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Bay of Islands Day Sailing - Vigilant


Explore the stunning Bay Of Islands on the Vigilant, a classic cutter rig sailing yacht. This intimate cruise will allow you to relish in the tranquillity of one of the world's premier boating destinations!


  • Experience the stunning scenery of the magical Bay Of Islands
  • Sail the turquoise waters on our classic cutter rig yacht - the Vigilant
  • Enjoy an island stopover with kayaking and snorkelling

The Bay Of Islands is a subtropical sailing paradise, with calm clear waters and an array of marine life.

Step aboard the Vigilant - our stunning 42ft sailing yacht built from native New Zealand timbers and relax in comfort and style.

Take in the spectacular views, keeping an eye out for dolphins and whales or have a turn manning the helm and hoisting the sails!

Stop off to explore one of the islands on foot, take a kayak for a paddle or try snorkelling in the pristine waters - your day will be filled with fun activities for you to enjoy.

Your crew, Nik and Nat, will be there to make sure you get the most out of your sailing adventure.

Per Person $130.00

What's included

  • 5.5 hours sailing and activities
  • Lunch inclusive
  • Kayaking and snorkelling equipment


  • Allow 5.5 hours for the whole experience


  • Pick up is on the Russell Wharf at 9:45 am.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Minimum numbers apply:

    Discount trips confirmed with 4 or more passengers.

    Full Price trips confirmed with 2 or more passengers.

Available Bookings from 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

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  • Per Person$130.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


37 reviews

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Matthew from New Zealand wrote on 23 November 2020

Highly recommended

We had a great day out sailing with Nat. There were plenty of things to do with kayaks and a walk over to another beach, then a delicious lunch on board. Vigilant is great way for anyone to see the Bay of Islands, and we'd highly recommend it.

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Thanks Matthew! Glad you enjoyed your day out. We appreciate the review!

Jerusha Bennett from New Zealand wrote on 03 April 2021

A must-do awesome experience

We had an amazing sailing trip! It’s about 5 and a half hours total. We got to snorkel for ~2 hours on one of the islands! It was beautiful and the crew were super lovely! Some dolphins came up to the boat and stayed with us for about 20mins. We saw heaps of fish and a couple of eagle rays too which was awesome! Highly recommend!

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Dianne Parry from New Zealand wrote on 24 March 2021

Great day out

Nik and Nat were perfect hosts. Highly recommend.

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katemr from Australia wrote on 28 November 2020

Awesome day!

What a great day on the water. Natalia and Anita were friendly, professional and accommodating. We motored and sailed depending on the winds, anchored in a sheltered location for a swim, kayak and skin diving and then went to another spot for a great lunch. The Bay of Islands is spectacular and this is a great way to see it. Vigilant is a great boat with enough room for the 10 guests on board. Highly recommend it.

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debbye1 from New Zealand wrote on 18 November 2020

Awesome sailing trip

We loved our day on the water with Nat and Nita! Beautiful boat, great knowledgeable crew, yummy lunch and nice stop on an island to explore. Highly recommend “The Vigilant”!

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Thank you so much! What a sweet review, you we’re a pleasure to have on board.


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