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

Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,

Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,
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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).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Bay of Islands afternoon cruise and island tour
  • Snorkeling and SUP equipment provided
  • Locally owned and operated: guides share intimate knowledge
  • Suitable for all ages: families, solo travelers, and couples
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Bay of Islands afternoon cruise and island tour
  • Snorkeling and SUP equipment provided
  • Locally owned and operated: guides share intimate knowledge
  • Suitable for all ages: families, solo travelers, and couples
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66991P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
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)
  • A truly personalised, local experience
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Salt Air Tours, Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand Departure Point: Paihia Wharf Address: Paihia Wharf, 69 Marsden Road Directions: Meet at the Salt Air Office (next to Paihia Wharf) 10 minutes before your scheduled departure.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Please bring a swimsuit & towel
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
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)
  • A truly personalised, local experience
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Salt Air Tours, Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand Departure Point: Paihia Wharf Address: Paihia Wharf, 69 Marsden Road Directions: Meet at the Salt Air Office (next to Paihia Wharf) 10 minutes before your scheduled departure.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Please bring a swimsuit & towel
  • 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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Salt Air Tours
    Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
    Departure Point: Paihia Wharf Address: Paihia Wharf, 69 Marsden Road Directions: Meet at the Salt Air Office (next to Paihia Wharf) 10 minutes before your scheduled departure.
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    Bay of Islands
    Stop: 3 hours
    • Meeting at the Salt Air Office (Next to the Paihia Wharf) at 3.20pm, for our 3.30pm departure. Our crew will greet you and welcome you on board for the day • 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. • 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 opportunities to 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 Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour
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Ange Holt
1 contribution
Fun Family Trip
Jan. 2021 • Family
This was a great afternoon trip for our family. Had loads of fun. Our boat driver Lin was great and looked after us. Highly recommend especially if you only have time for a short excursion.
Written 4 April 2021
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Ruth C
Lower Hutt, New Zealand8 contributions
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, very knowledgeable about the area, wildlife and history. He very kindly showed us the ropes with the paddleboards, showed us where the best place to spot the fish snorkeling, rescued the husband's sunglasses that he lost falling off his paddleboard. We even tried sea urchin.
Would highly recommend this cruise if your ever in the area
Written 27 January 2021
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Precious Lopena
2 contributions
Exploring the Bay of Islands
Jan. 2021 • Family
My favourite part of the trip was snorkelling and paddle boarding in a remote island. Tip: bring some munchies and drinks.
Written 18 January 2021
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Rosemary
1 contribution
A lot of fun
Jan. 2021 • Family
Our family enjoyed this trip very much. If you like underwater diving or floating board, this is definitely a good choice.
Written 14 January 2021
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aude c
1 contribution
A must do away from the crowf
Dec. 2020 • Family
Thanks Nick. We had such a wonderful afternoon. Two spectacular stops. Dolphins came. The whole family enjoyed the amazing hike and the paddling. You explained so good the wildlife. We will do it again if we come back.
Written 28 December 2020
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Colleen R
Tweed Heads, Australia392 contributions
A Great Tour - Don't miss out
Mar. 2020
This was a great trip and Jake and Blue made sure that everything was perfect. The boat ride was great and Jake mad sure that the speed we were travelling at was safe and comfortable. When the boat pulled in to shore they had a special ramp that was lowered down so that we did not have to jump off into the water. The morning tea on the beach was nice. It was a tough climb to the top of the mini mountain but well worth it once you made it. Traveled to another island where we had lunch and enjoyed a snorkel and paddle board.
Written 22 March 2020
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Susanne
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands8 contributions
Bay of Islands trip with nice hosts
Feb. 2020
We had a great trip with Lyn and Blu, seeing the beautiful beaches and learning about the history of New Zealand.
Written 20 March 2020
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JustinA
2 contributions
Awesome trip
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Highly recommended, We had a fantastic day out in the bays with Linford. He couldn't have been more helpful and gave us an informative and fun tour of the area, definitely one of the highlights of our time in paihia!
Written 2 March 2020
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Debra H
3 contributions
Bay of Islands boat trip
Had a really good afternoon with you guys. Enjoyed the boat ride, the island walk and the paddleboarding. Thank you
Written 18 February 2020
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BeckyC
3 contributions
Amazing afternoon trip around the Bay of Islands!
Feb. 2020 • Couples
The afternoon day trip was just perfect! Great value for money and you get to visit 2 islands. See some great views and enjoy swimming, snorkelling and paddle boarding! Jake and Mary hosted the trip and were just lovely, I didn’t think I would be able to do paddle boarding but Mary was a fab teacher! Thanks guys xx
Written 12 February 2020
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MayconBRNascimento
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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
AlysinWhangarei
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Winter day cruise with Sea Shuttle BoI
We had an absolutely terrific day out on the boat with Glen. He was super friendly, knowledgeable and informative.
jodyj615
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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
Tleetotara
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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
T3266UBdawnh
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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
Turkules
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Wonderful island tour and a snorkelling paradise
Myself and my partner Phoebe attended the tour and Nick was the Captain. Absolutely superb from start to finish, th
MightyMarlac
MightyMarlac
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Great trip, easy and enjoyable!
Amazing tour in the bay of Islands. Easy and accessible and very informant tour guide with Captain Lin. Learned all
Eleanorty
Eleanorty
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Smiling all the way home
Great facilities, extremely pleasant day. The highlight was Nick, who has such an awesome attitude, he clearly reli
nicholal837
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
joy1071
joy1071
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Great way to get to see some of the islands with some snorkeling and paddle boarding thrown in
Had a fantastic day out around the islands, a good amount of time to see some of the secluded islands, do an easy w
T7330DRangelab
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
RotoWendy
RotoWendy
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A Brilliant way to experience the Bay!
What a fun afternoon in the beautiful Bay of Islands! We were met by our super friendly guide Nic and taken out t
ashevillefab5
ashevillefab5
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fabulous day
What a fantastic day out! the hike is spectacular, lots of spots to swim, and we all had an excellent time paddle b
cmneubert
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Absolute must do
Excellent day out right from the start, Nick was such a great guide - totally professional, knowledgeable, and even
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