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 Roberton Island
Learn the historical significance of island sites
Explore stunning beaches and coastal walks
Fast, manouverable vessel
Choose an extension to 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 inner islands experience, stopping at Roberton (Motuarohia) Island - climb to the central lookout for commanding views of surrounding islands or explore Twin Lagoon Bay. Your expert guide will share the historical significance of these island sites to Maori and European people, and trace landings made by Captain James Cook, the pioneering British explorer who journeyed through the Bay of Islands more than two centuries ago.

Choose your cruise, return to Paihia or Russell after your 90 minute Island Experience or book an island extension visit (From a few hours to a full day) to Urupukapuka Island – start at either 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 the island has to offer, including the café.

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 4:15 pm
Russell 8:10 am 9:40 am 11:15 am or 4:15 pm
MORNING Departs Returns Island Extension Returns
Paihia 10:00 am 11:30 am 4:15 pm
Russell 10:10 am 10:40 am 4:25 pm
AFTERNOON Departs Returns Island Extension Returns
Paihia 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 4:15pm
Russell 1:10 pm 2:40 pm 4:25pm

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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