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Address: 3 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia 0204, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-402 8555
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Nature Cruise With Kayaking to Waterfalls designed for all age's &...

Nature Cruise With Kayaking to Waterfalls designed for all age's & great value, Perfect for first timers & experienced kayakers. A Safe whitewater experience with lots of wildlife, Boat Cruise, Local history & Great photo opportunities.

We cruise on our vessel along our calm coastline up a meandering river where guests then transfer to kayaks to explore up close, paddle through mangrove forests or photograph a colony of sea birds that nest in trees hanging over the river, then onto our final destination where a waterfall drops into the sea.

At the waterfall the fun & adrenaline starts, here even first timers can safely experience paddling in foaming white water or even kayak under the waterfall itself.

We are an All Age Adventure with mother boat on hand: Our warm vessel is on hand to give you or family a rest if you need.

We work hard & realise the importance of customer satisfaction, good value & having fun.

'Day Cruise & Kayak' Cruise operates at 11am.

'Twilight Safari" Cruise operates at 4pm.

'Night Safari' Cruise operates at 7pm.

Our 7 Points of Difference:

* Extreme Value

* Safer, Boat on hand

* More time for kayaking

* Rest when you or your family want

* Fast Sit on Kayaks that don't Trap you

* Sit on kayaks allow you to go under the Waterfalls

* Night Kayaking & Waterfalls is a brilliant NZ Experience!

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Bay Of Islands Nature Cruise And Kayaking Adventure
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Great kayaking in the Bay of Islands

Taylor has built his own kayak tender, in which he took us up the river from Waitengi. Half way to the Haruru falls we got into the kayaks for really close up bird watching in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taylor has built his own kayak tender, in which he took us up the river from Waitengi. Half way to the Haruru falls we got into the kayaks for really close up bird watching in the mangroves: herons, kingfishers, cormorants, chicks being fed in their nests. Then we paddled right up to the falls, as close as we dared. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our very first activity in lovely Bay of Islands and so glad that it was with them! Ruby and Taylor, the owners/operators of this cruise was absolutely fantastic. We were traveling with 2 toddlers and they enjoyed the experience so much! A relaxing cruise with great commentary, and the falls was stunning! First time to try kayaking, and I did... More 

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Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a great review! We love to hear that your time with us was enjoyable! we designed the boat to make sure everyone can be a part of the action & it is so nice to see little ones having fun! Hope to see you again! Taylor More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This activity is something no one should miss in Paihia and is the best way to enjoy Haruru falls. You can cruise down to the falls and can start kayaking fresh from the falls. Such a great service and thanks to Taylor, who is a friendly and informative guide. So happy to give 5 stars for a trip which is... More 

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Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! Was an absolute pleasure taking you to one of our favourite places in the Bay of Islands. Your Kind words give us the inspiration to deliver only our best! Thanks Taylor More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most worthwhile activities to do in Bay of Islands. Amazing view of the waterfalls -- you can really get as close as you want to be to the falls. No need for previous experience with kayaking to enjoy the activity. We had 2 four-year-olds with us and both of them super enjoyed kayaking. Taylor was... More 

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Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! We love to be able to give our guests first time experiences, the waterfall is so much fun especially when we have great weather like we did! Thanks again Taylor More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely worth checking out if you haven't yet! Taylor really makes sure you're 100% comfortable with the waters before getting in, and just like that you'll be away in no time! You get a fantastic guide through the river while having the complete freedom to roam in your Kayak. Really beautiful sights to see, but more importantly a great experience... More 

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Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks heaps for the Review! We always want to make sure everyone has a great time & is safe doing it & we understand that being comfortable with your surroundings is key! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time & how beautiful the Bay of Islands is Thanks again Taylor More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My tourism class and I completed this activity in October 2015. All of us had an amazing time. The owner operators, Ruby and Taylor are beautiful people, they are both so kind and funny. The tour is a decent length and you see some beautiful sights ending up at an amazing waterfall. I would definitely do this Kayak cruise again... More 

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Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear that we even impressed a tourism class! We are looking forward to taking your class again this year! Thanks heaps Taylor More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic trip and we all enjoyed it. A great way to see the Mangrove trees and the root system up close and a fantastic way to enjoy the scenery and of course the waterfall. My 16 year old boys really enjoyed it. We also tried the paddle boarding which was also great fun (had tried on the... More 

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Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review, We are so pleased that you thought we were good value & enjoyed your time with us! We are always trying our best to accomodate to different groups & having our safety vessel makes it easy to do just that! Thanks again Taylor More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My experience of kayaking was amazing! We saw beautiful places, we have the chance to go under the waterfalls and to meet typical birds! Taylor was very nice and passionate about his work, he told us lots of things about the nature and the maori legends :) I recommend everybody do this kayak cruise! I really enjoyed it, and I... More 

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Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the Review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We are so lucky to have such a beautiful back yard & our friends (the birds) are always on point with there performance! Thanks Again Taylor More 

Province of Udine, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it, being in the middle of nature, among trees, birds and waterfalls! Taylor will make you laugh with his jokes and will be very helpful and an excellent guide.

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Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the Review & putting up with my 'Dad Jokes'! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us at the waterfalls & through the mangrove forests. Thanks again Taylor More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was my first time kayaking. Taylor the guide was very friendly and informative. Leaned the local history while trying out kayaking. Highly recommended for everyone.

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Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Kayak Cruises, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed our tour & even my bad jokes :) Was such a pleasure teaching you to kayak & share our local history Kind regards Taylor More 

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