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


  • No BYO alcohol.

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.

  • Kiss is fully licenced and serves an extensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages - no byo permitted sorry.

Available Bookings from January 23 to January 29

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sat 23 Jan
Sun 24 Jan
Mon 25 Jan
Tue 26 Jan
Wed 27 Jan
Thu 28 Jan
Fri 29 Jan

  • Adult$114.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00

  • Adult$133.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • 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

Tom Clarke from United Kingdom wrote on 18 January 2021

Such a great way to see the bay of islands

Russel and Karen were amazing hosts, the whole experience was relaxed and the food was delicious. Having already taken the ferry out to Urupukapuka for a couple of nights camping we had done some of the exploring the bay has on offer but this was a whole new experience. There is nothing like anchoring in a bay and jumping in the water or sailing under the power of wind. We got to go ashore on a new island and Russel even lent us some snorkels for the water. We also were lucky enough to see dolphins swimming alongside the boat! Definitely not one to miss.

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Jennifer Looman from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2021

Superb Day

Fabulous kiwi hospitality with delicious food. The whole day was well timed with a stunning cruise out to the islands with plenty of time to swim or walk. Lunch was a highlight and then the sail home was a serene finish to a superb day. Thank you Russell!

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yimingl from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2021

Excellent experience!!

Russell and his wife are so sweet! What a great experience! The lunch bbq is very delicious and the desserts are nice as well. It’s was really chill and cool.

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