Offering some of the best ocean sea kayaking in New Zealand, the Bay of Islands will keep you under its spell with sheltered waters and its rugged coastline. You will have the chance to visit many of the islands within the Bay, where you can lie in the sun, swim, snorkel or even sample the fresh shell fish.
Kayaking in and around the Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands has over 140 islands. It is the most historic part of New Zealand and has some of the most beautiful scenery. There is no better way to enjoy this magnificent Maritime Marine Reserve than by sea kayak. Offering some of the best ocean sea kayaking in New Zealand, in sheltered waters you will explore the rugged coastlines, visiting many of the islands the Bay is renowned for. Ideal for families, the region offers a large range of tours based on an hour, half day, full day and multi-day experiences suitable for all levels.
One of our popular tours will take you paddling up the sheltered waters of the Waitangi Estuary past the Treaty Grounds to the mysterious mangrove forests before reaching the beautiful Haruru Falls. Here you can join longer guided tours depending on your fitness level and even go on multiple day guided tours, which will allow you to experience in full the pristine ‘Bay of Islands’.
2 or 3 Day Camping Trip
A camping and kayak trip based on Urupukapuka Island allows you time to appreciate the marine and bird life and gives plenty of time for relaxation, snorkeling, swimming, fishing and bush walks.