Find out why the Bay of Islands is one of the most relaxing and memorable destinations in New Zealand with a cruise to the region's most scenic island stops. Experience beautiful Roberton Island and if you choose, extend your cruise with an island extension visit to Urupukapuka.
Experience the Bay's most scenic island stops
Take in commanding lookout views at Motuarohia (Roberton Island)
Learn the historical significance of island sites
Explore stunning beaches and coastal walks
Fast, manoeuvrable vessel
Optional island extension: visit Urupukapuka Island
Visit the most renowned and spectacularly scenic islands in the Bay on a 90 minute boat tour. Step aboard our fast, 13-metre vessel for an island-hopping cruise. Stop at Motuarohia or Roberton Island and explore its picturesque twin lagoons, or climb to the central lookout for commanding views of the surrounding islands. Your skipper will share the historical significance of these island sites and trace the journeys made by Captain James Cook, the British explorer who visited the Bay of Islands more than two centuries ago.
Choose the length of your cruise experience: you can return to Paihia or Russell after your 90-minute island experience, or opt to extend your trip with a visit (from a few hours to a full day) to Urupukapuka Island. Start at the golden sands of remote Te Akeake Point and enjoy the coastal walks to Otehei Bay, or go direct to Otehei Bay and experience all that this scenic spot has to offer, including walking trails, a café offering meals and refreshments, and a gorgeous sandy beach.
Cruise out through the islands of the Bay, arriving at stunning Roberton Island for commanding 360 views from the lookout. Continue on to Urupukapuka Island where you can choose to hop off for extended island time, exploring the sweeping beaches with stunning blue water surrounds. Combine this coastal adventure with a Cape Reinga day tour and experience the thrill of beach driving, sand surfing and standing at the very top of New Zealand.
Bays and Beaches + Cape Reinga + Russell Passenger Ferry