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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


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


  • Allow approximately 4 hours duration for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • 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 October 20 to October 26

Change Dates

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

11:00 a.m.
Sat 20 Oct
Sun 21 Oct
Mon 22 Oct
Tue 23 Oct
Wed 24 Oct
Thu 25 Oct
Fri 26 Oct

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$115.00
  • Child$60.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$103.50
  • 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$86.25
  • Child$60.00

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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