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Island Hopper Day Cruise provided by Barefoot Sailing Adventures

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Island Hopper Day Cruise

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Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran for a sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands. Bean bags and comfortable seating help you relax while a small-group atmosphere is maintained with a maximum capacity of 16 passengers on board. It’s an ideal way to visit this remote island destination.
  • Discover the Bay of Islands on an adventure cruise
  • Set sail from Paihia aboard a 16-passenger catamaran
  • Island stopover: snorkel, paddleboard, hike, or swim
  • Crew serves morning tea, picnic lunch, and cold drinks
Important Information
Departure Point
Barefoot Sailing Adventures, Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Drinks - please bring a water bottle - tea/coffee provided.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • 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 using a wheelchair
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • 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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Laura M wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
We really enjoyed our afternoon spent cruising around the bay. The little extras like the hot drinks and packed lunch were much appreciated. Thanks so much for having us! Laura, Paddy and Ultan
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Date of experience: March 2020
Larry wrote a review Mar 2020
Calgary, Canada2 contributions
We enjoyed our Island Hopper Cruise very much. The sailing, particularly on the way back, due to a pretty good wind, was great! The sailboat was very comfortable and Luke and Rachel took very good care of us and were very informative. The island visit was great too, with a
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Date of experience: March 2020
sam m wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom4 contributions
Started with a 2 hour ish cruise to an awesome little island where we had the option of snorkelling, paddleboarding, swimming or going for a beautiful walk around the island and then had a very relaxing cruise back. Our hosts were very friendly and also knowledgable. Would
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Date of experience: March 2020
Brownowl87 wrote a review Mar 2020
Branston, United Kingdom36 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked onto this when we knew we wanted to go out in the bay but not be on a big commercial ship, There were around 16 of us on the catamaran and with comfy bean bags to sit in there was nothing left to do but enjoy the journey out to our selected island. With a morning brew
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Date of experience: March 2020
Naomi F wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We had an amazing family day out with Rachel and Luke. They are so relaxed and knowledgeable about the area, clearly passionate about the local wildlife and environment. Absolutely fantastic hosts and a brilliant day out. Looking forward to our next adventure with Barefoot
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Barefoot Sailing Adventures
Great sail
Wonderful day, Wonderful crew. Wonderful island and trail. Wonderful food and activities. Highly recommend.
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What a beautiful day, perfect weather and amount of hours out on the water. Luke and Amy are so helpful and friendl
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Barefoot Sailing Best Bet!!!!
My Daughter and I had an absolutely perfect time. New Zealand and it's people were wonderful but sailing with Baref
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Great evening
Luke was an absolute gent! My friend and I had such a good time on the boat, really chilled out and fun. Would defi
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Time and money well spent!
My friend and I booked this last minute and are so glad we did! Luke is a lovely guy and made the whole experience
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A great day on the water
Luke and Amy were excellent and knowledgeable hosts who took time to interact with the guests and give them the bes
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It was perfect from the whether to the staff. The knowledge of the area is impressive and they are also helping wi
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Sailing adventure
Very comfortable, great service , a lot of information about geography, wind and weather for sailing. Great experie
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Lesley S
Lovely trip
Lovely day out with Luke and Amy. V little wind but they did their best to sail as much as possible. V relaxing. Ni
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Short notice sail.
We had seen the boat picking people up from the beach the afternoon before. With really short notice we gave BFS a
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Barefoot sailing adventure
Great day relaxing on the water Luke and Rachel were great hosts. There conservation views are refreshing and there
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Eduardo H
Relaxing sailing through bay of islands
That was a great alternative compared to ferries and boat activities. The sailing is very smooth (no engine noise i
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Allie R
Amazing day on the water
Would highly recommend this day trip. From start to finish Luke was friendly, professional and made sure everyone w
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Fantastic, relaxing way to explore bay of islands
We did the Island Hopper Day Sailing Tour with Rachael and Luke as our tour guides and enjoyed every minute. It was
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Awesome experience
Beautiful boat, awesome crew, wonderful experience. Would highly recommend. Took us to beautiful beach that was wa
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  • Duration: 6h
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