Join us on an unforgettable Island Getaway with our Bay of Islands Cruise Itinerary! Departing from Paihia/Russell, we’ll take you on a scenic cruise along the stunning coastline towards the inner islands. Along the way, we’ll visit the landing site of Captain James Cook and keep our eyes peeled for fascinating marine wildlife.
As we make our way out along the Cape Brett Peninsula, you’ll discover the magic of Motukokako, the world-famous Hole in the Rock, and the picturesque Cape Brett Lighthouse.
But that’s not all! We’ll also make our way back through the islands and stop on one of the 144 remote islands for you to explore.
Take a short walk to the island and lookout points, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
This cruise and tour have been designed for all ages, making it the perfect adventure for families and friends. Take advantage of experiencing the Best of the Bay of Islands with our Island Getaway!
Bay of Islands Sea Shuttle are a locally owned tour company offering personalised & interactive day tours amidst the 144 islands of the Bay of Islands, relax with us on out evening cruises, organise your own group on our private charter and we can also provide water taxi services to get you from A to B in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand! We cater to a maximum of 20 guests allowing us to “escape the crowds” with our custom designed boat enabling us to take you to the most secluded and unfrequented beaches where you can step straight from boat and onto the beach without getting your feet wet!
Do it all in one day! is our Island Getaway Activity Cruise that lets you explore the Bay Of Islands, with the opportunity to discover the underwater world and Play your own way. Island walks, Wildlife spotting, Scenic cruising, Snorkeling and Paddleboarding.
Do as little as you want – or as much as you like!
Bay of Islands Island Cruise Getaway – Escape the crowds
Do it all in one day! Our Bay of Islands Day Tour offers a 5 hour activity packed day for all ages. Begin with a scenic cruise on board our comfortable 20 passenger vessel, keeping an eye out for marine wildlife before making our first stop on Roberton Island (known as Twin Lagoons)
Take a short walk to the lookout point for breathtaking views over the Bay, before enjoying complimentary morning tea on the beachside, and listening to the sounds of New Zealand’s unique birdlife.
After morning tea we continue our cruise to some of the more remote islands, escaping the crowds and landing on a second island to enjoy snorkeling, paddleboarding, swimming, walking and exploring or just relax on the beach under the sun. The day is yours to do as much as you want or as little as you like!
We begin our cruise back towards the mainland and arrive in Paihia at 3pm.
With a maximum of 20 guests, you feel like you are on a trip with friends rather than a group of strangers. Let us provide you with an experience of the Bay of Islands like no one else can!
The vessel can be either fully enclosed or opened up to accommodate any weather conditions. With activities suitable for all ages, we provide our guests with an experiencelike no other! Free snorkeling gear and stand-up paddle boards are provided to use throughout the day, two island stopovers, complimentary morning tea and informative commentary. This is the one and only… ISLAND GETAWAY.
What to bring: Sunscreen … Swimsuit & Towel (optional) … Cash for onboard refreshments … A light jacket … and don’t forget the camera
Whats included: Scenic cruise among the islands … Informative commentary … Island stopover and walks … Complimentary nibbles … Wildlife spotting … Paddleboarding … Snorkeling.
The calm of dusk is an absolutely fantastic time to be on the water. We begin our evening with a scenic cruise into the islands, then step foot onto one of New Zealand’s most untouched beaches. A short walk brings us to the Bay of Islands’ most breathtaking viewpoints before relaxing to the unique sounds of New Zealand’s wildlife. Enjoy complimentary nibbles and paddle boarding as the sun starts to set…
With a maximum of 20 guests, you feel like you are on a trip with friends rather than a group of strangers. Let us provide you with an evening cruise experience of the Bay of Islands like no one else can!
Bay of Islands Island 3 Hour Cruise + Island Stop Over – Escape the crowds
No.1 on Tripadvisor for things to do in the Bay of Islands.
If you are looking for a smaller, personalised & interactive cruise & tour in the Bay of Islands, then look no further.
Real value for money, and an experience you wont forget!
Price: Adult: $125 Child: $89 per person
Departs: Paihia Wharf – Duration: 5 Hours
Description: Explore, discover and play your own way. Perfect for small groups, company outings or parties up to 20. Choose to explore some of New Zealand’s most remote islands, spend the day relaxing on secluded beaches, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding, snorkel and swim, hike to island-top lookout points with spectacular views, or all of the above! You can charter the boat for a completely customised day on the bay. …. Enquire
Bay of Islands Water Taxi Service:
Description: We provide a reliable and punctual water taxi service to anywhere in the Bay of Islands. From small groups up to parties of 20, our high speed and uniquely designed vessel can get you wherever you need to go! …. Enquire
Cape Brett Walk & Water Taxi
Our Cape Brett water taxi service drops you off on the landing platform on the Cape Brett peninsular. From here you begin the Cape Brett track, trekking along amazing coastal cliff edges, through beautiful native bush and taking in the incredible views over the Bay of Islands and Whangamumu headlands.
Cape Brett Hike Distances:
To/From Cape Brett to Deep Water Cove takes approximately 2.5 hours (4km) one way
To/From Cape Brett to Oke Bay/Rawhiti takes approximately
8 hours (16.5km) one way
We provide a water taxi service to Cape Brett, Deepwater Cove & Oke Bay. Our fully enclosed, custom designed high speed vessel is capable of dropping you and your equipment off at any location with comfort and safety in mind…without getting wet! …. More Info