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Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands

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Paihia, New Zealand
About Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands
Small, personalised tours in the Bay of Islands. Cruise among 144 islands as we show you the highlights of the bay. 20 guests maximum, we cruise from Paihia to Roberton Island and the landing sight of Captain James Cook, where we take a walk to the island lookout point - not to be missed! After the short walk, beachside morning tea is served - Hot Chocolate, Tea, Coffee and biscuits, before cruising further into the islands. Our second island stop is a remote beach with sheltered waters, the perfect location to try Paddleboarding and snorkelling, take a short walk and explore the island, while learning about our marine environment and surrounding wildlife. Don't miss the experience, on a small, personalised and locally owned tour - join us on an Island Getaway Cruise today!
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Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife
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.
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5 hours
from $71.92
Cruise Ship Excursion Option - 5 Hour Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Day Tour
Swap your cruise ship for a small motorboat while in port in Paihia, and set sail around the stunning Bay of Islands. Zip around the bay’s 144 islands, stopping to visit two of them, and take part in fun activities including snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding. Enjoy plenty of beach time, chance to hike around the islands, and spectacular views over the bay.
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5 hours
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Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,
This afternoon cruise in the Bay of Islands allows you to explore without the crowds. Hop aboard a 20-passenger boat and enjoy two remote island stopovers with native bush walks and panoramic views. You’ll hear interactive commentary on this local, personalized tour. Plus: snorkel unfrequented island reefs and go stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).
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180 to 210 minutes
from $58.19
Private Charter - Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour
Spend the day cruising the clear blue waters of the Bay of Islands, hopping from beach to beach – or spend it snorkelling around local reefs and shipwrecks – or spend it hiking through the pristine native bush on a handful of the Bay’s 140-plus islands. On this private charter in the Bay of Islands, do what you to do. Instead of sticking to a tour operator’s preset schedule, tailor your half- or full-day itinerary in the Bay to your own tastes.
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5 hours
from $784.55
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great day on the boat with Lyn and Jake. Cruised the islands, walked to a great lookout and then went to sheltered a beach for snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding. The weather was great and Lyn and Jake told stories and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lin and Jake were AWESOME!! They worked so well as a team. Lin was very informative and had a sense of humor. Anything we needed Jake was on it! We are still waiting for the paddle board pics. Can’t wait!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Jill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent way to see some of the beautiful Bay of Islands. It was made all the better by the crew, Lin and Bluebell, who had a great rapport with all the guests. In three hours we visited two islands and were also...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank DevonGirl59_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had a day we'll remember forever! Beautiful views, shimmering green waters and trying snorkeling and paddle boarding in the sea for the first time! Lin and Jake were really friendly and were interested in getting to know our names and where we came...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank emmal7932
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Best day out on the water. Luckily for us the weather was on our side, and along with friendly staff...Lynn and Jake, thank you, it was just stunning. Beautiful stops on water to look and hear about local history and stories. And the 2 stops...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

A great way to see the Bay of Islands area in a few short hours. We visited 2 islands along with running commentary on some of the history and current happenings. There is a good balance of boat travel, walking, water based activites, or just...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RLBates
Reviewed April 20, 2019

This cruise was amazing! Lin and Blue are giving their absolute best to make it the best day you've ever had!!! The group was small enough for it to be a very personal experience. Everybody enjoyed it and they told us so much about the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful time on this small and intimate cruise through Bay of Islands. We did a short hike to a lookout over the lagoon on Roberton island, and our guide was waiting for us back at the beach with tea and cookies under...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wilcoxtw
Reviewed April 10, 2019

My partner and I had a great day out on this tour. Lin was a great guide, relaxed and made everyone feel comfortable. He was really knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife we encountered. Bonus that we saw both penguins and dolphins throughout the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Annemarie S
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Adam, our guide was amazing. He was a fountain of information, incredibly friendly and remembered everyone’s name. Best guide we’ve had on a tour. The day tour, itself, was great. A small group tour so you got to know your tour mates as well as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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July 1, 2019|
Response from Lesndebsbucketlist | Reviewed this property |
Hi 949VickyS We went to Bay of Islands in February 2019. However, if you contact the guys atSea Shuttle, I'm sure they will be able to advise when they are available. Enjoy, we had a fab time, really great.
April 3, 2019|
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Response from SeaShuttleBOI | Property representative |
Hello, Scuba diving and snorkelling is great all year round in the Bay of Islands! On our day tours, we provide all the equipment for snorkelling as part of our activities for the day.
February 17, 2019|
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Response from jacquie786 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Jo H but seeing the islands if it’s a nice day weather wise would still be lovely.