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Begin your departure by setting sail from Russell wharf at 10am. There are a plethora of islands to choose from for this excursion.
  • Sail to one of the many islands and looking out for marine life
  • 12pm arrive to one of the many islands for lunch(included in price) smoked chicken or vegetarian option available 
  • Snorkel, kayak and swimming available during our lunch time stopover
  • Walking up to one of the view points that allow panorama views of the many islands 
  • 1:30pm depart island and set sail to the volcanic rock formation named The Black Rocks
  • Sail back to Russell and spotting marine life
  • Return 4pm Russell wharf
As sailing is very reliant on the weather conditions, this schedule is only to give an idea of how the day is planned. Each day is different and we visit different islands according the the wind strength and direction.
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Vigilant Yacht Charters
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.
  • Sail around the Bay of Islands for a firsthand experience of the region
  • Have the option to learn some sailing skills by helping out the crew
  • Includes a stop for lunch (included) and water activities at an island
  • Choose a sailing tour that offers a great introduction to the Bay of Islands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful day

We had a wonderful day sailing with Nik and Nat!! They're full of knowledge and answered unending questions. We stopped off to explore an island and finished the afternoon in a pretty significant rain but Nik and Nat had enough rain gear on board for...More

Thank kgrow17
Reviewed 24 April 2018
A fantastic day in the Bay of Islands

We had a great day out with Nik and Nat. Nothing was a problem and their knowledge of the area was comprehensive. Although not enough wind to sail properly, it was a very relaxing day. Highly recommended.

Thank imarinejt
Reviewed 25 March 2018
I remember why I used to love to sail!

We had a fantastic day on the Bay of Islands aboard Vigilant. Only 9 people on board. There was a light breeze in the morning that allowed us to set the sails. Nick and Nat found a quiet and protected beach to drop the anchor....More

Thank lynne H
Reviewed 21 March 2018
She's a lady

Beautiful sail day with Dave . We stopped at a beautiful bay had a hearty sandwich lunch freshly made by Dave Got an opportunity to take the wheel , pull I the sails or just soak in the sun . A great day out

Thank beverly s
Reviewed 12 March 2018
Fantanstic day on water.

Our hosts were fabulous with lots of information about the area. Visiting the island and walking up to the lookout was wonderful and with it a scrumptious lunch to boot!

Thank Ricki S
NikVigilant, Owner at Vigilant Yacht Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thanks Ricki! Glad to hear you enjoyed your day out with us!

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