Activities

Island Time Tour

This is our most popular tour and one of the best day trips in the Bay of Islands. If you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy adventure this is for you. We pride ourselves on our small group sizes (8 or less) and our flexible planning. Our tour starts when we pick you up from your accommodation and head for the car ferry to Okaito (NZ's first Capital). From here we have a scenic drive along the Russell peninsula to where we start. After we get comfortable with the gear and cover a few safety points we can get on the water. The Islands of the Bay are surrounded by white sand beaches and rocky coastline. There are caves to paddle into and explore and the water is crystal clear. There are over 100 islands in total and each one is different. We can stop and snorkel at one island, chill out and have some lunch on another and take a walk and get some photos on the next. This is a full day out on the water so there is lots of chances to come across dolphins or other amazing marine mammals. Your local guide will take you to the best spots and will spin you a few yarns about local legends and the rich Maori and European History.
6 hours on the water (3 hours kayaking). Snorkelling gear and picnic lunch provided. Pick up and drop off from your accommodation.
WE ARE THE ONLY KAYAK COMPANY THAT TAKES DAY TOURS OUT TO THE OUTER ISLANDS….WHERE YOU WANT TO BE!!!

We Provide

Fully set up Sea Kayak, PFD, Snorkelling gear, Tasty picnic Lunch, transport and Dry Bags for personal belongings.

Please Bring

Bring change of clothes, water bottle, towel, camera and sun protection.

Restrictions

Average level of fitness required. This tour is not suitable for children younger than 10 years old. Each child must be accompanied by an adult in a double kayak.

Duration

7 hours

Other Information

Minimum numbers apply

2 Day Kayak Tour

Our 2 Day Tour begins on the first morning at 9.30am at Long Beach (Russell) and gets back at about 4pm the following day. Our Two Day Sea Kayaking Tour is the Ultimate Mix of Adventure and Relaxation. Your 2 Days in paradise will be spent with a qualified and fun guide to keep you safe, well fed and show you all the good spots! Along the way we have plenty of time for exploring the Islands numerous caves and reefs, snorkelling (gear supplied) with the fish, nature walks to amazing views or simply relaxing on a quiet beach. The Bay of Islands has abundant wildlife with sea birds, little blue penguins, dolphins and even orca at times. Numerous walking tracks on the Islands offer awesome views and a chance to check out many of the native birds of New Zealand (thanks to Project Island Song).

We will spend the day Island hopping our way toward our camp on Urupukapuka Island. With all this action we know you will be hungry, and we pride ourselves on keeping you fed and happy with delicious meals on all our trips. Nothing tastes better after a great day Sea Kayaking than a Gourmet meal and eating it on the beach as the sun sets on our campsite. Also you do not get better views of the stars than out on the Islands. Those that have extra energy after dinner,  can take a short paddle in the sheltered bay where we camp..... if its dark enough, the glow in the dark phosphorescence in the water - will blow your mind!

After breakfast we will pack up camp and the kayaks and head off for another great day on the water. On our return trip we will try and see everything we missed on the previous day before we make it back to Long Beach.

We Provide

Kayak and gear, knowledgable guide, all meals, tent, basic mats, park fees and transportation.

Please Bring

A sleeping bag (or one can be rented). A more in depth gear list will be emailed to you.

Duration

2 days

Other Information

Minimum numbers apply

3 Day Kayak Tour

The our 3 Day Tour begins on the first morning at 9.30am at Long Beach (Russell) and gets back at about 4pm on the 3rd day. Three days out in the islands sea kayaking, snorkelling (gear supplied), walking and exploring in the kayaks and on foot! This is an adventure that is suited for those wanting to immerse themselves in nature, those looking to test themselves a little or if you simply want more time to relax.

Our Three Day Sea Kayaking Tour is an extension of our Two Day Sea Kayaking Tour but with that extra day we can see so much more. We will take you to all the places and get to enjoy everything the Two Day Tour has to offer and lots more. The extra day affords us the time to either have a relaxing day exploring islands close to where we camp or heading towards Cape Brett.

On calm days we have the opportunity to paddle towards the "Hole in the Rock", paddle into Cathedral Cave or explore Deep Water Cove. Another nice paddle is to stop in at Deep Water Cove where the Canterbury wreck is located and get some mussels at Oke Bay for an entree before dinner.

Along with the extra day of exploring you get an extra night camping on the islands. Dinner on the beach under the stars and a short calm night paddle in the glow of the dark, luminescent waters!

We Provide

Kayak and gear, knowledgable guide, all meals, tent, basic mats, park fees and transportation.

Please Bring

A sleeping bag (or one can be rented). A more in depth gear list will be emailed to you.

Duration

3 days

Other Information

Minimum numbers apply