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Barefoot Sailing Adventures

Island Hopper Day Cruise - sailing to wildlife sanctuary island - 6 hr cruise

Paihia, New Zealand

6 hours

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Embark on a magical day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands. <br><br>Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran and set sail amongst the bay's 144 islands to a remote island destination. <br> • Discover the Bay of Islands the "Kiwi" way on a day sailing adventure<br> • Set sail on a comfortable catamaran, with bean bags and comfortable seating for you to enjoy<br> • Relax or take part in sailing the boat with your friendly, experienced crew<br> • Enjoy a 2-hour island stopover and snorkel, paddle board, hike or swim<br> • Visit wildlife sanctuary islands to encounter native bush and rare bird species<br> • Savour morning tea, a packed delicious picnic lunch, and a refreshing cold drink on the return sail<br> • The catamaran pulls right up to the beach where you can step on and off from the shore for your island adventures!


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bay of Islands, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

Enjoy a 6 hour sailing cruise in the beautiful Bay of Islands. We take you on a cruise among the many islands of the Eastern Bay of Islands, and enjoy a 2 hour island stopover at a wildlife sanctuary island to enjoy optional activities like snorkelling, paddle boarding, and nature walks. This really is the Ultimate Bay of Islands Sailing Cruise.

Duration: 2 hours


  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water - Please bring your own water bottle, we can refill for you. Tea/coffee provided.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This trip requires a reasonable level of physical ability to safety board the boat, this can be challenging for people with knee problems
  • Specific dietary requirements for allergies or food preferences should be catered by the customer
  • CRUISE SHIP CUSTOMERS be advised that 1.5 - 2 hours either side of cruise ship anchor/departure is recommended to allow reasonable time to get to and from our cruise. We do not make allowances for a change in ship schedule or late arrivals. Normal terms and conditions apply.
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved if you choose to do the island walks, please wear appropriate footwear
  • Due to uneven surfaces, and a moving boat, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or unstable in the legs
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately, and be prepared
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Snorkel participants must be able to swim competently in open water for a distance of 200m
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We do our best to provide a safe and healthy environment for our guests and staff. Please consider that everyone has different levels of comfort in our Covid world, be sure to give people space, practice good hygiene & avoid crowding areas of the boat. Please do not join the cruise if unwell.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


$174.13 NZD

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