Join Barefoot Sailing Adventures for the most unique sailing Bay of Islands has to offer.

Sailing Bay of Islands is an experience not to be missed. 

Sailing Bay of Islands is an absolute must do, while visiting Northland! Located in the sub-tropical far north of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is a magical sailing destination; offering over 140 natural islands within easy day sailing distance. This little slice of paradise is a truly memorable place to go for a sailing trip, with its calm, pristine waters, marine wildlife and of course, the naturally stunning scenery. The Bay of Islands is a world-renowned sailing destination, and whether you’re a first-time sailor or a seasoned professional, you’ll have a great time with Barefoot Sailing Adventures.

Here at Barefoot Sailing, our friendly crew are ready and waiting to take you out for a trip you’ll never forget – so kick off your shoes and step on board for the sailing trip of a lifetime!

Looking for a unique, kiwi experience? Take a boat trip with Barefoot Sailing Adventures.

Our boat, Kopiko, is a modern 33ft catamaran, which offers a comfortable sailing experience for everyone – you can bring the whole family, sit back and relax in comfort while taking in the sights and sounds of the Bay of Islands.

Let our experienced and qualified team take you on a modern-day boat adventure – we’ll explore hidden bays and beaches which are only accessible from the water, we’ll show you the true history of the area from the same viewpoint as the first people who discovered it! With photo-ready scenery everywhere you look, make sure you bring your camera to capture those once in a lifetime pictures.

Specialising in small groups of around 16 passengers, you wont be lost in the crowd, you’ll feel like part of the crew!

 So, welcome aboard! Let the Barefoot crew share our love of sailing with you!

Island Hopper Day Sailing


Come exploring with us for the best day sailing Bay of Islands has to offer! Step straight from the beach onto our catamaran and explore many idyllic spots in comfort and style! Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, our Island Hopper cruise has something for everyone!

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Sundowner Cruise


Looking for a fun way to relax at the end of day? Join Barefoot Sailing Adventures for a Sundowner cruise. Leaving the Paihia Beach at 5pm, this evening cruise takes in the sights of The Bay of Islands just as the day is coming to a close.

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Private Charters


Barefoot Sailing Adventures Private charters are ideal for groups of friends, wedding parties, family get-togethers or team building events. Create your own unique sailing adventure with us!

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Love dolphins? We do too.

In fact, the Barefoot crew love dolphins so much we prefer to leave them alone. We have a strong environmental conscience and believe in a hands-off approach when it comes to dolphins, we prefer to respect their space and enjoy them from a distance!

However, we do experience dolphin encounters on occasion. As this is a completely natural encounter, it is very special and possibly the best way to experience dolphins as they have chosen us!

Learn More about dolphins in the Bay of Islands.