Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise + Kayak or Paddle Board

Our river boat takes you to the calmest of water where it is easiest to learn - in no time kayak through mangrove forests or paddleboard face to face with an amazing waterfall!

Highlights

  • Paddle only the best - cruise by boat the rest
  • Fantastic cruise and paddle adventure suitable for all ages
  • Enjoy a relaxing river cruise, spot wildlife & learn of local history
  • Safe white water experience, perfect for first time kayakers & paddle boarders
  • An epic and memorable adventure for all!

Our boat takes you to the best locations & makes kayaking / paddle boarding easy!

We cruise for around 30 minutes along our local island coastline & 3km up a meandering river that in days gone by sailing ships loaded Kauri logs. Guests transfer to kayaks to explore up close, paddle through mangrove forests or photograph seabirds feeding their nesting babies in trees hanging over the river. Our final destination is where a waterfall drops into the sea & if you dare, paddle up to or under the waterfall.

Safety & Dual Marine Certified: We are the only kayaking company Audited & Compliant with both Maritime New Zealand & Worksafe New Zealand.

Itinerary

  • Nature Cruise to Waterfalls
  • Local seabirds feeding in trees hanging over the river
  • Kayak Option: Kayak along & Through Mangrove Forests (Tide Dependant)
  • Local seabirds feeding in trees hanging over the river
  • Paddleboard Option: Paddle right up close to, or under the waterfall!
Cruise & Paddle - Adult $106.00
Cruise & Kayak - Adult $86.00
Sunset Cruise & Kayak $96.00
Sunset Cruise & Paddle $106.00

What's included

  • Nature cruise to waterfalls
  • See Mangrove forests, waterfalls, wildlife
  • Optional Photo Package ($18)

Location

  • Pier 6, Paihia Wharf, Marsden Rd, Paihia 0247, New Zealand

Restrictions

  • Maximum Weight - 120kg for Paddleboarding (Kayak or Boat Cruise Available)

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.

Notes

  • *Departure times may vary, contact the operator to confirm departure time once booked. Each cruise requires minimum passenger numbers & a alternative or later tour may be offered if passenger numbers are not met. Although our crew will do their best to assist, excited children are parental responsibility. * paddling through the mangrove tunnels is subject to tides, Although all due care is taken, BOI Night Kayaking Ltd will not be held liable for personal belongings, we recommend that valuables, rings etc be left ashore & you carry travel insurance. We are a ALL weather activity & we commit ourselves to operate.Cancellations must be received 48hrs prior to departure to receive a refund.

Available Bookings from December 01 to December 07

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6spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$62.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$70.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$68.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$68.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$78.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$68.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$106.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$58.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$78.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$68.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$62.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$78.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$106.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$86.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$68.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$58.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$78.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$58.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$68.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$58.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$78.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$68.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$62.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$51.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$68.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$58.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$106.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$86.00

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

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Kathryn from Australia wrote on 20 January 2020

Bay Of Islands Highlight

We had a fantastic evening kayaking and bird watching. Dan and Ace were great guides and their enthusiasm was contagious. Highlight was kayaking under the waterfall and even climbing in under to experience all the power of the water!

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Trish from New Zealand wrote on 09 January 2020

Epic Afternoon

Awesome afternoon with Dan and Ace from Bay of Islands Waterfall + kayak/paddle board! Guides were relaxed, well informed and made kayaking a breeze! The kayak under the Haruru waterfall is the new favourite NZ must do moment! Great way to spend an afternoon in Paihia!

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isabellec from Australia wrote on 01 January 2020

3 hours of fun!

What a great afternoon out. My teenagers loved it too! The guides where extremely friendly and patient. The river and waterfall and bird life were stunning! Great afternoon out, and I believe the last tour at night is even better!

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lulygon from Uruguay wrote on 28 October 2019

Great afternoon

Thanks Ruby and Dan for an amazing kayaking afternoon. We travelled from Queenstown and was nice to feel the summer! They gave us a lot of advises to do the following days.

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laural2 from New Zealand wrote on 06 September 2020

Vessel broke down did not attend

Got a message saying vessel is broken down so did not go on the kayak.

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