Bays and Beaches

Experience a 90 minute boat tour of the Bay of Islands’ most iconic scenic stops.

Bays and Beaches

Adult ($ nz)


Child ($ nz)



90 Minutes


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.

Tour description


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.

Bays and Beaches is currently not operating. Our popular Hole in the Rock Dolphin Watching Cruise is still available. 

Useful Info


    Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera and mobile phone, water and snacks.

  • EAT

    You can bring your own snacks, and buy food and drink at the cafe on Urupukapuka Island.


Paihia 8:00 am 9:30 am 11:15 am or 4:30 pm
Russell 8:10 am 9:40 am 11:15 am or 4:30 pm
MORNING Departs Returns Island Extension Returns
Paihia 10:00 am 11:30 am 4:30 pm
Russell 10:10 am 11:30 am 4:30 pm
AFTERNOON Departs Returns Island Extension Returns
Paihia 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 4:30pm
Russell 1:10 pm 2:40 pm 4:30pm

Please report 15 minutes before departure.

Easy Cancellation

Cancel or change your booking any time before 6pm on the day before departure  - no cancellation fees!

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Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Adult $99.00 | Child $49.50

Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

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