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About Bay Of Islands Cruise & Kayak
Nature Cruise With Kayaking to Waterfalls designed for all age's & great value, Perfect for first timers & experienced kayakers. A Safe whitewater experience with lots of wildlife, Boat Cruise, Local history & Great photo opportunities. We cruise on our vessel along our calm coastline up a meandering river where guests then transfer to kayaks to explore up close, paddle through mangrove forests or photograph a colony of sea birds that nest in trees hanging over the river, then onto our final destination where a waterfall drops into the sea. At the waterfall the fun & adrenaline starts, here even first timers can safely experience paddling in foaming white water or even kayak under the waterfall itself. We are an All Age Adventure with mother boat on hand: Our warm vessel is on hand to give you or family a rest if you need. We work hard & realise the importance of customer satisfaction, good value & having fun. 'Day Cruise & Kayak' Cruise operates at 11am. 'Twilight Safari" Cruise operates at 4pm. 'Night Safari' Cruise operates at 7pm. Our 7 Points of Difference: * Extreme Value * Safer, Boat on hand * More time for kayaking * Rest when you or your family want * Fast Sit on Kayaks that don't Trap you * Sit on kayaks allow you to go under the Waterfalls * Night Kayaking & Waterfalls is a brilliant NZ Experience!
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Paihia, New Zealand
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Waterfall & Mangrove Explorer
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US$40,62 per adult
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What I loved about this tour was how friendly and funny the staff were, kayaking through the mangroves and going under the waterfall on the kayak as well. What I didn’t like about the tour was that it is advertised as a night tour and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JomJom2707
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just done tour of New Zealand , visited the bay of islands lovely , get the ferry to Russell a must great walk round also visit the duke of Marlboro pub lovely , then lunch in the tai in pietta 👌, Louis Manchester .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 1Guernsey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience! Both tour guides Ben and Kelly were so friendly and informative, and they took some great photos too! This was the first time I had ever kayaked and it was a pleasant experience. Helpful guides, beautiful scenery and a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lucas C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What I saw as the advertisement of the activity and what I actually got was not the same. The water fall was no where like the picture that is advertised, and the kayak through the mangoes was not like the advertisement . It was my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jodie s
Ruby S, Owner at Bay Of Islands Cruise & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora Jodie, Unfortunately Northland has experienced a huge drought this January & this has sadly affected our Waterfalls & Rivers, the plus side to that has been having such stunning hot & Beautiful weather! We hope you & your partner enjoyed the rest of...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

All the groups we sent to Ben returned raving about how informative and knowledgable he was, and how much they enjoyed kayaking through the waterfalls and mangoes. They loved the freedom. Ben was safety aware but also allowed a great deal of fun to be...More

Thank Cosmopolitan815679
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Ben and Kelly took us out on a small boat to where the kayaks were moored and then we preceded to kayak (doubles) up the river to Haruru Falls. Kelly was very informative about the bird life and any other questions we asked on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mobile827458
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Great fun for all the family. We were a party of 6 and booked in true kiwi style: last minute. We had a fab time with Ben and Kelly. Highly recommend the 4:00pm cruise because it isn't scorching hot but you still have the sun...More

1  Thank kiwiteam2017
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Curtis showed us some of the most beautiful islands. It was a very enjoyable day in good kayaks with a nice lunch, some walks and the possibility of snorkelling in a lagoon. A recommended active tour!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RichardLeah
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Tour was a fun way to see some interesting places and meet some new people. Staff were great fun and great tour guides too!

Thank charlottei7cruthers
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I went with Ben, our friendly, knowlegeable, skilled guide, and a small group on the boat up to the mouth of the river. I kayaked under mangroves, saw birds I'd never seen before, and learned how to paddle behind and through the waterfall. I'm looking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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31 August 2018|
Response from jeffgI9493QF | Reviewed this property |
Cannot say as we were touring and stayed in Nelson. Ask the Company. Regards Jeff.
12 March 2017|
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Response from julieQ6900EF | Reviewed this property |
not at all. The weather is on a par with Sydney.
Chelsea B
18 December 2016|
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Response from Ruby S | Property representative |
Hi chelsea! Thanks for your inquiry. Sorry we are not able to provide a tour to the hole in the rock, it is safer to go out to it by boat as it does tend to get a lot of swell out that way.