Lagoon Bay Cruise – half day sail in the Bay of Islands!

Join the Lagoon Bay Cruise for a fantastic half day sail and island experience in the Bay of Islands.

Enjoy a spectacular 4 hour cruise to the iconic “Twin Lagoon Bay”. Take to the sea under sail, and in no time we will be anchored on the shores of Motuarohia Island. There really is no other place quite like it.

Enjoy a casual beach picnic, explore the lagoons and take a walk to the most picturesque view point in the whole of the Bay of Islands, and return for a refreshing swim at the beach.

The Lagoon Bay Cruise is fantastic way to bring the family & friends together and enjoy some time creating memories.



Best day with the Barefoot Sailing team

Do it ! We had the best day with the Barefoot Sailing team. Beautiful people, magnificent day. You can choose to do as little or as much as you want…. Lunch was delicious. If you’re in Bay of Islands, don’t miss out on this!

Haley CCairns

Fantastic day out

Luke and Rachel were fantastic hosts; relaxed, knowledgeable and helpful. The catamaran was immaculate and the bean bags were lovely and cosy.  Destination, tour and sights were top notch – we even saw dolphins. Overall would definitely recommend.

Tripadvisor Member

Amazing sail

Awesome adventure….Highly recommend. Fun, beautiful, informative. If you do one thing in the bay of islands, you need to do this excursion.

Applegate LakeArizona

Great time on the water!

Weather was perfect, staff was super friendly, not too many people on the boat, packed lunch included was great!

Kyle SGermany

Fantastic sailing in Bay of Islands 

A great peaceful day which will stay in all our memories for life. Thanks Luke and Rach.

David PUK




PRICE: $125 Adult – $110 Child (12 & under)

DEPARTURE TIME: 10am, 12pm or 3pm. Times vary throughout the week to suit popular travel times
  Please be ready to board the boat at Paihia beach 15 min prior to departure

MEETING POINT: Paihia Beach, Marsden Rd Paihia

SAILING SEASON: October to May

AVAILABILITY: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday (please ensure your booking is made in advance to avoid disappointment)

DURATION: 4 hours, with lunchtime island stopover for 1 hour

GROUP SIZE: Max 16 people

INCLUSIONS: Lunch – Light packed picnic lunch & refreshing cold drink

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Explore Lagoons, Swimming, Hike, Viewpoints, Beachcombing


  • A Bucket List Adventure!

    Experience the magic of a small group tour to an iconic destination in the Bay of Islands on this half day sailing cruise. If relaxing is what you’re after,  tied in with a little bit of adventure and an island exploring, then the Lagoon Bay Cruise is for you. This trip is one for the bucket list, even if you’ve been to the Bay of Islands before!

  • Iconic island destination

    Motuarohia Island’s Twin Lagoon Bay is a beautiful destination. In fact, it’s beauty is so unique that it features in many publications as an iconic location in the Bay of Islands, yet so many boat tours pass on by in a rush to visit other destinations.  The Lagoon Bay Cruise is dedicated to bringing you to this local favourite and special place, at a comfortable pace where you can enjoy the sights on the way.  Come and see what the fuss is all about.

  • No hidden costs!

    Leave your wallet at home and forget the hassle of packing a picnic lunch, we’ve done it for you! Our all inclusive price includes a packed picnic lunch & drink.  All you need to bring is your sense of adventure, we’ll take care of the rest 🙂

  • Fun for all ages

    This half day cruise is well suited to groups of friends, couples, solo adventurers, active seniors and is particularly well suited to families with children. With approx 3 hours on the catamaran and 1 hour for island time, it is the perfect blend for a relaxing and fun activity in the Bay of Islands.

  • Optional activities

    The beauty of this cruise is a 1 hour island stopover to explore this unique island for lunch and optional activities. Here you can take a short walk to enjoy spectacular view points, marvel at the lagoons, beachcomb along sandy beaches, or take a refreshing swim. It’s all here, ready and waiting for your arrival.

  • Kick back and relax or have a go at sailing the boat

    There’s plenty of time to relax onboard, your sailing experience is very immersive as the crew is setting and trimming sails all around you. Kick back and be entertained by the going’s on, or if you’re a keen sailor, or wanna be sailor please let us know we’d love to include you if you want to take part, we’ll even reserve VIP seating with the captain & crew.

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