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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
  • Designed for Travellers & Kiwis of all ages, who seek a nature cruise adventure with some exciting paddling
  • Calm river cruise, wildlife & local history - nobody gets seasick
  • Safe white water experience, perfect for first time kayakers & paddle boarders
  • An Adventure where all can Participate!

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)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

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 11 to December 17

Change Dates

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6spaces priced from:

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

5spaces priced from:

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

6spaces priced from:

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

6spaces priced from:

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

6spaces 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

4spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$68.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$60.00

6spaces priced from:

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

5spaces priced from:

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

6spaces priced from:

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

6spaces priced from:

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

9spaces priced from:

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

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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Tereza from Brazil wrote on 25 March 2019

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Amazing!

I lived that tour. My partner and I had so much fun kayaking and the guide, Ben, was super patient and fun. Would do it again.

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Matthew from Australia wrote on 19 January 2019

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Soooo Good!

What a highlight of our trip. We were lucky enough to have a small group on our booking. The guys were so informative and friendly. Their local knowledge and enthusiasm was infectious. Well done, keep up the good work, will see you again. p.s take the photo package, they captured our experience perfectly.

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Thanks so much for the review! Glad that you enjoyed your time with us! Look forward to seeing you again :)

Christopher Mc Cann from New Zealand wrote on 23 March 2018

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Great Day's Adventure

Excellent day out on the water! Ben was a great skipper/guide and made the whole day that much better. Even tho we had no experience paddle boarding we were able to stay upright and even got under the waterfall at Haruru Falls. Highly recommend for anyone!!

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Hanna Maynard-Griffin from New Zealand wrote on 08 December 2019

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Waterfall cruise and kayak

Very friendly, informative and fun. Excellent experience thank you very much.

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Jess from New Zealand wrote on 26 November 2019

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Excellent fun

Lots of fun, Ben was a great tour guide, kept up the jokes while being totally professional as well. The location was great and the kayaking not so difficult, so I think most fitness levels would be fine. Dipping under the waterfall was pretty cool. The only warning is, be aware that the time/date you book on BookMe might not actually be available. If you're on a strict timeline, I suggest contacting the company for availability before booking.

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