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Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife provided by Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife
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Magnificent views of the Bay of Islands from the water
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The Bay of Islands is renowned as one of the most beautiful destinations on New Zealand’s North Island, with 144 islands dotted around the shore. This tours takes in some of the most impressive viewpoints and includes plenty of beach time. Stop at two different islands, head ashore to hike around stunning lagoons, then visit the beach to swim, snorkel, and stand-up paddleboard.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit two different islands with beach time at each one
  • Active tour including hiking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Cruise around the bay on a small boat with up to 20 passengers
What to expect
  • • Check-in at the Salt Air Office (Helicopter office next to the Paihia Wharf) at 9.45am • Our crew will greet you and bring you down to our boat as they welcome you on board • 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.  • Upon returning from the walk, your crew will provide beachside morning tea with coffee/tea and biscuits.  • 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 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 Island Getaway Day Cruise
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit two different islands with beach time at each one
  • Active tour including hiking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Cruise around the bay on a small boat with up to 20 passengers
What to expect
  • • Check-in at the Salt Air Office (Helicopter office next to the Paihia Wharf) at 9.45am • Our crew will greet you and bring you down to our boat as they welcome you on board • 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.  • Upon returning from the walk, your crew will provide beachside morning tea with coffee/tea and biscuits.  • 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 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 Island Getaway Day Cruise
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66991P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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)
  • Complimentary Morning Tea/Coffee and Biscuit
  • A truly personalised, local experience
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Salt Air Tours, Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand Check-in Location: Salt Air Office ( Helicopter Office next to the Paihia Wharf) 15 minutes before your departure time Directions: Meet at the Salt Air Office (next to Paihia Wharf) 15 minutes before your departure time Return Location: Paihia Wharf
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: If you are arriving in Waitangi Wharf, the cruiseship provides FREE shuttle buses for cruise ship guests to transfer you into Paihia (5 minute bus ride)
  • The bus will drop you off outside the Paihia Wharf next to our check-in location - SALT AIR HELICOPTER OFFICE
  • PLEASE BRING LUNCH IF YOU HAVE NOT PRE-ORDERED A LUNCH PACK AT TIME OF BOOKING
  • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Please bring a swimsuit & towel, and appropriate clothing for the day
  • Please bring lunch& drink for the day
  • 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
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours of departure will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • No-show will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • Cruise-ship guests need to insure their travel insurance covers them in the unlikely event that the cruise-ship does not stop in port, as we are unable to refund in these situations.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • 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)
  • Complimentary Morning Tea/Coffee and Biscuit
  • A truly personalised, local experience
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Salt Air Tours, Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand Check-in Location: Salt Air Office ( Helicopter Office next to the Paihia Wharf) 15 minutes before your departure time Directions: Meet at the Salt Air Office (next to Paihia Wharf) 15 minutes before your departure time Return Location: Paihia Wharf
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: If you are arriving in Waitangi Wharf, the cruiseship provides FREE shuttle buses for cruise ship guests to transfer you into Paihia (5 minute bus ride)
  • The bus will drop you off outside the Paihia Wharf next to our check-in location - SALT AIR HELICOPTER OFFICE
  • PLEASE BRING LUNCH IF YOU HAVE NOT PRE-ORDERED A LUNCH PACK AT TIME OF BOOKING
  • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Please bring a swimsuit & towel, and appropriate clothing for the day
  • Please bring lunch& drink for the day
  • 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
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours of departure will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • No-show will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • Cruise-ship guests need to insure their travel insurance covers them in the unlikely event that the cruise-ship does not stop in port, as we are unable to refund in these situations.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Dec 10, 2021
A note from Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife
In accordance with the COVID-19 Protection Framework, from 3 December all guests travelling on any Explore Group vessel aged 12 years or over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of check in.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Betsy R
52 contributions
This trip was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family. The 2 stops (One for the viewing and the other for snorkelling/paddle boarding) we’re perfect. I tend to get sea sick but found that with travel pills and the stops, I was fine! It was perfect with kids as well since they were able to play on the paddle boards and said the trip was awesome. Definitely recommend!
Written January 14, 2022
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Shaun C
Whangarei, New Zealand1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
This was a low key, friendly and relaxing experience with a good variety of activities in good balance with pure beach time. Our host Nick was calm, friendly and skilled. A really good way to spend 5 hours in the sun and surf.
Written January 9, 2022
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Stephen W
Auckland5 contributions
Jan 2022
A great 3 hour trip around a couple of islands and beaches. Lyn was helpful and knowledgeable. Great boat handling skill and getting the boat right to the beach se we did not even need to get our feet wet.

Boarding via a ramp means it would suit all ages
Written January 7, 2022
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Ay Gnin
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Lynn our tour guide was superb, our day couldn't get any better! Thank you for the amazing tour. Highly recommended for everyone.
Written January 2, 2022
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Sian
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions
Jan 2022
Sea Shuttle Paihia is locally owned and operated and is a NZ must do! I booked their 5 hour Island Stopover Tour and had an amazing time! Thank you Nick and Gabby for your hospitality and local knowledge.
Written January 1, 2022
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Mazen K
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Nick the skipper has been super friendly and helpful. Provided tea time with cookies tea and coffee. Gave us a lesson on how to use the paddleboard and the trip has been nothing but great. Highly recommend it.

Thanks again for the hospitality.
Written December 22, 2021
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Tom
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Couples
Myself and my partner Phoebe attended the tour and Nick was the Captain.
Absolutely superb from start to finish, the tour was pushed back due to weather earlier on in the week and it was 100% worth the wait.
Great information, great weather, water was crystal clear, if your into your snorkelling there are all sorts of sea life to view, couldn't have asked for a better trip!
And if you book ask for Nick, hes an incredible captain, tour guide and barrista 😜
Couldn't recommend anymore
Written February 17, 2021
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Liam Dine
2 contributions
Jan 2021 • Friends
Amazing tour in the bay of Islands. Easy and accessible and very informant tour guide with Captain Lin. Learned all about the history of the islands and ended the day with a very relaxing afternoon in a bay snorkling and paddle boarding.
Written February 2, 2021
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Eleanor
10 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
Great facilities, extremely pleasant day. The highlight was Nick, who has such an awesome attitude, he clearly relishes nature and culture, which he is lucky enough to work with, and shared with us today. Thanks for a lovely day out!
Written January 31, 2021
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jo y
8 contributions
Jan 2021
Had a fantastic day out around the islands, a good amount of time to see some of the secluded islands, do an easy walk to the lookout on Roberton island, and then find a sheltered beach on Urupukapuka. Skipper Lyn found us a beautiful beach which we pretty much had to ourselves to paddle board and snorkel. Lyn was full of interesting stories about the area and even provided fresh Kina to try. Would definitely recommend for a day out
Written January 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Best boat trip ever
Mate, if you want value for money look no further. I'm terrible with names, so I've forgotten the name of our ski
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A lot of fun
We went for my husbands' office do, we had a lot of fun and I learnt some interesting facts. We got to see many is
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Incredible day
I had a beautiful experience with them and Prashant ( instructor) made me feel more comfortable and happy, thanks a
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We had an absolutely terrific day out on the boat with Glen. He was super friendly, knowledgeable and informative.
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Bay of islands bliss
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon out on the boat visiting a couple of islands. Dolphins swimming along with the
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Fab trip on the bays
Magical trip out in the bay. Had to cancel other plans and Adam came to our rescue. The sun shone, the water was f
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Great value for money
Great experience with 2 adults and 2 children, Lyn our driver and guide was fantast, loved learning about the is
AngeMHolt
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Fun Family Trip
This was a great afternoon trip for our family. Had loads of fun. Our boat driver Lin was great and looked after us
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What a wonderful day x
We had such a good day visiting lots of smaller quite beaches and islands. Nick our skipper was such a nice bloke,
nicholal837
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Best afternoon out on the water
We had Nick as our skipper and he was amazing. The kids loved him and he was very knowledgeable of the area. So muc
preciousginn
preciousginn
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Exploring the Bay of Islands
My favourite part of the trip was snorkelling and paddle boarding in a remote island. Tip: bring some munchies and
RXH2021
RXH2021
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A lot of fun
Our family enjoyed this trip very much. If you like underwater diving or floating board, this is definitely a good
T7330DRangelab
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5hr Bay of islands tour
Fantastic day out exploring the Bay of islands. Paddle boarding, snorkeling, swimming, walking or just laying in th
552kittys
552kittys
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Super fun-highlight of our trip!
The beaches Nic and Yana took us were top notch! Warm and crystal clear water, snorkelling and stand up paddle boar
audec293
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A must do away from the crowf
Thanks Nick. We had such a wonderful afternoon. Two spectacular stops. Dolphins came. The whole family enjoyed the
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