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Come sailing on Carino NZ in the calm waters of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Surround yourself with the abundant wildlife as the cheeky wild dolphins come say hello. Indulge in a delicious lunch, stop over at beautiful remote islands, and sink your toes into sandy beaches.

Help the crew set sail or relax as the sails catch the breeze and our 50ft catamaran skims across the waves. Catch a glimpse of local birds and sea life, such as penguins, gannets, or petrels. We are the only yacht licensed by DOC to swim and view wild dolphins in the Bay of Islands.. If conditions permit, you may even have the chance to swim instead of watching these graceful creatures from afar.

At the island stopover, snorkel, take nature walks, or just relax in the sun on the sandy beaches. Once you refuel with a yummy Kiwi-style barbecue lunch and a cash bar, resume sailing and discover more of the picturesque Bay of Islands' historical and geographical points of interest.

Come sailing on Carino NZ in the calm waters of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Surround yourself with the abundant wildlife as the cheeky wild dolphins come say hello. Indulge in a delicious lunch, stop over at beautiful remote islands, and sink your toes into sandy beaches.

Help the crew set sail or relax as the sails catch the breeze and our 50ft catamaran skims across the waves. Catch a glimpse of local birds and sea life, such as penguins, gannets, or petrels. We are the only yacht licensed by DOC to swim and view wild dolphins in the Bay of Islands.. If conditions permit, you may even have the chance to swim instead of watching these graceful creatures from afar.

At the island stopover, snorkel, take nature walks, or just relax in the sun on the sandy beaches. Once you refuel with a yummy Kiwi-style barbecue lunch and a cash bar, resume sailing and discover more of the picturesque Bay of Islands' historical and geographical points of interest.

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Bay of Islands Sailing & Dolphin Adventure

Activity/Location

Bay of Islands

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Paihia Wharf

    69 Marsden Rd

    Paihia

  • Russell Wharf

    Corner of Cass Street and The Strand Street

    Russell 0202


Highlights

  • Seafaring experience sailing aboard the catamaran

  • Opportunity to stroll on sandy beaches

  • Chance to swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat

  • Option to have a delicious Kiwi-style barbecue lunch

  • Wonderful Bay of Islands history & landscape


Inclusions

  • Guided cruise of Bay of Islands

  • Use of snorkeling and sport equipment


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Weather and sea conditions determine whether you may sail.

  • Swimming with dolphins is not a guaranteed part of this cruise. Participants may not interact with dolphins without approval and appropriate supervision by the crew.

  • There is no guarantee of dolphins or swimming with them. Carino operates with a Department of Conservation permit, for the protection of Dolphins and other marine mammals, interaction with them is governed by the Marine Mammal Protection Act. If the conditions of the Act are not met or the sea conditions are not safe then some trips will be viewing only. Conditions of the act are no swimming with dolphins if there are baby dolphins, they are feeding or resting.

  • New regulations from Maritime New Zealand regarding swimming with dolphins state “ Swimming is not to be make available to children under 8 years old” and “Children between 8 and 12 year old need to be very confident in the water and supervised in the water by a parent or guardian at all times”

  • Swimming and snorkelling with marine mammals can be a strenuous physical activity which may increase health and safety risk for persons suffering from medical conditions – stress from sudden exposure to cold water, panic or strenuous activity can aggravate some medical conditions, and certain medical condition such as heart disease may result in cardiac arrest and death. Please advise us of any medical conditions and to have any medication with them on the tour.

  • Check-in is 5 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 48 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Bay of Islands Sailing & Dolphin Adventure ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

5 out of 5