The Bay Of Islands, with its 144 islands, tranquil, pure seas, golden sand beaches with islands to explore, and an abundance of marine wildlife, including birds, seals, and dolphins, it’s a wonderfully lovely spot to go sailing. Add, of course, the stunning scenery. Contributes to the Bay of Islands’ international reputation as a sailing destination and allows visitors to experience sailing for a day or longer aboard our catamaran, “Kopiko,” a modern 33ft spacious catamaran that provides a comfortable sailing experience for everyone – bring the whole family!
Allow our knowledgeable and experienced crew to take you on an adventure – with us. You may discover secluded bays and beaches that are only accessible by boat. With a photogenic landscape at every step, bring your camera to capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments.
At 10 a.m., the boat departs from Paihia beachfront and comes right up to the beach, where passengers can embark directly from the shoreline. We set sail for the day’s adventure — wherever the wind may lead us! Of course, with 144 islands and coves to explore and stunning places to anchor for our day sailing expedition! Not to mention a few of our favourite destinations: Roberton Island, Urupukapuka, Motuarahia, and Moturua.
Join the Barefoot Sailing crew for a magical day sailing around the Bay of Islands. Our 33ft performance catamaran “Kopiko” gets you where you want to go in comfort and style! Trips depart daily from the Paihia beachfront, cruising amongst our beautiful marine playground aboard Kopiko.
There’s lots of deck space to spread out and relax, so grab a bean bag and chalk up some leisure time.
There’s nothing better than exploring a remote island after sailing into a beautiful bay – it’s all part of the adventure!
The boat anchors right up close to the beach, where you can step off and enjoy a delicious packed lunch at a stunning picnic spot of your choice. You can follow short walking trails to find picturesque views wherever you look. Enjoy a refreshing swim, dig your toes into the sand, and relax – the choice is yours!
A Barefoot Sailing way to end the day
At 5 p.m., the boat departs from Paihia beachfront and draws straight up to the beach, where passengers can embark directly from the shoreline. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on a smooth-sailing catamaran in a tranquil setting as the sun sets.
For those seeking the beauty of an evening cruise while taking in the sights of the picturesque Bay of Islands, the Sundowner Cruise is the ideal prelude to a fun night out with friends and family, a romantic retreat, or simply a break from the daily grind!
The Sundowner Cruise is excellent for individuals who do not have an entire day to spend sailing but like the opportunity to get out on the ocean. Additionally, it’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy sailing during a quieter and more relaxed time of day — the ambience of an evening cruise is something you must feel for yourself!
You are free to bring your beer/wine on our evening cruise, so why not sip on a fabulous cruise without the high prices? Sundowner Cruises return between 7:00 and 7:30 p.m., in time for dinner.