Paihia and Waitangi Sports & Activities

Getting out on the water is a highlight of the Bay of Islands whether on the ferry crossing from Paihia to Russell or on a trip. The coastal areas are also lovely places to stroll, especially in summer. Those who love to fish will find the charter providers all have their secret spots to snag the big one.


Carino NZ Sailing and Dolphin Adventures. Get close to dolphins (primarily bottlenose) and penguins. Passengers on the 50-foot red catamaran...


The Bay of Islands has some of the finest scuba diving in the country, particularly around Cape Brett, where the marine life includes moray...


Spot-X. Charter a boat for the whole day for up to six people (about NZ$1,200) and leave as early as you like. If you don't have a whole day...


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