Island Hopper Cruise – Bay Of Islands

Join the Island Hopper Cruise for a unique and unforgettable day sailing adventure!

Come spend a day with the Barefoot Sailing crew for a magical day sailing cruise to a fantastic island destination. If you’re looking for something a little different, you’ve found it! This small group tour is designed to suit the active/adventurer, but equally relaxing if you’re looking for an easy going day. There is something for everyone on our all inclusive Island Hopper Cruise and with plenty of deck space to spread out and relax, so grab a seat and chalk up some leisure time.

Enjoy a day of sun kissed skin, windswept hair, and salty smiles!



  • The Ultimate Bay of Islands Sailing Cruise

    Experience the magic of the Bay of Islands on our premium, all inclusive sailing cruise, with plenty of action and loads of relaxing. We’ve taken care of the details so all you have to do is turn up with a sense of adventure, and a smile.     This really is the Ultimate Bay of Islands sailing cruise

  • A Great Sailing Experience

    Explore the Bay of Islands under sail, cruising among the many islands we take you on a journey like no other to enjoy the stunning scenery of this sub-tropical archipelago. Enjoy an exceptional sailing experience in the Eastern Bay of Islands with the Island Hopper Cruise, which offers the most sailing of all our cruises, up to 4 hours in total. Sailing is what we are all about and we’ll do our best to make sure you get the best sailing experience we can give you.

  • Island Stopover

    The jewel of this cruise is the 2 our island stopover for lunch and optional activities. Snorkel the rocky reef and sandy beaches,  have a go at paddle boarding in the sheltered bay, or take a swim. Explore the island, there are great bush walking trails, bird watching, enjoy a beach combing adventure, or simply dig your toes in the sand,  kick back and relax.

  • Wildlife Sanctuary Island

    Visit a wildlife sanctuary island, where you can take a walk in the native bush and experience some of New Zealand’s rare endemic bird species in regenerating native bush. Kakariki, Kiwi, Saddleback, Robin, Whitehead, Pateke, have been re-introduced here and are thriving with the protection of predator free islands, thanks to Project Island Song.

  • Something For Everyone

    Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple, family or group of friends, you will be well entertained with a range of activities to suit different interests.  There’s something for everyone on an Island Hopper Cruise.


Island Hopper Cruise


PRICE: $155 Adult – $135 Child (12 & under)

DEPARTURE TIME: 10am sharp! Please be ready to board the boat at Paihia beach by 9.45. Returns 4pm

MEETING POINT: Paihia Beach, Marsden Rd Paihia

SAILING SEASON: October to May

AVAILABILITY: Daily by demand (please ensure your booking is made in advance)

DURATION: 6 hours, with lunchtime island stopover for 2 hours

GROUP SIZE: Max 16 people

INCLUSIONS: Morning – Coffee/tea Lunch – Delicious packed picnic lunch Afternoon – refreshing cold drink

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Snorkelling, Swimming, Paddle Boarding, Island Bush Walks, Bird Watching, Beachcombing

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Island Hopper Cruise

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