Barefoot Sailing Adventures

Barefoot Sailing Adventures

Barefoot Sailing Adventures
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Sailing is a great way to explore the Bay of Islands. Join us for an Island Hopper Day Cruise, enjoy a 2hr island stopover with snorkeling, paddle boarding, bush walks, beach picnics . Or take a Sundowner Evening Cruise (Dec-March) for an evening sail in the inner area of the Bay of Islands, take a refreshing dip, enjoy the scenery as the day is coming to an end. Our boat, Kopiko, is a modern 33ft catamaran, the boat sits flat while sailing (no leaning over) which offers a comfortable sailing experience for everyone! With bean bags for lounging, or cushioned bench seating for relaxing. Have a go at sailing, or simply kick back, and relax, enjoy a day in the Bay of Islands with the Barefoot Crew. Max 16 passengers.
Paihia, New Zealand

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2022

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Day Trips
6 hours
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$113.24
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Sailing
2 hours
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Alan
Fairlight, Australia32 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
There's a very good reason why this is the no.1 rated boat cruise to do in Paihia, it's really good...
I did the full day cruise and would highly recommend it..
Luckily we got perfect weather with a great crew and lovely fellow passengers
Thanks for a very relaxing day in the stunning Bay of Islands
Written December 2, 2022
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hkdaw
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
Mar 2020
Luke and Amy were excellent and knowledgeable hosts who took time to interact with the guests and give them the best experience. Luke was very communicative, explaining the conservation efforts taking place and generally introducing the Bay of Islands. The Bay is a great place to sail and this trip was so much better than sitting on a motor boat racing out to the Hole in the Rock and back.
Written March 3, 2020
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Thanks for sharing your experience with us, it sounds like you had a fantastic time. And we appreciate hearing what our guests like about our cruise, so thanks, we think it is pretty special too!
Written August 16, 2020
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Annabelle W
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
We had such a lovely day out with Barefoot Sailing Adventures and definitely recommend it to people who are wanting a SUPER relaxing day out sailing. There was a lovely island stop where a range of activities including bush walking, kayaking, snorkelling and swimming were possible.
(The sailboat was really well equipped!)
Thanks for an awesome day out Luke and Jordan!

- Annabelle and Nick
Written November 15, 2022
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Rob A
Preston, UK6 contributions
Feb 2020
We booked this sailing tour on the last day of our holiday in NZ. It was a fairly late change of plan as we had originally intended driving up to ninety mile beach, but decided we didn’t want to spend our last day just driving. What a great decision it turned out to be. The weather was superb with fairly gentle winds in the morning, picking up speed in the afternoon for a bit more exhilarating sailing. Luke was on his own skippering the catamaran and playing host, as Rachel was on a course, and he did a superb job of both. Once we had boarded the boat from Paihia beach and had the safety briefing we all relaxed on bean bags for our sail to Moturua Island. We landed at a beach on the island where we spent the next 2 hours walking, swimming, snorkelling or paddle boarding depending on our preference. There was a great packed lunch and to top it all a cold beer for those who wanted it on the way back. A few of us had a go at steering the boat and doing some jibing. Top tip - if you’re happy to get a bit wet to cool off, sit at the front of the boat! I would highly recommend this sailing tour
Written February 7, 2020
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Elaine
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
A wonderful day with Luke and his sidekick Jordan. Really looked after us so well. Quite a novelty sitting on bean bags! Luke had charm and personality giving us lots of information about our surroundings. When we arrived on the island we were given a really nice picnic and there was the opportunity to snorkel or paddle board, however, we walked to one of the other beaches to see the wildlife. On the way back my husband was allowed to helm the boat, both under power and sail. Really made his day. Would thoroughly recommend the trip.
Written December 3, 2022
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Kira G
18 contributions
Jan 2020
If you are a water baby this is heaven. Lovely boat, great lunch and a fun but professional crew that make this excursion to the islands a very personalised day away from tourist crowds. Relaxing sailing and plenty of time to be active hiking, swimming, snorkeling or paddle boarding. Our favourite adventure in the whole Northland area . And they help protect the native bird population on the islands so they not only donate their own time and efforts to hands on work, they also give part of your fee to the Project Island Song organisation!
Written January 30, 2020
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Anna S
2 contributions
Jan 2023
My day out with Barefoot Sailing was the highlight of my 5 days in The Bay of Islands! It was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Luke was an excellent host - great fun but also very knowledgeable and an experienced sea captain. We sailed through some beautiful areas & stopped for 2 hours at the spectacular Urupukapuka Island where we could snorkel, swim, paddle board, walk on the beautiful island and eat our very tasty picnic lunch. There were some incredible rare birds on the Island .
We were given the opportunity to help crew the boat (although no pressure!). I loved steering such a powerful boat home!
The whole day was fantastic & I 100% recommend a trip out with Barefoot Sailing!! You will not be disappointed!!
Written January 20, 2023
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Eduardo H
1 contribution
Feb 2020
That was a great alternative compared to ferries and boat activities. The sailing is very smooth (no engine noise if the wind is blowing) and feels private (only 10-12 people max). It's a chance to appreciate the view, relax and still get to do some activities when arriving in the island (snorkeling, standup paddle). I would totally recommend!
Written February 11, 2020
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Kate C
4 contributions
Oct 2020
This was truly the perfect day out. 2 hours of sailing, 2 hours chilling on an idyllic island, snorkelling, paddle boarding, sunbathing, then 2 hours sailing back! Luke was the ideal kiwi tour guide - relaxed, great conversation with lots of local knowledge to share without being fake or over the top. Well worth the money.
Written October 29, 2020
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Hi Kate, thank you so much for a fantastic review of our Island Hopper Cruise. Great to hear you had such a good time and really made the most of the island activities! Thanks for taking the time to review Barefoot Sailing Adventures, we really appreciate it :)
Written November 4, 2020
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Valentin B
3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
It was an absolute amazing trip with Luke and Anna! If you want to go sailing in the Bay of Islands go with barefoot sailing!
We saw dolphins, had a 2 hr stopover on Motorua Island, where we went snorkeling, SUP and for a little hike to a hidden beautiful beach.
You‘ ll get a lot of side information and the crew is super friendly!
We went with our 16 months old son and everything was fine.
We will never forget this day.
Thank you!!
Written January 10, 2023
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