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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 2.5 hours duration 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 April 23 to April 29

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5spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$1.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$68.00

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

2spaces priced from:

  • Cruise & Paddle - Adult$106.00
  • Cruise & Kayak - Adult$60.00

4spaces priced from:

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

5spaces 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

6spaces 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

4.8

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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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Deidre Back from Australia wrote on 16 April 2019

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Cruise and kayak

Great way to see the waterfall... had great fun kayaking!

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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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Ariane from Germany wrote on 16 March 2019

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Nice!

We had a lovely afternoon. First time stand up paddling - the distance was a bit long when inexperienced but I guess we could have also switched to kayaks if we wished to :) Not 5 Stars because overall it wasn't our favorite thing to do, but the atmosphere and the super nice guides absolutely covered that.

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Sid from Canada wrote on 13 March 2019

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Terriffic!

Kayaking in a beautiful spot where Iā€™d envied others kayaking before, this time it was our turn. A beautiful paddle along Waitangi River, time spent close up with Haruru falls, well protected spot for the whole thing, and a well appreciated host onboard both boat and kayak. Recommended any time!

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From Bay of Islands Waterfall Cruise + Kayak or Paddle Board

Wow thankyou so much for your review :) We love the Waitangi River and glad you guys felt the same way! We aim to please with your experience with us and glad we did that for you!Thank you

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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