Island Explorer Day Cruise

NZD $250.00
  • Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Paihia, Northland
  • Product code: PDD7CL

Board our beautiful 45ft luxury sailing catamaran "Serenity" at 9:45am for a 10:00am departure. Once we have cleared the harbour, we hoist the sails and make our way out into the stunning and scenic Bay of Islands. Relax and take in the sights with a complimentary tea or coffee as we cruise past some of the 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands. If you are lucky we may see dolphins, whales, penguins or even seals on our voyage.

Your experienced and knowledgeable skipper will select a bay that is sheltered from the prevailing weather conditions and drop anchor, allowing for some exploration of the island and fun in the water. Do as much or as little as you want. If you are feeling adventurous, you may want to walk to the nearest viewpoint, or we have snorkelling gear, beach games and paddleboards available for your use. If you simply want to relax, we have plenty of lounging areas onboard for you to take full advantage of or you may want to pick a quiet spot on the beach. 

At the end of the day, we heave the anchor and set sail to return back to Paihia. A complimentary beverage is offered during this afternoon sail. We arrive back in Paihia at approx 4:00pm.

Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the fully licensed bar throughout the cruise. Cash and cards are both accepted.


Boarding commences from 9:45am

Depart Paihia Wharf at 10:00am 

Island stopover of approx 2 hours

Arrive back at Paihia Wharf at approx 4:00pm


• Sail amongst the 144 Islands that make up the Bay of Islands

• Finding a comfortable sunny or shady spot onboard to relax, unwind and take in our scenic surroundings

• Walk to a stunning viewpoint or do some bird spotting on a wildlife sanctuary island native bush walk

• Effortlessly explore the coastline by stand-up paddleboard

• Swim or snorkel the clear coastal waters

What's Included

• Six-hour sailing trip around the Bay of Islands with an island stopover.

• Professional captain and crew.

• A healthy and delicious lunch served onboard.

• Coffee or tea on the way out and a refreshing beverage on the way back.

• Stand-up paddleboarding.

• Swimming and snorkelling.

• Walk one of the island trails.

• Relax onboard or on the beach.

What to Bring

• Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

• Swimwear and a towel.

• Layered clothing.

• Suitable footwear, if you intend to walk an island trail.

• A sense of fun and adventure!


• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as bar snacks, are available for purchase from our fully licensed bar.