The maritime reserves of the Bay of Islands, is among the best areas for a holiday afloat. 

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With over 15,000km of coastline, New Zealand's pristine coastal waters promise a blissful holiday for those who seek time-out on the water. Come and discover our beautiful country from a unique offshore perspective - the island-studded bays, tranquil and secluded inlets and the meandering drowned valleys of the sounds and fiords in the South Island.

The maritime reserves of the Bay of Islands, Hauraki Gulf and Marlborough Sounds are among the best areas for a holiday afloat. Auckland well deserves its title of the "City of Sails", with the world's largest number of boats per head of population.

If you don't have time for a few days sailing would like to just spend a day sailing in the Bay of Islands, check out our Bay of Islands activity planner.