Recent Searches
Clear

Top Bay of Islands On the Water

Saved to wishlist!
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Bay of Islands. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Select Dates
Dates
Shore Excursions
Cruises & Sailing
Water Equipment Rentals
Day Trips
Ports of Call Tours
Sailing
Coffee Cruises
Half-day Tours
Day Cruises
Kayaking
Extreme
Motor Sports
Boat Rentals
Lunch Cruises
Full-day Tours
Nature and Wildlife
Parasailing
Swimming
Snorkeling
Speed Boats
Dinner Cruises
Sort by: Featured

Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

star-5
66
There are few more unique ways to see the Bay of Islands than catching the wind and parasailing high above the water. See the Bay’s towns, forests and islands – all the way out to Cape Brett’s famous Hole in the Rock – from the sky on this aerial adventure. Take to the skies with your friends or family on tandem or triple flights. Your children can even go parasailing – this adventure is suitable for all.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$75.25
From
$75.25

Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board

Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise Kayak or Paddle board

star-4.5
49
Experience nature is at its best on a 40-minute Bay of Islands cruise followed by a kayak excursion. Paddle past mangrove forests to a wondrous waterfall, with the option to depart in the morning, afternoon or at sunset. If you’d like, opt for a paddleboard instead. You’ll view birdlife and learn the cultural history of the Maori people with commentary by a knowledgeable guide.
More
  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$49.99
From
$49.99

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

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

star-5
149
Let seafaring experts show you the best of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands by land and by water on this adventure cruise. With 144 different isles, it can be hard to know where to start, but your captain and crew know all the best spots to swim, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard, and spot marine life. Hop off at two hand-picked islands for a hike to panoramic lookout points and beachside tea with biscuits.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$80.86
From
$80.86

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

star-4.5
127
Explore subtropical islands, Maori heritage sites and golden beaches on this cruise around the Bay of Islands from Paihia. Soak up the scenery as you float between the bay’s 144 islands, sail straight through the iconic Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) and tuck into a BBQ lunch or dinner at the stunning Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Along the way, spot dolphins swimming and playing alongside the boat.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$86.00
From
$86.00

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

star-5
203
Sail the Bay of Islands on a working tall ship aboard the famed ‘R. Tucker Thompson,’ built in the tradition of a 100-year-old Northland schooner. Ply the waters of the pristine bay, where you can help hoist the sails, climb the rigging or simply relax on board, then swim while anchored in a sheltered bay in the maritime park. Enjoy morning tea and a barbecue lunch, with an optional complimentary ferry ride from Paihia to Russell, where your vessel departs.
More
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$113.95
From
$113.95

 Island & Wildlife Day Cruise

Island & Wildlife Day Cruise

star-5
16
Experience with us and help protect our wild dolphins! Surrounded by deep blue waters, vivid green islands and diverse wildlife, sailing on Carino NZ our 50ft catamaran is the best way to experience the stunning bay of islands. We are a small, local family owned and operated wildlife cruise. Join us on our marine wildlife conservation vessel. On board help to set sails or sit back and relax.Time to take a deep breath and unwind. Watch for wild dolphins in their ocean habitat. We are only yacht licensed to view wild dolphins in the Bay. Viewing wild dolphins in their natural habitat is an amazing and wonderful experience. A portion of every fare contributes directly to marine mammal conservation – Protect the future While we are sailing, watch for our local little blue penguins and our crazy diving gannets. An island stop is included, where you get to explore a historic scenic island walks, snorkeling at the beach. Bbq lunch aboard Carino NZ, a cash bar available.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.40
From
$120.40
Taking safety measures

Private Parasail Charter over the Bay of Islands

Private Parasail Charter over the Bay of Islands

star-5
2
• NEW ZEALAND'S HIGHEST & MOST EXPERIENCED PARASAILING COMPANY • Private Chartered Parasail trip for up to 12 people • We will pick you up from any private Yacht, private Islands or from your cruise ship anchored in the Bay of Islands • Single, Tandem & Triple flights available  • No getting wet-Unless you want to
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$752.51
per group
From
$752.51
per group

Island Hopper Day Cruise

Island Hopper Day Cruise

star-5
99
The Bay of Islands is made up of 144 islands, and the best way to explore them is by boat. On this island-hopping day cruise, you can relax on board a comfortable catamaran while admiring the beautiful views of the sea, islands, and maybe even some dolphins. Snorkel, swim, or paddle board, and stop on land to visit a wildlife sanctuary. This is the easy way to see the bay, as it’s difficult to travel here independently without a boat.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$111.08
From
$111.08
Taking safety measures

Electric Boats to explore Kerikeri river

Electric Boats to explore Kerikeri river

star-5
4
Electric boat hire is enormously popular in the rest of the world but ours are the very first electric boats for hire in New Zealand. Our boats are very easy to drive, no experience or license is required. The "Akaroa" boat is the easiest to drive so we recommend that one for complete beginners. We are in the most perfect, sheltered location, the winding Kerikeri river offers a new vista around every bend and is teeming with wildlife. The silent motor allows you to get up close to wildlife without disturbing them. We have a choice of five different boats to suit singles, couple and groups of up to 7 people. We have enough boats for a maximum of 21 people at a time. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
More
  • 1 hour to 7 hours 20 minutes
From
$70.95
per group
From
$70.95
per group

Jet Boat Ride Tour in Bay of Islands

Jet Boat Ride Tour in Bay of Islands

star-5
1
This Jet Boat ride is sure to keep you on your toes with speeds of up to 80km on the water and twists, turns and spins that will make you scream with laughter! This is a great activity for both the old and young!
More
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$55.90
From
$55.90
Taking safety measures

Waterfall & Mangrove Explorer

Waterfall & Mangrove Explorer

star-5
13
Kayaking: $58 Child: $48* 12 & Under Usual Summer Schedule: 10am, 1pm & 4pm. Times may vary please check Your Kayaking/Paddleboarding can be dry, but bring a towel, change of clothes or wear swimwear (you may enjoy getting up closer to the waterfall than you plan) Bring a warm jacket, camera, sunscreen, sun protection, drinking water, nibbles etc in a small bag.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$49.99
From
$49.99

 Small Group, Day Bay of Islands Sailing Cruise, Aboard Vigilant

Small Group, Day Bay of Islands Sailing Cruise, Aboard Vigilant

star-5
151
Spend a day cruising through the Bay of Islands aboard a deluxe sailboat that sets sail from Russell. Your captain stops at a picturesque island where you have lunch, and time to snorkel, kayak, swim, and walk to a lookout point. Cruise over to The Black Rocks for photo ops of the volcanic formation, keep an eye out for marine life, and hear commentary from your captain about the region.
More
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
$100.33
From
$100.33
Taking safety measures

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

star-5
54
This 2-hour experience aboard a tall ship in the Bay of Islands offers a gentle sail in the afternoon. Step aboard the elegant 'R. Tucker Thompson' and enjoy an antipasto platter accompanied by drinks available for purchase at the bar. Round-trip ferry transfer to Russell is included.
More
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$48.38
From
$48.38
Taking safety measures

Sundowner Evening Cruise

Sundowner Evening Cruise

star-5
11
Sundowner Evening Cruise, a summertime special! Departing Paihia beachfront at 5pm. The boat pulls right up to the beach where you can step aboard from the shore line. Enjoy a relaxed sail aboard a smooth sailing catamaran in a peaceful setting, while the sun is going down. For those who want to enjoy the beauty of an evening cruise taking in the sights of the idyllic Bay of Islands, the Sundowner Cruise is a perfect start to a good night out with friends and family, a romantic getaway, or just the perfect escape from the daily grind! • Experience sailing at it's best, make the most of the beautiful sea breeze. Watch the wind fill the sails, kick back and enjoy the tranquility. • Enjoy the beauty of a sheltered anchorage for a swim stop, sip on a complimentary drink and take in the scenery. • See the landmarks of historical importance in the Bay of Islands from a different perspective, while under sail.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$50.17
From
$50.17
Taking safety measures

The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise

The Rock Adventure Overnight Cruise

star-5
88
The Rock overnight cruise in the Bay of Islands is the only overnight cruise in the area to offer such a wide range of activities, including kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, island walks, and more. Enjoy adventure activities as well as time to relax in peaceful nature. As this is an all-inclusive tour you don’t need to worry about any logistics. Just show up ready for fun.
More
  • 22 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$273.81
Price varies by group size
From
$273.81
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Full-Day Adventure Cruise with Lunch in Bay of Islands

Full-Day Adventure Cruise with Lunch in Bay of Islands

star-4.5
8
Spend the day exploring the Bay of Islands on a full-day cruise from Paihia. Participate in activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, gathering fresh sea food, exploring WWII remains, and trekking across islands to visit ancient Maori fortifications. Refuel with a buffet lunch midday and spend some time relaxing on a secluded beach.
More
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$149.13
From
$149.13
Taking safety measures

Private Charter - Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour

Private Charter - Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour

star-5
1
Spend the day cruising the clear blue waters of the Bay of Islands, hopping from beach to beach – or spend it snorkelling around local reefs and shipwrecks – or spend it hiking through the pristine native bush on a handful of the Bay’s 140-plus islands. On this private charter in the Bay of Islands, do what you to do. Instead of sticking to a tour operator’s preset schedule, tailor your half- or full-day itinerary in the Bay to your own tastes.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$882.06
per group
From
$882.06
per group

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands "Winterless North Cruise & Island Stopover"

star-5
10
Winterless North // Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Stopover Departing twice daily, escape the crowds and discover the Bay of Islands Locally owned and operated, with a passion for sharing our beautiful area. Suitable for all ages, families, solo travellers and couples...experience it all! • Two remote island stopovers (Roberton Island & Otehei Bay) • Native bush walks and 360 degree views from the island lookout points • Interactive commentary and information • Lookout for unique wildlife throughout the day • Scenic cruising among 144 subtropical islands. There's no better way to experience the Bay of Islands
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$65.43
From
$65.43

Filters

Frequently Asked Questions