There is no better way to spend a day in the Bay of Islands than on the water and what better way than to set sail on ‘Carino NZ’ a 50 ft spacious catamaran designed and built for day sailing in the Bay of Islands.
We are the only yacht licensed by ‘Department of Conservation’ to swim with and view dolphins in the Bay, we are family owned and operated, we love the Bay of Islands and we are committed to giving you a fun and relaxing way to enjoy your best holiday experience that combines sailing, dolphin viewing and swimming.
Your days sailing adventure starts from Paihia or Russell and you are invited to participate and help the crew with setting and trimming the sails or if you prefer you can simply just sit back and relax on the spacious decks, watching out for local Blue Penguins, Petrels and a multitude of other ocean birds. We offer the chance to feel the magic and excitement of seeing dolphins up close and personal and should conditions allow, we will have the option to swim with them.The Bay of Islands is a unique place for bottlenose dolphins as it provides an abundance of bait fish and also security for resting and breeding, so we have to be conscious of the need to respect their habitat.
Carino NZ is a purpose built catamarran design that allows for great viewing of dolphins all around the yacht, either bow riding at the front, through the trampolines and sometimes they scratch and rub themselves on the rudders at the back of the boat.
Your Skipper Vanessa and crew will find a calm island cove for you to enjoy with a range of activities to participate in. From snorkelling in one of the bays, a scenic walk on one of the islands leading to spectacular views over the Bay of Islands, relaxing on the beach in the sun or beach combing for that unique shell souvenir.
The crew will be busy cooking up a sumptuous kiwi style BBQ lunch back aboard Carino NZ, vegetarians can be catered for on request and we have a fully licensed bar, with a range of New Zealand beers, wines and cool drinks. From here we set the sails cruising back through the islands back to Russell & Paihia –