What you'll do
Departing from the Russell Wharf at 10am, we will sail out to one of the 144 islands that are only accessible by boat. On the way there we will do our best to spot our local wildlife; dolphins, penguins, sharks and our wonderful array of seabirds. Once on the island, we will spend an hour or two beach combing, hiking, kayaking, snorkelling or simply lounging in the sun! Since the Islands are bird conservation sites we will hopefully even spot a few native rare birds! After having a fresh lunch on board, we will then sail back to the Russell wharf to arrive around 330pm.
After 7 years of sailing on super yachts in the Mediterranean, Carribean, and east coast of the United States, Nik the skipper realized his favourite playground was right where he grew up; the Bay of Islands. I met him here in the lovely town of Russell, where he taught me how to sail on Vigilant, a gorgeous 42ft yacht that just so happens to be in one of the most beautiful places in the world. 144 Islands to explore, what more could you ask for?
Fresh lunch. Fruits, Coffee & tea Happy to accomodate to dietary restrictions.
Snorkeling gear Kayaks Lifejackets
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Where you'll be
We will be going out in to the Bay of islands, there are 144 islands to explore. We generally pick the less populated one we can find (which isn't very hard!). The islands have beautiful lookouts with panoramic views of all of the islands, and are bird conservation sites, a great place to spot a few rare birds!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. We can easily accomodate any person, we have a little boat that can tender you to shore, and it is your choice wether you hike up to the lookouts or not!
We need you to be at the Russell wharf at 9:45am for the safety briefing. Departure is at 10am, please don't be late. Like the saying "the ship has sailed", it will!
Sailing in the Bay of Islands