Your tour will include a Bakery/Café stop for you to grab a coffee or something to eat “on the go”.  This is the perfect trip for all ages, and a great way to see the local highlights without committing to a full day away.
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Island & Wildlife Day Cruise

Island & Wildlife Day Cruise

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16
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$121.05
From
$121.05
Experience with us and help protect our wild dolphins! Surrounded by deep blue waters, vivid green islands and diverse wildlife, sailing on Carino NZ our 50ft catamaran is the best way to experience the stunning bay of islands. We are a small, local family owned and operated wildlife cruise. Join us on our marine wildlife conservation vessel. On board help to set sails or sit back and relax.Time to take a deep breath and unwind. Watch for wild dolphins in their ocean habitat. We are only yacht licensed to view wild dolphins in the Bay. Viewing wild dolphins in their natural habitat is an amazing and wonderful experience. A portion of every fare contributes directly to marine mammal conservation – Protect the future While we are sailing, watch for our local little blue penguins and our crazy diving gannets. An island stop is included, where you get to explore a historic scenic island walks, snorkeling at the beach. Bbq lunch aboard Carino NZ, a cash bar available.
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The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise

The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise

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88
  • 22 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$275.29
Price varies by group size
From
$275.29
Price varies by group size
The Rock overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands is the only overnight cruise in the area to offer such a wide range of activities, including kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, island walks, and more. Enjoy adventure activities as well as time to relax in peaceful nature. As this is an all-inclusive tour you don’t need to worry about any logistics. Just show up ready for fun.
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