Extended Cruises

On an extended Bay of Islands cruise a host of other areas are opened up to the itinerary such as the following examples:

  • Embark in the picturesque Marina where you will be greeted with a beverage and receive a safety induction before departure
  • A short motor around into the sheltered and unspoilt Tepuna Inlet where we can choose a nice location for lunch and a swim
  • Enjoy an afternoon sail across the Bay of Islands where we will likely be escorted by dolphins and pass by many of the islands that give the area its name
  • An evening in Paradise Bay with sundowners and a BBQ in the cockpit will set you up for a great nights sleep
  • The nocturnal types may try their luck at dusk fishing or identifying some of the millions of stars made visible by the clear South Pacific atmosphere
  • Sail North to the majestic Whangaroa Harbour through the Cavalli Islands that are known for their beauty and clear water
  • Often occupied by Orca feeding on the abundant sea life, Whangaroa is a place of natural beauty with volcanic cones and native bush growing down to the waters edge
  • We can set a net and hopefully eat flounder for breakfast before taking a scenic tour of the harbour
  • A quick sail to the magnificent Cavalli Islands we can stop for an island walk for unsurpassed views of the islands and beaches of the mainland in the distance
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters and relax on the white sandy beach before sunset at the Cavalli Islands, which is often a sight to behold
  • With a beverage in hand now is the time to bait up and catch dinner or just absorb the remoteness of these unspoiled islands on the edge of the Pacific Ocean
  • Awaken to peaceful tranquility there is time after breakfast for some snorkeling, kayaking or a dinghy trip to the beach, a walk up the hill to absorb the beauty or some beach-combing before lunch
  • Take the wheel for an afternoon sail back to the Bay of Islands and troll a lure on passage to catch an elusive Kingfish or Albacore
  • Entico Bay for the evening displays some of the best sunsets and in this tranquil anchorage hear the call of the Kiwi as darkness falls
  • A beverage under the stars and this place will loll you to sleep in no time at all after a day of sun, sea and sailing
  • Season permitting we can dive for scallops and let Nicky do her magic with a little garlic, parsley and white wine, served fresh from the pan with a crack of salt and pepper. You will remember the freshness of these large clean scallops indefinitely
  • Aid digestion with an easy climb to the top of an island where you can see the whole of the Bay Of Islands.
  • A great place to snorkel in the lagoons or explore them in the kayak the history of Roberton Island is a tale of tragedy
  • A little culture and history with a visit to New Zealand’s former capital and once a den of inequity in the South Pacific; Russell is a peaceful and quaint seaside town housing the oldest church in the country, complete with musket ball holes, and a colourful history
  • After coffee or lunch in one of the many fine waterfront cafes or restaurants we can enjoy a nice sail out to Waewaetorea Island where a walk ashore will take you to a blow hole in the middle of the island often putting on a show of spray
  • Okahu Channel on Waiwaitoria has a beautiful white sandy beach well worth a swim, a lie in the sand or some snorkelling around the rocks
  • A pleasant sail back to Kerikeri past the Black Rocks, a volcanic lava flow, will see you disembark at the marina, which will conclude an excellent cruise

The above schedule is a proposed schedule, which depending upon weather may be reversed or include other equally exciting destinations as follows:

  • A sail out to the famous “Hole in the Rock” at Cape Brett
  • Pop around the corner to Whangamumu Harbour, the sight of an old whaling station
  • Gather cockles and pipis in Opunga Cove for a great feed of Nicky’s ‘Spaghetti Alla Vongole’
  • Pluck Green Lipped Mussels from the Black Rocks for Mussel Fritters and Stuffed Mussels baked in their shells
  • A day sail to the Poor Nights famous for its clear water diving with a night in Tutukaka Harbour
  • Deep water cove to dive the Waikato ship wreck
  • We can arrange a scenic flight from Urupukapuka Island should this be your desire…
  • There are so many options to explore!!!
Zindabar Yacht Charter in Whangaroa
Dolphins seen at Roberton on a boat cruise
Antipasta Platter - Delicious cuisine served on our luxury yacht charters
Swimming with fish on a Zindabar Yacht Charter