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Family-friendly Activities

Our most recommended Northland Family-friendly Activities

Bay of Islands: Bay Discovery Cruise with Island Stop-Over

1. Bay of Islands: Bay Discovery Cruise with Island Stop-Over

Set off on a scenic 4.5 to 5-hour cruise to discover the very best of the Bay of Islands. Experience the spectacular scenery and encounter diverse wildlife in an area soaked in rich culture and history. Board the black and yellow power cat at Paihia Wharf and be welcomed aboard by the friendly crew. Your crew will deliver a full safety briefing and overview of the trip. Cruise among the 144 islands and enjoy entertaining live commentary from your local knowledgeable skipper. Visit the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, you can even travel through it. Spot local wildlife including dolphins, birds, seals and even the occasional whale with a success rate of over 90%. Your trip will also include a 1.5-hour island stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Enjoy free time to explore the island. If you wish, you can hire kayaks, or paddleboards (available during summer only) or just relax on the beach. You can also choose to extend your stay on the island and return on a later ferry (only available during summer).

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What people are saying about Northland

We had a great time and to have dolphins swim alongside us & see them that close up was awesome!

Simply wonderful, lovely guides with fun stories, considerate to passengers.

Great trip. Highly recommended. Gd commentary and cafe on island

Andy was a real comedian. Girls were on top of everything.

Perfect day and we saw Killer Whales so a priceless trip!