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Embark on a magical day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands.

Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran and set sail through the bay's 144 islands to a remote island destination. 
• Discover the Bay of Islands the "Kiwi" way on a day sailing adventure
• Set sail on a comfortable catamaran, with bean bags and comfortable seating for you to enjoy
• Relax or take part in sailing the boat with your friendly, experienced crew
• Enjoy a 2-hour island stopover and snorkel, paddle board, hike or swim
• Visit wildlife sanctuary islands to encounter native bush and rare bird species
• Savor morning tea, a packed picnic lunch, and a refreshing cold drink on the return sail
• The catamaran pulls right up to the beach where you can step on and off from the shore for your island adventures!

What You'll Get

Embark on a magical day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands.

10am departure - 4pm return. 

Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran and set sail through the bay's 144 islands to a remote island destination. 

Cruise among a beautiful marine playground aboard 'Kopiko', a 33-foot performance catamaran built for speed, comfort, and style. Lend the crew a hand with sailing the boat, or spread out with plenty of deck space where you grab a bean bag and chalk up some leisure time. Discover a wealth of wildlife from seabirds, stingrays, seals, penguins, to dolphins. 

Arrive in a stunning bay, where you'll anchor close to the beach for a 2 hour island stop over. Step off onto the island and enjoy a delicious packed lunch at a stunning picnic spot of your choice. Wander short walking trails leading to picturesque views or head to the water for activities like snorkeling and paddle boarding. Enjoy a refreshing swim or simply dig your toes into the sand and relax. 

After your island adventures, set sail again and make the most of the sea breezes on the home run. Watch the wind fill the sails, kick back, and relax. Enjoy the peace and tranquility for a perfect end to your day sailing adventure.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This trip requires a reasonable level of physical ability to safety board the boat, this can be challenging for people with knee problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved if you choose to do the island walks, please wear appropriate footwear
  • Due to uneven surfaces, and a moving boat, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Snorkel participants must be able to swim competently in open water for a distance of 200m
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • All activities
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

  • Drinks - please bring a water bottle - tea/coffee provided.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
Barefoot Sailing Adventures, Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

Departure Time
10:00 AM

6 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Barefoot Sailing Adventures in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.