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Cruise Ship Excursion Option - 5 Hour Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Day Tour provided by Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands

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

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Swap your cruise ship for a small motorboat while in port in Paihia, and set sail around the stunning Bay of Islands. Zip around the bay’s 144 islands, stopping to visit two of them, and take part in fun activities including snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding. Enjoy plenty of beach time, chance to hike around the islands, and spectacular views over the bay.
  • 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
  • Hassle-free shuttle transfer from Paihia cruise port
Important Information
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dags wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved Lin and Blue! We had a wonderful day with them, felt very safe on the water, and they kept us to time. They were very knowledgeable when it came to local customs and traditions and directed us to some nice walks and views. A great day for a reasonable price.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Anne M wrote a review Nov 2019
Bojonegoro, Indonesia1 contribution
We had a really great time! The tour guide knew everything there was to know about the islands! He spoke so passionate about it that it really made me excited! If you want to do a personalised tour in a small group where you don’t get the ‘mass tourism’ feeling, this is
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Emma wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
We have had a day we'll remember forever! Beautiful views, shimmering green waters and trying snorkeling and paddle boarding in the sea for the first time! Lin and Jake were really friendly and were interested in getting to know our names and where we came from. We even got a
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Date of experience: November 2019
TinaandHoney wrote a review Feb 2019
1 contribution
This tour would have to have been the highlight to our trip to New Zealand, Adam and Linford made us feel welcome and relaxed and had plenty of interesting facts to share with us. They were also mindful of getting us back to our cruise ship on time as well :) We had the best
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Date of experience: January 2019
Ian W wrote a review Jan 2019
1 contribution
We're a family of four, with two kids (8 & 6), and we had a really great time on our excursion. I chose Sea Shuttle because it looked a bit more personable that the larger more commercial tours, and it didn't disappoint. Adam and Gwen were both great - friendly, competent and
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Date of experience: January 2019
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By: Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands
A Great Tour - Don't miss out
This was a great trip and Jake and Blue made sure that everything was perfect. The boat ride was great and Jake m
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Bay of Islands trip with nice hosts
We had a great trip with Lyn and Blu, seeing the beautiful beaches and learning about the history of New Zealand.
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EVERYTHING WAS GREAT! - Location, itinerary, guides, activities, etc
What an incredible experience!! In summary: - Incredible tour guides (Lin + Blue) - Great value for money - Not
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Sachin A
Amazing! Just go for it.
We totally loved the experience. I think this is the best possible cruise in the bay. It's small, personalized and
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OvationCruise Incredible Shore Experience
We visited Bay of Islands and whilst the weather could have been better the tour provided by Jake and Blue today wa
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Philip A
The 90 minutes of activities on a ‘deserted’ island.
This was definitely our best day whilst travelling North island. Linford our boat captain and tour guide must absol
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Awesome trip
Highly recommended, We had a fantastic day out in the bays with Linford. He couldn't have been more helpful and gav
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Kim T
Super Fun Day in the Bay of Islands
Most relaxing Day at the Bay with Linford and Blue. Felt like we were on a deserted island very relaxing. Boat al
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Great boat trip
Really good trip. Hosts excellent. Beautiful views. Stopped at two very nice coves. Paddle boarding and snorkelling
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Hands Down - The Best Tour
The following commendations are in no order as they all contributed to this highlight experience. Sea Shuttle Bay o
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A Must See
We highly recommend this tour, as it gives you a broad visual perspective of some of the beautiful scenic views of
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Beautiful Guided Adventure
We had the best time on this excursion! It was very comfortable and relaxing. We hiked to lookout points, explor
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Fantastic Boat Trip - Would Recommend
Me and a friend enjoy the day boat tour around the Bay of Islands, we had a fantastic time and would highly recomme
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Bay of Islands boat trip
Had a really good afternoon with you guys. Enjoyed the boat ride, the island walk and the paddleboarding. Thank you
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Amazing afternoon trip around the Bay of Islands!
The afternoon day trip was just perfect! Great value for money and you get to visit 2 islands. See some great views
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Key Details
  • Sea Shuttle Bay of Islands
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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