Cruising the Bay of Islands – Take time to take it all in

Famous for its big game fishing, coastal caves, sandy beaches and sub-tropical climate, the Bay of Islands are approximately four hours drive north of Auckland.

The area has a rich Maori and colonial past and was home to New Zealand’s earliest European settlers. Many of the houses, shops and surroundings in the small coastal townships of Paihia and Russell have been maintained to preserve their unique European history. While the many historic walks offer the chance to learn more about the region’s past.

Further north await the beautiful grounds of Waitangi where New Zealand’s founding document, The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti O Waitangi), was signed in 1840 between Māori and the Queen of England. Visitors to Waitangi will appreciate the natural landscape, stunning flora and fauna and unique birdlife.

Back at sea, this area provides some of the best sailing in the world. Cruise through majestic rock caves, visit secluded beaches, anchor in sheltered coves and see dolphins, seals and other marine life in their natural habitat.

This is a truly special region living up to its reputation as a boating paradise and we offer charters in this region on a minimum one week charter.