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, the Bay of Islands is a wonderfully lovely spot to go sailing. add of course, the stunning scenery.
All of this 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 boat, “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 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 shore line. We set sail for the adventure of the day — wherever it may lead us! With 144 islands, we are truly spoiled with stunning places for our day sailing expeditions; of course, we have our favourites! To mention a few: Roberton Island, Urupukapuka, Motuarahia, and Moturua.
Come join the Barefoot Sailing crew for a magical day sailing around the Bay of Islands. Trips depart daily from the Paihia beachfront, cruising amongst our beautiful marine playground aboard Kopiko. Our 33ft performance catamaran is built for speed and she gets you where you want to go in comfort and style! 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. There are short walking tails which can you can follow to find picturesque views wherever you look. Enjoy a refreshing swim or simply 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 coast line. 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 great 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 an excellent opportunity to enjoy sailing during a more calm and cooler time of day — the ambience of an evening cruise is something you just must feel for yourself!
You are free to bring your own beer/wine on our evening cruise, so why not have a sip on a great cruise without the expensive prices? Sundowner Cruises return between 7:00 and 7:00.30 p.m., in time for dinner.
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