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    What to Expect
    Embark on a magical day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands.

    10am departure - 4pm return. 

    Step straight from Paihia's beachfront onto a modern catamaran and set sail through the bay's 144 islands to a remote island destination. 

    Cruise among a beautiful marine playground aboard 'Kopiko', a 33-foot performance catamaran built for speed, comfort, and style. Lend the crew a hand with sailing the boat, or spread out with plenty of deck space where you grab a bean bag and chalk up some leisure time. Discover a wealth of wildlife from seabirds, stingrays, seals, penguins, to dolphins. 

    Arrive in a stunning bay, where you'll anchor close to the beach for a 2 hour island stop over. Step off onto the island and enjoy a delicious packed lunch at a stunning picnic spot of your choice. Wander short walking trails leading to picturesque views or head to the water for activities like snorkeling and paddle boarding. Enjoy a refreshing swim or simply dig your toes into the sand and relax. 

    After your island adventures, set sail again and make the most of the sea breezes on the home run. Watch the wind fill the sails, kick back, and relax. Enjoy the peace and tranquility for a perfect end to your day sailing adventure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Paihia Beach, 164 Marsden Rd, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • All activities
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Drinks - please bring a water bottle - tea/coffee provided.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This trip requires a reasonable level of physical ability to safety board the boat, this can be challenging for people with knee problems
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A maximum of 16 people per booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved if you choose to do the island walks, please wear appropriate footwear
    • Due to uneven surfaces, and a moving boat, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Snorkel participants must be able to swim competently in open water for a distance of 200m
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 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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    This was my first day in New Zealand, weather was warm but not much wind till we started heading back we finally got to sail! Got to snorkel and paddle board, go for. Walk around the island, food and crew was great, highly recommend.
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    Thanks to Rachel and Chris for the sail today. We got to sail most of the way out to the islands rather than use the motor which was peaceful. Vista is spectacular. Quality snorkel gear provided if you are brave enough to cope with the water temp! Delicious lunch. Don't
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    The trip we took with Luke was amazing. He has an obvious high level of expertise and brings his knowledge and love of the local area to his work. As the boat owner he operates the craft with amazing skill completely by himself, leaving his passengers with nothing to do but soak
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    Response from Rachael B, Owner at Island Hopper Day Cruise
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hi Jason. Thank you so much, Luke was absolutely stoked to read your review. It's great to see that you thought so highly of his expertise, he is absolutely a top skipper and loves his job! Great to see you had a fab day out, and we hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in New Zealand!
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    Booked this trip from the UK before we left, very efficient booking system. When we arrived the weather was not too good for the day we had booked. Contacted Rachel who was able to change our booking to the next day. We had a nice relaxing day sailing the Bay of Islands with
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    Response from BarefootSailingBOI, Owner at Island Hopper Day Cruise
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi, thanks for a lovely review. We're glad you were able to change days to get the better weather and it made for a great experience, even a snokel in the early spring to see stingray! Thanks Rachael
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    Had a very relaxing day lounging back on the comfortable bean bags while taking in the beautiful scenery. Skipper Luke was very friendly and had great knowledge on the area. Stopped off at a nice island and had a go at stand up paddle boarding before heading back.
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    Response from BarefootSailingBOI, Owner at Island Hopper Day Cruise
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi Amy, thanks for joining us on an Islands Hopper Cruise! We appreciate you writing a review, glad you enjoyed a relaxing day :) Rachael
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