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Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour

Salt Air Limited

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Experience the best of the Bay of Islands with a cruise and helicopter tour from Paihia. Hop aboard the sea shuttle for a scenic cruise out to the bay, and stop at a remote island to swim, snorkel or just relax. Then take to the skies with a helicopter tour over the islands, finishing on the mainland.

Note: minimum of 2 passengers required for our helicopter flights to confirm. Single passengers will need to be added to a flight with others if available. Confirmation is therefore subject to minimum numbers being met.

What You'll Get

Discover the stunning beauty of the Bay of Islands with a scenic cruise and helicopter flight from Paihia. Departing at 10am Cruise out into the bay by sea shuttle, which will take you to a remote island where you’ll be free to explore.

Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch as you will work up an appetite! You’ll have plenty of time to snorkel, swim in the clear waters, sun yourself on the beach or take a walk along one of the many island walking paths.

Later, board the sea shuttle and transfer to the helipad atop a large floating barge. Then take to the skies for breathtaking scenery, which includes bird’s-eye views of the islands and the Hole in the Rock, a famous natural formation only visible by sea or air, before returning to the mainland where your tour will finish.

All seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views, and your pilot will provide commentary and point out the must-see sights.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply (2 people). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking for helicopter
  • 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 10 travelers
  • Scenic Bay of Islands cruise departing at 10am
  • Island stopover to explore at your leisure
  • Helicopter tour over the islands returning approximately 2pm

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point
60 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

Departure Time
10:00 AM

4 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 Salt Air Limited 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.