Bay of Islands Sailing Cruise & Gourmet Lunch BBQ aboard - 6hrs - Sunkiss Gourmet Day Sailing Cruise

Relax, soak up some rays, explore and indulge in delicious gourmet food on an epic Bay of Islands Sailing Adventure!


  • Soak up amazing scenic views while sailing around the Bay of Islands!
  • Gourmet food including delicious BBQ lunch provided by certified master chef.
  • Enjoy free time on the island to relax or explore!
  • Small group tours ensures a relaxed, personalised experience.
  • Perfect for all ages!
  • When required, shade is provided for all under a UV shade screen.

The Island life is calling! Find your bliss as we take a relaxing cruise around the world-famous Bay of Islands, where you can enjoy a range of activities and feast on delicious gourmet cuisine.

You'll have plenty of space to spread out and relax on bean bags, lounger cushions or in the saloon on board "KISS" while we take a leisurely cruise around the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Soak up unobstructed views of lush scenery and landscapes from your unique vantage point on the water while enjoying drinks and tasty starters on-board, before we stop off at the islands exploration and relaxation.

Enjoy some island time as you please - find a spot on the beach to sunbathe, take a nature walk, or try some snorkeling before indulging in a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch lovingly prepared by a certified master chef on-board. It's the perfect way to spend the day!


  • On the way: Nespresso, choice of teas, hot chocolate or non-alcoholic beverage.
  • Gourmet Lunch: Butterflied Northland Lamb Leg, Grilled and served with BBQ Fired Vegetable salad, hummus and ciabatta.
  • Sweet Treat: changes daily.
  • Beverages: Full range of beverages aboard. BYO Liquor is not permitted. Alcohol is R18. Consumption will be monitored.

    Sunkiss also offer Gourmet Burger Buffet and 3 Course Dinner Sailing Cruises!

    3 Course Gourmet Menu Cruise

    Gourmet Burger Buffet Cruise

    See below for drinks list and menu!

    Adult $190.00
    Child $95.00 (5-14 years)

    What's included

    • 4 hours of relaxation and discovery aboard.
    • Island time to relax, explore or snorkel.
    • Gourmet BBQ Lunch and other treats.


    • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience


    • Departs Paihia Wharf

    Legal Drinking Age Enforced

    • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.


    • Please note there is a minimum of 4 required for trip to depart.

    Available Bookings from December 26 to January 01

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

    Sat 26 Dec
    Sun 27 Dec
    Mon 28 Dec
    Tue 29 Dec
    Wed 30 Dec
    Thu 31 Dec
    Fri 1 Jan

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$190.00
    • Child$95.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult$114.00
    • Child$95.00

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    Lisa from Australia wrote on 16 March 2020

    Bay of Islands Cruise

    We had a fantastic day; delicious food and wine, Russell, Karen and Woody are terrific hosts, very friendly and knowledgeable; even had delightfully unexpected visitors (dolphins); perfect day. When we come back to NZ we will be booking again. Thank you :)

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    Sarah from Australia wrote on 02 March 2020

    The only way to sail the Bay.

    Russell and Karen provide the perfect way to see the beautiful Bay of Islands. From the moment you join them on their yacht it feels like a relaxed day out with friends, who do all the sailing work so you can just relax ..or if you have the knowledge they are happy to let you take a turn at the sails. The food was simply delicious, great coffee and fresh danish when you board,a succulent lamb lunch was cooked to perfection and served with a yummy charred vegetable salad and crusty bread.You can BYO or they provide drinks and afternoon tea was a tasty treat of fresh blueberries waffles,and cream. We sailed through the beautiful turquoise waters saw dolphins, penguins and learnt a lot of interesting local history. We had time to swim and walk .. you can choose how to spend your time ... so much better than a being in a large group on a strict timetable. We had a wonderful day ,way beyond our expectations I would definitely recommend this cruise it was magical.

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    Hi Sarah thanks for the lovely review. We did have a perfect day. I mentioned im pretty punctual getting away but when the dolphins start dancing time gets away. Hope the rest of your travels enjoy the weather we had. Russell

    Peter from Switzerland wrote on 22 March 2020

    A perfect day

    Russel and Karen are perfect hosts and we spent a marvelous day on board of their very practically arranged Benneteau 46! We would repeat that experience anytime and even sail with the to Fidji for that matter... We do hope to see Russel and Karen another time, maybe in Europe...?

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    HI Peter, Regine. Thank you for the time to review .... (i was going to ask !) You certainly picked the day. It was a pleasure to have 2 enthusiastic sailors on board. I relayed to Karen that if felt like you had bee on the helm of kiss for many years. She sailed home nicely with perfect balance. Yes perhaps after Fiji we will keep going ( perhaps not to Como) but would love to catch up. Travel safely. R&K

    Robin and Natascha from Germany wrote on 15 March 2020

    One of the best trips in NZ

    This sailing adventure was one of the best trips we had in New Zealand. Russel and Karen made us feel like being on a family and friends trip. The food was amazing especially the chocolate waffles in the end. We love the sailing yacht and we were really lucky to see some dolphins. Thanks a lot.

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    HI Robin, thanks for making the time to review. After 10 years of cruising independently in the Bay o Islands this is our first year of taking tours. We have had a great summer with the weather ..........and the dolphins. Just love how curious they are !!. Travel Well Russell and Karen

    harryl from New Zealand wrote on 06 March 2020


    What an amazing day! The bay of islands is a lovely place to visit and spend the day sailing through some of the 144 islands. A really lovely way to see some of the islands and beaches. Russell and Karen were amazing hosts, friendly, welcoming, relaxed and good to have a laugh with. They are locals and have been coming by boat to visit these islands for years, so they have lots of interesting knowledge of the area to share. They have only been running commercial boat trips for a couple of months now, but you would think they had been doing it for years as everything was just perfect! Everything ran smoothly, effortlessly and perfectly timed. They were great hosts and looked after us so well. Delicious coffee and brioche cake in the morning and yummy brownie for afternoon cake. Plus a fantastic lunch! Russell is a chef and the bbq lunch and roasted veggies were delicious. You can also bring your own alcohol. It’s a lovely boat, plenty of space and small group sizes (unlike some of the other boats which have so so many people on and look uncomfortable and hectic). We spent time sailing around, docked by a lovely beach, a few snorkel masks and inflatable rings for people to use. Just a perfect way to relax and spend the day. I would highly recommend this trip, Karen and Russell (and their gorgeous dog Woody!!). Incredible experience and value, a must do!

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    HI Harry, we have had busy times since you were with us. Thanks for making the time to share your experience with us. Yes it is a "quieter" tour. I love to watch guests as i see them breath in the relaxation. NO loud speakers on our yacht. - just scenery and quiet thoughts...... Travel Well Russell and Karen


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