Sailing in the Bay of Islands

With around 15,000km of coastline, New Zealand's pristine coastal waters promise a blissful holiday for those who seek time-out on the water. Relax on deck and discover New Zealand's beautiful coastline and waterways from the decks of a range of vessels through the country.

The maritime reserves of the Bay of Islands, Hauraki Gulf and Marlborough Sounds are among the best areas for a holiday afloat. Explore island-studded bays, tranquil and secluded inlets, and the meandering drowned valleys of the sounds and fiords in the South Island. Or the glorious bays, island-studded gulfs and harbours of the Auckland and the bay of Islands in the North Island.

On a skippered charter you'll be guided by an experienced sailor so that you have not a care in the world. You can stop in a secluded bay giving you the opportunity to swim and explore the islands or simply sit back with a glass of wine and take in the scenery.

By boat you'll find magnificent scenery not visible from the roads, as well as marine and bird life which may include penguins, seals or albatross. Sightseeing can be combined with a range of activities like cruising the Milford Sound, fishing, diving, swimming with dolphins or even whale-watching.

If you would like to discuss one of the many sailing and cruise options available in New Zealand please contact us.

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