Island Hopper Sailing Cruise in the Bay of Islands

Island Hopper Sailing Cruise

Join the Barefoot Sailing crew for a magical sailing experience in the Bay of Islands. Specialising in small groups, you won't get lost in the crowd, you'll feel like part of the crew! Enjoy a great day out, explore a secluded island beaches, walking tacks, go snorkelling or try paddle boarding on our island stopover.

Highlights

  • Sailing on a comfortable cruising catamaran

  • Visit a wildlife sanctuary island

  • 2 hour island stop over

  • Bean bags and cushioned bench seating

  • Adventure, explore, relax

Visit

Full Description

There’s nothing better than exploring a remote island after sailing into a beautiful bay – it’s all part of the adventure!

Explore the Bay of Islands under sail, cruising among the many islands we take you on a journey like no other. Enjoy the stunning scenery on the way to our island beach destination.

The boat anchors right up close to the beach where you can step off and enjoy a delicious packed lunch at a stunning picnic spot of your choice. There are walking tracks which can you can follow to find picturesque views, soak up the sounds of the bird song. For the water babies, snorkelling and paddle boarding is top on the list of things to do. Enjoy a refreshing swim or simply dig your toes into the sand and relax – the choice is yours!

There’s a wealth of wildlife to see when sailing in the Bay of Islands.  From the deck of Kopiko you may get the chance to see a range of seabirds, stingrays, seals playing and penguins are often popping up. There’s a chance that you might see some dolphins too! 

Learn about Project Island Song wildlife sanctuary as we reach our island destination.  You will experience rare and endangered bird species on your island adventures, thanks to the effort of Project Island Song restoration project we are blessed with abundant birdsong in the beautiful regenerating native bush. A portion of your Island Hopper ticket price is donated to Project Island song.

Once we’ve finished our island adventures we set sail again, making the most of our beautiful sea breezes on the home run.  So watch the wind fill the sails, kick back, relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility – a perfect end to our Day Sailing adventures.  

Includes

Snorkelling

Morning Tea/Coffee

Picnic Lunch

Paddle Boarding

Island Walks/Hiking

Meeting Point

The trip departs from Paihia beach, which is the beach on the south side of the Paihia wharf. Don't get confused with with Waitangi beach, if you go there you may miss the departure time. If you are unsure check google maps.

When you arrive you will see the boat anchored close to the shore line. Please be ready to board the boat at 9.45, we depart at 10am.

Additional Information

Please bring warm clothing, hat, sunblock, bottle of water, swimwear & towel, walking shoes for the islands, and a smile:) Vegetarian lunch option available.

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

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NZ$ 140

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Island Hopper Day Cruise

Spend the day with us sailing in the Bay of Islands.
Adult: $140
Child: $120
(0 - 12 years)
Infant: $0
Duration: 6 Hours
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