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Half Day Bay of Islands Activity Expedition - Albatross. V Expeditions

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A true Kiwi experience around the stunning Bay of Islands!

Join us for the ultimate kiwi experience of the Bay of Islands on this half-day cruise packed with exploration, fun, and adventure in one of the world’s most treasured marine destinations.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a lighthearted commentary on this amazing marine haven from your friendly guide as we cruise the pristine waters of this gorgeous location.

We’ll arrive at a beautiful protected island where you’ll have the opportunity to do a range of fun activities including:

Amazing snorkelling in the pristine bay waters

Rope swing your way onto the leaders board

Learn to paddle board

Swimming

Sunbathe on the deck of the Albatross or on the inviting sandy shores

Enjoy an explorative Island Walk

Build a sandcastle

Simply relax and take in the tranquil surrounds

We also offer a range of family friendly activities making this the ultimate outdoors family adventure!

A fantastic opportunity to get up close an personal to the local marine life including gannets diving, penguins, bird life, and occasionally the odd whale! You may even be lucky enough to meet our local dolphins if they decide to ride the Albatross’s bow wave, so don't forget you camera!

 

***Now offering complimentary Paihia to Russel return ferry transfers for the summer (1 October - 15 May)

Regular passenger ferry services on the Bay Belle ferry service operated by Great Sights Bay of Islands. Ferry crossings take approximately 15 minutes. Transfer tickets and information will be sent to you by the operator once they have received your booking.

Drop-off at Waitangi available on request (10am & 3pm sailings from Russell only)

Adult $115.00
Child $60.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours duration for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • We have a basic range of wetsuits/masks/snorkels/Hire towels available but you are most welcome to bring your own.
  • Infants up to 5 years travel free of charge. You can select an infant ticket as your proceed through the check out.

    Departure Location: Departs 11am from Russell Wharf

Available Bookings from December 12 to December 18

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

11:00 a.m.
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Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
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Mon 17 Dec
Tue 18 Dec

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$102.35
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$86.25
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$102.35
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$109.25
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$109.25
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$57.50
  • Child$60.00

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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Liam Mahoney from United Kingdom wrote on 06 February 2018

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Bae of Islands

A much more laid back affair than other boat trips in the island and far better value. Spent a few sunny hours snorkelling, paddleboarding and swinging on a makeshift crane rope swing! These guys are really accommodating and we even saw a few dolphins on the way back. Highly recommended!

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From Half Day Bay of Islands Activity Expedition - Albatross. V Expeditions

Hey Liam, Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad that you had an awesome time out with us.

Cyndee from New Zealand wrote on 04 January 2018

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Amazeballs experience

The crew was great. Very helpful. Weather was amazing. And it was fantastic to be able to snorkel off the boat and rope swing off the boat. Will def do it again.

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From Half Day Bay of Islands Activity Expedition - Albatross. V Expeditions

Hi Cyndee Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was such a pleasure to have you guys out on the Island Activity Expedition with us and pleased you had so much fun! Welcome back anytime :)

EUN KYOUNG from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2018

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Good day trip

It was a good dat trip. Actyally Its not a fancy and lux-class boat but still good to go around the bay. We had a great time Thank you.

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From Half Day Bay of Islands Activity Expedition - Albatross. V Expeditions

Hey Elly, It is awesome to hear you had a great time and yes you are absolutely correct the Albatross is not what we would call modern or fancy either, but she is an amazing vessel that allows us to get out amongst the action in comfort and style. Thank you so much for your review The team at Albatross V Expeditions

Jess Gamble from New Zealand wrote on 19 December 2017

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Great trip

Really fun half day out. Beautiful scenery, lots of fun experiences and fantastic guides

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Hey Jess, Having fun is what it is all about, thanks so much for enjoying the day with us. Warren

Angel from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2018

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The best way to spend your day.

Staff is very friendly & the experience was great. Definitely will be coming back.

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