Water activity

Bay of Islands 2-Hour Sundowner Evening Sailing Cruise

Water activity

Bay of Islands 2-Hour Sundowner Evening Sailing Cruise

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From US$ 50.06 per person

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Fancy an evening cruise in the Bay of Islands? Enjoy a truly unique experience on a sundowner cruise to sail in the inner area of the Bay of Islands at a more relaxed and cooler time of day, returning to Paihia just in time for dinner.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Experience sailing at its best and make the most of the beautiful sea breeze
  • Watch the wind fill the sails, kick back, and enjoy the tranquility
  • Enjoy the beauty of a sheltered anchorage for a swim stop
  • See historical landmarks from a different perspective while under sail
  • Sip a complimentary drink as you admire the scenery
Full description
Embark on a unique evening sailing cruise in the Bay of Islands. Experience the Kiwi barefoot culture for yourself as you step straight from Paihia's beachfront at 5:00 PM onto a modern catamaran. Get out on the water and watch the sun going down - the perfect start to a relaxed night out with friends and family or a romantic getaway. Enjoy a relaxed sail aboard a smooth catamaran as you take in the idyllic Bay of Islands in the early evening. Sail the inner bays of the Paihia, Opua, Russell, and Waitangi. Experience the landscape from a different perspective on the water. Soak in the views as you cruise alongside the water's edge and meander through peaceful anchorages, catching a glimpse of prime real estate perched on the hilltops. An optional swim in a peaceful anchorage is on the agenda and a complimentary drink is included. Cruise returns to Paihia around 7:00 PM, just in time for dinner.
  • 2-hour evening sailing cruise
  • Experienced crew
  • Optional swim stop
  • Complimentary drink
  • Blankets or ponchos - if required
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Paihia Beach, Marsden Rd, Paihia. The boat will be anchored close to the shore. You will see the boat when you arrive at the beach.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Food and drinks
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • The sundowner cruise is available during Summer (December to March) when the days are long and you want to fit a little something extra into your day
    • Blankets or ponchos are available onboard for your comfort
    • A moderate level of physical ability is required for this active adventure-style cruise
    • For your safety and enjoyment, a reasonable level of spoken English is required for communication, understanding of safety briefings, and spoken instructions
    • To participate in the optional swim, you must be able to competently swim a distance of 200-meters unassisted (no life jackets)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 16 reviews

    Review summary

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    Awesome hosts/sailors Luke & Rachel & awesome company. Really enjoyed the tour/cruise. Got to have a swim as well. They know their stuff & knowledgeable about the area so you get great insights throughout. Would definitely recommend & definitely book them again if we come back up north.

    March 31, 2023

    My family did the two hour evening cruise, absolutely loved it. My son chose this activity for his 7th birthday and he really enjoyed jumping in the ocean, watching how a sail ship operates etc. My five year old also enjoyed herself. Husband and I definitely rated it and are keen to do this again next summer. The captain is awesome, a great host, knowledgeable, friendly and approachable.

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    March 31, 2023

    Our skipper and his first mate were helpful and fun. Safety was a priority, so first they ran thru all the safety features...then the fun began. Double hulled boat was in Ship shape. Our skipper kept us all engaged while professionally tending to his responsibilities. He was full of information on the area. The two hours went very quickly. It was a wonderful way to spend time on the water...and the price was very reasonable for the experience we got.

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    March 31, 2023

    Product ID: 187434