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

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife
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The Bay of Islands is renowned as one of the most beautiful destinations on New Zealand’s North Island, with 144 islands dotted around the shore. This tours takes in some of the most impressive viewpoints and includes plenty of beach time. Stop at two different islands, head ashore to hike around stunning lagoons, then visit the beach to swim, snorkel, and stand-up paddleboard.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Magnificent views of the Bay of Islands from the water
  • Visit two different islands with beach time at each one
  • Active tour including hiking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Cruise around the bay on a small boat with up to 20 passengers
What to expect
  • • Check-in at the Salt Air Office (Helicopter office next to the Paihia Wharf) at 9.45am • Our crew will greet you and bring you down to our boat as they welcome you on board • 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.  • Upon returning from the walk, your crew will provide beachside morning tea with coffee/tea and biscuits.  • 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 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 Island Getaway Day Cruise
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Magnificent views of the Bay of Islands from the water
  • Visit two different islands with beach time at each one
  • Active tour including hiking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Cruise around the bay on a small boat with up to 20 passengers
What to expect
  • • Check-in at the Salt Air Office (Helicopter office next to the Paihia Wharf) at 9.45am • Our crew will greet you and bring you down to our boat as they welcome you on board • 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.  • Upon returning from the walk, your crew will provide beachside morning tea with coffee/tea and biscuits.  • 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 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 Island Getaway Day Cruise
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66991P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
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)
  • Complimentary Morning Tea/Coffee and Biscuit
  • A truly personalised, local experience
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Salt Air Tours, Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand Check-in Location: Salt Air Office ( Helicopter Office next to the Paihia Wharf) 15 minutes before your departure time Directions: Meet at the Salt Air Office (next to Paihia Wharf) 15 minutes before your departure time Return Location: Paihia Wharf
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: If you are arriving in Waitangi Wharf, the cruiseship provides FREE shuttle buses for cruise ship guests to transfer you into Paihia (5 minute bus ride)
  • The bus will drop you off outside the Paihia Wharf next to our check-in location - SALT AIR HELICOPTER OFFICE
  • PLEASE BRING LUNCH IF YOU HAVE NOT PRE-ORDERED A LUNCH PACK AT TIME OF BOOKING
  • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Please bring a swimsuit & towel, and appropriate clothing for the day
  • Please bring lunch& drink for the day
  • 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
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours of departure will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • No-show will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • Cruise-ship guests need to insure their travel insurance covers them in the unlikely event that the cruise-ship does not stop in port, as we are unable to refund in these situations.
  • 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)
  • Complimentary Morning Tea/Coffee and Biscuit
  • A truly personalised, local experience
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Salt Air Tours, Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand Check-in Location: Salt Air Office ( Helicopter Office next to the Paihia Wharf) 15 minutes before your departure time Directions: Meet at the Salt Air Office (next to Paihia Wharf) 15 minutes before your departure time Return Location: Paihia Wharf
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: If you are arriving in Waitangi Wharf, the cruiseship provides FREE shuttle buses for cruise ship guests to transfer you into Paihia (5 minute bus ride)
  • The bus will drop you off outside the Paihia Wharf next to our check-in location - SALT AIR HELICOPTER OFFICE
  • PLEASE BRING LUNCH IF YOU HAVE NOT PRE-ORDERED A LUNCH PACK AT TIME OF BOOKING
  • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Please bring a swimsuit & towel, and appropriate clothing for the day
  • Please bring lunch& drink for the day
  • 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
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours of departure will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • No-show will forfeit 100% of the ticket cost
  • Cruise-ship guests need to insure their travel insurance covers them in the unlikely event that the cruise-ship does not stop in port, as we are unable to refund in these situations.
  • 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
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Tom
1 contribution
Wonderful island tour and a snorkelling paradise
Feb 2021 • Couples
Myself and my partner Phoebe attended the tour and Nick was the Captain.
Absolutely superb from start to finish, the tour was pushed back due to weather earlier on in the week and it was 100% worth the wait.
Great information, great weather, water was crystal clear, if your into your snorkelling there are all sorts of sea life to view, couldn't have asked for a better trip!
And if you book ask for Nick, hes an incredible captain, tour guide and barrista 😜
Couldn't recommend anymore
Written 17 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liam Dine
2 contributions
Great trip, easy and enjoyable!
Jan 2021 • Friends
Amazing tour in the bay of Islands. Easy and accessible and very informant tour guide with Captain Lin. Learned all about the history of the islands and ended the day with a very relaxing afternoon in a bay snorkling and paddle boarding.
Written 2 February 2021
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Eleanor
10 contributions
Smiling all the way home
Jan 2021 • Family
Great facilities, extremely pleasant day. The highlight was Nick, who has such an awesome attitude, he clearly relishes nature and culture, which he is lucky enough to work with, and shared with us today. Thanks for a lovely day out!
Written 31 January 2021
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jo y
8 contributions
Great way to get to see some of the islands with some snorkeling and paddle boarding thrown in
Jan 2021
Had a fantastic day out around the islands, a good amount of time to see some of the secluded islands, do an easy walk to the lookout on Roberton island, and then find a sheltered beach on Urupukapuka. Skipper Lyn found us a beautiful beach which we pretty much had to ourselves to paddle board and snorkel. Lyn was full of interesting stories about the area and even provided fresh Kina to try. Would definitely recommend for a day out
Written 10 January 2021
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RotoWendy
Rotorua, New Zealand5 contributions
A Brilliant way to experience the Bay!
Jan 2021 • Friends
What a fun afternoon in the beautiful Bay of Islands!
We were met by our super friendly guide Nic and taken out to the beautiful bay. Stopped on Robertson Island for some history and stunning views. Then on to a sheltered bay for play time snorkelling, paddle-boarding and enjoying the stunning bay. Loved the smaller more personalised experience - would HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Written 6 January 2021
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ashevillefab5
Asheville, NC96 contributions
fabulous day
Dec 2020
What a fantastic day out! the hike is spectacular, lots of spots to swim, and we all had an excellent time paddle boarding and snorkeling. Everything we needed was provided, even morning tea. We ordered lunches and they were delicious. Nick was the best guide and captain, thank you for this wonderful day!
Written 18 December 2020
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Christina Neubert
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Absolute must do
Dec 2020
Excellent day out right from the start, Nick was such a great guide - totally professional, knowledgeable, and even remembered everyone's names:) He clearly loves his job, the ocean and providing a special day out for everyone on board. Great communication with trip starting an hour later. This is a small boat and small numbers that allows tonnes of time to soak up the ocean, different bays and islands, a whole hour and half on one, so relaxed. Like all other reviews cannot recommend this highly enough. Thank again Nick:)
Written 5 December 2020
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CosmicIllusion
Wellington, New Zealand47 contributions
Service excellent, crew excellent, experience exellent
Dec 2020
What's not good about this trip? Everything was great. Easy to book through the I site, then the crew - Nick and Linford - helped us every step of the way. They suggested days to go out to maximize our experience, bought soy milk along for the morning tea as they knew we were vegan. Nick meet us with a very friendly welcome and showed us to the boat. On board the two brothers were professional and competent, infusing us with a feeling of safety; knowledgeable and informative and extremely helpful and friendly. While we went to the look out they got out a morning tea for us, then on the next Island they got out paddle boarding and snorkeling gear for us. While everyone was in the water they stood on the beach watching and I got the strong sense they were 'keeping an eye on us,' I do believe that in the event that one of us got in trouble they'd have come in to help. Nick took some candid snaps of our trip and sent a personal email afterwards with these attached. The fact they never fish from the boat was a welcome relief for us - we'd inquired about other boat trips but the captains had been more concerned about killing fish than having paying customers - not so with Sea Shuttle. I went with my husband and ten year old daughter and we couldn't have had more fun, the day was sunny, the water blue and inviting and the service excellent. We saw a selection of sea birds. We can definitely recommend Sea Shuttle and in particular Nick and Linford to you.
Written 5 December 2020
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KikiConnector
1 contribution
A must do in Bay of Islands
Nov 2020
This trip is definitely a highlight of our 5-day camping trip in Northland! A big thank you to our guides, Nick and Lyn, who took us onto 3 islands and provided great introductions of the history of Bay of Islands and the fauna and flora there. We were lucky to have an amazing weather. Nick and Lyn also prepared paddle boards for us, which was a fantastic experience on the island. The trip was so enjoyable that we didn't take many photos! Thankfully our guides kindly snapped a couple, looking forward to seeing them! Will 100% recommend.
Written 29 November 2020
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owen mcleod
1 contribution
One Not To Miss
Nov 2020
Just the best 5 hour cruise you could ever ask for. We were lucky enough to encounter bottlenose dolphins, blue penguin and a major shag nesting site. The two brothers, both very competent skippers were absolutely the best and friendly hosts, with great local knowledge and history, making it a great learning experience as well as a wonderful day on the water. Paddle boarding and snorkelling were an added bonus on an isolated beach for the younger folks. Thank you guys we loved it and had a ball.
Charlie & Astrid
Written 20 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Fun Family Trip
This was a great afternoon trip for our family. Had loads of fun. Our boat driver Lin was great and looked after us
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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,
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
preciousginn
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Exploring the Bay of Islands
My favourite part of the trip was snorkelling and paddle boarding in a remote island. Tip: bring some munchies and
RXH2021
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A lot of fun
Our family enjoyed this trip very much. If you like underwater diving or floating board, this is definitely a good
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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
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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
audec293
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A must do away from the crowf
Thanks Nick. We had such a wonderful afternoon. Two spectacular stops. Dolphins came. The whole family enjoyed the
agnosticus
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Perfect Island Tour with kids 8 and 10
Three hours with lots of things to see and do: we stopped at Motuarohia and saw a historic site, a fascinating isla
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Full points for customer service !
My excellent rating is for customer service. Unfortunately we did not get to enjoy our day trip due to continued bo
leeannatraveltimes
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A Bay of Islands Must-do!
My husband I visited the Bay of Islands during the NZ winter, and our trip would not have been the same had we not
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