Enjoy a spectacular 4 hour cruise to the iconic “Twin Lagoon Bay”. Take to the sea under sail, and in no time we will be anchored on the shores of Motuarohia Island. There really is no other place quite like it. Enjoy a casual beach picnic, explore the lagoons and take a walk to the most picturesque view point in the whole of the Bay of Islands, and return for a refreshing swim at the beach. The Lagoon Bay Cruise is fantastic way to bring the family & friends together and enjoy some time creating memories. This trip is one for the bucketlist, even if you've been to the Bay of Islands before!
Departing from Paihia beachfront, the boat pulls right up to the beach where you can step aboard from the shore line. We set sail for our day's adventure to a beautiful island destination called Motuarohia Island (Roberton Island) in the Eastern Bay of Islands.
During our morning sail, we'll share some great insights to the Bay of Islands geography and history. If you're a keen sailor or wanna be sailor (kids included) please let us know we'd love to include you if you want to take part. Why not get the kids involved, they'll learn something new and use some of that energy to hoist the sails! It takes approximately 1.5 hours to sail to our island destination.
During the 1 hour island stop over, the boat is anchored right up close to the beach where you can stepp of and enjoy exploring this beautiful island, take a short walk to the top of the hill for spectacular lookout point with fantastic views out to the east, and overlooking the twin logoons.
The lagoons make for great rock pool exploring on a low tide, and a picturesque setting at high tide. Enjoy a pcked picnic lunch at a stunning picnic spot of your choice.Take a refreshing swim in the bay, or simply dig your toes in the sand and relax - the choice is yours.
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 - a perfect end to our island adventure.
Picnic Lunch & Drink
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 for Barefoot Sailing Advnetures listing.
When you arrive you will see the boat anchored close to the shore line. Please be ready to board the boat 15 minutes before departure time. Departure times vary, please check your ticket.
Please bring warm clothing, hat, sunblock, bottle of water, swimwear & towel, walking shoes for the islands, and a smile:)
Vegetarian lunch option available.
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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