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Cruise Ship Excursion Option - 5 Hour Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Day Tour

New Zealand, New Zealand
Cruise Ship Excursion Option - 5 Hour Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Day Tour

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


When your cruise ship arrives in the Bay of Islands, escape the crowds with a small-group half-day tour to two gorgeous islands. Go snorkeling at pristine island reefs, try stand-up paddle boarding, take a short hike to viewpoints, and look for New Zealand wildlife. You’ll ride on a small motorboat that can access places that large ships cannot go, and hear live commentary from your guide about the region.
  • Visit two remote islands for snorkeling and exploration
  • Wildlife spotting and insightful commentary offered throughout the day
  • Includes morning tea, and use of snorkel and paddleboard equipment
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 20 people
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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
Food and drinks (unless pre-ordered packed lunch)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Paihia Wharf
Check-in at the Salt Air Office, 9.45am ( Helicopter Office next to the Paihia Wharf)

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Paihia Wharf
  • 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
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Cruise Ship Excursion Option - 5 Hour Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Day Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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  • "WE were fortunate enough to tender in to the wharf near the Salt Air office so no shuttle bus necessary." See review


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Well worth your time
, Feb 2020
WE were fortunate enough to tender in to the wharf near the Salt Air office so no shuttle bus necessary. Blu and Lynn got our full group of 20 sorted and we loaded out. Interesting information was provided and various pauses along the way. We saw some swimming penguins so that was cool. Nice stop at Roberton island for views and tea with biscuits. Then we stopped at beautiful empty beach for 1.5 hours of swimming or your choice. We enjoyed the views from the shade and swam. Not much to see underwater. Great trip!
Bay of Islands, NZ
, Feb 2020
We had an amazing time with Lyn and Blu. I would greatly recommend this excursion. It was very beautiful and memorable. Lyn and Blu they were the BEST!!!!

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