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Island Escape Tour - 3 hour kayak tour including return boat ride to Otehei Bay

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This is our newest tour option and it has been a long time in the making. This is a perfect way to experience the Bay of Islands. We get you out and into the middle of the main Islands to Otehei Bay with the ferry service from Explore. This in itself is amazing with great views on the 40 minute ride through the islands.

Depending on when you choose to get the ferry out to the island, you will either head out to explore the islands and beaches a little closer on your kayak tour or have time to check out Otehei Bay with its amazing beach, calm waters and spectacular views. The best thing about this tour is you are already out in the islands so you do not have to paddle far to get to some breathtaking spots. We can paddle through rock gardens, check out caves and take in the amazing scenery. We will stop at one of the many breathtaking beaches the Bay has to offer, there is time to stop on our beach stop for an easy walk to amazing views of the Islands , a swim or snorkel in the clear waters before we head back. Before or after your kayaking tour there is a cafe/bar at Otehei bay where you can enjoy some delicious food and some refreshing beverages. The area has tables and bean bags to enjoy and take in the breathtaking views. Also the Island has easy walks around to some cultural sites, beaches and spectacular views.
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Departure Point
1: Paihia Wharf, Bay Of Islands, Northland 0200, New Zealand
2: 29 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Bay of Islands Kayaking
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 April 2019

This was a great tour ! Curtis, our guide, was fun and knowledgeable. We always felt safe and the scenery was spectacular. Snorkeling and swimming for a bit was very enjoyable too. Do it, you will be happy that you did !

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cinzia60962
BayofIslandsKayaking, Manager at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are super happy you had a great day.

Reviewed 16 March 2019

It was good to go out with a small group of just 6 of us plus our guide, Curtis. Everything was well organised and ready for our arrival. The pace that Curtis set took all of our abilities into account. Welcome stop at the beach...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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BayofIslandsKayaking, Manager at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We are super happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us! Thanks again

Reviewed 14 February 2019

Wonderful experience. We booked the day before, late in the evening. We managed to get the tour we wanted and received the boat tickets immediately. Small group for kayaking. It gives more flexibility. The guide, Curtis, was excellent. One of our top moments of our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BayofIslandsKayaking, Manager at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2019

Thanks very much for taking the time to write us a review and we are super happy you had a good time with us

Reviewed 12 February 2019

Spent 3 days in the Bay of Islands. Was looking for an excursion and opted for the Explore ferry ride to Otehei. Started with a hike to the top of the mountain for amazing views and had a great swim in the ocean. My favourite...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BayofIslandsKayaking, Owner at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are super happy you had a great day.

Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

We went on a 3 hour sea-kayak tour of the islands. It was a fantastic way to experience the islands from different perspectives and our guide, Curt, was friendly, knowledgeable and struck a good balance between letting us explore at our own relaxed pace, while...More

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BayofIslandsKayaking, Owner at Bay of Islands Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us! Awesome to hear you had a great time!! Awesome to see the marine mammals. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in New Zealand!

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