Bay of Islands Activities
Explore the Bay of Islands waters aboard your own kayak
Kayaking is an amazing way to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of the Bay of Islands. Our second day allows time to kayak and explore the coastline in your own time. In the silent stillness you will often see rare native birds and pass over eagle rays in the sandy shallows. If you are a beginner you won’t miss out – the crew is happy to help you master that paddle; they have taught many first-timers in the clear waters that surround these islands.
Paddle in the clear blue outer island waters along the remote coastline, giant sea caves & secluded beaches. You will see tui and fantails darting among the Pohutakawa and flax on the shoreline. Below you the chance to see blue spotted stingrays, snapper, blue mao mao and rocky reefs that are home to marine life native to New Zealand
The Bay of Islands offers up stunning scenery during daylight and at night. On our overnight cruise guests are given the chance to kayak under a starry sky. On an evening kayak, we often hear Kiwi calling out, see the Milky Way, and get the chance to see phosphorescence. Paddling through this sun charged algae is often a first time experience for travelers. We have heard it described as “fairy dust” and an underwater fireworks display. Our crew never tire of seeing it and guiding you on this fantastic experience.
"To start the crew aboard was absolutely fantastic and easy going. Just having them be the leaders of our stay made it very relaxed as if you were traveling...
"13/10 experience. Highly recommended for all ages and types of travelers. We all had a great time & are planning another trip soon."
"Anyone considering this, consider no more and just book it! This was one of my first experiences solo travelling up in the north after a tour and as...
"The crew are wonderful and swimming in the fluorescent algae was one of the most surreal and beautiful moments of my life. Highly highly recommended!"
"The crew on The Rock are so friendly! The boat is an old ferry and has a lot of character. I’m sure there are plenty of other positive reviews, so...