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Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour

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    What to Expect
    Experience the spectacular beauty of the Bay of Islands with a boat cruise, island stopover and helicopter flight from Paihia. The Sea Shuttle takes you into the sparkling waters of the bay to remote Roberton Island (Motuarohia) where you’ll disembark at Cook’s Cove for a few hours. 

    Use your free time to explore the island however you wish: take a hike along one of the many nature tracks up to steep coastal cliffs for panoramic pictures of the bay; swim and snorkel an underwater trail; or simply sun yourself on the beach as you relax on shore. Bring along a picnic lunch as you will work up an appetite!

    Later, board the Sea Shuttle and transfer to a helipad atop a large custom-built floating barge. You’ll take to the skies for bird’s-eye views of the famous Hole in the Rock, a natural formation only visible by sea or air, while your pilot provides commentary and points out the must-see sights. Then soar above the islands on the return helicopter flight to Pahia.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    60 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Scenic Bay of Islands cruise departing at 10am
    • Island stopover to explore at your leisure
    • Helicopter tour over the islands returning approximately 2pm
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Minimum numbers apply (2 people). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking for helicopter
    • 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 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Such friendly greetings from the moment we walked into the shop! We had a reservation but skipper Jake and Mary were so friendly and keen to learn about us, we felt special. Loads of consideration given to our boat ride, sights and information. First stop lookout provided
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    Response from Salt A, Manager at Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Sounds like you had a great day out in the Bay of Islands on our heli cruise and our team did a great job of sharing our wonderful area with you. Thanks for booking with us!
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    +1
    May seem expensive but worth it. Cruise around the bay with a couple of island stop offs. Loads of information from guides. Then to heli'barge to transfer over. What a fantastic view of hole in the rock and the bay of islands. A must do activity.
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    Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour
    Responded 17 Feb. 2019
    Glad you enjoyed our Heli Cruise Tracey, appreciate your high rating and nice comments. Thanks!
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    My partner and I chose the helicopter ride over the Bay of Islands and also landed on 'the hole in the rock'. Our guide was very friendly and told us a lot of interesting facts about the Islands. It was great to have a birds eye view, quite simply amazing! Highly recommend.
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    Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour
    Responded 22 Jan. 2019
    Thanks so much for your high recommendation of our helicopter flight to land on the Hole in the Rock - it's certainly an amazing flight to choose so thanks for flying with us.
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    +1
    A must do! We felt extremely comfortable during the whole tour as Caity and Adam were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and warm. We learnt new things such as paddle boarding and eating a sea urchin (see our pics below) - if it wasn’t for Caity and Adam’s encouragement we would
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    Response from saltairpaihia, Manager at Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour
    Responded 10 Jan. 2018
    Sounds like you had a great day on our Heli Cruise! Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback.
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    About the operator
    By: Salt Air
    Mona_Lisa_Melb
    Melbourne, Australia
    125
    Excellent 50th Birthday experience
    We were on the Ovation of the Seas, stopping at Paihia and organised this direct with Salt Air. The shuttle to
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    Magnanon16
    Angouleme, France
    93
    Wonderful experience
    A memorable experience. Organisation and transport and of course the flight itself were outstanding. Jo, our
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    BarbH20132013
    Victoria, Australia
    376
    Mum (84 Years Old) - First Helicopter Flight !!!!!
    Fantastic Experience - Staff could not be more helpful - The young Pilot was very informative with his commentary
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    Allan T
    10732
    A great decision
    We were on a cruise from Auckland to Adelaide with a stop over in Paihia. Having already booked on Thunder Trikes
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    Jan Marsh
    10
    Superb way to see Bay of Islands
    Flying with Salt Air under the excellent piloting of Jo was an incredible experience. To see the beauty of both
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    ClaireLawrence
    11
    Superb
    Amazing half day trip to Cape Reinga. Our pilot and guide Jo was excellent. Sandsurfing and home-baked scones
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    R4705BLcarolined
    Henderson, New Zealand
    201
    What an experience
    We decided to do the flight which included the landing on the Hole on The Rock. What an exciting experience. We
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    Tirimaria
    Waitara, New Zealand
    40
    Stunning highlight of our cruise
    From the gentleman by the I site office who took our bookings, to the ladies who gave instructions rand looked
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    Daryl P
    Lake Boga, Australia
    6816
    Memorable
    Such friendly greetings from the moment we walked into the shop! We had a reservation but skipper Jake and Mary
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    urbandesigner
    5448
    Fantastic - A must do!!
    While staying in Paihia and doing our road trip of the North Island, we just didn’t have enough time to drive up
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