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Bay of Islands Activities

To save you time and hassle we can book you on any of the tours, cruises, charters and restaurants, so you’re ready to go when you get here.

All of the cruises and tours get busy in the summer so it’s often wise to book in advance. We can arrange a package to suit your requirements. We have the knowledge of the area and know the best deals to help you plan your holiday adventure!

Recommended Activities:


Day or Evening Safari Kayaking Tours

A high value traveller’s cruise that passes our local islands, then up a windy mangrove river where guests transfer to kayaks for up close exploring and enjoying safe white water fun in our waterfall that drops into the sea.

  • $48/$38 Bay of Islands Cruise with Mangrove Forests, Sea Kayaking to Waterfalls

  • $58 Night Kayaking


Half-Day Light Tackle Fishing or

Full Day Game Fishing

Join the sport fishers for half a day to pursue Snapper and Kingfish, or join a big game Marlin Fishing trip for a day. All bait and tackle provided. Fish filleted on request.

  • $120 (light tackle half day fishing) 

  • $600 (big game full day fishing)


Horseback Riding

Fabulous horse riding in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. From the volcano to the sea, you’ll ride through the forest while enjoying beautiful farmland and ocean views.

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  • From $120


Cape Reinga Scenic Flight

1/2 day flight in a fixed wing airplane to the top of New Zealand including Ninety Mile Beach.  This tour is approx. 4 1/2 hours long with a stop at Cape Reinga Lighthouse. Fly up the west coast via the famous 90 mile beach, landing in the Cape Reinga area within the hour. Enjoy a guided vehicle tour exploring the top of New Zealand in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle. Return flight via Northland’s spectacular east coast. An unforgettable and fantastic experience.

  • $475 per person


Hole in the Rock & Dolphin cruises

See the best of the Bay of Islands in one day. Designed for nature lovers and those wanting to see all the highlights of the Bay.

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  • Hole in the rock and dolphin viewing, afternoons only (cost $ 150:

  • Hole in the rock and island cruise, mornings only, (cost $ 150

  • Full Day Cream Trip cruise, (cost $195)


Super Special Twin Tour Cape Reinga & Dolphin Viewing Cruise

Book both tours together and receive a twin tour special price of $208 during peak season and $216 during off peak. If you are planning to see as much as possible during your stay this would be your #1 choice. One day, you travel up to the Cape in a luxurious coach and the next day you join the 1/2 day Dolphin viewing & Hole in the Rock cruise. Two trips of a lifetime.

  • Book tour from $259 per person


Full Day Cape Reinga

& Ninety Mile Beach Bus Tour

Experience the top of the North Island and uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region; entrenched in Maori culture, mythology and tradition. On your way, visit the ancient Puketi Kauri forest, with a 20 min boardwalk past 1,000 year old Kauri trees and native bush.


*Cost $170 (lunch included)


Full Day Sailing Cruise

Join us for a Day Sailing Adventure in the beautiful Bay of Islands with a small personalized group. Our main goal is for everyone to experience a day they’ll never forget. You don’t have to be a sailor to join us but you’re more than welcome to take the wheel and help out. We can instruct and show you the ropes, or just sit back, relax and let us do the work.

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  • Book cruise - cost: $140


Full Day or Sunset Sailing on Tallship

"R.Tucker Thompson"

The perfect way to start your evening. On this 2 hour cruise in the inner harbour you'll be able to soak up the stunning views of Waitangi, Okiato and the port of Opua or just sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy (this cruise only operates during summer)

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  • Sunset cruise (cost: $99 

  • Full Day cruise (normal cost: $179


Scuba Diving

Dive Rainbow warrior, Deep Water Cove and Canterbury, including gear.


  • Prices Available on Application


Hangi & Concert Dinner Show at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Maori Culture Performance, daily at 11am, 1pm & 3pm at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Maori traditional greeting, singing and haka for you to experience first hand. This show should be on your "must do" list

  • Book show, entrance fee to Treaty grounds, plus dinner and concert: $120

  • OR book entrance fee, guided tour and maori performance only (day time): $50


Wine, Cheese & Craft Tour

Total Tours Wine, Food & Craft Tour gives guests a “taste of the Bay of Islands”. This 1/2 day (4 hour) tour includes wine tasting at Ake Ake vineyard, a grazing platter at Marsden estate, craft beers at the Plough and Feather at Kerikeri and a stop at the legendary Makana Chocolate factory and Kauri shop.   

Departs Paihia 12.30pm, Returns 4.30pm

  • Price: $ 125(includes all tasting fees)


Bay of Islands Golf (Waitangi)

Play at one of the most scenic golf courses of New Zealand. Only 2-3 minutes out of town. Clubs, trundlers and carts are available for hire. “A” grade professional on site. Pro Shop, bar and catering at the clubhouse.


Activity Booking Form:

Activity Bookin Form

Please select the activities that you would like us to book, fill in the form below and click submit. We will contact you within 48 hours to advise of tour availability and pricing.

What Activities Would You Like to Book?

Thanks for your enquiry! We will contact you within 48 hours to advise of tour availability and pricing. Thanks, Chalet Romantica.

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