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

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

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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
  • CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: If you are arriving in Waitangi Wharf, there are FREE shuttle buses provided 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 • Check-in at the Salt Air Office (Helicopter office next to the Paihia Wharf) at 9.45am • Our crew will greet you and bring you down to our boat as they welcome you on board • Take a seat as we begin cruising the sheltered coastline towards the outer islands • Keep and eye out for local wildlife as your skipper and crew will point out local hot-spots and provide plenty of history and information about the area.  • Our first stop is Roberton Island (also known as the famous Twin Lagoons) where we disembark and take a 10 minute walk amongst native flora and fauna to the island lookout point - a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay of Islands.  • Upon returning from the walk, your crew will provide beachside morning tea with coffee/tea and biscuits.  • Take some time exploring the tidal lagoons, or take relax on this secluded island before making your way back on board the boat.  • Our tour continues as we cruise among the 144 islands the bay has to offer. Keep an eye out for marine life and unique shore birds that live in the area - sometimes we are lucky enough to spot dolphins and a variety of other wildlife throughout the day!!  • Arriving at our second island stop, we begin our activities....all equipment is available for you to discover the underwater reefs with snorkelling gear provided and give Stand-up Paddleboarding a try. • Take a walk along one of the island trails, enjoy a swim or relax on the unfrequented beaches in the warmth of the sun....some days, you can even try fresh NZ Kina (seafood)  - there are options for everyone.  • After our time on the second island, we begin our cruise back home through the islands following the coastline back into Paihia.  • Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple on a honeymoon, or a family on vacation, your visit to the Bay of Islands isn't complete until you have experienced our Island Getaway Day Cruise
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
  • CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS: If you are arriving in Waitangi Wharf, there are FREE shuttle buses provided 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 • Check-in at the Salt Air Office (Helicopter office next to the Paihia Wharf) at 9.45am • Our crew will greet you and bring you down to our boat as they welcome you on board • Take a seat as we begin cruising the sheltered coastline towards the outer islands • Keep and eye out for local wildlife as your skipper and crew will point out local hot-spots and provide plenty of history and information about the area.  • Our first stop is Roberton Island (also known as the famous Twin Lagoons) where we disembark and take a 10 minute walk amongst native flora and fauna to the island lookout point - a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay of Islands.  • Upon returning from the walk, your crew will provide beachside morning tea with coffee/tea and biscuits.  • Take some time exploring the tidal lagoons, or take relax on this secluded island before making your way back on board the boat.  • Our tour continues as we cruise among the 144 islands the bay has to offer. Keep an eye out for marine life and unique shore birds that live in the area - sometimes we are lucky enough to spot dolphins and a variety of other wildlife throughout the day!!  • Arriving at our second island stop, we begin our activities....all equipment is available for you to discover the underwater reefs with snorkelling gear provided and give Stand-up Paddleboarding a try. • Take a walk along one of the island trails, enjoy a swim or relax on the unfrequented beaches in the warmth of the sun....some days, you can even try fresh NZ Kina (seafood)  - there are options for everyone.  • After our time on the second island, we begin our cruise back home through the islands following the coastline back into Paihia.  • Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple on a honeymoon, or a family on vacation, your visit to the Bay of Islands isn't complete until you have experienced our Island Getaway Day Cruise
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66991P5
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (unless pre-ordered packed lunch)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Paihia Wharf Check-in at the Salt Air Office, 9.45am ( Helicopter Office next to the Paihia Wharf) Location Address: Paihia Wharf, 69 Marsden Road Directions: Meet at the Salt Air Office (next to Paihia Wharf) at 9.45am for checkin Return Location: Paihia Wharf
  • North Island, North Island
Additional information
  • 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
  • PLEASE BRING LUNCH IF YOU HAVE NOT PRE-ORDERED A LUNCH PACK AT TIME OF BOOKING
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (unless pre-ordered packed lunch)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Paihia Wharf Check-in at the Salt Air Office, 9.45am ( Helicopter Office next to the Paihia Wharf) Location Address: Paihia Wharf, 69 Marsden Road Directions: Meet at the Salt Air Office (next to Paihia Wharf) at 9.45am for checkin Return Location: Paihia Wharf
  • North Island, North Island
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • PLEASE BRING LUNCH IF YOU HAVE NOT PRE-ORDERED A LUNCH PACK AT TIME OF BOOKING
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
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Angela B
7 contributions
5hr Bay of islands tour
Jan 2021 • Family
Fantastic day out exploring the Bay of islands. Paddle boarding, snorkeling, swimming, walking or just laying in the sun. Super relaxed pace and Nick was a brilliant host. Loved it.
Written 9 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

552kittys
Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions
Super fun-highlight of our trip!
The beaches Nic and Yana took us were top notch! Warm and crystal clear water, snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding was so easy and fun! It’s the perfect way to explore the islands. Nic and Yana were so much fun and friendly, they surely know where to take us regardless the weather. The day went so fast, the water travel wasn’t trough, the size of the group is perfect too! Even the lunch we bought from them were delicious! Highly recommended!
Written 9 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dags
3 contributions
Wonderful cruise ship excursion!
Feb 2020 • Couples
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.
Written 10 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anne M
Bojonegoro, Indonesia1 contribution
Amazing day!
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 definitely the perfect trip for you!! Thanks again, Lynn!
Written 19 November 2019
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Emma
4 contributions
Best day ever!
Nov 2019 • Couples
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 cup of tea and a cookie as we sat on the beach at our first stop! A completely different experience from what you'd get in a larger tour. Topped off by seeing a penguin! So worth booking and you won't be disappointed.
Written 7 November 2019
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TinaandHoney
1 contribution
Wonderful day out
Jan 2019 • Family
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 time snorkelling and paddle boarding the beautiful water at our afternoon stop. Would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a relaxing informal day out.
Written 3 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ian W
1 contribution
Fantastic!
Jan 2019 • Family
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 relaxed. Of course the highly was the great show the dolphins put on for us, but it was all good - the walk, the snorkelling, paddle boarding, and of course the views everywhere. A great day and fully recommended. Cheers guys!
Written 21 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

holly_stuart_1993
Urenui, New Zealand150 contributions
Everything you want for a full bay of Islands experience
Adam was such a star for my day trip! Such a knowledgeable guy too. He really went the extra mile educating us about the area too. He dived for sea urchins and gave us a start to finish lesson on how to prepare them and eat them! Crazy experience but really cool. I was traveling on my own which can be daunting on trips but he made a special effort to involve me and the whole trip was just epic!!
Written 21 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Holly! Thank you so much for the lovely review. I really appreciate you taking the time to share about your trip and for the kind words. We are so glad to hear you had a great experience with Sea Shuttle and enjoyed our small & personalized cruise and had an epic day. You are always welcome onboard. All the best, Adam
Written 26 December 2018
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Angelique
1 contribution
Incredible kiwi experience!
Dec 2018 • Friends
First of all Linford and Adam are total legends! The day trip exceeded expectations, got fun tidbits about the local areas and the islands we visited without overloading information which I've come to learn is a hard balance on day trips! We had a beautiful sunny day fortunately with dolphins and other wildlife almost like it was orchestrated just for us! Everyone had smiles on their face all day thanks to those guys, very considerate when it came to speeds and splashing water. The paddle boards and snorkeling with options to hike or relax at our own pace was a nice touch as well. Highly recommend !!!
Written 16 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BillyWaller
3 contributions
Best thing in Paihia
Dec 2018 • Friends
All I have to say is wow. Such a beautiful part of New Zealand and an incredible way to experience it. On Robertson Island, we were lucky enough to see dolphins hunting stingrays. Adam was extremely knowledgeable about the local sea life and was explaining everything as it was happening. The dolphins were so close that we couldn't even leave the island for an extra 20 minutes because they were playing and hunting. Afterward, the snorkeling and paddle boarding was one of the most relaxing experience I have had in a long time. If I had the opportunity, I would have done it again the next day.
Written 11 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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AlysinWhangarei
AlysinWhangarei
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Winter day cruise with Sea Shuttle BoI
We had an absolutely terrific day out on the boat with Glen. He was super friendly, knowledgeable and informative.
jodyj615
jodyj615
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Bay of islands bliss
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon out on the boat visiting a couple of islands. Dolphins swimming along with the
Tleetotara
Tleetotara
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Fab trip on the bays
Magical trip out in the bay. Had to cancel other plans and Adam came to our rescue. The sun shone, the water was f
T3266UBdawnh
T3266UBdawnh
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Great value for money
Great experience with 2 adults and 2 children, Lyn our driver and guide was fantast, loved learning about the is
AngeMHolt
AngeMHolt
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Fun Family Trip
This was a great afternoon trip for our family. Had loads of fun. Our boat driver Lin was great and looked after us
Turkules
Turkules
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Wonderful island tour and a snorkelling paradise
Myself and my partner Phoebe attended the tour and Nick was the Captain. Absolutely superb from start to finish, th
MightyMarlac
MightyMarlac
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Great trip, easy and enjoyable!
Amazing tour in the bay of Islands. Easy and accessible and very informant tour guide with Captain Lin. Learned all
Eleanorty
Eleanorty
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Smiling all the way home
Great facilities, extremely pleasant day. The highlight was Nick, who has such an awesome attitude, he clearly reli
911ruthc
911ruthc
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What a wonderful day x
We had such a good day visiting lots of smaller quite beaches and islands. Nick our skipper was such a nice bloke,
nicholal837
nicholal837
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Best afternoon out on the water
We had Nick as our skipper and he was amazing. The kids loved him and he was very knowledgeable of the area. So muc
preciousginn
preciousginn
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Exploring the Bay of Islands
My favourite part of the trip was snorkelling and paddle boarding in a remote island. Tip: bring some munchies and
RXH2021
RXH2021
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A lot of fun
Our family enjoyed this trip very much. If you like underwater diving or floating board, this is definitely a good
joy1071
joy1071
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Great way to get to see some of the islands with some snorkeling and paddle boarding thrown in
Had a fantastic day out around the islands, a good amount of time to see some of the secluded islands, do an easy w
RotoWendy
RotoWendy
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A Brilliant way to experience the Bay!
What a fun afternoon in the beautiful Bay of Islands! We were met by our super friendly guide Nic and taken out t
audec293
audec293
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A must do away from the crowf
Thanks Nick. We had such a wonderful afternoon. Two spectacular stops. Dolphins came. The whole family enjoyed the
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