Paihia, also known as ‘the jewel of the Bay Islands’ offers plenty of water based activities and tours for everyone to enjoy. 

There are many activities and attractions to do from Paihia. We have boat cruises around the Bay of Islands, Dolphin encounters and also longer trips up to Cape Reinga.

A visit to Paihia is not complete without seeing the Waitangi treaty ground to find out about Maori culture.

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As you cruise, see dolphins swim and jump in synchronized harmony

Discover The Bay Cruise

Cruising through the bay's 144 magnificent islands - most of which are classified as recreation reserves.

Join us for an epic cruising adventure in the pristine natural environment of the spectacular Bay of Islands. You will spot wildlife in abundance on this cruise - Dolphins, Whales, Orcas and lots of bird life. Start and finish in Paihia the gateway to the Bay of Islands.

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The spectacular Bay of Islands landscape is a marine paradise.

Dolphin Encounter Bay Of Islands

Dolphin discovery in the Bay of Islands

Sale around the 144 Bay of Islands whilst you look out for Dolphins. Encounter these intelligent and playful mammals in their natural environment. You may even have an opportunity to swim with the dolphins in the warmest waters in New Zealand.

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Join the crew and help set the sails, grab a harness and ride on the bowsprit or even climb the rigging.

Full Day Tall Ship Sail

Full day Tall Ship sailing around the Bay of Islands

A Bay of Islands icon that's not to be missed! Catch the breeze and help set the sails, ride the bowsprit, climb the rigging for an amazing view, or just relax. Morning tea and BBQ lunch included